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

CAIRO The Arab League vehemently rejects the so-called “deal of the century” Middle East peace plan, proposed by the US, on the grounds that it violates the reference points of the peace process, international law and UN resolutions.

BAGHDAD Mohammad Tawfiq Allawi is named Iraq’s new prime minister, replacing Adel Abdul-Mahdi who resigned in November amid mass anti-government protests.

KUWAIT Kuwait cannot confirm immediately whether the recently exhumed human remains found in Iraq belong to Kuwaiti prisoners of war or missing persons, a senior foreign ministry official says.

CAIRO Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas echoes his objection to the freshly unveiled US Middle East peace plan, dubbed “deal of the century.”

ABU DHABI The UAE announces its fifth confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.

WASHINGTON The US confirms that an eighth case of the novel coronavirus has been identified in Boston.

Source: Kuwait News Agency