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France "takes note" of cease-fire in Syria

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 8:06am
PARIS, May 5 (KUNA) -- France said on Friday it had "taken note" of the intention to implement a cease-fire in Syria and urged "an effective halt to fighting and violence" in that country.A statement from the Foreign Ministry said that it had ...

Kuwait oil price down 76 cents, standing at USD 46.60 pb

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 8:03am
KUWAIT, May 5 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil was down 76 cents standing at USD 46.60 per barrel on Thursday (yesterday) compared to USD 47.36 pb on Wednesday, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said Friday. Globally, oil prices were down last ...

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

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 7:58am
KUWAIT -- Price of Kuwaiti oil fell 76 cents trading at USD 46.60 per barrel Thursday compared to USD 47.36 pb Wednesday. DOHA -- Kuwaiti and Qatari Red Crescent Societies have been joining hands to relieve refugees and displaced peoples, especially ...

Israeli forces contemplating bringing doctors to force-feed Palestinian strikers

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:38am
RAMALLAH, May 5 (KUNA) -- The Israeli occupation forces is considering bringing doctors from abroad to force-feed Palestinian prisoners participating in an ongoing (19 days) hunger strike, Israeli local reports said Friday.Israeli Channel 2 news ...

Yemeni FM: We are ready to go back to peace talks

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:19am
By Nawab Khan BRUSSELS, May 5 (KUNA) -- Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalik Al-Makhlafi said Friday that the Yemeni government is adhering to the peace process and is ready to go back to the table to bring peace to Yemen as soon as possible and to ...

Japan, China, S. Korea vow to resist protectionism

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:17am
TOKYO, May 5 (KUNA) -- Finance leaders of Japan, China and South Korea vowed on Friday to counter "all forms of protectionism" amid growing concerns over US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies.At a trilateral meeting in Yokohama near ...

Syria's de-escalation zones closed to US-led aircrafts - Lavrentyev

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:15am
MOSCOW, May 5 (KUNA) -- Russia's delegation and the president's special envoy for Syrian settlement, Alexander Lavrentyev said on Friday that the planned de-escalation zones in Syria will be closed to the US-led coalition's aviation."The case is ...

Japan proposes USD 40 billion-currency swap fund with ASEAN

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 6:03am
TOKYO, May 5 (KUNA) -- Japan on Friday proposed creating bilateral currency swap arrangements of up to USD 40 billion with Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in times of financial crisis.The proposal was made during a meeting of finance ...

New Yorkers gather to spoil Trump's 1st visit to his hometown

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 5:42am
NEW York, May 5 (KUNA) -- Hundreds of protesters gathered along Manhattan's west side trying to spoil US President Donald Trump's first visit to his hometown since his inauguration.Trump arrived to his hometown for a private event aboard the ...

Trump, Australian PM hold "productive discussion" over future of two countries

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 4:32am
WASHINGTON, May 5 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump met in New York Thursday with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, where Trump said he had a "productive discussion" about the future of the two countries in many areas, such national ...

KUNA main news for Friday, May 5 2017

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:54am
INTERNATIONAL: DOHA -- With the rise of natural disasters, armed conflicts, famine and increasing number of refugees and displaced around the world, the collaboration of humanitarian organizations to address these crises is urgently needed. Report ...

UN condemns attack of MINUSMA camp

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 3:48am
NEW YORK, May 5 (KUNA) -- UN Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the attack against the camp of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu, Mali.The attack which caused the death of a ...

UN Chief encouraged by Astana agreement

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 2:51am
NEW YORK, May 5 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres is encouraged by the agreement today in Astana, Kazakhstan, by guarantor countries Iran, Russia and Turkey to de-escalate violence in key areas in Syria, UN Secretary General office ...

Qatar, Kuwait join hands to help people suffering from disasters, conflicts

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 2:49am
By Nawwaf Al-Deqbasi DOHA, May 5 (KUNA) -- With the rise of natural disasters, armed conflicts, famine and increasing number of refugees and displaced around the world, the collaboration of humanitarian organizations to address these crises is ...

Kuwait oil price down 76 cents, standing at USD 46.60 pb

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 2:44am
KUWAIT, May 5 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil was down 76 cents and stands at USD 46.60 per barrel (pb) in Wednesday (yesterday) trading, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said Friday.Globally, oil prices were down last night, the lowest in ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 2:02am
KUWAIT, May 5 (KUNA) -- 1793 -- The headquarters of the British East India Company transfers from Basra to Kuwait. 1871 -- Governor of Baghdad Medhat Pasha visits Kuwait to express gratitude, on behalf of the Ottoman Empire, for the military ...

photo of the Day

Fri, 05/05/2017 - 1:49am
Amiri Diwan's Arab Horse Center, also known as (Bait Al-Arab) the official home of the Arabian horse (Kuna - Jaber ...

Arab forum calls for concerted efforts to ensure food security

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 8:22pm
By Mustafa El-Marini RABAT, May 5 (KUNA) -- Speakers at the Arab Forum on Sustainable Development highlighted the need of closer cooperation among the Arab countries and regional and international organizations to ensure food security in the Arab ...

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

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 7:46pm
KUWAIT - A combination of natural and unnatural causes resulted in recent rise in fish deaths, a KISR survey shows. ANKARA - A Kuwaiti urologist performs six surgical procedures on Syrian refugees at a hospital in southern Turkey. MOSCOW - Russia, ...

US Senate approves USD 1.1 trillion spending bill

Thu, 05/04/2017 - 6:00pm
WASHINGTON, May 4 (KUNA) - The US Senate Thursday passed a USD 1.1 trillion spending bill in a bid to avert a government shutdown after weeks of wrangling.The bill passed with a vote of 79-18, and no Democrats opposed it. It will last through ...