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Turkish police foil planned PKK attack on OIC summit in Istanbul

5 hours 58 min ago
ANKARA, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Turkey's police thwarted a planned attack by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Istanbul on Wednesday, local media said on Friday.Police last Wednesday found a ...

Turkish courts send 51 people behind bars for links with parellel entity

6 hours 21 min ago
ANKARA, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Two Turkish courts sentenced to jail Friday 51 people for their connection with the so-called parallel entity, accused by Ankara of planning the failed coup attempt that happened in July 2016.The criminal court in the city ...

Kuwait parliamentary delegation returns from Morocco

6 hours 34 min ago
(With PARL-MOROCCO-SPEAKER-DEPARTURE) KUWAIT, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and a delegation accompanying him returned home, Friday evening, coming from Rabat, Morocco, after attending an emergency Arab ...

UN Secretary General terms Korean Peninsula situation "tense, dangerous"

6 hours 38 min ago
NEW YORK, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Friday the situation in the Korean Peninsula was "tense and dangerous" for the international peace and security.Guterres, addressing a UN Security Council's (UNSC) Ministerial ...

Four Palestinians "martyred," dozens wounded in clashes with Israel

7 hours 4 min ago
RAMALLAH, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- At least four Palestinian people were "martyred" and 192 others wounded during clashes between Palestinians protesting US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and Israeli forces on ...

Trump has "great" talk with Putin over N. Korea, US economy

7 hours 32 min ago
WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump affirmed on Friday he had a "great" talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin focusing on North Korea and other issues.The two leaders primarily discussed North Korea, "because we would love to ...

GCC Electric Grid signs MOU with Saudi NPA

7 hours 37 min ago
RIYADH, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Gulf Cooperation Council Electric Grid has signed on Friday a memorandum of understanding with Saudi National Power Academy (NPA) to enhance cooperation by investing the commercial marketing of the training courses provided ...

DHS taking action to further strengthen Visa Waiver Program

7 hours 40 min ago
WASHINGTON, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- The US announced on Friday it is taking an action to further strengthen "already robust" national security and immigration enforcement elements of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) in consultation with the Department of State ...

Kuwaitis actively take part in 3rd Jeddah Book Fair

8 hours 33 min ago
JEDDAH, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Several Kuwaiti publishers are taking part in the ongoing Third Jeddah International Book Fair, with a variety of cultural and literary books, and other publications covering humanities.Representatives of Kuwaiti publishing ...

EU leaders fail to resolve dispute over migrant quotas

8 hours 34 min ago
BRUSSELS, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- EU leaders concluded their two-day summit Friday afternoon without being able to solve the contentious issue of mandatory quotas for migrants in the EU."The dispute around mandatory quotas is not over yet, but I hope that ...

Anti-Trump Palestinian protests still on

9 hours 20 min ago
GAZA, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip on Friday continued protests and rallies against a recent US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Disgruntled at the US move, Palestinians took to the streets ...

Security operations kill 12 rebels in Afghanistan

9 hours 48 min ago
ISLAMABAD, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- At least 12 rebels have been killed and six others wounded during security operations in various parts of Afghanistan in last 24 hours, said Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Friday.The operations were conducted during the ...

24th Awqaf Forum to focus on charity role for political stability

9 hours 52 min ago
KUWAIT, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- The forthcoming 24th edition of Awqaf Forum will reaffirm the significance of charity work for realizing political stability and easing severity of problems in the society, said Minister of Justice and Minister of Awqaf and ...

EU leaders agree to move Brexit talks to second phase

10 hours 36 min ago
BRUSSELS, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- The European Council (the summit of EU leaders) welcomed Friday the progress achieved during the first phase of negotiations on Brexit and decided to move to the second phase related to transition and the framework for the ...

Kuwait parliament speaker leaves Rabat after summit

10 hours 39 min ago
RABAT, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim has left Rabat after attending an emergency Arab parliament meeting on the recent US move on Jerusalem.The speaker was seen off at Rabat airport by Kuwaiti diplomats in ...

Kuwait treats Syrian kid wounded in military vehicle attack

10 hours 48 min ago
ANKARA, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti medical team has conducted a surgery for a seven-year Syrian child who was wounded when a Syrian military vehicle ran over him during recent regime attacks in Syria.The surgery was carried out by Kuwaiti medics at ...

UN official lauds Kuwait's support to ACANU

11 hours 22 min ago
GENEVA, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- President of the Association of the Accredited Correspondents to the UN (ACANU) in Geneva Jan Dirk Herbermann on Friday praised Kuwait's support to ACANU's activities and events.Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the UN ...

KUNA main news for Friday, Dec 15, 2017

11 hours 37 min ago
Local: RABAT -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Friday there should not be only "temporary" moves towards Jerusalem, calling for continuing response to the recent US decision over the holy city. (Issued at 14:38 ...

Japan imposes additional sanctions against N. Korea

12 hours 2 min ago
TOKYO, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Japan decided on Friday to expand its unilateral sanctions on North Korea to intensify pressure on Pyongyang in response to Pyongyang's repeated nuclear and missile tests, the government announced.Under the new measures, ...

Tunisian FM: Kuwait to actively advocate Arab, Islamic issues at UNSC

12 hours 8 min ago
BELGRADE (Serbia), Dec 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC, as of January 2018, will help advocate the Arab and Muslim issues, with Jerusalem on top, Tunisia's Foreign Minister Khemis Al-Jahnawi said.Speaking to ...