Monday, 02 August 2021 06:37 GMT

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(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))  KUWAIT -- Kuwait Foreign Ministry urged citizens wishing to travel to Indonesia to postpone their plans due to the critical health situation caused by the rapid spread of the coronavirus.

JEDDAH -- Muslims performing the Islamic Hajj pilgramage in Makkah began the three-day stone throwing ritual from dawn to dusk.

AMMAN -- Kuwait's Islamic endowments body, known as Awqaf, distributed sacrificial meat to Syrian refugees in Jordan and Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza as part of an annual endeavor to usher in the Muslim Eid holiday.

BEIJING -- Victims of devastating floods caused by heavy rain in central China have risen to 25 while many others still unaccounted for, Chinese authorities said in an update.

KUWAIT -- French Prime Minister Jean Castex affirmed that the new COVID-19 Delta variant has officially led to France experiencing its fourth wave of the pandemic.

WASHINGTON -- Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley said almost 95 percent of troops in Afghanistan completed withdrawal, and all military bases outside Kabul were handed over to Afghan forces. (end) bs


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