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Relief is basic in Kuwait foreign policy -- official

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 7:31am
By Mehdi Al-Nimer ROME, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Deputy Governor with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Hisham Al-Wugayyan affirmed on Friday that Kuwait's global philanthropic activities constitute foundations of the ...

Kuwait, Qatar provide medical care to Syrian premature babies in Lebanon

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 7:16am
BEKAA, East Lebanon, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti and Qatari red crescent societies have adopted a joint project for providing medical care to hundreds of Syrian premature babies in east Lebanon.Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Chairman Hilal Al-Sayer ...

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

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 7:13am
KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sends a cable of condolences to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on martyrdom of two military servicemen while on duty with Arab Coalition's Operation ...

Al-Ghanim condoles UAE counterpart over martyrdom of Emirati soldiers

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:58am
KUWAIT, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim sent Friday a cable of condolence to the Chairperson of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal National Council Dr. Amal Al Qubaisi. In the cable, Al-Ghanim expressed his ...

His Highness Amir condoles with UAE over soldiers' martyrdom

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:53am
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences Friday to the President of United Arab of Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan. In the cable, His Highness expressed his sincere condolences and ...

KRCS delivers 12,400 aid packages in Mosul

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 3:43am
IRBIL, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has distributed 12,400 food and health packages to the displaced Iraqis in camps south of Mosul. Head of "Al-Hajj" camp, Firas Ahmed told KUNA Friday that his camp received 1,200 food ...

KUNA main news for Friday, February 17, 2017

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:33am
International: ============= BAGHDAD -- After two years of the rule of the so-called Islamic State (IS), Mosul city - located in the Nineveh governorate - is recuperating from the vicious and extreme era, heading on a road of moderation and peaceful ...

Two soldiers die in Yemen - UAE General Command

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:32am
ABU DHABI, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- UAE General Command of the Armed Forces announced Friday the deaths of two servicemen, Soliman Mohammed Soliman Al-Dhohouri and Sergeant Nader Mubarak Eisa Soliman, while on duty with the Saudi-led Arab Coalition's ...

Kuwait Mission hosts fundraising event

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:17am
BY Mohammed Al-Otaibi NEW YORK, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Mission to the UN has hosted an annual fundraising bazaar to raise money to support healthcare projects in developing countries. Islamic Heritage Society organized the event in the hope to ...

Kuwaiti oil price up 9 cents to USD 52.17 pb

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:16am
KUWAIT, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by nine cents to USD 52.17 per barrel Thursday after being at USD 52.08 pb Wednesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Friday.The same predicament occurred at the global level ...

Mosul on road to moderation after IS era

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 1:43am
By Ala Al-Huwaijel BAGHDAD, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- After two years of the rule of the so-called Islamic State (IS), Mosul city - located in the Nineveh governorate - is recuperating from the vicious and extreme era, heading on a road of moderation and ...

Photo of the Day

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 1:00am
"Al-Fatoran", a Misbaha (prayer bead). (KUNA - Jaber ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 1:00am
KUWAIT, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- 1979 -- Compound for radio and television broadcast was officially opened in the heart of Kuwait City. 1981 -- A law was issued on setting up an administrative circuit at the administrative court empowered to look into cases ...

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

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 6:50pm
KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulates Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow on re-election. DOHA - Gianni Infantino says FIFA is keen on early unbanning of Kuwait football activities. BAGHDAD ...

France condemns terrorist attacks in Iraq, Pakistan

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 5:38pm
PARIS, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- The French Foreign Ministry condemned a series of terrorist attacks that caused scores of casualties in Iraq's capital, Baghdad, over the last two days and a deadly attack on a shrine in southern Pakistan on Thursday.A ...

Trump to sign new immigration order next week

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:49pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump announced Thursday plans to sign a new executive order on immigration that will "comprehensively protect our country." The president, a press conference, elaborated that the move will be ...

UN official affirms two-state solution remains only way for Israel, Palestine

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:45pm
NEW YORK, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- UN said the Middle East region continues to be plagued by extremism, bloodshed and displacement that feeds intolerance, violence, and religious radicalism far beyond the region.UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East ...

EU condemns terror attacks in Baghdad

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:39pm
BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- The EU condemned Thursday the third terrorist attack in three consecutive days that has targeted Baghdad today, causing many deaths among the people of the city."Violence targeting innocent civilians is unacceptable. The ...

UN calls on all parties to respect sanctity of civilian life in Yemen

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:36pm
NEW YORK, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- UN Envoy to Yemen called on all parties to adhere to their obligations under international humanitarian law and respect the sanctity of civilian life.This came in a statement released by the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, ...

Trump's amb. pick for Israel says Palestinian "terror" in way of peace

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 4:33pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump's nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, insisted Thursday that Palestinian "terror" is the main obstacle to peace in the region.At his confirmation hearing, Friedman did not address ...