KUWAIT -- Kuwait's Ministry of Health said that 1,962 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, taking the caseload to 342,929.

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's parliament approved amid a session the 2021-2022 state budget, with a projected expenditure of USD 76 billion for the fiscal year that started on April 1, the country's finance minister said.

AMMAN -- A convoy of Kuwaiti humanitarian aid headed from Jordan to Gaza as a part of a campaign to support Al-Aqsa that Kuwait Society for Relief (KSR) is overseeing, after obtaining necessary permits from Israeli occupation authorities to cross borders.

CAIRO -- The Arab Council for Childhood and Development warned from the dangers and challenges that the Internet poses to children, stressing the need to protect the Arab child and take a preventive and awareness measures for them.

WASHINGTON -- The US said that they remain prepared to engage in principle negotiations with the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea (DPRK) to deal with the challenge of its nuclear program.

ROME -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned that famine could become a reality for millions of people around the world, without urgent funding to stave off a catastrophe, and without access to families cut-off by conflict. (end) mb