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

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:10am
DOHA -- Qatar Airways suspends its flights to Irbil and Sulaimaniyah cities in northern Iraq in coordination with the civil aviation authorities in the fellow Arab country. BEIRUT -- A unified Arab effort is needed to face the negative impacts of ...

Suicide car bombing kills 12 security personnel in S. Afghanistan

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 8:05am
ISLAMABAD, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- At least 12 Afghan security personnel were killed and four others wounded in a suicide car bombing in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, said officials on Thursday.Provincial police spokesman Zia Durrani told ...

Egyptian army foils attempt to smuggle weapons

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 7:58am
CAIRO, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Ten vehicles, carrying weapons and explosives, were destroyed by the army, said a statement by the Egyptian military's central command Thursday.The statement said that this attempt to smuggle weapon was foiled by the ...

Irbil airport suspends all int'l flights Friday evening

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 7:38am
IRBIL, Sept 28 (KUNA0 -- Irbil airport will suspend international flights on Friday evening, said a statement by a top airport official Thursday.According to her statements to the French Press Agency (AFP), Director of Irbil airport Talar Faiq Salih ...

ALECSO: supporting new generation to bring prosperity to Arab region

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 7:23am
KUWAIT, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Supporting the talents of the new Arab generation will bring upon prosperity to the region, said a top official at the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) Thursday.Chair of ALECSO's sixth ...

OPEC basket down to USD 56.07 pb

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:50am
VIENNA, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- OPEC's daily basket price on Wednesday decreased by 36 cents to reach USD 56.07 per barrel (pb), compared to USD 56.43 pb the previous day, the oil exporters group said Thursday.The average annual basket price rate last ...

EU condemns sentencing of Crimean Tartar leader

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:37am
BRUSSELS, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) condemned Thursday the two-year sentence handed to Crimean Tatar leader and Deputy Chair of Mejlis Ilmi Umerov by a court in Crimea yesterday."The European Union does not recognize the illegal ...

Boursa Kuwait ends Thursday in red zone

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:23am
KUWAIT, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait, the national stock exchange, ended Thursday's session in the red zone with its three main indices shedding points.The price index lost 89.01 points reaching 6,679.73 points, the weighted index shed 2.2 points ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim congratulates His Highness the PM on successful surgery

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 6:22am
KUWAIT, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent Thursday a cable to His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on the success of his surgery.The Speaker wished Sheikh Jaber a swift and ...

Unified Arab effort needed to face climate change - Kuwait

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 5:37am
BEIRUT, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- A unified Arab effort is needed to face the negative impacts of climate change on the earth atmosphere, said a Kuwaiti official Thursday.Speaking on the sideline of an UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia's ...

Sharp drop at Kuwait Bourse with the price index going down by 108.3 points at 12:15 p.m. local-time

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 5:31am
Sharp drop at Kuwait Bourse with the price index going down by 108.3 points at 12:15 p.m. ...

Kuwaiti PM invites Malaysian counterpart to visit Kuwait - Al-Asousi

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 5:09am
By Abdullah Bugus KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to Malaysia Saad Al-Asousi delivered Thursday an invitation from His Highness the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah to his Malaysian counterpart ...

USD up KD 0.302

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 5:05am
KUWAIT, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- The rate of the US Dollar was up to KD 0.302 while the Euro went down to KD 0.354, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Thursday.The CBK said that the rate of the Sterling Pound was down to KD 0.404, the same case with the ...

Kuwait's crude oil exports to China hit almost 1-year high

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:42am
TOKYO, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to China in August hit a 11-month high of 1.74 million tons, equivalent to 410,000 barrels per day (bpd), up 18.2 percent from a year earlier, official data showed on Thursday.The figure was the ...

Kuwaiti, Dutch delegations discuss bolstering ties

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 4:40am
BRUSSELS, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti parliamentary friendship delegation headed by MP Shuaib Al-Muwaizri met on Wednesday Speaker of the Dutch House of Representatives Khadija Arib, said Kuwait's embassy in the Hague on Thursday.According to the ...

Japanese PM dissolves parliament for election

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:53am
TOKYO, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved on Thursday the Lower House of parliament for a snap election next month.At an extraordinary meeting following the dissolution, the Cabinet endorsed his plan to call the election ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, Sept 28, 2017

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:48am
LOCAL KUWAIT -- The general conference for the Arab League Educational, Culture and Sciences Organization (ALECSO) conference kicks off here, on the agenda electing a new Director General for the organization after the sad passing away of former ...

Syrians cope with miseries of refuge through self-employment

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:16am
By Arwa Al-Wagayan TUNIS, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Despite all the miseries and pain endured by Syrian refugees around the world, some, somehow, managed to activate a glimmer of hope in their lives through self-employment in countries that host them.With ...

Wara hill..Witness to ancient Arab events, modern Kuwaiti history

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 3:10am
By Sheikha Al-Lougani KUWAIT, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Wara hill, situated about 57 kilometers south of Kuwait City in Al-Ahmadi governorate, has been witness to events occurring in ancient Arab times and in the modern history of Kuwait.Wara, or Awara in ...

Malaysia banns citizens from traveling to N. Korea

Thu, 09/28/2017 - 2:26am
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 28 (KUNA) -- Malaysia banned citizens from travelling to North Korea on Thursday until further notice.In a statement, the ministry of Foreign Affairs said the decision was taken "in view of the escalation of tensions in the Korean ...