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Al-Abadi's visit to Paris has nothing to do with Kurdistan referendum

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 6:15am
BAGHDAD, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- The visit by Iraqi Prime Minister to Paris has nothing to do with the Kurdish referendum, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi's office said on Saturday.The invitation was delivered to Al-Abadi on August 26 by the French ...

Irbil calls on Baghdad to end airports closure

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:53am
IRBIL, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- Kurdistan region's government called on its Baghdad counterpart Saturday to end the decision to suspend flights and close airports in the Kurdistan region.The Kurdistan Regional Government's (KRG) spokesperson Safin Dizi ...

AWARDS LEAF goes to Abdullah Al-Salem Culture Center

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 5:47am
KUWAIT, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- The design for Abdullah Al-Salem Culture Center won on Saturday AWARDS LEAF award, one of the most prestigious awards in architecture.The ceremony, attended by more than one hundred prominent figures in the world of ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 41 cents to USD 53.85 pb

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 4:33am
KUWAIT, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down Thursday 41 cents to USD 53.85 per barrel compared to USD 54.26 per barrel last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday.In world markets, oil prices also went ...

KUNA main news for Saturday, Sept 30, 2017

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 4:30am
LOCAL ====== KUWAIT -- Kuwait maintained its unwavering approach of aiding nations ravaged by natural and man-made disasters across the globe throughout the past week. (weekly report issued at 11:18 am local time). INTERNATIONAL =============== ...

Kuwaiti aid continues to help people in hardship

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 4:17am
KUWAIT, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait maintained its unwavering approach of aiding nations ravaged by natural and man-made disasters across the globe throughout the past week, which ended on Friday.In our weekly report, we start from last Monday when ...

Austrian Muslims hesitant to vote in legislative elections

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 2:52am
VIENNA, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- Muslims in Austria are considered a very important group in the Austrian elections game, especially with the fact that there are around 700,000 Muslims out of a population of 8.7 million, mostly of Turkish, Bosnian, and ...

Promoting Boursa Kuwait triggers lofty prospects

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 2:47am
By Mohammad Kamal KUWAIT, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti economists foresee significant growth of traded liquidity at Boursa Kuwait after its promotion to the level of an emerging market, thus boosting prospects for a much healthier status of the ...

1,821 birth, death certificates issued for illegal residents in 8 months

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 2:22am
KUWAIT, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health said on Saturday that they have issued 1,821 birth and death certificates since the past eight months to illegal residents in collaboration with Kuwait's Central Apparatus for Illegal Residents' ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Botswana on nat'l day

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 2:21am
KUWAIT, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Saturday a cable to President of Botswana Ian Khama, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad ...

Photo of the day

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 2:19am
The long-legged buzzard (Buteo rufinus), spotted in Jahra Pools Nature Reserve, is a bird of prey and one of the largest species of Buteo. Length can range from 50 to 66cm and wingspan from 115 to 160cm (Abdulrazzaq Saleh – ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Sat, 09/30/2017 - 2:01am
KUWAIT, Sept 30 (KUNA) -- 1970 -- The State of Kuwait approved the agreement on establishing the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development endorsed by the Arab League on March 11, 1970. 1990 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah urged the ...

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

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:49pm
KUWAIT - FTSE Russel Governance Board promotes Boursa Kuwait to "emerging market." DUBAI - UAE is selected as venue of the 71st International Astronautical Congress 2020. WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State says his country does not ...

Boursa Kuwait promoted to "emerging market" - Al-Hajraf

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 7:09pm
KUWAIT, Sept 29 (KUNA) -- The Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) Russel has promoted Boursa Kuwait to an emerging market, Chairman of Kuwait's Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Board of Commissioners Nayef Al-Hajraf tweeted Friday. Al-Hajraf ...

US HHS secretary resigns amid private plane probe

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 6:37pm
WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (KUNA) --US Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned on Friday amid a federal investigation into his use of private jets. White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders issued a statement confirming the HHS ...

Turkish forces kill 32 PKK elements

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 5:53pm
ANKARA, Sept 29 (KUNA) -- At least 32 members of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were killed in southeast Turkey and north Iraq, Anadolu Agency reported on Friday, citing a statement by the Turkish General Staff. These include three militants who were ...

Tillerson: US does not recognize Kurdistan's referendum

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 5:33pm
WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (KUNA) - The US does not recognize Kurdistan's Regional Government's unilateral referendum held on Monday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday."The vote and the results lack legitimacy and we continue to support a ...

Foreign arrivals in Turkey up by 46.35 pct in August

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 4:36pm
ANKARA, Sept 29 (KUNA) -- The number of arriving foreigners in Turkey in August 2017 increased by 46.35 percent compared to the corresponding month of last year.Data of the Turkish National Police show that the number of arriving foreigners hit ...

Non-emergency personnel ordered to depart Cuba - Tillerson

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:45pm
WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Friday that non-emergency personnel assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Havana, as well as all family members, have been ordered to depart Cuba.Moreover, a travel warning has ...

EU reaffirms support to security and stability in Horn of Africa

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 1:41pm
BRUSSELS, Sept 29 (KUNA) -- An informal ministerial meeting was held in Brussels Friday between the EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, together with the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Christos Stylianides, and Foreign Ministers of the ...