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

KUWAIT – Low-income Kuwaiti nationals will not be affected by looming subsidy cuts on petrol and power, vows Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Ali Al-Omair.

LONDON – Britain’s Minister of State for International Development Desmond Swayne lauds His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as a humanitarian leader who has transformed Kuwait into an international hub for humanitarian giving.

LONDON – Global Humanitarian Forum praise Kuwait’s prominent role in international humanitarian action, particularly on Syria.

JEDDAH – An 11-year-old boy is killed and his nine family members injured after their house in Saudi Arabia’s southern city of Najran is hit by a rocket fired from Yemeni territories.

RIYADH – Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia and Turkey reaffirm mutual positions on several regional issues, including Syria, Iraq and Iran’s interference in the affairs of countries in the region.

JEDDAH – The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) sets up a special division tasked with supervising elections across member states.

GENEVA – Head of Syrian opposition says participation in the Geneva talks with the current government, aimed at ending the conflict in Syria, is to save the Syrian people, to bring back home refugees and to support the success of an apparent political process.

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State John Kerry appeals to the parties participating in the Syrian peace talks in Geneva to “seize the opportunity for serious negotiations.” (end) sd