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Markel's CDU party wins German elections - initial results

4 hours 33 min ago
BERLIN, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat Union (CDU) won Sunday's general elections despite a remarkable drop in support, initial results showed.According to the initial results, announced by the electoral ...

Ankara refuses to welcome new entity

6 hours 43 min ago
ANKARA, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced on Sunday that his country would not welcome a new entity on its southern border, and has described the referendum of separation of Iraq's Kurdistan as illegal. At a meeting ...

Baghdad leadership plans reprisal for referendum -- Al-Abadi

6 hours 48 min ago
BAGHDAD, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on Sunday warned that the government planned measures in retaliation for the Kurds' insistence on holding the secession public vote Monday.In televised remarks, the prime minister ...

Turnout of German polls at 41 percent so far -- commission

7 hours 7 min ago
BERLIN, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Voters' turn up at ballot stations has reached 41.1 percent since the centers opened early on Sunday starting the nation election of the 19th parliament (Bundestag), the electoral commission said.The commission indicated in ...

Iraq executes 42 convicted terrorists

7 hours 20 min ago
BAGHDAD, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Iraq executed on Sunday 42 members of the notorious groups, the so-called Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, after they were convicted in terrorism cases.Justice Minister Haidar Al-Zamli, speaking at a news conference in ...

Barzani re-affirms resolve on holding referendum

7 hours 40 min ago
IRBIL, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- President of Iraq's Kurdistan Masud Barzani re-affirmed on Sunday that the referendum for separation from Baghdad would be held as scheduled on Monday."The referendum is some of the simplest democratic rights .. our people ...

Gold price drops to USD 1,295 per ounce -- Sabaek

7 hours 54 min ago
KUWAIT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Gold price went down by USD 23 to reach USD 1,295 per ounce in last week's trading in New York New Mix market, according to Sabaek Al-Kuwait Company.It added in its weekly report on Sunday that the yellow metal went down ...

Culture can bring Arab states closer -- Kuwaiti ALECSO candidate

8 hours 3 min ago
corrected repeat BEIRUT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Culture can bring Arab countries closer to unify their views on vital issues, said Kuwaiti candidate for the presidency of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO). In a ...

Three people wounded in attack on NATO troops in Afghanistan

8 hours 3 min ago
ISLAMABAD, Sep 24 (KUNA) -- At least three Afghan civilians were injured in a suicide attack targeting a convoy of Danish troops in Afghanistan's capital Kabul on Sunday, said Ministry of Interior (MoI).Najib Danish, a spokesman for the ministry, ...

Kuwait highly involved in orphan care - minister

8 hours 24 min ago
KUWAIT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Minister of Justice Dr. Falah Al-Azab said on Sunday that looking out for orphans is a moral and humanitarian obligation.In a speech to open a new edifice belonging to the public authority for minority affairs in Al-Ahmadi ...

FED reaffirms its monetary strategy

8 hours 26 min ago
KUWAIT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Monetary policy trajectory and global politics were the main theme and market movers last week. On the monetary front, the Federal Reserve backed its previous testimony that one more rate hike was on the table for the ...

CBK says money supply drops 1.5 pct in July

8 hours 35 min ago
KUWAIT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on Sunday said money supply (M2) in July was KD 35.9 billion (about USD 117 billion) down by 1.5 percent as compared to June.The CBK's economic research department said in a statistical report ...

Kuwaiti official tells UNHCR of progress on illegal residents' status

9 hours 9 min ago
KUWAIT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- The Executive Director of Kuwait's Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents' Affairs Saleh Al-Fadhalah held talks with a UN official on Sunday over the issue of the country's illegal residents.In his encounter with the head ...

Parliament Speaker congratulates counterpart in Guinea-Bissau on Nat'l Day

10 hours 8 min ago
KUWAIT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim sent Sunday a cable of congratulations to his counterpart in Guinea-Bissau Cipriano Massama on the occasion of the National day of his country.(end) ...

Kuwaiti FM receives new envoys' credentials

10 hours 9 min ago
KUWAIT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received Sunday credentials of the newly appointed Ambassador of the United Kingdom and North Ireland Michael Davenport.During the ...

Sabah Al-Ahmad Heritage Village continues preparation for Dec.

10 hours 12 min ago
KUWAIT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- Sabah Al-Ahmad Heritage Village continues to prepare for holding the National Heritage Festival early December, said the village's supervisor Mohammad Daifallah Sharar.The festival will include competitions for camels, ...

KUNA chief inspects business at Rome bureau

10 hours 13 min ago
ROME, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- KUNA's Chairman and Director General Sheikh Mubarak Duaij Al-Sabah paid a visit Sunday to the Kuwaiti state-run news agency's bureau in Rome. As he toured the facility in the heart of the Italian capital, where he examined ...

Kuwaiti medical team tests positron-emission tomography device in Dubai

10 hours 45 min ago
By Sulaiman Redha DUBAI, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- A medical team from Kuwait Cancer Control Centre (KCCC) conducted on Sunday quality tests for the newest positron-emission tomography device for inspecting tumors in Advanced Care Medical Center in Dubai, ...

His Highness the Deputy Amir receives senior state officials

11 hours 28 min ago
KUWAIT, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Sunday at Seif Palace National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim.His Highness also received His Highness Sheikh Nasser ...

Iraqi army, Peshmerga sign agreement on Hawija offensive

11 hours 41 min ago
IRBIL, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi army signed Sunday a military agreement with the Kurdish troops on ongoing battles in the so-called Islamic Stateآ’s holdout in Kirkuk.The agreement was signed in Kirkuk in attendance of a representative of the ...