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His Highness the Amir congratulates Sudan on nat'l day

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 1:02am
KUWAIT, Jan 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Monday a cable to President of Sudan Omar Hassan Ahmad Al-Bashir, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 1:01am
KUWAIT, Jan 1 (KUNA) 1912 -- Modern medical services were provided to women for the first time by theAmerican Missionary Hospital in Kuwait. 1955 --آ­ The State of Kuwait founded a pension fund for civil servants and retirees. 1961 ...

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

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 6:47pm
KHARTOUM - President Al-Bashir appreciates Kuwait's support for lifting the US sanctions on Sudan. RIYADH - The new prices of oil derivatives apply to the Saudi domestic market. ISLAMABAD - At least 18 Afghan people are killed and over 15 others ...

New prices of oil products apply to Saudi domestic market

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 5:54pm
RIYADH, Dec 31 (KUNA) -- The Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources announced that the new prices of oil derivatives would apply to the domestic market as of Sunday midnight.Recalling the statement of December 12, the Ministry said ...

Saudi Arabia to implement VAT Mon.

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:38pm
RIYADH, Dec 31 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia begins the implementation of value added tax (VAT) on Monday (tomorrow) by virtue of the GCC VAT agreement approved by member states in December 2015.Saudi General Authority for Zakat and Income (GAZI) announced ...

Iranian Pres. urges protesters to refrain from violence

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 4:00pm
TEHRAN, Dec 31 (KUNA) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that under the constitution the people have the right to criticize, or even protest against, the government.Demonstrators need to take the correct way while demanding improvement ...

Al-Bashir thanks Kuwait for lifting US sanctions

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 3:22pm
KHARTOUM, Dec 31 (KUNA) -- Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir on Sunday expressed anew gratitude for Kuwait's diplomatic role for lifting US sanctions on his nation.The curbs were lifted after the world acknowledged that Sudan "constituted a ...

His Highness Amir greets GCC leaders on New Year

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 2:30pm
KUWAIT, Dec 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables to leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states to greet them on the New Year.In his cables, His Highness the Amir wished them and all ...

Abbas vows to foil "conspiracy Jerusalem"

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 2:15pm
RAMALLAH, Dec 31 (KUNA) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas pledged on Sunday to foil "the conspiracy against Jerusalem" and called for global support for the holy city cause."We will not allow whomever to undermine our rights and unwavering ...

Tehran blocks access to Telegram, Instagram amid spreading protests

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 1:35pm
TEHRAN, Dec 31 (KUNA) -- The Iranian authorities have interrupted mobile phone access to Instagram and the messaging app Telegram amid protests staged against government, an Iranian source said on Sunday.Restrictions were made on access to ...