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US Navy to file charges of negligent homicide in two deadly ship collisions

12 hours 38 min ago
WASHINGTON Jan 17 (KUNA) -- The United States Navy is filing charges of negligent homicide against commanders and several officers involved in two deadly collisions that killed 17 sailors last year, the Navy announced late Tuesday.The Navy announced ...

His Highness Amir receives invitation to attend camel festival in Saudi Arabia

12 hours 46 min ago
KUWAIT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received an invitation from Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud to attend the final ceremony of King Abdulaziz Camel Festival in ...

His Highness PM receives Head of Nat'l Security Apparatus, new aids

13 hours 4 min ago
KUWAIT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received Wednesday at Bayan Palace Director of National Security Apparatus Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.Sheikh Thamer presented to His ...

Kuwaiti students tour various historic, touristic sites in Albania

13 hours 36 min ago
KUWAIT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti high school well-achievers visited several historical and cultural landmarks in the cities of Kruje and Durres and project financed by Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) as part of their tour organized ...

Kuwait Ports Authority delegation on training mission in Belgium

13 hours 42 min ago
BRUSSELS, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- A 12-member delegation from the Kuwait Ports Authority, led by its Director General, Sheikh Youssef Abdullah Sabah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah, is currently visiting Belgium on a training mission in port management at the port of ...

US, Canada reaffirm close military ties

14 hours 20 min ago
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense James Mattis late Tuesday met with Canadian Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan on the sidelines of the Foreign Ministers' Meeting Tuesday in Vancouver, Canada.The two discussed security ...

His Highness Amir receives Head of Nat'l Security Apparatus, new aids

14 hours 25 min ago
KUWAIT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Wednesday at Bayan Palace Director of National Security Apparatus Sheikh Thamer Ali Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.Sheikh Thamer presented to His Highness the ...

His Highness Amir receives senior state officials

14 hours 32 min ago
KUWAIT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Bayan Palace on Wednesday.His Highness also received His Highness the Prime ...

Tillerson warns of military "option" against N. Korea

14 hours 34 min ago
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned late Tuesday that military action may be taken if North Korea does not engage in talks over abandoning its nuclear weapons program.Speaking at a news conference alongside ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

15 hours 1 min ago
International ============= RABAT -- Kasbah of the Udayas... Amazing heritage site in Morocco. Photo feature by Bedour Al-Hamad. Issued 09:41 local time, 06:41 GMT. CAIRO -- Al-Azhar international conference to support Jerusalem to kick off with the ...

Kuwaiti well-achievers visit Tangier's high-speed rail line

15 hours 20 min ago
RABAT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- A delegation of Kuwaiti female high school well-achievers paid a visit to the project of the KFAED-funded Tangier-Casablanca high-speed rail line in Morocco, as part of a program organized by the Fund.The program started ...

White House physician says Trump's mental, physical health "excellent"

15 hours 57 min ago
WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump's overall physical and mental health is "excellent" with mostly normal results after a battery of tests and examinations, a White House physician said late Tuesday.Dr. Ronny Jackson, a rear ...

USD stable against KD at 0.300, EUR at 0.368

16 hours 6 min ago
KUWAIT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar on Wednesday remained stable against the Kuwaiti Dinar, exchanging at KD 0.300, same as the Euro at 0.368, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK).On its daily bulletin, CBK added that the ...

Kasbah of the Udayas... Amazing heritage site in Morocco

16 hours 9 min ago
Photo feature by Bedour Al-Hamad RABAT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- In an amazing and beautiful shape, Morocco's Kasbah of the Udayas is placed at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River opposite Sale city. This charming heritage site, which was built in the ...

Photo of the day

16 hours 10 min ago
Cleaning workers cleaning one of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center's building .(KUNA - Mohammad ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 8 cents to USD 66.52 pb

16 hours 32 min ago
KUWAIT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil was down eight cents Tuesday, settling at USD 66.52 per barrel (pb), compared to last Monday's USD 66.60, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation said Wednesday.Meanwhile, the Brent Blend was down USD ...

Today in Kuwait's History

17 hours 3 min ago
KUWAIT, Jan 17 (KUNA) -- 1962 -- The Amir, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues an Amiri decree to form the first Cabinet in Kuwait's history. Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is appointed Minister of Finance and Economy. 1974 -- ...

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

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:48pm
KUWAIT - UN General Assembly president welcomes Kuwait's non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council. JEDDAH - The Royal Saudi Air Defense Forces intercept a ballistic missile from Yemen. WASHINGTON - Four US-funded cranes arrive at ...

Britain urges Syrian parties to engage in Geneva talks

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:32pm
LONDON, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt voiced regret over the protracted conflict in Syria and called on the parties to the conflict to engage positively in the UN-mediated Geneva process."The UK continues to ...

US freezes USD 65 mln tranche of funding for UNRWA

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:22pm
WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- The US froze USD 65 million until "future consideration" that would go to the United Nations Relief Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)."(USD) 65 million, that is money that will be held for ...