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British Museum attack car accident not terrorist act - police

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:42pm
LONDON, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- British police considered an incident where a car ploughed into pedestrians outside the Natural History Museum as a traffic accident not a terrorist act.The police said in a statement that the accident slightly injured 11 ...

FEI grants Kuwaiti equestrian two stars

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:37pm
KUWAIT, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait horse rider Fare'a Al-Waqayan said Saturday she was so happy and proud after the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) granted her two stars, after completion two world endurance races, to be the first ...

Trump declared emergency in Louisiana as Nate upgraded to hurricane

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 1:09pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump declared an "emergency" in Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Nate, the ...

Embassy confirms Kuwaitis in London safe

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:59pm
LONDON, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Embassy in London on Saturday confirmed that all Kuwaiti nationals are safe after a car allegedly ploughed into pedestrians outside the Natural History Museum.The embassy, in a statement sent exclusively to KUNA, ...

Kuwait Amir representative returns home after UNGA's New York visit

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:40pm
KUWAIT, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Representative of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah returned home Saturday after chairing Kuwait's delegation to UN General ...

IPU needs to highlight Rohingya's plight - Speaker Al-Ghanim

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:17am
KUWAIT, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait will request urgent examination of the plight of Muslim Rohingya at the forthcoming conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) scheduled in a week in Saint Petersburg, Russia, the National Assembly Speaker has ...

Spain braces for more protests amid Catalonia crisis

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:51am
MADRID, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Cities across Spain on Saturday witnessed protests by opponents of secession, calling for nationwide demonstrations in a bid to support dialogue to end the country's worst political crisis in decades. Thousands of ...

People injured in crash near London museum - police

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:43am
LONDON, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- A car has been involved in a collision on Saturday near the Natural History Museum in London with several injuries reported, police said.According to the BBC, the Metropolitan Police said a "number" of people had been ...

Russia, S. Arabia ink USD 2.1 bln worth of investment accords

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:11am
MOSCOW, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has inked with Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) business deals worth USD 2.1 billion, Itar-Tass news agency said on Saturday.Itar-Tass quoted fund's Chief Executive Officer ...

Moscow's MGIMO confers honorary doctorate on Saudi King

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:10am
MOSCOW, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Russia's Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), which is operated by the foreign ministry, has granted Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud an honorary doctorate on Saturday.MGIMO's scientific board has ...

Kuwait's embassy in Jordan takes part in charity bazaar

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 9:20am
AMMAN, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti embassy in Jordan took part on Saturday in the "Diplomatic Bazaar," a charity fair whose revenues go for orphans.The embassy is keen on participating in the annual event that emphasizes solidarity and ...

Kuwait's ALO chief Al-Mutairi calls for Arab world's sustainable development

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 9:10am
CAIRO, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- General Director of the Arab Labor Organization (ALO) Fayez Al-Mutairi on Saturday called for effective pan-Arab cooperation to realize sustainable development in the Arab countries.In light of fundamental developments ...

Kuwait is keen on global hlt issues - Minister Al-Harbi

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 8:57am
KUWAIT, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Health Minister Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi stressed on the importance of participating in the World Health Organization (WHO) meetings, committing to all decisions and work plans issued by the organization to promote world ...

KUNA main news for Saturday, October 7, 2017

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 8:57am
Local: KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti Jet Skier Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq won second place at the US Jet Ski Marathon in Lake Havasu, Arizona, for non-Modified stock category. (Issued at 02:08 p.m. local-time 11:08 GMT) International: NEW YORK -- "Justice for ...

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

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 7:53am
KUWAIT - Kuwaiti Jet Skier Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq wins second place at the US Jet Ski Marathon in Lake Havasu, Arizona, for non-Modified stock category. NEW YORK - "Justice for all" should be the motto for all people regardless of their ...

Kuwaiti came 2nd in US Jet Ski championship in Arizona

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 7:07am
KUWAIT, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Jet Skier Yousef Al-Abdulrazzaq won second place at the US Jet Ski Marathon in Lake Havasu, Arizona, for non-Modified stock category.Al-Abdulrazzaq told KUNA in a phone interview that he was very pleased to achieve ...

Kuwait stresses rule of law on regional, global levels

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 5:03am
NEW YORK, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- "Justice for all" should be the motto for all people regardless of their social status; therefore, the State of Kuwait stands in support of laws and regulations on the national, regional, and international levels, said a ...

Egypt welcomes US decision on lifting economic sanctions on Sudan

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 4:06am
CAIRO, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- Egypt welcomed on Saturday the US decision of lifting economic sanctions on Sudan, imposed since 1997, asserting on the importance of such decision in stabilizing and developing Sudan.A statement by the foreign ministry noted ...

KUNA main news for Saturday, Oct 7, 2017

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 4:04am
LOCAL KUWAIT -- Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, the State of Kuwait continued to provide aid to people in Lebanon and Syria throughout the week. (Issued 9:34 am local time). KUWAIT -- Ministry of ...

Kuwaiti oil price up 26 cents to USD 53.58 per barrel

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 3:56am
KUWAIT, Oct 7 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 26 cents Friday to settle at USD 53.58 per barrel, compared to USD 52.32 per barrel last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday.In world markets, oil prices were ...