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Kuwaiti oil price down 28 cents to USD 53.94 per barrel

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 3:00am
KUWAIT, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil down 28 cents on Friday and settled at USD 53.94 per barrel, compared to USD 54.22 per barrel last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday.In world markets, oil prices ...

Turkey condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 2:45am
ANKARA, Oct 21 (KUN) -- Turkey strongly condemned on Saturday the terrorist attacks on two mosques in the Afghan capital Kabul and Ghor province which left more than 72 people dead and dozens injured.In a statement, Turkish foreign ministry said ...

Weekly roundup of Kuwait relief efforts

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 2:42am
KUWAIT, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait continues this week offering helping hand to needy people around the globe.On Wednesday, the "Kuwait by your side" humanitarian campaign launched a project to deliver 4,000 food baskets to families affected by war in ...

Melania Trump receives Kuwait-America Foundation '17 Humanitarian Award

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 2:32am
By Sherouq Sadeqi WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump and top cabinet officials gathered at the Kuwait Embassy in Washington for an intimate evening of celebration in honor of First Lady Melania Trump's humanitarian service.The ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 2:02am
KUWAIT, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- 1962 -- The Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah signed an agreement dealing with income tax and revenues on natural gas and liquid oil gas with British Petroleum and Gulf Kuwait companies.1974 -- Kuwaiti Club for the Deaf ...

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

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:49pm
RAMALLAH - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heaped praise on Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim for his brave, firm and supportive stance to the Palestinian cause. AMMAN - Kuwait won two gold medals, two silver and five ...

EU condemns terror attacks in Afghanistan

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 6:04pm
BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The European Union condemned Friday two attacks on mosques in Kabul and Ghor earlier today that left at least 59 people dead and many more injured.Attacks earlier this week at a military base in Kandahar Province, at a ...

US strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 6:03pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The US strongly condemned Friday the terrorist attacks in Kabul and Ghor in Afghanistan earlier today, in addition to other attacks witnessed in that country this week.State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in ...

Qatar's NHRC organizes exhibition about human rights in Islam in Madrid

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 5:56pm
MADRID, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) in Qatar inaugurated Friday an Arabic calligraphy exhibition about "Human Rights in Islamic Culture" in the Spanish capital of Madrid.In a statement to KUNA on the sidelines of the ...

Suicide attacks on mosques kill 72 people in Afghanistan

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 5:09pm
ISLAMABAD, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- At least 72 people were killed and over 65 others wounded in two separate suicide attacks targeting mosques in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul and Ghor province on Friday night, said officials.Afghan Ministry of Interior ...

EU, S. Korea call for denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula by peaceful means

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:43pm
BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met in Brussels Friday with the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea, Kang Kyung-Wha and discussed bilateral relations, the situation on the Korean Peninsula, and the Iran ...

Turkish raids kill nine PKK gunmen N. Iraq

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:22pm
ANKARA, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Turkish fighter jets killed nine Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) armed men in raids they launched over northern Iraq, the army said in a statement Friday.It added that fighter jets raided some PKK positions in Zap, northern ...

EU welcomes liberation of Raqqa

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:54pm
BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The European Union hailed Friday the liberation of Raqqa city as a decisive step towards eliminating the threat of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq and freeing their people from its arbitrary rule."The ...

UN has "tremendous potential" that "hasn't been used," Trump tells Guterres

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:47pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- In a brief Oval Office appearance Friday with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, President Donald Trump said the UN has tremendous potential that has not been used."The United Nations has tremendous potential. ... ...

Pres. Abbas acclaims Kuwait's Al-Ghanim for "brave, firm" IPU stance

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:45pm
RAMALLAH, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heaped praise on Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim for his brave, firm and supportive stance to the Palestinian cause.The Palestinian official news agency (WAFA) ...

Iraqi forces control two oil towns in Mosul

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:38pm
BAGHDAD, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Iraqi government forces are now controlling two oil-rich towns in northwest of Mosul, previously manned by the Kurdish Peshmerga troops, the military media department said in a statement Friday.The Iraqi forces are in full ...

US crude oil futures drop 1.2 pct

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:25pm
NEW YORK, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- US crude oil futures contracts dropped Friday 1.2 percent after Iraqi forces took control over major oil fields northwest Kirkuk coupled with Iraqi oil ministry's announcement that production would resume next week.In New ...

Turkish court sentences 19 people for life for failed coup attmpt links

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:10pm
ANKARA, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- A Turkish court sentenced 12 people for life with hard labor for their links with the "parallel entity, accused by Ankara of being the mastermind of the failed coup attempt, which took place in July 2016.The supreme criminal ...

G7, social media firms to cooperate against cyber-terror

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:50pm
ROME, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Interior Ministers of the G7 countries and representatives from social media companies agreed to cooperate against cyber-terrorism, as well as exchange of information over Syrian city of Raqqah.This came during a meeting ...

US top official to visit region including Kuwait for talks on int'l security

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:41pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (KUNA) - US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Tina Kaidanow will travel to Qatar, Kuwait, Iraq and Israel next week for discussions on a variety of international security issues, it was announced ...