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Chinese FM urges all sides not to increase tensions on Korean Peninsula

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 1:50pm
TOKYO, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that addressing "reasonable security concerns" is key to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, and urged all sides not to increase tensions, Chinese State-run news agency (Xinhua) ...

Lebanese army destroys IS sites near eastern Syrian borders

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:57pm
BEIRUT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese army targets with artillery the positions of the so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorists group in the outskirts of Ras Baalbek and Qaa, a Lebanese source told KUNA on Thursday.The source added the army shelling ...

Education Minister honors Kuwait's prominent scientists

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:53am
KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Al-Fares honored on Thursday the Shagaya renewable energy project's team who seized the first place among Kuwait's developing projects in ...

French Football League urges Spanish League to release Neymar

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:41am
PARIS, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- France's ruling Football League on Thursday joined the fray over the controversial transfer of Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, urging its Spanish counterpart to stop blocking the Euros 220 million ...

Jerusalem named 2018's "Youth Capital"

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 11:00am
ISTANBUL, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- A protocol was signed Thursday in Turkey's cosmopolitan city of Istanbul heralding Jerusalem as the "Youth Capital" of the year 2018.Palestinian Minister of Youth and Sports Jibril Rajoub and Elshad Iskandarov, the ...

Amiri Diwan mourns Suad Al-Humaidhi

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:59am
KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The Amiri Diwan on Thursday mourned Suad Hamad Saleh Al-Humaidhi, widow of Sheikh Jaber Al-Ali Al-Salem Al-Sabah. She was 78. (end) ...

Kuwaiti team qualifies psychological counselor for Syrian refugees in Jordan

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:50am
AMMAN, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Some 28 trainees have successfully completed the first "psychological counseling" program organized by the "Tarahom" (compassion) of Kuwait's International Islamic Charity Organization (IICO) aiming to help the Syrian refugees ...

S. Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt seek closer media coordination

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:49am
JEDDAH, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Information ministers and officials of Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt, on Thursday affirmed necessity of joint media coordination to face all forms of extremism and terrorism.Saudi Press Agency said the officials ...

Global food prices rise for 3rd month -- FAO

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:39am
ROME, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations.FAO Food Price Index - a monthly trade-weighted index tracking international market prices of five ...

Lebanon stresses on dealing with Kuwaiti memo

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:22am
BEIRUT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese Cabinet on Thursday emphasized necessity of tackling content of the memo addressed by the State of Kuwait to the government.Minister of Information Milhem Riachi, reading the Cabinet statement after a session, ...

French President Macron happy with Neymar potential transfer to PSG

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:37am
PARIS, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday that the prospect of a transfer to Paris Saint Germain by Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar would be "good news" and would add an attraction to the Paris team, news reports ...

Kuwaiti embassy in London issues alert amid spate of acid attacks

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:29am
LONDON, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's embassy in the United Kingdom has called on its citizens to be vigilant in the wake of a terrifying wave of acid attacks.The embassy urged Kuwaiti nationals to stay away from dark and remote corners near major ...

Israel has to stop undermining settlement -- Presidency

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:25am
RAMALLAH, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Presidency on Thursday criticized Israel's policy and its bids to jeopardize the two States' solution, said the Presidency Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudainah.East Jerusalem and Gaza Strip are Palestinian properties ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:52am
Local: KUWAIT -- Zaar ceremonies are ancient folkloric rituals to exorcise evil spirits, using different types of music, mainly the art of "Samri." By Amna Al-Shammari. News feature issued at 09:01 a.m. (06:01 GMT). Economic: KUWAIT -- ...

Iran's Rouhani officially begins second term as president

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:40am
TEHRAN, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was sworn in for a second term on Thursday, fresh off his convincing victory in presidential elections held in May.In a ceremony presided over by Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamanei, ...

Mogherini to visit Tehran August 5

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:27am
BRUSSELS, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini will visit Tehran on Saturday to attend the inauguration ceremony of President Hassan Rouhani. Mogherini will arrive in Tehran on Aug 5 as the head of the Iran-P5+1 Joint ...

Kuwait dispatches first crude shipment to its new refinery in Vietnam

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:12am
KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has dispatched first shipment of crude oil to its newly built refinery in Vietnam, signaling imminent start of the installation operations.Kuwait Petroleum International's (KPI) Vice President Ghanem Al-Otaibi said at ...

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

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 7:59am
KUWAIT -- Price of Kuwaiti oil went down 67 cents to USD 48.63 per barrel (pb) Wednesday after being at USD 49.30 pb the day before, says Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). KUWAIT -- Boursa Kuwait, formerly known as Kuwait Stock Exchange, ended ...

Kuwait Bourse ends Thursday trading on mix board

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:04am
KUWAIT, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait, formerly known as Kuwait Stock Exchange, ended Thursday trading with the benchmark going up by 1.75 points to read 6,825.7 points.The Weighted Index went down by 0.42 points to stand at 412.7 points as well as ...

Int'l ring smuggling Iranians to UK dismantled - Europol

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:42am
BRUSSELS, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- The European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Cooperation (EUROPOL) announced Thursday that the Spanish police, with support from the UK's police and Europol, have dismantled an international criminal network involved in ...