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France temporarily nationalises major Saint Nazaire shipyards

4 hours 44 min ago
PARIS, July 27 (KUNA) -- After failure to reach agreement with Italy on a share-split, France decided Thursday to temporarily nationalise its major Saint Nazaire (STX) shipyards, based in Normandy, to protect from a hostile takeover, Economy and ...

Yemeni president hails Saudi-led coalition role in strategic camp liberation

4 hours 46 min ago
RIYADH, July 27 (KUNA) -- Yemeni President Abd Rabu Mansour Hadi on Thursday commended the Saudi-led Arab coalition's supportive role of the Yemeni army in seizing the strategic Khalid Ibn Al-Waleed military camp.Hadi referred to the sacrifices of ...

US welcomes European Court decision on retaining Hamas as terrorist organization

4 hours 58 min ago
WASHINGTON, July 27 (KUNA) -- The US welcomed Thursday European Court of Justice decision to retain the European Union's proscription of Hamas as a terrorist organization.The State Department said in a statement that "Hamas, a US Department of ...

Kuwait signs two water project deals for Yemen

5 hours 45 sec ago
RIYADH, July 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwait signed a funding deal for two water projects at a hospital and a camp for the internally displaced with Yemeni local authorities in Al-Jawf province on Thursday.The project, dubbed 'Kuwait is by your side', is part ...

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince lauds Saudi King's efforts on Al-Aqsa

6 hours 1 min ago
ABU DHABI, July 27 (KUNA) -- Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces Sheikh Mohammad bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has praised Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud's fruitful efforts on Al-Aqsa, which led to ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, July 27, 2017

6 hours 14 min ago
Local: == KUWAIT -- In recent years, cyberspace has become the venue for several viral games and challenges, which promoted humanitarian causes and deeds; however, this world is not always rainbows and sunshine. (Issued 10:02 local time, 07:02 GMT) ...

France urges easing of tensions in Jerusalem after Israeli back-down

6 hours 39 min ago
PARIS, July 27 (KUNA) -- France on Thursday urged all parties involved in the dispute over the Al-Aqsa complex in Jerusalem to act responsibly and refrain from stoking more tensions in the city after Israel backed down on severe security measures it ...

Briefing of KUNA main news for Thursday until 12:00 GMT

6 hours 53 min ago
BRUSSELS -- The European Commission has announced new emergency support projects worth 209 million euro (USD 244 million) to help refugees in Greece. TOKYO -- Japan is paying a close attention to North Korea's possible launch of a ballistic ...

Palestinians to pray in Al-Aqsa after Israel U-turns on security measures

6 hours 54 min ago
RAMALLAH, July 17 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian religious authorities on Thursday announced that Al-Asr (afternoon prayers) would be held inside Al-Aqsa after the Israelis removed the metal detectors and other military measures at the mosque and its ...

EU launches new humanitarian program for refugees in Greece

7 hours 42 min ago
BRUSSELS, July 27 (KUNA) -- The European Commission announced on Thursday new emergency support projects worth 209 million euro (USD 244 million) to help refugees in Greece.This includes a program to help refugees and their families rent urban ...

Indian forces gun down 3 militants in Jammu and Kashmir

7 hours 45 min ago
New Delhi, July 27 (KUNA) -- Indian defense authorities said on Thursday that three militants were gunned down by the Indian forces on the Line of Control in Bandipora district in north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir."Three terrorists have been ...

Pearl Diving Trip kicks off 29th version with "Dasha" ceremonies

9 hours 3 min ago
KUWAIT, July 27 (KUNA) -- The traditional "Dasha" ceremonies of the 29th Pearl Diving Trip, meaning the start of journey and farewell of families, took place Thursday in Kuwait Marine Sports Club under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh ...

Kuwait Bourse ends Thursday's trading with mixed boards

9 hours 26 min ago
KUWAIT, July 27 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait, the national stocks exchange, ended trading Thursday o mixed boards as the benchmark plunged by 40.45 points to 6,805.31 points.The Weighted index followed suit, going down by 0.26 points to 417.34 points ...

OPEC basket up 40 cents to USD 48.51 pb

9 hours 47 min ago
VIENNA, July 27 (KUNA) -- OPEC daily basket price was up 40 cents to stand at USD 48.51 per barrel (pb) Wednesday, compared with USD 47.11 pb last Tuesday, said the international organization Thursday.The basket's annual price for 2016 was at USD ...

Japan on alert for possible N. Korea missile launch

10 hours 21 min ago
TOKYO, July 27 (KUNA) -- Japan is paying a close attention to North Korea's possible launch of a ballistic missile, a top government spokesperson said Thursday amid mounting speculation that Pyongyang might be preparing another missile test."The ...

Only 135 individuals failed to enroll in military service so far - official

10 hours 58 min ago
BY Shahad Kamal KUWAIT, 27 July (KUNA) -- Some 135 failed to register in the military national service out of 2,704, said head of National Service at the Ministry of Defense Major General Ibrahim Al-Amiri. He told KUNA that the number is small ...

Hoyer re-appointed as President of European Investment Bank Group

11 hours 13 min ago
BRUSSELS, July 27 (KUNA) -- Werner Hoyer is going to lead the European Investment Bank (EIB) for another six-year term, starting January 1st, 2018.He was reappointed Thursday by the Board of Governors of the EIB, consisting of the Economy and ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, July 27, 2017

11 hours 31 min ago
Local: ===== KUWAIT -- The number of individuals who failed to register for the national military service was at 135 out of 2,704, said head of National Service of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense Major General Ibrahim Al-Amiri. KUWAIT -- Under the ...

American host-mother of Kuwaiti students turns 100

11 hours 39 min ago
By Aaron Kassraie WASHINGTON, July 27 (KUNA) -- Thelma Kouzes, more commonly called "Mom," celebrated her 100th birthday on Wednesday with many gathering to reflect on her numerous achievements and fondest memories, including when she ...

Real estate gridlock highlights future fears - analysts

12 hours 9 min ago
By Muneera Al-Sultan KUWAIT, July 27 (KUNA) -- Housing prices in Kuwait have been on a downward spiral due to various factors, including the decline in oil prices and growing fears over further political instability, reports by government bodies ...