Briefing of KUNA main news for Tuesday till 12:00 GMT

KUWAIT – The Kuwait Government backs all initiatives aimed at boosting partnerships between the private and public sectors, in line with his Highness the Amir’s outlook to shore up the economy and turn the country into a lucrative hub for enterprise, His Highness the Prime Minister affirmed on Tuesday.

ISLAMABAD – At least 21 militants were killed in air strikes and ground operations carried out by Pakistan military in northern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, said military on Tuesday.

 WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders both said Tuesday they found “common ground” with Republicans in the past, and will have the ability to break the gridlock in Washington.

 BRUSSELS – The European Union and Turkey ended their second summit in four months late on Monday by agreeing on bold principles to tackle the migration crisis but postponed an agreement for later this month. (end) nfm