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Kuwait to increase crude oil production to 100,000 bpd

KUWAIT CITY, July 1 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait will increase its crude oil production to 100,000 barrels per day (bpd), the national oil corporation said Monday.

"A deal with Halliburton will hopefully lead to the production of 100,000 bpd in Kuwait," Emad Al-Sultan, CEO of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), said during a press conference held for signing contract with the U.S. oil field service company.

Kuwait to boycott Bahrain conference

25 June 2019; MEMO: The Kuwaiti parliament announced yesterday that it will boycott the Manama conference and has stressed its support for Palestinian rights.

In a statement read during an open meeting, Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said: “Kuwait is a supporter of occupied Palestine and rejects normalising ties with Israel.”

8 killed in road accident in central Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, May 27 (Xinhua) -- At least eight people were killed and one injured in an early Monday road accident in central Kuwait, the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said in a statement Monday.

The tragedy happened after three cars collided in Kabd area about 35 km from Kuwait City, capital of Kuwait, when a crowd of people gathered to help, KFSD said.

Afterwards, a speeding four wheel-drive vehicle plowed into the crowd of people, resulting in a number of deaths and injuries, it added.

Kuwait emir calls on army to prepare for regional developments

19 May 2019; MEMO: Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah on Monday evening called on the country’s armed forces to take the highest level of caution amid the “dangerous developments” taking place in the region.

During a visit to the General Presidency of the Kuwaiti National Guard Forces, Al Sabah said: “You are well aware of the serious developments around us in the region that require you to take the highest level of caution while carrying out your duties.”

Saudi Arabia's key oil pipeline hit by drones

KUWAIT CITY, May 14. /TASS/: The central oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia has been hit by drones, Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid al-Falih said on Tuesday.

"The East-West Crude Oil Pipeline has been attacked by explosive-laden drones," the Beirut-based Al Mayadeen TV channel quotes him as saying. "The national Saudi Aramco company halted oil pumping in the pipeline."

At the same time, al-Falih did not specify who could have been behind the attack.

Kuwait opens phase 3 of Bait Al-Othman Museum

KUWAIT CITY, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait opened on Wednesday the third phase of the Bait Al-Othman Museum, a historic museum in Kuwait located in Hawalli Governorate.

At the opening ceremony, Mohammad Al-Jabri, Kuwait's minister of information and minister of state for youth affairs, said that the museum is a great addition to the cultural and educational field in the country.

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