RIYADH - Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met in Riyadh his counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia, during his bilateral visit since assuming office.

KUWAIT - Kuwait lost Muhammad Yousef Al-Adsani, the former speaker of the National Assembly (1981-1985) and one of the pioneers of political and parliamentary work in the country.

RAMALLAH - A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli occupation forces, near Jenin, in the West Bank.

WASHINGTON - The US Central Command confirmed that IS leader Abu al-Hassan al-Qurayshi was killed by the Free Syrian Army in Syria in mid-October.

WASHINGTON - US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome H. Powell expected that the Federal Reserve would go ahead with its restrictive monetary policy for some time to bring down inflation rate.

ISLAMABAD - At least 15 people were killed and 20 others injured in a blast that occurred in a seminary in Aybak, capital of Samangan province, north Afghanistan. (end) ibi