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Angry mob lynches police officer outside mosque in Jammu, Kashmir

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 7:51am
NEW DELHI, June 23 (KUNA) -- Indian police said on Friday that a police officer was stoned to death by an angry group of local residents outside a mosque in Nowhatta near Srinagar city, north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.An angry mob lynched ...

His Highness Amir congratulates citizens, expatriates on Eid Al-Fitr

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 6:03am
KUWAIT, June 23 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated all citizens and expatriates on Eid Al-Fitr, said the Amiri Diwan Friday.The Amiri Diwan, on its part, congratulated His Highness the Amir Sheikh ...

Kuwaiti oil barrel down 66 cents at USD 41.23

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:42am
KUWAIT, June 23 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil barrel dropped 66 cents to reach USD 41.23 per barrel on Thursday, compared to USD 41.89 pb on Wednesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Friday.Oil prices rose in international markets ...

Explosion in Anbar, Iraq, leads to death of 9 people

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 5:38am
BAGHDAD, June 23 (KUNA) -- Nine individuals were killed due to a suicide bombing in Anbar province, east of Iraq, said a security source Friday.The source told KUNA that a suicide bomber detonated his charge in Anbar province's Al-Baghdadi town. The ...

KRCS helping people in Kuwait, abroad during Ramadan - chairman

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 4:17am
KUWAIT, June 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in cooperation with local charities and banks, provided aid and assistance to those in need within the country and abroad during the holy month of Ramadan, said the Chairman of the Board ...

KUNA main news for Friday, June 23, 2017

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:52am
International ===== PARIS -- A few months ahead of the election of the new director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Arab countries' failure to agree on one candidate threatens to deprive them all ...

S. Korea closely monitors N. Korean missile development

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:36am
TOKYO, June 23 (KUNA) -- South Korea said Friday that it is closely monitoring North Korea's missile development in cooperation with the US amid a news report that the North has conducted another rocket engine test, Yonhap News Agency ...

UN Chief welcomes deployment of G5 Sahel joint force

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:29am
NEW YORK, June 23 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres welcomed the adoption of resolution 2359 as a first step in support of the decision by the Group of Five for the Sahel (G5) to set up a joint force to combat terrorism and ...

UNGA requests ICJ advisory opinion on Chagos Archipelago, Mauritius separation

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 3:27am
NEW YORK, June 23 (KUNA) -- UN General Assembly adopted a text requesting that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) render an advisory opinion on the legal consequences arising from the separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius before ...

Photo of the Day

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:57am
Spectacular gardens at the Boulevard Mall (KUNA - Ahmad ...

Lack of coordination reduces Arab chances in UNESCO election

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:51am
By Maryam Al-Zanki PARIS, June 23 (KUNA) -- A few months ahead of the election of the new director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Arab countries' failure to agree on one candidate threatens to ...

India successfully launches 31 satellites

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:40am
NEW DELHI, June 23 (KUNA) -- The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched on Friday 31 satellites in a single mission on board the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV- C38).The Press Trust of India reported quoting sources from the ISRO ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Luxembourg on nat'l day

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:36am
KUWAIT, June 23 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable to Henri, the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:33am
KUWAIT, June 23 (KUNA) -- 1972 -- The Kuwaiti Dinar was pegged to the US Dollar's exchange rate. Floatation of the British pound prompted Kuwait to shift to the greenback. 1987 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Alآ­Ahmad Alآ­Jaber Alآ­Sabah issued decree ...

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

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:47pm
KUWAIT - Zakat House revenues hit KD 7.72 million (some USD 25.2 million) in Q1-2017, rising by 14 percent. WASHINGTON - The US airstrikes in Yemen kill Al-Qaeda leader and two of his associates. NEW YORK - UN Secretary-General appoints Ghassan ...

Wataniya Airways commissions its 1st Airbus

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:21pm
KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- Wataniya Airways, one of three national carriers of Kuwait, said Thursday its first Airbus (A-320) arrived at Kuwait International Airport to joint its fleet.The move opens a new chapter of the airline's operations on the ...

Bahrain Crown Prince congratulates his Saudi peer

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:53pm
MANAMA, June 22 (KUNA) -- Bahraini Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, the Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister, congratulated Saudi Arabia's newly-appointed Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz ...

Turkish airstrike kills three PKK members in N Iraq

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:52pm
ISTANBUL, June 22 (KUNA) -- Three members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed by a Turkish military airstrike in northern Iraq, Turkish General Staff announced Thursday.Acting upon a tip off by intelligent information, a Turkish ...

Italy pledges full support to new UN envoy to Libya

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:58pm
(With POL-UN-LIBYA) ROME, June 22 (KUNA) -- Italy's Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano pledged Thursday his country's full support of the newly appointed Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) Ghassan Salame in ...

Two Indian soldiers, two militants killed in cross border attacks in Kashmir

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:36pm
NEW DELHI, June 22 (KUNA) -- Indian defense sources informed that two Army personnel and two militants were killed on Thursday in encounters that erupted near the Line of Control dividing India and Pakistan in Chakan da Bagh sector of Poonch ...