KUWAIT -- A step towards ironing out a joint vision for the rehabilitation of foreign terrorist fighters, and their reintegration into their respective communities was made at Kuwait-hosted anti-IS global coalition talks, Kuwait's foreign ministry reveals.

WASHINGTON -- The Ukraine conflict and its subsequent sanctions have triggered a "sharp increase" in commodity prices, which will add to the challenges facing Middle East and North Africa countries - the region's oil importers in particular, the IMF concludes.

KUWAIT -- His Highness the Prime Minister's Representative, Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Dr. Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Sabah meets International Red Cross chief Peter Maurer on the fringes of his visit to the Davos-held World Economic Forum.

KUWAIT -- Kuwait expresses its sympathy and solidarity with the US over the killing of a number of students and a teacher at an elementary school in Yuvaldi, Texas, the foreign ministry says.

ABU DHABI -- The United Arab Emirates reports its first positive case of monkeypox in a traveler who arrives from West Africa, the health ministry confirms.

WASHINGTON -- Up to 14 children and one teacher are killed at an elementary school shooting in Texas, the US state's governor confirms.

GENEVA -- Some 250 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported across 16 countries worldwide, the World Health Organization confirms.

WASHINGTON -- The US voices deep concern over "potential increased military activity" in northern Syria, according to the State Department.

BRUSSELS -- European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen rules out reaching an EU-wide agreement to ban oil imports from Russia at next week's EU leaders' summit.

KUWAIT -- Kazma SC win their eighth football Amir's Cup, defeating Salmiyah, 2-1, in the final at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium.

BRUSSELS -- The European Union announces EUR 500 million-worth of additional military support for Ukraine, thereby bringing the total amount to EUR 2 billion. (end) sd