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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) KUWAIT -- Kuwait is set to host the Asian Men's Handball Championship next January 19, which will be the starting point for hosting similar events after lifting the ban on the country's sports by the International Olympic Committee.

KUWAIT -- Two workers were slightly injured Thursday while conducting regular maintenance for a unit at Mina Abdullah refinery, Kuwait's National Petroleum Company (KNPC) spokesman Abdullah Al-Ajmi says.

KUWAIT -- A scorching heatwave blanketing Kuwait will continue in the next 72 hours, with temperature forecast at 49 degrees at midday Friday, meteorologist Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi warns.

KUWAIT -- Price of Kuwaiti oil went up USD 1.37 to USD 65.69 per barrel (pb) Wednesday, after being at USD 64.32 pb last Tuesday.

KUWAIT --- Record rise of oil prices on Wednesday was result of weekly withdrawal from the US crude reserves estimated at nine million barrels and other factors including geopolitical jitters, says Kuwaiti expert Mohammad Al-Shatti.

-- Five Iranian gunboats believed to belong to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tried to seize a British oil tanker in the Arabian Gulf Wednesday but "backed off after a British warship approached," Fox News reports.

TOKYO -- Japan's space agency announces its space probe has successfully landed on an asteroid 240 million km from Earth, and appeared to have collected underground rock samples for the first time. (end) rk


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