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Kuwait's top judge stresses GCC judicial coop.

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 9:28am
MANAMA, April 26 (KUNA) -- Chairman of Kuwait's Supreme Judicial Council, Chief Justice Yusuf Al-Mutaw'a said here Wednesday GCC chief judges are eager to promote judicial cooperation and integration.Speaking to KUNA following a meeting of chief ...

Trump to meet Australian PM next week

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:06pm
WASHINGTON, April 25 (KUNA) -- Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will meet US President Donald Trump in New York on Thursday, May 4.The meeting will be the first between the two leaders, though they spoke on the phone in the first days of ...

Federal judge blocks Trump plan to punish sanctuary cities

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:03pm
WASHINGTON, April 25 (KUNA) -- A California judge late Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's Executive Order that aims to punish sanctuary cities in the US - places where undocumented immigrants are protected from the full force of law.The White ...

UN calls for political solution to S. Sudan crisis

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 7:00pm
NEW YORK, April 25 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General's Special Representative for South Sudan David Shearer on Tuesday stressed the need of putting an end to the intensifying conflict in South Sudan.Since July last year, the security, economic and ...

ASBU organizes 18th session of Arab Radio, TV Festival in Tunisia

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:58pm
HAMMAMET, Tunisia, April 25 (KUNA) -- The 18th session of the Arab Radio and TV Festival organized by Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) kicked off in Tunisian city of Hammamet Tuesday.The session celebrates Al-Quds City as the capital of ASBU ...

White House emphasizes diplomatic approach to dealing with N. Korea

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:39pm
WASHINGTON, April 25 (KUNA) -- The US continues to apply pressure on China and other countries to use political and economic tools to achieve regional stability and "tamp down" the North Korea missile threat, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ...

US "concerned" about Turkey strikes "without proper coordination"

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:38pm
WASHINGTON, April 25 (KUNA) -- The US Tuesday said it is "deeply concerned" that Turkey launched air strikes in northern Syria and northern Iraq without seeking the green light from the coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS). ...

Kuwait wins Int'l Ice Hockey Challenge Cup of Asia Dvision

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:35pm
KUWAIT, April 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait national Ice Hockey team beat Oman 13-0 Tuesday and won the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Challenge Cup of Asia Division I.The Kuwaitis scored 10 goals in the first and second quarters, five goals ...

9th Int'l Youth Conf. kicks off in Bahrain

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:22pm
MANAMA, April 25 (KUNA) -- The 9th International Youth Conference kicked off Tuesday, themed "Give Back," and focuses on the UN sustainable development goals.In a keynote speech, Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and President of Bahrain Olympic ...

Airstrikes kill 70 PKK members N. Iraq, Syria - Turkey's army

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:47pm
ISTANBUL, April 25 (KUNA) -- The Turkish army has killed 40 PKK members in northern Iraq and 30 others in northeastern Syria, Turkish General Staff announced Tuesday.The security forces carried out counter-terrorism airstrikes around 2:00 a.m., with ...

Kuwaiti medical team leaves on mission for Somalia

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:21pm
KUWAIT, April 25 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti medical team left for Somalia on Tuesday in a trip sponsored by Zakat (alms) House to perform surgeries and treat patients.The trip aims at providing medical and humanitarian aid for the needy in the drought-hit ...

PAY chief confirms need of plans, strategies for Gulf youth

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:08pm
MANAMA, April 25 (KUNA) -- Director General of Kuwait's Public Authority for Youth (PAY) Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi Tuesday stressed the importance of drawing up appropriate plans and strategies so as to serve Gulf youth and enhance their ...

Turkish soldier killed in mine blast - sources

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:05pm
ISTANBUL, April 25 (KUNA) -- A Turkish soldier was killed and another was injured Tuesday in an explosion caused by a mine planted by Kurdistan Workers Party's (PKK) elements in southeast Turkey, security sources said."A mine planted by terrorists ...

Socialist Group in EP wants Netanyahu to apologise to German FM

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:40pm
BRUSSELS, April 25 (KUNA) -- The Socialist and Democrats (S&D) Group in the European Parliament condemned Tuesday Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to call off a meeting with the German Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, in ...

Kuwait's top judge arrives in Bahrain for GCC meeting

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:35pm
MANAMA, April 25 (KUNA) -- Chairman of Kuwait's Supreme Judicial Council, Chief Justice Yusuf Al-Mutaw'a arrived in Manama on Tuesday to participate in a meeting of chief Justices of supreme courts and courts of cassations in GCC.The top judges, who ...

Kuwait delivers further aid to relocated Iraqis

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:20pm
IRBIL, May 25 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Consulate here distributed on Tuesday 700 food parcels to displaced Iraqis in district of of Shaqlawa in coordination with the relief foundation Rounahee.Kuwait Society for Relief (KSR) presented the food rations ...

GCC Interior, Foreign, Defense Ministers to meet on Thur.

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:05pm
RIYADH, April 25 (KUNA) -- Interior, Foreign and Defense Ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states are set to hold a meeting next Thursday in Riyadh.The meeting will be chaired by Saudi Crown Prince and Interior Minister Prince ...

US Consumer Confidence drops in April following sharp increase

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:58am
WASHINGTON, April 25 (KUNA) -- The US Consumer Confidence Index recorded a drop in April following a sharp increase over the past two months, official data showed Tuesday.The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index reached 120.3 this month, ...

Coalition launches 35 strikes in Syria, Iraq

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:04am
WASHINGTON, April 25 (KUNA) -- The US-led coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) launched 35 air strikes consisting of 78 engagements in Syria and Iraq Monday, the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) ...

Kuwait's Army Chief meets US Army Central Commander

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:02am
KUWAIT, April 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Chief of General Staff of the Army Lieutenant General Mohammed Al-Khader met Tuesday with visiting Commanding General of the United States Army Central, Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, and his accompanied ...