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Mon, 10/23/2017 - 7:49pm
KUWAIT - Minister of Commerce and Industry says the cabinet was informed on the probes into the housekeepers' pay. RIYADH - Saudi Ministry of Finance announces closure of the issuance of the domestic Sukuk. BAGHDAD - US Secretary of State says ...

Egyptian Pres. calls for political settlements for regional conflicts

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 5:59pm
PARIS, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi called on the importance Monday of reaching political settlements for the conflicts in the region.He said in an interview with France 24, on sidelines of his visit to France, the ...

US helps Iraq overcome domestic troubles - Tillerson

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 5:47pm
BAGHDAD, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday Washington was doing all it could to help Iraqis solve their domestic problems through dialogue and in line with the constitution.Tillerson, in a meeting with Iraqi President ...

Kuwaiti officials commend GCC scholarships summit

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 5:22pm
ABU DHABI, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Two Kuwaiti officials said the GCC Scholarships Summit was successful in highlighting best scholarships available at best universities around the globe.Amal Al-Shatti, Director of Scholarships at Civil Service Commission ...

Iraqi gov't focuses on fight against terrorism - PM

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:38pm
BAGHDAD, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on Monday reaffirmed that the top priority for his government is to defeat terrorism.During his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Al-Abadi said what has happened in ...

Cristiano Ronaldo wins FIFA best player award

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:24pm
LONDON, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo wins 2017 Best FIFA Men's Player Award, in a ceremony held for the first time in London, the British capital.The Madrid forward, in a speech after receiving his award for the fifth time in his ...

Saudi Arabia announces closure of sukuk issuance

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 4:05pm
RIYADH, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Saudi Ministry of Finance Monday announced closure of the fourth domestic Sukuk issuance under the Saudi Arabian Government Riyal-denominated Sukuk Program.The subscription applications for these Sukuk were almost SAR 32 ...

Kuwait's MoI constantly assesses security threats - official

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:49pm
KUWAIT, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior Lt.-Gen. Mahmoud Al-Dousary said Monday the ministry is constantly assessing the terror threats in order to prepare the proper responses."There is a security team who are tasked ...

EU congratulates Japanese PM on election victory

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:47pm
BRUSSELS, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- The European Union warmly congratulated Monday Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on winning Sunday's general elections."Your reconfirmation as Prime Minister gives you a strong mandate to accelerate an ambitious reform ...

US will no longer tolerate Iran's destabilizing activities - Pence

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:46pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- President Donald Trump has put Iran on notice that the US will no longer tolerate its destabilizing activities or support of terrorism across the region and the world, Vice President Mike Pence said Monday.In remarks to ...

Brexit negotiations achieving "big progress" - PM May

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:39pm
LONDON, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday there was a "big progress" in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, when the EU leaders met last week.May said she has "big confidence" that a futher progress would be ...

GCC chief, UN's Yemen envoy discuss political conditions in Yemen

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 3:12pm
RIYADH, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani held talks in Riyadh Monday with UN special envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Sheikh Ahmad on political, security and humanitarian conditions in Yemen.Al-Zayani expressed support for ...

US, Singapore firms sign airlines deal during Trump, Lee meetings

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 2:53pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- US and Singapore officials signed an agreement Monday at the White House that President Donald Trump described as a USD 13.8 billion deal between Boeing and Singapore Airlines.During an Oval Office appearance with ...

Kuwait satisfied at Rohingya donor conf. outcome

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 2:51pm
GENEVA, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah Monday expressed satisfaction that the International Donor Conference for the Rohingya Refugees succeeded in pledging USD 335 million.The outcome of the one-day conference ...

Britain offers additional USD 15.8 mln for Rohingya

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:44pm
LONDON, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Britain announced Monday it was providing additional 12 million pounds (USD 15.8 million) to help alleviate plight of the Rohingya Muslim minority, who fled from Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh.Secretary of state for ...

Trump congratulates Abe on electoral victory in Japan

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 12:01pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump spoke Sunday with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to congratulate him on his recent electoral victory, the White House announced Monday. The two leaders "underscored the importance of a free ...

Cabinet decries terrorist attack in Egypt

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:51am
KUWAIT, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- The cabinet on Monday denounced the terrorist attack that has recently taken place in the Egyptian region Al-Wahat leaving scores of security personnel dead or wounded.The cabinet expressed condolences to President ...

Cabinet briefed about His Highness Amir's visit to S. Arabia

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:45am
KUWAIT, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Monday chaired the regular weekly session of the cabinet, held at the Premiership Lounge at Kuwait International Airport.Following the session, ...

Polish Foreign Minister visits Kuwait in beginning of November

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:22am
By Abdelwahab El-Gueyed VIENNA, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Poland Abdullah Al-Askar stated on Monday that Poland's Foreign Minister Witold Waszczykowski would be visiting Kuwait in the first week of November. Speaking to KUNA, ...

UN report : Poverty, not religious ideology, driving African youth into extremism

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 11:19am
BRUSSELS, Oct 23 (KUNA) -- Deprivation , poverty and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a new study by the UN Development Program (UNDP), presented in ...