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N. Korea threatens to sink whole US if invaded

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 11:15am
TOKYO, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- North Korea said Monday that it is ready to bury the entirety of the US under water if the country is invaded by Americans, the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported.The Rodong Sinmun, an official newspaper of the ruling ...

India agrees to withdraw border personnel from Doklam face-off site

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 10:20am
NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- India on Monday said that it has reached an understanding with China to end a two-month-long stand-off in the border region of Doklam.The Indian Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement: "In recent weeks, India ...

Singapore sets Sept. 23 as presidential election date

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 9:54am
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Singaporeans will vote for their eighth president on September 23, provided that more than one person qualifies to run for the honorary post, the elections department announced Monday.The presidential candidates will ...

KUNA main news for Monday, August 28, 2017

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 9:16am
Local: KUWAIT -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday said implementation of bilateral agreements signed during His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's 2015 visit to Russia would see further progress. (Issued at ...

Parliament speaker offers condolences over US hurricane victims

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 8:47am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim Monday sent cables of condolences to US Senate President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan.In the cables, the speaker offered sincere condolences ...

Pope Francis to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh in Nov.

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 8:29am
VATICAN CITY, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Pope Francis is set to visit Myanmar from 27 to 30 November, and to Bangladesh from 30 November to 2 December, a Vatican official said.Director of the Holy See Press Office Greg Burke said in a statement on Monday that ...

4,000 pilgrims leave for Islam's holiest shrine amid pious atmosphere

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 8:15am
(Photo feature by Ahmad Sorour) KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- With only a few days remaining until Muslims from all across the globe undertake the holy Islamic journey of Hajj, Kuwait's International Airport has been teeming with activity to ...

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

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 8:05am
KUWAIT -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says implementation of bilateral agreements signed during His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's 2015 visit to Russia would see further progress. KUWAIT -- Kuwait and ...

Kuwait, Honduras ink economic, technical deal

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 7:48am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait and Honduras have signed an agreement for promoting and developing bilateral economic and technical cooperation, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Finance said.The agreement was signed by Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry ...

Kuwaiti, Russian FMs mull over ties

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 7:33am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Monday, as both officials held talks over bilateral ties and current global ...

His Highness Amir holds luncheon for Russian FM

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 7:26am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah Monday held a luncheon banquet in honor of visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his accompanying delegation. (Pick up previous) ...

Audience of His Highness the Crown Prince

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:44am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace on Monday Chairman of Capital Markets Authority's (CMA) Board of Commissioners and Managing Director Dr. Nayef Falah Al-Hajraf.His ...

Interior Ministry releases all police personnel being held for discipline

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:24am
KUWAIT , Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Interior Ministry's Undersecretary Lt. Gen. Mahmoud Al-Dosari ordered on Monday the release of all police personnel jailed for discipline measures."Such decision comes upon orders by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of ...

OIC strongly condemns latest suicide attack in Afghanistan

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:22am
JEDDAH, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- The General Secretariat of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has strongly condemned the suicide attack at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on August 25 that killed at least 28 people and injured many others.The OIC ...

His Highness the Amir offers condolence to Pres. Trump

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:15am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences to US President Donald Trump over the victims of Hurricane Harvey which struck Texas late Friday.His Highness the Amir hoped that US ...

His Highness the PM, Russian FM discuss distinguished bilateral ties

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:24am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Monday received, in the presence of First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah at Seif Palace, the ...

Russian FM: Implementing bilateral deals with Kuwait to see further progress

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:18am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Monday said implementation of bilateral agreements signed during His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's 2015 visit to Russia would see further progress.Lavrov, ...

Booby-trapped car kills three people in Baghdad

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:17am
BAGHDAD, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Three people were killed and six others injured on Monday when a booby-trapped car exploded east of the capital, the Iraqi Police announced on Monday.A source in the local police told KUNA that the explosion took place in ...

KBA: Local banks closed from Thursday till Monday Sept 4 for Eid Al-Adha

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:13am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Banking Association (KBA) announced on Monday that local banks will be closed for five days starting from the day of Arafa next Thursday till Monday September 4, on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha.Dr. Hamad Al-Hasawi, ...

His Highness the Amir receives Russian FM

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:43am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace on Monday, in presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ...