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Kuwaitis' itineraries leave no place off radar

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:17am
By Nezar Al-Mutairi KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- The blazing sun hovering over Kuwait during the summer months is usually a harbinger of travel season, a time where many avid travelers scamper abroad for a much-needed respite from the unbearable ...

Kuwait marks World Humanitarian Day Aug 19

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:09am
By Abdelsalam Al-Salat KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- As the international community marks the United Nation's World Humanitarian Day on August 19, the State of Kuwait continues its efforts to be a key player within this domain.In recent history, Kuwait ...

Photo of the Day

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:02am
Kuwait Towers during twilight (KUNA - Mustafa ...

US, Japan counterpart discuss North Korea, defense cooperation - Pentagon

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 2:01am
WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met Thursday with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on the sidelines of the US-Japan Security Consultative Committee to reaffirm the strength of the US-Japan Alliance, the Pentagon ...

Today in Kuwait's History

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 1:59am
KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- 1952 -- Kuwaiti pioneer, Sultan Ibrahim Al-Kulaib passed away at the age of 63 years. He was member in Al-Maarif Council in 1936, the Municipal Council 1937, Director of Municipality in 1939. He was also the first Manager of ...

Spanish PM announces 3-day mourning over Barcelona attack

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:52pm
MADRID, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced late Thursday night three days of national mourning in the wake of the van attack in the northeastern city of Barcelona.He made the announcement at a press conference after an ...

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

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:41pm
KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir condoles with King Felipe VI, of Spain, for the loss of many lives in Barcelona attack. AMMAN - Kuwait donates USD 2.2 million to the UNRWA as part of annual financial contribution to the UN agency. DOHA - Qatar ...

Saudi Arabia unveils Manasikana app for pilgrims

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:39pm
JEDDAH, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umrah on Thursday launched the upgraded version of its Manasikana (our rituals) application for smartphones.The app, designed to educate pilgrims on the rituals of "hajj" (pilgrimage) and ...

Kuwait blasts deadly attack in Barcelona

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:09pm
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly denounced the terrorist attack that left dozens of casualties in Barcelona city, northeast Spain, on Thursday.The State of Kuwait reaffirms full support to the Spanish ...

US, Japan discuss growing threat from North Korea

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:39pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- The military and foreign ministers of the US and Japan met on Thursday to discuss the growing threat from North Korea and strengthening their alliance with respect to other issues in the Asian-Pacific region."We agreed ...

His Highness Amir condemns Barcelona attack, offers condolences to Spanish King

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:38pm
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences Thursday to King Felipe VI of Spain for the loss of life of many people in Barcelona terror attack.In the cable, His Highness the Amir ...

Death toll tops 13 in Barcelona attack

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:22pm
MADRID, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- At least 13 people were killed and 50 others injured after a van plowed into crowds in Las Ramblas tourist area in Barcelona, northeast Spain, on Thursday.The driver of the van attempted to ran over three police officers and ...

Sudan reiterates support to Kuwaiti mediation in Gulf crisis

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:21pm
KHARTOUM, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir has underlined his country's support to Kuwait's mediation to resolve the current Gulf crisis."Sudan's support to the Kuwaiti initiative to settle and iron out Gulf differences is ...

Kuwaitis in Spain urged to be vigilant after Barcelona attack

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:42pm
(With SEC-SPAIN-ATTACK) MADRID, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ambassador to Spain urged his compatriots to be cautious about their safety and avoid crowded areas in the wake of the deadly van attack in the heart of Barcelona, northeast Spain, on ...

Qatar welcomes Saudi decision to faciliate travel of Qatari pilgrims

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:41pm
DOHA, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Qatar welcomed Thursday Saudi Arabia's recent decision on allowing its citizens to cross into the Kingdom by air and via Salwa border port to perform Hajj rituals.The Saudi decision is a positive step to ease tensions between ...

Iraqi gov't arrests police officers for misconduct in Mosul

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:31pm
BAGHDAD, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- A number of Iraqi federal police officers have been arrested and referred to judiciary over official misconduct against civilians in Mosul city, the Iraqi Cabinet announced Thursday.Allegations of official misconduct by the ...

US condemns attack in Barcelona

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:14pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- The US condemned Thursday's attack in Barcelona, Spain and will do "whatever is necessary to help," said President Donald Trump in a tweet.During a press conference with his Japanese counterpart, Secretary of State Rex ...

One killed, 32 injured in van attack in Barcelona

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:45pm
MADRID, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- At least one person killed and 32 injured when man driving a van rammed it into crowds of people on a fashionable street in the heart of Barcelona, Spanish news agency (EFE) reported on Thursday.At least 10 of the injured ...

Foreign Minister discusses bilateral ties with India counterpart

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:05pm
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Thursday a phone call from India's Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj.Discussions between the two officials focused ...

Dignitaries pay tribute to Kuwaiti victims of Burkina Faso terror attack

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:51pm
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Ministers and lawmakers hailed on Thursday virtues of two prominent citizens and clerics, both victims of a terrorist attack on a restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso last Monday.The bodies of Grand Mosque Imam Dr. Waleed ...