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Old schools in Kuwait... Monuments of historical, sentimental value

11 hours 32 min ago
By Muneera Al-Rabi'aa KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- The old schools in Kuwait are no longer merely witnesses to an important era in the modern history of Kuwaitis, they have become monuments of historical and sentimental value which are linked to the ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 46 cents to USD 48.30 pb

11 hours 45 min ago
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- The price of the Kuwaiti oil dropped by 46 cents to settle at USD 48.30 per barrel (pb) Tuesday compared with USD 48.76 pb last Monday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Wednesday.At the global level, the price of the ...

USD stable at KD 0.301

11 hours 50 min ago
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was stable at KD 0.301, while the Euro was down to KD 0.355, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Wednesday.The Sterling Pound went down to KD 0.386, the Swiss Franc also dropped to KD ...

Photo of the Day

11 hours 58 min ago
Sadu describes an embroidery form in geometrical shapes hand-woven by Bedouin people. (Yousef Dashti – ...

Today in Kuwait's History

12 hours 32 min ago
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- 1980 -- Draft law was issued on formation of an environment protection council headed by the Minister of Health, tasked with proposing general policies, scientific and health standards to guarantee preservation of the ...

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

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:47pm
KUWAIT - The Ministry of Electricity and Water says the new electricity and water rates will encourage consumers to rationalize consumption. KUWAIT - Kuwait Petroleum Corporation announces the containment of the oil spot off the southern coasts. ...

Pakistan 'disappointed' by US policy statement

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:21pm
ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (KUNA) - The United States policy statement on Afghanistan and South Asia announced by President Donald Trump "disappointed" Pakistan as it ignores the enormous sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation in fight against ...

Normandy group supports E. Ukraine ceasefire

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:11pm
PARIS, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- The leaders of France, Russia, Germany and Ukraine, making up the Normandy group, late Tuesday held a conference call to discuss the situation in Eastern Ukraine, where ethnic Russia militants are locked in a lengthy war with ...

Egyptian player wins 24th Abu Dhabi Int'l Chess Festival

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:17pm
By Bader Al-Sulaihem ABU DHABI, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Egyptian player Bassem Amin on Tuesday won the top prize of the 24th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival's masters category. Amin clinched the title after defeating veteran English player Nigel ...

Large Saudi minister-led business delegation visits Iraq

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:09pm
Corrected repeat BAGHDAD, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed Al-Qasabi arrived in Iraq on Tuesday heading a large delegation of Saudi businessmen and government representatives. According to an official ...

New tariffs help rationalize water, electricity consumption - official

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:46pm
KUWAIT, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Water for Planning and Training Dr. Mashaan Al-Otaibi said the new electricity and water rates will encourage consumers to rationalize consumption.The new rates, ...

More efforts needed to eliminate IS in Mosul - Mattis

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:45pm
IRBIL, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense James said Tuesday that further efforts are needed to eliminate the so-called Islamic State (IS) entirely from the city of Mosul.Terrorism is an ongoing and unlimited threat, Mattis said during his ...

GCC, UN sign four-point cooperation deal on environment

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:42pm
RIYADH, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- The GCC and the the United Nations Environment Programme signed a cooperation agreement for four environmental conservation projects on Tuesday.The deal, signed by GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani and UNEP ...

Tillerson calls on Pakistan to adopt different approach

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Pakistan Tuesday to adopt a "different approach" and that the US is ready "to work with them to help them protect themselves" against terrorist organizations.Tillerson told ...

FM holds banquet for China's Vice-Premier

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:48pm
KUWAIT, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah held Tuesday banquet for visiting Vice Premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China Zhang Gaoli.During the banquet, ...

Britain keen to maintain EU civil judicial plan post-Brexit

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:45pm
LONDON, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- The UK government revealed on Tuesday that it is keen to maintain its current civil judicial relationship with the European Union after leaving the bloc."Cross-border commerce, trade and family relationships will continue... ...

Indian forces kill militant in Jammu-Kashmir clashes

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:17pm
NEW DELHI, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Indian Army sources said on Tuesday that security forces gunned down a militant during an encounter in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.Quoting an Army official the Press Trust of India said that the militant ...

Tillerson "pleased" North Korea demonstrated "some level of restraint"

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:11pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that he was "pleased" to see that North Korea has demonstrated "some level of restraint" in regards to its missile launch tests."I think it is worth noting that we have had ...

Saudi Arabia completes security preparations for Hajj

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:59pm
JEDDAH, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi security agencies have completed preparations for receiving and ensuring the safety hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who flocked to the Kingdom from the four corners of the globe for the once-in-lifetime spiritual ...

Saudi: Dhul Hijja first on Wednesday, Eid Al-Adha on Sept 1

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:29pm
RIYADH, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court said that the crescent marking the Islamic Hijri lunar month of Dhul Hijja was observed Tuesday evening according to the testimony of several "upright witnesses." This means that Wednesday marks ...