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


KUWAIT - First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Talal Khaled Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah stressed the need of constant vigilance against attempts of drug traffickers to smuggle narcotics into Kuwait through the territorial waters.

RAMALLAH - The new 'massacre' committed by the Israeli occupation forces in Jenin City aims to fuel situation and drag the region into the circle of tension and violence, Palestinian presidential said.

RIYADH - Saudi Arabia and Russia affirmed their commitment to the decision made by OPEC+ on reducing oil production by two million b/d until the end of 2023.

ANKARA - The Justice and Development political party announced that it had nominated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the upcoming presidential elections on the 14th of May.

WASHINGTON - The United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany have renewed calls for a political solution to end the 12-year conflict in Syria.

ROME - Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni affirmed her country's support to Lebanon stability and boosting cooperation in energy and economy.

WASHINGTON - A consortium of 11 US private banks rushed to the rescue of the beleaguered rival San Francisco lender First Republic (FRC) with USD 30 billion of uninsured deposits.

VIENNA - Global production of cocaine has jumped dramatically over the past two years following an initial slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new UN report. (end) ibi

Source: Kuwait News Agency (KUNA))