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Kuwait adheres to human rights standards - Interior Min.

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:55am
KUWAIT, July 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah underlined on Tuesday Kuwait's firm commitment to human rights principles and laws, saying that discrimination has no place in the ...

PKK attack injures three soldiers in SE Turkey

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:54am
ISTANBUL, July 4 (KUNA) -- Three soldiers were injured in an attack by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in southeast Turkey on Tuesday, security sources said.The soldiers were wounded by PKK rocket-propelled grenades in Cukurca, a mountainous area ...

Kuwaiti MP says hurdles in GAFTA need to clear

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:02am
CAIRO, July 4 (KUNA) -- It is imperative to eliminate all obstacles that could encumber business in the "Greater Arab Free Trade Area" (GAFTA), a Kuwaiti MP said on Tuesday.Speaking to KUNA, Khaled Al-Otaibi, a member of the Arab Parliament's ...

Wataniya Airways launches 1st flight to Georgia July 11th

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 10:01am
By Abdulaziz Al-Mejren KUWAIT, July 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Wataniya Airways will run its first flight to the Georgian capital Tbilisi on July 11th, with an average of three trips per week.Wataniya Airways will also operate flights to the Azeri capital ...

KUNA's senior official visits Paris office

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 9:57am
PARIS, July 4 (KUNA) -- KUNA's Deputy Director General for Administrative and Financial Affairs and Communications Abdulhamid Malak on Tuesday visited the agency's office in Paris.KUNA's senior official and his accompanying delegation insepcted ...

Russia: N. Korea missile launch violates UNSC resolution

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 9:47am
MOSOW, July 4 (KUNA) -- Russia on Tuesday said that North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile constitutes a breach of the UNSC resolution."We are alarmed, worried and are following what is happening with a great sense of apprehension for the ...

Russia, China coop. on global security crucial - Putin

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 9:45am
MOSCOW, July 4 (KUNA) -- The significance of Russia's cooperation with China on issues such as global security and tackling modern day challenges was underlined by President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.In a meeting with China's visiting President Xi ...

KUNA main news for Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 9:11am
Local: ROME -- Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri stressed Tuesday Kuwait's firm support to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its efforts to eliminate ...

Qatari response to demands decides course of action - UAE's FM

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 8:43am
ABU DHABI - The UAE Foreign Minister noted that "in appreciation of His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the response (on the side of the four states) will be after contacts and coordination with (His Highness the ...

France welcomes appointment of new Syria investigation chief

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 8:37am
PARIS, July 4 (KUNA) -- France on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of Catherine Marchi-Uhel, a former French judge, to head up the International, Impartial and Independent Enquiry into most serious war crimes in Syria.A Foreign Ministry statement ...

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

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 8:15am
ROME-- Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri stresses Kuwait's firm support to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its efforts to eliminate hunger and poverty in ...

New round of Syrian peace talks open in Astana

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 7:29am
MOSCOW, June 4 (KUNA)-- The fifth round of Syrian peace talks kicked off in Kazakh capital Astana Tuesday, with the participation of Syrian government and opposition parties.All delegations participating in this round of talks have arrived in Astana ...

Audience of His Highness Crown Prince

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 7:13am
KUWAIT, July 4 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Tuesday at Bayan Palace Governor of Hawalli General Sheikh Ahmad Al-Nawwaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and Governor of Al-Asima Governor General Thabet ...

His Highness Crown Prince receives NUKS officials

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 7:06am
KUWAIT, July 4 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Tuesday at Bayan Palace presidents and members of the National Union of Kuwaiti Students (NUKS) branches in UK, Ireland, Egypt, Canada and ...

His Highness the PM receives members of KTUF

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 6:45am
KUWAIT, July 4 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace Tuesday members of the Kuwait Trade Union Federation (KTUF) The meeting was attended by head of His Highness the Prime ...

Qatari response to demands decides course of action - UAE's FM

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 6:39am
ABU DHABI, July 4 (KUNA) -- The Qatari response to the demands by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahraini, and Egypt will decide the course of action in regards to the current situation in the region, said UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed ...

Kuwait supports FAO efforts to eliminate hunger, poverty - Al-Jabri

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 6:19am
BY Mahdi Al-Nimr ROME, July 4 (KUNA) -- Minister of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Minister of Municipal Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri stressed Tuesday Kuwait's firm support to the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and its ...

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces breaches Raqqa city

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 6:10am
AMMAN, July 4 (KUNA) -- The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) breached the old walls of Raqqa city and began clashing with operatives of the so-called Islamic State (IS), said a source Tuesday.The SDF was successful in its mission to enter ...

Kuwait Bourse ends Tuesday trading in green zone

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 5:39am
KUWAIT, July 4 (KUNA) -- Boura Kuwait, the national stock exchange, ended trading Tuesday in the green zone with the benchmark going up by 73.55 points to 6,638.77 points.The benchmark made a record jump midday by 88 points.The Weighted and Price ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim congratulates US top legislators on Independence Day

Tue, 07/04/2017 - 4:43am
KUWAIT, July 4 (KUNA) -- The Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim sent on Tuesday cables of congratulation to US Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, President of the Senate Mike Pence, and President pro tempore of ...