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GCC chief praises great success of Hajj season

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 4:27pm
RIYADH, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Dr. Abdullatif Al-Zayani applauded the great success of the organization of this year's Hajj season.The government of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques has made ...

Russia slams US seizure of its diplomatic property

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 3:22pm
MOSCOW, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry dismisses the seizure of the Russian diplomatic property in the US a clearly hostile act and major violation of the international law."We consider this situation as a clearly hostile act, as ...

UK strongly condemns N. Korea "reckless" nuclear test

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 1:57pm
LONDON, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- UK Prime Minister Theresa May strongly condemned Sunday North Korea's recent nuclear test using a hydrogen bomb into intercontinental ballistic missiles."This latest action by North Korea is reckless and poses an ...

Pyongyang's nuclear test "very hostile, dangerous" to the US -- Trump

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 1:22pm
WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (KUNA) - US President Donald Trump condemned Sunday North Korea's nuclear test saying its "very hostile and dangerous." Trump tweeted that North Korea's "words and actions continue to be very hostile and dangerous to the United ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim thanks Saudi leadership on successful hajj

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 11:41am
KUWAIT, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Sunday congratulated Saudi Arabia on record success of the pilgrimage season hailing the extraordinary efforts that had been exerted for serving the faithful."We pay high ...

His Highness Amir congratulates Saudi King on successful Hajj season

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:46am
KUWAIT, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday sent a cable to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, congratulating him on the successful conclusion of this year's Hajj season. In his cable, ...

Injured Palestinian prisoner dies

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 10:36am
GAZA, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- An injured Palestinian prisoner held by Israel has passed away at hospital, the head of the prisoners authority said on Sunday.Rahed Al-Salhi, 21, who hails from Bethlehem, was at the intensive care unit at Hadassah Hospital ...

UK rejects EU "blackmail" over Brexit

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 9:35am
LONDON, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- The British government on Sunday accused the European Union of blackmailing the UK over its Brexit scheme.Brexit negotiator David Davis said in remarks broadcast by the BBC that the EU, namely its Brexit negotiator Michel ...

Saudi Health Min. announces safe pilgrimage season

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 9:13am
MAKKAH, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- Saudi Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Bin Fawzan Al-Rabiah said on Sunday that this year's Hajj season is safe and no epidemic diseases were reported."This year's pilgrimage is free of epidemics and all pilgrims are healthy," ...

KUNA main news for Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 8:59am
Local: KUWAIT -- Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) categorically denies reports that one of its tankers has sunk off Oman. Issued at 14:59 p.m. (11:59 GMT). BEIRUT -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributes large amounts of meat on Eid ...

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

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 7:59am
BEIRUT -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) distributes meat on Eid Al-Adha to Syrian families in Lebanon. TOKYO -- North Korea announces successful test of a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded into intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). ...

KOTC denies reports about tanker's sinking

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 7:50am
KUWAIT, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Oil Tankers Company (KOTC) on Sunday categorically denied that one of its tankers had sunk.The KOTC said in a statement reports on social media saying a KOTC tanker had sunk off Oman were totally false. (end0 ...

France condemns N. Korea's nuclear test

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 7:26am
PARIS, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday emphatically deplored North Korea's new nuclear test.Macron said in a press release that the international community, including the U.N. Security Council, should react quickly and ...

Minister Al-Jabri hails Saudi's efforts during Hajj season

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 5:59am
MECCA, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of State for Municipality Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri thanked Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud for his efforts to create a safe Hajj trip for worshippers.In a ...

Malaysia supports UN comprhensive solution to Maynmar's Rakhine state

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 5:17am
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said Sunday his country supports the call by the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for Myanmar's security forces to seek holistic approaches towards addressing the ...

KUNA main news for Sunday, Sept 3, 2017

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 4:01am
Local: KUWAIT -- Eid Al-Adha in the eyes and hearts of children has a special taste coupled with those innocent looks as they try to seize every moment of the atmosphere in the entertainment venues by playing different games. (Photo feature by Ahmad ...

N. Korea claims successful test of H-bomb

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 3:41am
TOKYO, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- North Korea said Sunday that it successfully conducted a test of a hydrogen bomb that can be loaded into its intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported.North Korea's state-run TV ...

Social media conveys Hajj atmosphere to world

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 3:03am
(Photo feature by Nasser Al-Otaibi) MECCA, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- Social media outlets such as Twitter and Snapchat have contributed in the transmission of the Hajj atmosphere through a stream of pictures and videos to millions of users around the world. ...

N. Korea apparently conducts nuke test: Seoul

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 2:45am
TOKYO, Sept 3 (KUNA) -- North Korea seems to have carried out a nuclear test Sunday, South Korea's military said, according to Yonhap News Agency.The 5.7 magnitude "artificial earthquake" that occurred in the Punggye-ri area at around 12:29 p.m. ...

KRCS distributes sacrifice meats on displaced Syrians in Lebanon

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 2:41am
BEIRUT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has distributed hundreds of sacrifice meats on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha on Syrian families in Lebanon. Head of KRCS' team in Lebanon Qassim Al-Baloushi said in a statement to Kuwait ...