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Sanctions aims at getting Russia to improve relations with US -- Tillerson

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:33am
WASHINGTON, July 29 (KUNA) -- The near unanimous votes for sanctions legislation in Congress represent "the strong will of the American people to see Russia take steps to improve relations with the United States," Secretary of State Tex Tillerson ...

EU's Mogherini to visit Tehran Aug 5

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 10:11am
BRUSSELS, July 29 (KUNA) -- European Union (EU)'s High Representative Federica Mogherini will travel to Tehran on Saturday August 5, in her capacity as Chair of the Joint Commission of the JCPOA, (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) to attend the ...

Taliban attacks kill 16 policemen in S. Afghanistan

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 9:51am
ISLAMABAD, July 29 (KUNA) -- At least 16 Afghan policemen were killed and 12 others wounded in coordinated attacks by Taliban rebels in Afghanistan's southern Helmand and Ghazni provinces, said officials on Saturday.Helmand's provincial governor ...

KUNA main news for Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 9:29am
Local: ROME -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Italy Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled and senior official in the Italian Civil Protection Department (DPC) Nadia Khdaidi have discussed boosting bilateral cooperation in rescue and humanitarian aid post-disasters. ...

Bahraini, Saudi, UAE, Egyptian FMs to meet in Manama Sun.

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 9:18am
MANAMA, July 29 (KUNA) -- Foreign ministers from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Egypt will meet in Manama on Sunday, the Bahraini Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. The four ministers agreed in Cairo on July 5 to meet again in Manama by the end ...

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

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:15am
BRUSSELS -- The European Commission (EC) has announced the launch of an infringement procedure against Poland by sending a Letter of Formal Notice. TOKYO - North Korea has claimed it has successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile ...

Iraq's PM calls for excluding "corrupt" from political scene

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 8:00am
BAGHDAD, July 29 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has called for excluding what he referred to as "the corrupt" from the ruling political bodies in the country.Addressing the opening of the third session of the Iraqi youth ...

EC launches infringement procedure against Poland over judiciary reforms

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 7:12am
BRUSSELS, July 29 (KUNA) -- The European Commission (EC) on Saturday announced the launch of an infringement procedure against Poland by sending a Letter of Formal Notice.The move comes after the publication in the Polish Official Journal of the Law ...

Kuwait, Italy to boost cooperation in post-disasters rescue

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 4:41am
ROME, July 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait and Italy discussed boosting cooperation in the field of rescue and humanitarian aid post-disasters.Kuwaiti Ambassador to Italy Sheikh Ali Al-Khaled and senior official in the Italian Civil Protection Department (DPC) ...

KUNA main news for Saturday, July 29, 2017

Sat, 07/29/2017 - 4:08am
Local: KUWAIT -- Supervisors of sites under constructions are responsible for most of fire incidents erupted in those sites in Kuwait, Kuwait's top fireman said. (By Nasser Al-Shalabi issued at 10:36 a.m. local-time 07:36 GMT) KUWAIT -- Since ...