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Council of Europe Assembly condemns Spanish attacks

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 1:21pm
PARIS, July 18 (KUNA) -- The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on Friday condemned the terrorist attacks in Spain a day earlier in which 14 died and over 100 were wounded.In a statement, the Strasbourg-based PACE said the ...

Deputy Foreign Minister eulogizes martyrs Al-Ali, Al-Husseini

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:25pm
KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah eulogized on Friday the two prominent citizens, the Grand Mosque Imam Dr. Waleed Al-Ali and Fahad Al-Husseini, who were killed in a recent terrorist attack in Ouagadougou, Burkina ...

OIC deplores Spain van attacks

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:24pm
JEDDAH, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Friday vehemently condemned the two run over attacks in Spain on Thursday, which claimed a number of people dead or injured.OIC Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen considered ...

US Cyber Command to be elevated in status to strengthen operations -- Trump

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:09am
WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he has directed that United States Cyber Command be elevated to the status of a Unified Combatant Command focused on cyberspace operations."This new Unified Combatant ...

60,000 Iranian pilgrims in sacred lands -- official

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:03am
TEHRAN, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Up to 60,000 Iranian pilgrims have arrived in the holy lands in Saudi Arabia, an Iranian official said on Friday.The Iranian news agency, FARS, quoted Head of Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization Hamid Mohammadi as saying ...

Catalonia attacks' death toll up to 14, 130 injured

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:01am
MADRID, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- The death toll of two stampede attacks in Catalonia, Spain, went up to 14, and at least 130 others from 34 countries were injured, according to official reports.There are two Spaniards among the victims of the incidents; a ...

Kuwait embassy in Spain secures Kuwaitis in attack aftermath

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 9:40am
MADRID, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait Embassy in Spain affirmed on Friday that all necessary measures had been taken to secure the Kuwaiti tourists and cater to their needs "since the moment the attack was launched in Barcelona." ...

KUNA main news for Friday, August 18, 2017

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:57am
Local: KUWAIT -- Kuwait's International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Chairman Dr. Abdullah Al-Maatouq calls on conflicting parties across the world to observe international humanitarian law and to protect civilians in general and aid ...

IICO chief urges conflicting parties to respect humanitarian law

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:07am
KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) Chairman Dr. Abdullah Al-Maatouq on Friday called on conflicting parties across the world to observe international humanitarian law and to protect civilians in ...

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

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 8:00am
KUWAIT -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim sends cable of condolences to President of the Spanish Congress of Deputies Ana Pastor and President of Spanish Senate Pio Garcia on the tragic terror attack in northeastern Spain. KUWAIT -- ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim mourns victims of Barcelona attack

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:46am
KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim sent a cable of condolences to President of the Spanish Congress of Deputies Ana Pastor and President of Spanish Senate Pio Garcia on the tragic terror attack in northeastern ...

Spaniards mourn victims of van attack

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:32am
MADRID, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Spaniards observed a minute of silence on Friday in homage to fellow citizens who lost their life or got injured in Thursday's deadly van attack in Barcelona.Attending the somber and symbolic ceremony in the city main square ...

"Maryam" App spreads fear among teenagers' parents

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:51am
By Khalda Al-Nofal KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- "Maryam" application is the newest controversial game, with a basic rhetoric of attempting to lead a lost girl back to her home by asking the player a series of personal questions based on ...

Five suspects shot dead in Cambrils - Spanish TV

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:37am
MADRID, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Five suspects have been shot dead as Spanish police intercepted a car that was running people down in the town of Cambrils on Friday, official TV said.The attack followed a van atrocity in Barcelona that killed 13 people.It ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 72 cents to USD 46.93 pb

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:29am
KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- The price of the Kuwaiti oil dropped by 72 cents to settle at USD 46.93 per barrel (pb) Thursday compared with USD 47.65 pb on Wednesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Friday.At the global level, the prices were ...

Arab League condemns Barcelona terror attack

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:25am
CAIRO, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- The Arab League condemned Friday the terror attack which resulted in the death of 13 people and the injury of some 50 others as a van plowed into crowds in Las Ramblas tourist area in Barcelona, northeast Spain.A statement by ...

S. Korea, US to hold military drills

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:52am
TOKYO, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- South Korea's military said Friday that Seoul and Washington would stage joint military drills next week at a similar level to those last year, Yonhap News Agency reported.The allies' Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise will kick ...

US political woes, Spain attack extends Tokyo stocks losing streak

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:52am
TOKYO, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Tokyo stocks extended their losing streak for a third straight session on Friday, with a key index ending at a 3.5-month low on political turmoil in the US and a terrorist attack in Spain.The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average on ...

Kuwaiti charity pioneers... Leading humanitarian figures

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:41am
By Mousa Ahmad KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- It is no secret that many Kuwaitis have always been on the vanguard of relief aid and humanitarian efforts both on the regional and international scenes. With that being said, there are a number of Kuwaiti ...

Japan protests Chinese ships' entry into territorial waters

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 3:22am
TOKYO, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Japan lodged a protest with China on Friday after four Chinese patrol ships ships entered Japanese territorial waters around a chain of disputed islands in the East China Sea.The Foreign Ministry conveyed the protest to the ...