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His Highness Deputy Amir thanks Eid well-wishers

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:52am
KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has addressed a message of gratitude to citizens in and outside Kuwait and residents in the country who expressed their sincere ...

Parliament Speaker congratulates Djibouti on Nat'l Day

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:48am
KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-GhaniM sent a cable on Tuesday to Djibouti's parliament speaker on the occasion of his country's National Day. (end) ...

UN says cholera cases in Yemen nearly 219,000

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:47am
GENEVA, June 27 (KUNA) -- Nearly 219,000 suspected cholera cases have been registered in Yemen since April 27, but fatality rates have been on the decline, said the World Health Organization (WHO)'s senior emergency adviser for Yemen, Ahmed Zouiten ...

KUNA main news for Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:13am
Local: KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti wheelchair athletes are poised to participate in IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships age 23 & Under and IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships age 17 & Under due in Warsaw in Poland on June 29-July 7. ...

No information about possible chemical attack in Syria -- Russia

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:34am
MOSCOW, June 27 (KUNA) -- Russia said on Tuesday that it possesses no information about possible chemical attacks on Syria."We do not rule out provocative operations but we have no information about prospected chemical attacks," said Presidential ...

Kuwait set to join int'l fencing tourney in Warsaw

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:32am
KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti wheelchair athletes are poised to participate in IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships age 23 & Under and IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships age 17 &آ Under due in Warsaw in Poland on June 29-July ...

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

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:09am
BAGHDAD -- Today (June 27th) marks the 13th anniversary of restoring normal diplomatic relations with neighboring Iraq, a neighbor with which Kuwait had experienced peak and ebbs in ties, disputes, war and peace, according to a report by KUNA. ...

Report: Kuwaiti-Iraqi relations steadily improving

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:39am
By Alaa Al-Huwaijel BAGHDAD, June 27 (KUNA) -- Today (June 27th) marks the 13th anniversary of restoring normal diplomatic relations with neighboring Iraq, a neighbor with which Kuwait had experienced peak and ebbs in ties, disputes, war and peace. ...

EU fines Google 2.42 bln euro

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 7:10am
BRUSSELS, June 27 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) has fined Google 2.42 billion euro (USD 2.7 billion) for breaching EU antitrust rules."What Google has done is illegal under EU antitrust rules. It denied other companies the chance to compete on ...

Car bomb kills senior Ukrainian military official

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:25am
MOSCOW, June 27 (KUNA) -- A senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer was killed in a car bomb on Tuesday.Interfax News Agency quoted Ukrainian security sources as saying that Col. Maksim Shapoval was killed immediately while other citizens ...

Eight Palestinians injured in Bethlehem - sources

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 6:05am
RAMALLAH, June 27 (KUNA) -- Eight Palestinians were injured during confrontations with Israeli forces in Dheishe camp near Bethlehem Tuesday morning.The wounded included a rescue worker, medical sources said.Meanwhile, Israeli army broke into Beit ...

N. Korea calls Trump's 'America-first' policy Nazism

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:01am
TOKYO, June 27 (KUNA) -- North Korea on Tuesday condemned US President Donald Trump's "America-first" policy as Nazism of the 21st century, claiming that US seeks to stifle other countries to serve its interests, the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency ...

US, India "determined" to destroy terrorists, Trump tells Modi

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:57am
WASHINGTON, June 27 (KUNA) -- The US and India have been struck by terrorism, and "are both determined to destroy terrorist organizations and the radical ideology that drives them," President Donald Trump said on Monday in a joint White House ...

White House warns Assad regime against another chemical weapons attack

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:36am
WASHINGTON, June 27 (KUNA) -- The US has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack in Syria by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children, the White House said ...

Kuwaiti leadership congratulates Djibouti on nat'l day

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:08am
KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable to Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Guelleh on his country's national day.His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

Photo of the Day

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:02am
Starry sky lights up Kuwait's desert(KUNA - Jaber ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:02am
KUWAIT, June 27 (KUNA) -- 1961 -- Women stage their first-ever demonstration, passing through the country's main streets as they chant slogans against statements by Iraq's Prime Minister Abdulkarim Qassim on annexing Kuwait. 1963 -- The first ...

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

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 7:48pm
GAZA - Israeli F-16 aircraft have carried out three airstrikes on Gaza city after midnight. AMMAN - Israel's jet fighters resumed for a third day airstrikes targeting Syrian regime's military posts in Quneitra, provincial capital of ...

Israeli F-16 jetfighters bomb Gaza target

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 7:16pm
GAZA, June 26 (KUNA) -- Israeli F-16 aircraft have carried out three airstrikes on Gaza city after midnight.An eyewitness told KUNA that the jetfighters bombed Badr military target, west of Gaza city.The Health Ministry stated that the air raids ...

Rocket fired from Gaza lands in Negev

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 6:18pm
GAZA, June 26 (KUNA) -- A rocket fired from Gaza fell in the green line in the Negev region, the Israeli army announced.Israeli Channel 10 quoted the Israeli army as saying Monday that the rocket fell in an open area in Negev region, causing no ...