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KUNA main news for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:14am
Local: KUWAIT -- Firemen have managed to quench the fire that engulfed a petrochemical plant at Rai Area earlier on Wednesday, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said. (Issued at 15:55 local time or 12:55 GMT) Economic: KUWAIT -- Kuwait National ...

Al-Ghanim meets Chilean parliamentary official

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:06am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim met in his office on Wednesday with visiting head of Kuwaiti-Chilean parliamentary friendship committee at the Parliament of Chile Ivan Zambrana Flores and his accompanying ...

NATO summit to focus on fight against terrorism

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:04am
BRUSSELS, May 24 (KUNA) -- NATO leaders will hold a "short and important" summit in Brussels Thursday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said here today."It will bring together Allied leaders, all Allied leaders from all the 28 Allied ...

KNPC seals USD 6.2 bln loan to finance key project

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 9:00am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) signed Wednesday a deal with seven reputable global credit agencies for a loan worth USD 6.2 billion to fund the company's "Clean Fuel" project.In a ceremony to sign the loan, CEO of ...

KFSD: Petrochemical fire under control

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 8:56am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- Firemen have managed to quench the fire that engulfed a petrochemical plant at Rai Area earlier on Wednesday, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said.Three firemen were wounded while trying to put the fire under control ...

Briefing of KUNA main news for Wednesday until 12:00 GMT

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 8:20am
KUWAIT -- Maritime at Shuwaikh Port was suspended due to bad weather conditions in the country, Kuwait Ports' Authority said Wednesday. RIYADH -- The Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology (GCCEI) is the fruit of an international ...

His Highness Amir congratulates Kuwaiti award winner

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 8:03am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable on Wednesday to Maali Al-Asousi, congratulating her on being the recipient of the UAE's "Arab Hope Maker" award for her humanitarian deeds.In his ...

Amiri Diwan Min. meets Mongolian team

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 7:55am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah met a visiting Mongolian delegation on Wednesday.The delegation comprised the co-chairman of the Joint Kuwaiti-Mongolian Committee and several members of ...

His Highness Amir congratulates KFAS chief

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 7:43am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable on Wednesday to Director General of Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) Dr. Adnan Shihab-Eldin, congratulating him on receiving ...

Parliament speaker meets Brunei FM

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 7:38am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim met on Wednesday with Brunei's visiting Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Lim Jock Seng and his accompanying delegation.During the meeting, they discussed cooperative relations ...

Kuwait Bourse ends Wednesday's trading in red zone

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:59am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- Trading at Kuwait Bourse ended Wednesday's trading in the red zone with the benchmark down by 42.02 points to settle at 6,702.65 points.The weighted index went down by 1.73 points to stand at 402.52 points, and the KSX 15 ...

His Highness Prime Minister receives Bruneian FM

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:47am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received Wednesday at Bayan Palace, with the attendance of First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad ...

His Highness Amir receives Brunei's FM

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:41am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Wednesday at Bayan Palace First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, escorting visiting Brunei's ...

His Highness Amir receives senior state officials

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:38am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Wednesday at Bayan Palace His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.His Highness the Amir also received National Assembly ...

Bad weather disrupts maritime at Shuwaikh Port - authority

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:16am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- Maritime at Shuwaikh Port was suspended due to bad weather conditions in the country, Kuwait Ports' Authority said Wednesday.The move mainly aims at keeping the safety of ships from dusty weather, the head of operations at ...

His Highness Amir cables Saudi King over royal family member's death

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:37am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday sent a cable to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, expressing his condolences and sympathy over the passing away of Prince Abdullah Bin Faisal ...

Political leadership congratulates Eretria on Nat'l Day

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:28am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday sent a cable of congratulations to the President of Eretria Isaias Afwerki on the occasion of his country's the national, wishing him everlasting ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:05am
Local: ====== KUWAIT -- Kuwait looks forward to implement "Vision 2035" where government eyes development of various transport sectors, electricity and information technology. Report by Nasser Al-Shalabi. Issued 10:36 local time, 07:36 ...

Kuwait's crude oil exports to China up 37.5 pct

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:47am
TOKYO, May 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to China in April surged 37.5 percent from a year earlier to 1.63 million tons, equivalent to around 397,000 barrels per day (bpd), government data showed.Kuwaiti shipments of crude oil to China ...

Kuwait eyes developing different transport sectors

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:34am
By Nasser Al-Shalabi KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is looking forward to implementing "Vision 2035" where government eyes development of various transport sectors, electricity and information technology. This development will be through ...