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Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:49pm
NEW YORK - UN called on Iraq to fully realize its obligation in addressing human cost of the 1990 invasion of Kuwait and provide answers to families of missing Kuwaitis. KUWAIT - Kuwait Investment Authority dismissed as "completely untrue" ...

Massive blast in Manchester, deaths confirmed

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:48pm
LONDON, May 22 (KUNA) -- The British police announced that a massive explosion has taken place during a concert of US singer Ariana Grande in Manchester Area.Greater Manchester Police said there are a "number of confirmed fatalities and others ...

UNSC condemns N.Korea's latest ballistic missile launch

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:55pm
NEW YORK, May 22 (KUNA) -- The UN Security Council strongly condemned the most recent ballistic missile launch conducted by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).The members of the Security Council expressed in a statement released ...

French Pres.: Iran's nuclear deal "important"

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:39pm
TEHRAN, May 22 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron Monday considered the nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group as "important" and would contribute to regional and international security.Macron, in a phone call with Iranian ...

Iraq to fully realize obligation in addressing human cost of '90 invasion-UN

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:39pm
NEW YORK, May 22 (KUNA) -- UN called on Iraq Monday to fully realize its obligation in addressing human cost of the 1990 invasion of Kuwait and provide answers to families of missing Kuwaitis, while commending Kuwait for supporting Baghdad face ...

Kuwait calls for facilitating GCC customs procedures

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:19pm
MANAMA, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan called on Monday for facilitating customs procedures and movement of goods among the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.Al-Roudhan, also Acting Minister of ...

Despite Astana hostilities, bombardments continue in Syria - UN Envoy

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:38pm
NEW YORK, May 22 (KUNA) -- UN Envoy for Syria said they have received reports of ongoing hostilities and even bombardment between the Syrian government and armed opposition groups in few areas.Staffan de Mistura, briefed the Security Council via ...

UAE Nat'l Council speaker underlines importance of APA

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:47pm
ABU DHABI, May 22 (KUNA) -- Speaker of UAE's National Council Amal Al-Qubaisi said Monday the Asian Parliamentary Assembly (APA) played an important role in addressing challenges facing Asian countries and people.Al-Qubaisi, addressing a meeting of ...

Turkish jets kills four PKK members in N. Iraq - army

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:17pm
ANKARA, May 22 (KUNA) -- Turkish ministry jets bombarded positions of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq and killed four of its members, the army said in a statement Monday.The warplanes bombed and destroyed two PKK positions in ...

Kuwait Red Crescent calls for supporting Syrian female refugees

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:13pm
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) vice-chairman Anwar Al-Hasawi called on philanthropists Monday to support Syrian female refugees.Donation for Syrian female refugees is a transformation in KRCS's humanitarian efforts by ...

Iraqi PM, Saudi Oil Min. discuss oil prices

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:54pm
BAGHDAD, May 22 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi met Monday with visiting Saudi Oil Minister Khaled Al-Faleh and discussed cooperation to improving oil prices within framework of OPEC. Abadi and Al-Faleh discussed bilateral cooperation ...

Kuwait, Spain mull promoting security cooperation

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:24pm
MADRID, May 22 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait National Guard (KNG) Undersecretary Lt. Gen. Hashem Al-Rifai Monday said his visit to Spain aimed to open communication channels with Spain's Guardia Civil (SGC) in all fields of common concern.Al-Rifai made the ...

Saudi, US leaders calls for unity of counter-terror operations

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:20pm
RIYADH, May 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi and US leaders reaffirmed importance of unity of efforts between US-led international coalition fighting so-called Islamic State (IS) and the Saudi-led Islamic counter-terrorism coalition.Saudi King Salman bin ...

EUROSAI begins in Istanbul

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:16pm
ISTANBUL, May 22 (KUNA) -- A conference of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI) began in Istanbul on Monday to discuss auditing, transparency and how to abide by international auditing criteria.Kuwait State Audit Bureau ...

Kuwait Investment Auth. denies USD six bln losses

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:11pm
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Investment Authority Monday dismissed as "completely untrue" press reports that KIA lost USD six billion throughout 2016, affirming the losses were much lower than the reported digit.The correct digit is the one ...

Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli forces - Min.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:31pm
RAMALLAH, May 22 (KUNA) -- A young Palestinian man was gunned down Monday by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced.The ministry was informed of the man's death, whose identity was not disclosed, a statement ...

Iraqi PM holds talks with Qatar FM in Baghdad

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:27pm
BAGHDAD, May 22 (KUNA) -- Boosting bilateral ties was the focus of talks held in Baghdad on Monday between Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.The talks also addressed ...

N. Korea's new missile not capable of reaching Guam: Seoul military

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:26pm
TOKYO, May 22 (KUNA) -- South Korea's military said Monday that North Korea's newly developed missile is seen as a medium-range ballistic missile with a range of up to 2,500 kilometers, according to Yonhap News Agency.It means the missile, called ...

Riyadh summits epitomize desire for peace - Saudi King

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:42am
RIYADH, May 22 (KUNA) -- The Riyadh Summits were a testament to collective concerns over peace and security, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud said on Monday.While presiding over the Saudi Cabinet's weekly meeting, the Saudi King noted that ...

Lebanese, French leaders mull over Mideast

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:35am
BEIRUT, May 22 (KUNA) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday called French President-elect Emmanuel Macron, discussing the latest Middle East developments.During the phone conversation, Aoun congratulated Macron on his election as president of ...