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KUNA main news for Wednesday, June 28, 2017

4 hours 2 sec ago
Local: ===== KUWAIT -- Seaside restaurant complexes in Kuwait have increased in popularity in recent years with several ones erected especially on the coastal roads. (Photo-feature by Yousef Dashti issued at 10:01 a.m. local-time 07:07 GMT) Editor ...

US, UN support Kuwaiti efforts to resolve Gulf crisis - embassy

4 hours 24 min ago
WASHINGTON, June 28 (KUNA) -- The US and the United Nations expressed late Tuesday their support to Kuwait's mediation efforts to resolve the current GCC crisis, said a statement by the Kuwaiti Embassy in Washington.The US support was reflected ...

Seaside restaurant complexes becoming popular in Kuwait

4 hours 34 min ago
(Photo-feature by Yousef Dashti) KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- Seaside restaurant complexes in Kuwait have increased in popularity in recent years with several ones erected especially on the coastal roads. With their unique designs, these buildings ...

USD stable at KD 0.303

4 hours 41 min ago
KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was stable at KD 0.303, while the euro jumped to KD 0.344 compared to rates on June 22, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Wednesday.The CBK added that the exchange rate of the Sterling ...

US, Kuwait stress "restraint" by all sides in GCC crisis

4 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON, June 28 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Kuwait's Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah Tuesday stressed "the need for all parties to exercise ...

Kuwaiti oil barrel up USD 1.10 at USD 42.87 pb

4 hours 59 min ago
KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil barrel rose USD 1.10 to reach USD 42.87 per barrel on Tuesday, compared with USD 41.77 pb on Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Wednesday.Oil prices in international markets went up ...

Today in Kuwait's history

5 hours 34 min ago
KUWAIT, June 28 (KUNA) -- 1948 -- The Amir Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah signed a 60-year concession agreement with an American petroleum company for exploration and production of natural gas and oil in the neutral zone between Kuwait and Saudi ...

Photo of the day

6 hours 3 min ago
Kuwaiti jockey partakes in show jumping competition . ( KUNA - Ghazi Qafaf ...

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

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:49pm
WASHINGTON - The US said it is "pleased and happy" that Kuwait has taken on mediation efforts in the current GCC crisis, to ultimately "come to some sort of an agreement." BAGHDAD - Nearly half of the Old City in Mosul is under ...

Kuwait's Cabinet Affairs Minister holds talks with US State Secretary

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:38pm
WASHINGTON, June 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah held talks with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson late Tuesday that tackled issues of ...

US "pleased, happy" by Kuwait mediation in Gulf crisis

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:08pm
WASHINGTON, June 27 (KUNA) -- The US Tuesday said it is "pleased and happy" that Kuwait has taken on mediation efforts in the current GCC crisis, to ultimately "come to some sort of an agreement." The comments from State Department Spokesperson ...

Iraq says 50 pct of Mosul's Old City remains under IS hand

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:37pm
BAGHDAD, June 27 (KUNA) -- Nearly half of the Old City in Mosul is under the so-called Islamic State's (IS) control, the Iraqi joint operations command said in a statement on Tuesday.About 50 percent of the city has been liberated so far, it added, ...

Trump, Macron discuss need for "common response" to chemical attack in Syria

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON, June 27 (KUNA) -- President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday discussed the need to "work toward a common response" to a possible chemical attack in Syria, according to a White House readout of their telephone ...

PKK attack kills three Turkish soldiers SE Turkey

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:59pm
ISTANBUL, June 27 (KUNA) -- Three Turkish soldiers were killed Tuesday in an attack carried out by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Sirnak province in southeastern the country, official media reported.PKK gunmen targeted an army vehicle that ...

Belgium appeals for mine-free world by 2025

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:55pm
BRUSSELS, June 27 (KUNA) -- Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders urged the global community Tuesday to stand up more than ever for a mine-free world by 2025, but also for a world without victims of mines.He also called for the widest possible ...

UN envoy for Syria tests whether political will "exists"

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:24pm
NEW YORK, June 27 (KUNA) -- UN Special envoy for Syria said the situation on the ground presents a mixed picture, while some positive developments were taking place.Staffan De Mistura told the Security Council on Tuesday that they are at the time of ...

Cyprus' leaders hold new talks to try re-unify island

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 12:18pm
GENEVA, June 27 (KUNA) -- UN mediator for Cyprus Espec Eide on Tuesday said the third round of negotiations between the Cypriot parties which began Tuesday "is a unique opportunity" in the quest of settling the protracted strife.Speaking to ...

Court rules Dutch state responsible for death of 300 Muslims in Srebrenica

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:52am
BRUSSELS, June 27 (KUNA) -- An appeals court in The Hague Tuesday upheld a lower court ruling from 2014 that the Dutch state is liable for the death of over 300 Muslim men who died in the massacre of Srebrenica in 1995.The 300 men and boys were ...

Top EU official warns of rising hatred against Muslims in Europe

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:15am
BRUSSELS, June 27 (KUNA) -- European Commission First Vice President Frans Timmermans warned Tuesday of the increasing hatred against Muslims in Europe and called for dialogue to promote better understanding between different faiths.Speaking at a ...

Al-Assad visits Hmeimim base, meets Russian chief of staff

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 11:06am
AMMAN, June 27 (KUNA) -- The latest developments on the Syrian scene and bilateral military cooperation featured high on talks President Bashar Al-Assad and Russia's chief of staff General Valery Gerasimov held at the coastal Hmeimim Air Base.The ...