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

KUWAIT — Kuwait’s Public Works Minister and State Minister for Municipal Affairs signs a KD 18.585 million (about USD 59.4 million) construction deal for the new Kuwait International Airport passenger Terminal 2, less than a week after the official opening of Terminal 4 at a cost of KD 52 million (USD 174.5 million).

BRUSSELS — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi describes his country’s relationship with Kuwait as “very good,” adding there is “big cooperation” between the two.

LONDON — US President Donald Trump lands in London on his first official UK visit under strict protection due to expected local protests over his policies.

WASHINGTON — The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announces its release of USD 2 billion in added loans to Egypt, designed to overhaul the country’s economy, bringing the total amount disbursed to USD 8 billion since 2016.

RIYADH — A fighter jet belonging to the Saudi-led Coalition in Support of Yemen’s Legitimacy crashes in the Aseer Region of southwestern Saudi Arabia with its two-member crew surviving the incident.

ISTANBUL — Turkish authorities announce the arrest of 16 Kurdish PKK group-linked suspects, including three French nationals, in the southeastern Sirnak Province.

Source: Kuwait News Agency