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Taliban attack kills 10 policemen in W. Afghanistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 4:39am
ISLAMABAD, June 25 (KUNA) -- At least 10 Afghan policemen were killed and four others wounded in an attack on police check post by rebels in Afghanistan's western Herat province, said officials on Sunday.The spokesman for provincial police chief, ...

Oil tanker fire kills 120 people in E. Pakistan

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 3:55am
ISLAMABAD, June 25 (KUNA) -- At least 120 people were killed and over 140 others sustained injuries as an oil tanker caught fire after it overturned in Bahawalpur city of Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Sunday, said officials.A senior ...

Saudi Crown Prince, German Chancellor discuss ties, regional developments

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 2:25am
JEDDAH, June 25 (KUNA) -- Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Prince Mohammad bin Salman discussed during a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Sunday means to bolster ties as well as recent developments in the region and the ...

His Highness the Amir heads to India on private visit

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 1:55am
KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, accompanied by Deputy Chief of Kuwait National Guard (KNG) Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, left the country Sunday, heading to India on a private visit.His ...

His Highness the Amir attends, performs Eid Al-Fitr prayers

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 1:51am
KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah celebrated Sunday the first day of Eid Al-Fitr by attending and performing Eid prayers at the Grand Mosque of Kuwait. His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah was ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 1:47am
KUWAIT, June 25 (KUNA) -- 1956 -- Summer clubs were opened in Kuwait to help schoolchildren spend their leisure time in useful activities. 1961 -- Iraqi ruler Abdulkarim Qassem, during a news conference at headquarters of the Iraqi defense ministry, ...

Photo of the Day

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 1:33am
Though small in size, this miniature house/portrait tells stories from Kuwait’s past (KUNA - Ghazi ...

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

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:50pm
KUWAIT - The Crescent Sight-seeing Authority announced that Eid Al-Fitr falls tomorrow on Sunday. KUWAIT - Kuwait Meteorological Department expected a hot climate all day and night during Eid Al-Fitr week due to the Indian Monsoon. KUWAIT - The ...

Trump sends "warm greetings" to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 7:06pm
WASHINGTON, June 24 (KUNA) -- President Donald Trump on Saturday issued a statement sending "warm greetings" to Muslims as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr."Muslims in the United States joined those around the world during the holy month of Ramadan to ...

Second bombing attack in Idlib leaves 10 people dead

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 6:11pm
AMMAN, June 24 (KUNA) -- At least 10 people were killed Saturday in a suicide bombing attack in Dana village in the Syrian governorate of Idlib, near the border with Turkey, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.SOHR noted that the ...

Hot weather all day, night during Eid A-Fitr in Kuwait

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:28pm
KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Meteorological Department expected a hot climate all day and night during Eid Al-Fitr week due to the Indian Monsoon.On Sunday, first day of Eid, it will be a hot by day with light to moderate northwesterly wind with ...

Spanish coastguards rescue 250 illegal migrants

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:07pm
MADRID, June 24 (KUNA) -- Spanish coastguards have saved 250 illegal migrants off the southern coasts on Saturday.In a press statement, the Spanish coastguard forces said they has received information from agents in Arab Maghreb countries indicating ...

Four Arab countries celebrate Eid Al-Fitr June 25

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 5:06pm
KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- Four Arab countries announced Saturday that Eid Al-Fitr would begin tomorrow Sunday.The Sunni Waqf Diwan in Iraq announced that they succeeded in seeing the crescent thus the first day of Eid Al-Fitr would be ...

His Highness the Crown Prince congratulates Bahraini King on Eid Al-Fitr

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:50pm
KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah called Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa Saturday to congratulate him on advent of Eid Al-Fitr, which was due tomorrow Sunday.His Highness the Crown ...

His Highness the Crown Prince congratulates Saudi King on Eid Al-Fitr

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:48pm
KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah called Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Saturday to congratulate him on advent of Eid Al-Fitr, which was due tomorrow Sunday.His Highness the ...

His Highness the Amir, Sudanese Pres. exchange Eid Al-Fitr greetings

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:39pm
KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a phone call from Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir Saturday to congratulate him on Eid Al-Fitr, due tomorrow.Al-Bashir wished the occasion would return ...

His Highness the Amir, Palestine Pres. exchange Eid Al-Fitr greetings

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:28pm
KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a phone call from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Saturday to congratulate him on Eid Al-Fitr, due tomorrow.Abbas wished the occasion would return ...

His Highness the Amir, Egyptian Pres. exchange Eid Al-Fitr greetings

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:21pm
KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a phone call from Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi Saturday to congratulate him on advent of Eid Al-Fitr.Al-Sisi wished the occasion would return ...

27 buildings don't meet fire safety standards in Britain - Min.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:10pm
LONDON, June 24 (KUNA) -- The UK government said Saturday that around 27 residential towers in Britain have failed a fire safety test conducted recently by British officials in the wake of the deadly Grenfell Tower blaze in west London on June 14, ...

His Highness the Amir, Omani Deputy PM exchange Eid Al-Fitr greetings

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 4:06pm
KUWAIT, June 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a call from Omani Deputy Prime Minister for Cabinet Affairs Fahad bin Mahmoud Al-Saeed Saturday to congratulate him on advent of Eid Al-Fitr.His ...