Briefing of KUNA main news for Saturday until 12:00 GMT

KUWAIT, Kuwaiti citizens start heading to ballot stations early on Saturday to elect ten members of the Municipal Board for its 12th legislative term, amid dusty and windy weather prevailing across the country.

BAGHDAD — The parliamentary elections in Iraq begin at 7:00 a.m. local time (04:00 GMT) under tight security measures to ensure the fluidity and the safety of the process.

ISTANBUL — Turkish Foreign Minister Mevl?�t Cavusoglu says Kuwait is playing a great role in attaining regional peace and stability, touting its efforts in this regard as “constructive”.

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump formally declares Hawaii a “major disaster” following volcanic eruptions that have forced thousands of residents from their homes.

Source: Kuwait News Agency