(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Local: KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sends a cable of condolences to US President Donald Trump expressing sincere sympathy over demise of former president George H.W. Bush (senior). He recalled that the US 41st president had rejected the 1990 Iraqi aggression on Kuwait, noting his pivotal role in forming an international coalition to liberate the country. Issued at 10:57 a.m. (07:57 GMT).
KUWAIT -- When the name of former US President George H.W Bush is mentioned, Kuwaitis recollect his great role for liberating their homeland from the Iraqi occupiers, his determination to expel them and restore the Kuwaiti legitimacy. The entire world recalls the decision made by the late President on January 16, 1991, to launch an international military campaign to liberate Kuwait. KUNA Special Report. Issued at 15:55 p.m. (12:55 GMT).
KUWAIT -- Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) will hold its 46th annual conference in Kuwait on Sunday, and discussions for the next two days will focus on regional and international developments along with other topics in the fields of culture, economics, and tourism. The heads of FANA during the 45th Conference in Jordan endorsed Kuwait in holding the 46th Conference, naming Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of KUNA Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Sabah as the Chairman of FANA for a second consecutive term. KUNA Curtain-raiser. Issued at 09:37 a.m. (06:37 GMT) LONDON -- The British-Kuwaiti Friendship Society held a Book Prize Award ceremony for the best scholarly books on Middle Eastern studies, written in English. The Award, sponsored by the Abdullah Al-Mubarak Foundation, is based on the historic value of research and information regarding the Middle East region. By Khaled Al-Daihani. Issued at 14:57 p.m. (11:57 GMT) KUWAIT -- Kuwait made another exceptional achievement adding to its charitable record of humanitarian initiatives to relieve many afflicted peoples. The ongoing Kuwaiti relief operations worldwide is masterminded by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. Issued at 13:24 p.m. (10:24 GMT).
Economic: KUWAIT -- Banks in Kuwait started mid-November to implement the new Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) instructions on rules and foundations for granting loans and personal finance operations, which lifted the cap ceiling of the "consumer" loan from 15 times the net monthly salary to 25 times and a maximum of 25,000 Kuwaiti dinars (USD 82.5 thousand). Issued at 11:55 a.m. (08:55 GMT).
International: PARIS -- Violent clashes between hundreds of "Yellow Vests" protesters and French police broke out in Paris on Saturday, causing dozens of injuries and arrests. Police officers are firing tear gas grenades at the protesters trying to breach the security cordon on Champs-Elysees Avenue. Issued at 15:55 p.m. (12:55 GMT).
ABU DHABI -- The UAE marks its 47th National Day on December 2nd, through official and popular celebrations that reflect the significance of the anniversary of the establishment of the Union. Issued at 10:56 a.m. (07:56 GMT).
MADRID -- Andalucia will witness regional elections on Sunday amid predictions that the Socialist Party (Socialista Partido) will win the polls however it will not garner a sufficient number of parliamentary seats to form a government alone. Special report by Hanadi Watfa. Issued at 15:52 p.m. (12:52 GMT) Editor on duty: Riad Kaj, 14:00 - 19:30 (11:00 - 16:30 GMT) Tel: (+965) 22271800 Ext: 1415). (end) rk