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France pushes for Syria "contact group" proposal

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:19am
PARIS, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- France is pursuing consulations with its "principal partners" over a proposal by Paris to set up a "contact group" for Syria on a restricted level, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.The French proposal aims to streamline ...

Kuwait assures pilgrims of convenience as Hajj nears

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:01am
JEDDAH, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait will make sure that its pilgrims will be well looked after during the forthcoming Hajj season, said a Kuwaiti official on Thursday.After meeting with the bodies involved in Kuwait's Hajj campaign, including the ...

Al-Ghanim thanks Australian legislators for facing anti-Islamic leader

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 10:00am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim hosted on Thursday at his bureau Australian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Warren Hauck.The Parliament Speaker Al-Ghanim, during the meeting, handed ambassador Hauck a ...

Bahrain detains seven suspected terrorists

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:51am
MANAMA, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Bahraini authorities have arrested seven persons suspected of carrying out terrorist acts, the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday.Security personnel are searching for at least three other suspects who have remained at ...

As Europe refugees fall, reports of abuses persist

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:43am
GENEVA, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- A newly compiled report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Thursday shows a decline in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe in the first half of 2017. However, without legal means available to them many ...

Kuwait chief of staff visiting Russia to boost relations

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:40am
MOSCOW, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The visiting Kuwait's Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodher on Thursday affirmed that his mission in Russia is aimed at boosting bilateral relations between the nation and the State of Kuwait.Lieut. Gen. ...

Deputy Foreign Minister Al-Jarallah receives Iraqi advisor

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:19am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah received on Thursday advisor of the Iraqi foreign minister Dr. Mohammad Badan and his accompanying delegation.Al-Jarallah discussed with his guest bilateral ties and latest regional ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:12am
Local: KUWAIT -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah affirms his government is keen on implementing His Highness the Amir's instructions for tackling housing issues. Issued at 14:31 p.m. (11:31 GMT). KUWAIT -- ...

His Highness PM: Gov't heeds His Highness Amir's housing guidelines

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:31am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday affirmed his government is keen on implementing His Highness the Amir's instructions for tackling housing issues.His Highness the Premier ...

Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled lauds departing Jordanian ambassador

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:14am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received at his bureau on Thursday the outgoing Jordanian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, Mohammad Al-Kayed.Minister Sheikh Sabah ...

Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled bids farewell to departing Polish ambassador

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:08am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah hosted on Thursday outgoing Polish Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, Grzegorz Olszak.Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled, during the farewell ...

Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled bids farewell to departing Burkina Faso's ambassador

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 6:55am
(corrected repeat) KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah hosted on Thursday the outgoing Burkina Faso's ambassador to the State of Kuwait, Abu Bakr Koti. The minister, ...

Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled receives message from Iraqi counterpart

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 6:45am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Thursday a written message from Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari dealing with bilateral relations between the two ...

Switzerland indicts suspected Jihadi traveller

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 6:36am
GENEVA, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The Office of Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) on Thursday said that it has filed an indictment in the Federal Criminal Court against a 30-year-old woman from the Zurich area who is suspected of 'Jihadi travelling'.The ...

Relatively humid weather during weekend in Kuwait - meteorologist

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:59am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Relative humid weather is expected to continue during the weekend, especially in coastal areas, said the official at the Kuwait Meteorological Department Abdulaziz Al-Qarawi Thursday.Speaking to KUNA, Al-Qarawi said that hot ...

Kuwaitis ranked 3rd real estate buyers in Turkey - statistics

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:55am
ANKARA, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Turkish Statistical Institute said Thursday that Kuwaitis ranked third in terms of foreigners buying real estate in the country after the Iraqis and Saudis.According to latest statistics, Kuwaiti bought 142 properties last ...

Kuwait Bourse ends Thursday's session on mixed boards

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:47am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait, the national stocks exchange, ended Thursday's session on mixed boards.The price index dropped 37.31 points reaching 6,885 points, while the weighted index gained 0.56 points reaching 429.54 points, the same ...

Russian bombers intrude into S. Korea's air defense zone

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:23am
TOKYO, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Russia's strategic bombers have briefly violated South Korea's air defense identification zone, prompting the country's fighter jets to scramble to a nearby area, Yonhap News Agency reported Thursday."As the Russian aircraft ...

His Highness Amir sends nat'l day greetings to Ukraine's Pres.

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:34am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Thursday a cable of congratulations to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:33am
Local: KUWAIT -- For those brave souls who decided not to travel this summer, indoor sport clubs have been sanctuaries where many activities took place away from the scorching heat. (Photo-feature by Ahmad Sorour issued 09:36 a.m. local-time 06:36 ...