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Briefing of KUNA main news for Friday until 00:00 GMT

Briefing of KUNA main news for Friday until 00:00 GMT

LONDON - Kuwaiti Ambassador to UK and Northern Ireland Bader Al-Awadhi said a meeting in London will take place on Monday to culminate the series of historical achievements and commendable marks of deep-rooted strategic bonds between both friendly nations.

KUWAIT - A fugitive accused of drug trafficking has been detained in the Saudi capital Riyadh, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior said.

KUWAIT - Kuwait Club has been crowned champion of the 39th edition of the Gulf Clubs Men's Handball Championship beating the Bahraini team Al-Najma 27-29 in the final match of the tournament that ended in Manama.

KUWAIT - The second round of Kuwait International Jet Ski Championship, organized by the Marine Sports Club at Marina Crescent, concluded with Rashed Al-Dawas being crowned as the top champion in the (senior professional sitting) category.

RAMALLAH - Israeli occupation troops shot dead a Palestinian young man near Al-Bireh city, central of the occupied West Bank, according medics.

RABAT - The Secretary-General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha underlined the importance of finding the right approach to combat violent extremism as a universal phenomenon.

ANKARA - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Ankara's approval of Finland's joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), according to the official news agency.

VIENNA - Slovakia has decided to supply fighter jets to Ukraine, becoming the second NATO member state to take such a move after Poland.

BRUSSELS - The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague issued an arrest warrant against Russian President Vladimir Putin.

TOKYO - Chinese President Xi Jinping's upcoming visit to Russia will be a trip for "friendship," "cooperation" and "peace," Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said.

WASHINGTON - SVB Financial Group, the company that owned the failed Silicon Valley Bank until the US government took it over last week, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. (end) ibi