CAIRO -- Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim calls for supporting Palestinians, slams "surrender dealers." He was addressing 33rd conference of the Arab Inter-parliamentary Union.

KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti Justice Minister Jamal Al-Jalawi declares 13th Municipal Council elections were held without troubles and forecast higher voters' turnout later in the day.

KUWAIT -- Kuwait's 13th Municipal Council elections are proceeding, engaging 38 candidates including a woman. Six members in the 16-seat council are named by the government.

KUWAIT -- Price of Kuwaiti oil went up by USD 2.60 to USD 117.58 per barrel on Friday compared with USD 114.98 pb on Thursday.

BEIRUT -- Lebanese President Michal Aoun asks the government to act as caretaker until a new government is formed. His request came against backdrop of parliamentary elections. Term of the current assembly expires today. rk