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Delta Air Lines orders 100 Airbus planes

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:07pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Delta Air Lines, a major American airline, announced Thursday that it has agreed with Airbus for a 100 firm order estimated at USD 12.7 billion and 100 option order for state-of-the-art Airbus 321neo (new engine option) ...

Over 20 IS terrorists killed in southern Syria -- CENTCOM

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:04pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Coalition-partnered forces in southern Syria killed over 20 so-called Islamic State terrorists near at-Tanf, while a number of IS terrorists were detained in the engagement, including foreign terrorists, it was announced ...

Dozens of Trump move protesters injured in clashes with Israeli forces

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:59pm
RAMALLAH, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Some 51 Palestinians were injured amid clashes with Israeli forces in Jerusalem and eastern Gaza, medical sources said on Thursday.The Palestinian Red Crescent said it treated 26 Palestinians, who were struck close to Bab ...

UK PM: IS remains a threat

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:51pm
BRUSSELS, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she is in Brussels on Thursday to talk with friends and allies about the threats and challenges, not least issues around security."Those range from Daesh (so-called Islamic State group), ...

Explosive fired by Yemen's Houthis towards Jazan kills Saudi boy

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:38pm
JEDDAH, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- A Saudi teenager was killed by a shrapnel of a projectile fired by Yemen's Houthis near his home in Al-Arda governorate in the southern province of Jazan, Saudi Civil Defense Forces on Thursday. In a statement, the civil ...

Taliban attacks kill 18 security personnel in Afghanistan

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:29pm
ISLAMABAD, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- At least 18 security personnel were killed in two separate attacks by Taliban rebels in Afghanistan's eastern Helmand and southwestern Paktia provinces, said officials on Thursday.Provincial Governor, Hayatullah Hayat ...

Heads of Arab parliaments says Trump's decision on Jerusalem void, null

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:08pm
RABAT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Heads of Arab parliaments concluded their meeting late Thursday, considering US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as "null and void".The conferees issued a final communique in which ...

Kuwaiti, Iraqi chief lawmakers discuss Jerusalem

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:45pm
RABAT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's parliament speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and his Iraq's counterpart Speaker Salim Al-Jubouri discussed aligning their positions in regards to Palestinian developments on Thursday.During a meeting, held on the fringes of ...

Stoltenberg: Brexit will not change UK-NATO ties

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 12:01pm
BRUSSELS, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that UK's exit from the European Union will not affect UK's ties with the western military Alliance."Brexit wil not change UK's relations to NATO. UK has again and ...

Al-Ghanim meets Qatari Shura Council pres.

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:15am
RABAT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim met on Thursday in Rabat with Qatari Shura Council President Ahmad bin Abdullah Al-Mahmoud.During the meeting, Al-Ghanim congratulated bin Abdullah on having been elected as ...

Al-Ghanim meets Saudi Shura Council pres.

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:33am
RABAT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Thursday met with Saudi Shura Council president Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammad Al-Sheikh, on the sidelines of the emergency meeting of speakers of Arab parliaments in ...

Min. calls for training Kuwaiti youth for future responsibility

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:30am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri has urged officials of the National Council for Culture, Arts, and Letters (NCCAL) to assist national cadres through proper training to enhance their skills and qualify them for ...

Macron calls for discussion on Jerusalem at EU summit

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:28am
BRUSSELS, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that a discussion on the Jerusalem situation after the US declaration to recognize it as the capital of Israel by EU leaders meeting today would be useful "I already expressed ...

Al-Ghanim: Unified Arab stance "needed" against US Jerusalem decision

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:20am
RABAT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Thursday that a unified Arab stance on the regional and international level was needed against the recent US move on Jerusalem.In his speech to the heads of Arab ...

Kuwait's new DM stresses army revamp

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:17am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Thursday underscored the significance of developing the army's units and sectors in line with His Highness the Amir's 2035 vision.Sheikh ...

Disney to buy most of Fox in USD 52 bln 'megamerger' deal

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 10:17am
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Disney will buy Fox's TV and movie studios, cable networks, and international TV businesses for USD 52.4 billion in a deal described as a "megamerger" that is expected to change the landscape of entertainment and ...

Security forces gun down eight Maoist rebels in south India

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 9:46am
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Indian authorities on Thursday said that at least eight Maoist rebels were killed in a shootout between the rebels and security forces in Bhadradri Kothagudem district of south Indian state of Telanagana.Quoting Telangana ...

EU allocates 100 mn euro to assist in evacuation of migrants from Libya

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 8:57am
BRUSSELS, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini announced Thursday that 16,000 migrants have been able to voluntarily return from Libya to their home countries till now and an additional 15,000 will return from Libya by February ...

Oil Min.: Work at joint Oman's Duqm Refinery to be launched mid-'18

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 8:42am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Minister of Oil Bakheet Al-Rashidi said that up to USD 5 billion are due soon from world banks for the financing of Oman's Duqm Refinery, a joint venture of Oman Oil Company (OOC) and Kuwait Petroleum International ...

Saudi launches USD 53 bln plan to stimulate private sector

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 8:14am
RIYADH, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia announced Thursday that it had launched a SR 200 billion (USD 53 billion) plan to stimulate the private sector.Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr. Majed bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi announced the launch of a ...