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"Kuwait by your side" distributes school bags in Yemen's provinces

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 3:35pm
RIYADH, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait by your side" campaign on Sunday handed out 11,984 school bags in Lahj governorate and 20,000 others in Al-Hudaydah province.In a press statement, the campaign said the move is part of some projects aiming to ...

Pro-legitimacy coalition vows relentless support to Yemeni gov't

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 3:07pm
RIYADH, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Foreign Ministers and Chiefs of Staff of the member states of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen on Sunday reiterated their determination to confront the Houthi militias' destabilizing acts in Yemeni.In a final ...

Saudi Arabian Airlines resume flights to Iraq after 27 years

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 2:36pm
RIYADH, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabian Airlines will resume official and regular flights from Jeddah to Baghdad, Iraq, tomorrow Monday, ending a 27-year-old halt.A plane carrying Director General of the national carrier Saleh Al-Jasser, officials ...

Kuwait, Romania discuss promoting medical cooperation

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 2:03pm
VIENNA, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Romania Talal Al-Hajry and Romanian health minister Florian Bodog on Sunday discussed the activation of the mutual agreement cooperation in the medical field that came into effect last November.In a ...

Oil prices on right track - Qatari oil min.

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 1:25pm
DOHA, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Oil prices are heading to fair levels, and this is manifested in the last prices, which reached sometimes to USD 60 per barrel, said Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammad Al-Sada.Al-Sada made the press statement on ...

Oil rig fire kills four people in Iran's Bushehr

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 1:23pm
TEHRAN, Oct. 29 (KUNA) -- Iranian media reported on Sunday that four people were killed as a blaze erupted in an oil platform in Bushehr, southwestern Iran.The fire has totally destroyed the Fatah 95 drilling rig in Rag-e-Sefid oil field, which ...

Kuwait's MoI registers 60 traffic law violations in one day

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 1:22pm
KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Interior said it registered 60 violations on Sunday, ranging from fines to car tow, on the first day of enforcing Articles 169 and 207 of the Traffic Law.The MoI, in a statement, underlined it was ...

FM: Kuwait ready to host Yemeni parties to sign "final deal"

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 12:40pm
KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is ready anew to host the warring parties in Yemen to sign a final agreement when they agree upon one, First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah told a major meeting in ...

Kurdish president Barzani to step down at end of Oct

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:56am
IRBIL, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Kurdish President Masoud Barzani said on Sunday he would step down in November, urging elections in order to fill the vacant post.In a letter to the region's parliament he said he would not be extending his term which ...

Auction on 12 percent of Zain's shares on Nov 12

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:35am
KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Bourse said on Sunday that an auction would take place on November 12 to sell a sum of 521,975,416 shares of Zain telecommunications group, equivalent to 12.063 percent of the company's total capital, with a starting ...

Kuwait International Bank achieves KD 13.5 million profits until Q3 end

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:27am
KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait International Bank (KIB) reported KD 13.5 million (USD 44.5 million) net profits at the end of the 2017 third quarter, including 14.42 fils earnings per share.The bank witnessed 5 percent growth in its overall ...

Daman hospitals cmte to guarantee due health services to expats - minister

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:19am
KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Minister of Health Jamal Al-Harbi on Sunday said that a joint permanent committee would be formed to set the general policies of the Health Insurance Company (Daman) hospitals and guarantee due medical services to expats in ...

Iraq's oil export capacity increases to 4.6 million bpd

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 11:18am
BAGHDAD, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The oil export capacity of Iraq's southern ports rose to 4.6 million barrels per day (bpd), said Iraqi Oil Minister Jabbar Al-Luaibi on Sunday.The levels, described as "unprecedented," were reached after Iraq added a new ...

Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for Spain unity

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:19am
MADRID, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Hundreds of thousands who stressed the unity of Spain and the need to restore the coexistence of all members of the Catalan society, rallied in downtown Barcelona on Sunday."We are all Catalonia, Common sense for ...

Al-Jarallah meets foreign diplomats

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:19am
KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah held encounters on Sunday with a number of ambassadors to Kuwait.Al-Jarallah met with South Sudan's Ambassador, Barmina Rayak, where they discussed the bilateral relations, ...

Arab League chief condemns deadly Somalia attack

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 10:03am
CAIRO, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary General Ahmed Abulgheit on Sunday condemned Saturday's terrorist attack on a hotel in the centre of Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, which killed at least 30 people and wounded dozens more.Expressing utmost ...

KUNA main news for Sunday, October 29, 2017

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 9:40am
Local: TOKYO -- Kuwait warns its citizens in Japan to be cautious as Typhoon Lan, which is currently over the southernmost regions of Japan, is expected to hit Tokyo by midnight. (Issued at 16:03 local time, 13:03 GMT) International: RIYADH -- ...

Arab coalition on Yemen FMs, chiefs of staff meet in Riyadh

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 9:29am
RIYADH, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- Foreign Ministers and Chiefs of Staff of the member states of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen held a meeting in Riyadh Sunday.The meeting was chaired by Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir and Chief of Staff ...

Macron urges Iraqi PM to avoid clashes with Kurdish forces

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 8:22am
PARIS, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday called on Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi to do his utmost to avoid clashes and fighting between Iraqi "federal" forces and Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, an official ...

US positive data pushes dollar higher - report

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 8:20am
KUWAIT, Oct 29 (KUNA) -- The US dollar last week appreciated against most of its major counterparts as the majority of economic data released exceeded expectations, a report has revealed.US third quarter GDP to jobless claims, durable goods, ...