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Arab League chief urges postponement of Kurdistan referendum

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 6:32pm
IRBIL, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit has implored the Kurdistan government to call off a planned referendum on the region's independence.The call was made by Abul-Gheit during his talks with Kurdistan President ...

Russian FM arrives in Saudi Arabia for regional talks

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 4:47pm
JEDDAH, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Saturday on the first stop of his Middle East mission, which includes Jordan, official media reported.During his visit, Lavrov will hold talks ...

Lebanese army dismantle Israeli spy device near Shebaa farms

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:43pm
BEIRUT, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese army dismantled Saturday an Israeli spy device that was discovered near an Israeli military site in the occupied Shebaa farms, southern Lebanon.In a press statement, the army said that the device was spotted at ...

Turkish army kills seven PKK militants SE Turkey, N. Iraq

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:18pm
ANKARA, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Turkey's army killed at least seven militants belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq, official media reported Saturday.Around four PKK sources were killed in a drone strike ...

Two militants, one policeman killed, three injured in Kashmir encounters

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 3:17pm
NEW DELHI, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Indian police sources said at least two militants and one policeman were killed, and three others were injured in two separate attacks in north Indian-controlled state of Jammu and Kashmir.Quoting local police sources, ...

Turkey, US reiterate cooperation importance to region's stability

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 2:40pm
ANKARA, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Turkey and the United States reiterated Saturday the importance of boosting their cooperation to achieve stability in the region, official media reported.This came during a phone call between Turkish President Recep Tayyip ...

His Highness Amir: UN's honoring appreciation to Kuwait

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 2:39pm
KUWAIT, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said Saturday the UN's honoring him as a Humanitarian Leader was only in appreciation of Kuwait's humanitarian initiatives.His Highness the Amir was replying to a ...

His Highness the Amir receives parliament speaker Al-Ghanim

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 1:24pm
KUWAIT, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received, at his residence in the US on Saturday, National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim. (end) ...

Pakistan lodges strong protest at ongoing violence against Rohingya Muslims

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 1:00pm
ISLAMABAD, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Ambassador of Myanmar, U. Win Myint was summoned at Pakistan Foreign Office in federal capital Islamabad on Saturday and received a strong protest of the Government and people of Pakistan at the ongoing violence against ...

Syrian gov't forces, allies break IS siege on Deir Ezzor military airport

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 12:48pm
AMMAN, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Syrian government army forces and their allied troops broke the siege imposed by so-called Islamic State (IS) on Deir Ezzor military airport, an army source said Saturday.IS militants fled from the airport area and left their ...

National Guard chief congratulates His Highness Amir on memory of UN honoring

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 12:10pm
KUWAIT, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Chief of the National Guard His Highness Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah sent a cable on Saturday to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, congratulating him on the third anniversary of being feted by ...

Pharaonic tomb discovered in Luxor

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:56am
CAIRO, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Archeological authorities have discovered a new Pharaonic tomb with much of its ornamentation and colored shapes still well preserved in southern Loxur. Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anani said at a news conference that the ...

Brussels demonstration calls for stop to "Rohingya genocide"

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:30am
BRUSSELS, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Hundreds of mainly Muslim residents gathered in front of the European Parliament Saturday to condemn the international silence over the massacre and expulsion of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from their homeland in ...

Insider attack kills 4 policemen in Afghanistan

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:22am
ISLAMABAD, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- At least four Afghan policemen and a civilian were killed in an insider attack by an Afghan policeman in Afghanistan's central Logar province, said officials on Saturday.Provincial Governor's spokesman, Saleem Saleh told ...

Arab League eager to protect Iraq's sovereignty, says chief

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:21am
BAGHDAD, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- The Arab League will not compromise on Iraq's sovereignty, visiting Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit said on Saturday.As he met with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi, Abul-Gheit said that the Arab League ...

Zakat House helped pardon convicts

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 11:00am
KUWAIT, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Zakat House's humanitarian campaign last May resulted in releasing and pardoning 918 prisoners and convicts in civil cases, the Minister of Awqaf said on Saturday.The house paid KD 1.172 million (USD 3.5 million) to cover ...

Abul-Gheit in Iraq in bid to settle referendum issue

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:10am
BAGHDAD, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit arrived in the Iraqi capital on Saturday on a mission aimed at settling the issue of the Kurds' independence referendum.A foreign ministry source told KUNA that the Arab League ...

Arab authorities congratulate on UN honoring His Highness the Amir

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 10:04am
KUWAIT, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Arab authorities have expressed congratulations to the State of Kuwait on the third anniversary of the UN proclamation of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as Humanitarian Leader and its naming of ...

Paranoiac tomb discovered in Luxor

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 9:26am
CAIRO, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- Archeological authorities have discovered a new Paranoiac tomb with much of its ornamentation and colored shapes still well preserved in southern Loxur.Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anani said at a news conference that the ...

Preparations in place for new school year - MoI

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 9:15am
KUWAIT, Sept 9 (KUNA) -- All security and safety precautions are being taken as the new school year gets underway, Kuwait's Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Saturday.Speaking to the press, the MoI's director of the general department of public ...