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EU welcomes appointment of new UN special envoy for Libya

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:34pm
(With POL-UN-LIBYA) BRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) -- The EU welcomed Thursday the appointment of Ghassan Salame as United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative for Libya and Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) saying ...

US airstrikes in Yemen kills AQAP leader

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:21pm
WASHINGTON, June 22 (KUNA) -- The US conducted airstrikes last week against three Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) compounds in Shabwah Governance Yemen, which resulted in killing leader Abu Khattab Al-Awlaqi along with two of his ...

Russia reiterates rejection of coalition attacks on Syrian troops

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:26pm
MOSCOW, June 22 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday reaffirmed his country's stance rejecting the attacks by the US coalition against the Syrian troops.In a phone call with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Lavrov has ...

UN appoints Lebanese Ghassan Salame to head mission in Libya

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:49pm
NEW YORK, June 22 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres announced on Thursday the appointment of Ghassan Salame of Lebanon as his Special Representative and Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL).Salame will succeed Martin Kobler ...

UN's WFP announces entry of aid to Syria's Qamishli

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:16pm
ROME, June 22 (KUNA) -- The UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Thursday announced the entry of a convoy of humanitarian aid to Qamishli district in Al-Hasaka governorate, northeast of Syria, by land.It is the first time to access aid to the area after ...

Al-Roudhan, Turkey's ISPAT chief discuss boosting investment, trade

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 1:13pm
ANKARA, June 22 (KUNA) - Enhancing investment and trade between Turkey and Kuwait featured high on talks Kuwaiti visiting Minister of Trade and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan held with President of Turkey's Investment Support and Promotion Agency of ...

EU leaders decide to boost European defence cooperation

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:54pm
BRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) -- European Union leaders decided here Thursday to strengthen Europe's security and defence to face today's challenging geopolitical environment. Speaking at a press conference after the first session of an EU summit this ...

Iranian carrier buys 45 Airbus aircraft

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:42pm
TEHRAN, June 22 (KUNA) -- The Iranian carrier Airtour worked out a deal with Airbus on Thursday to buy 45 A320neo aircraft at euro 45 billion.Official Iranian media quoted Public Relations Director at Airtour Mardhia Jaafarzadeh as saying the euro ...

Egypt extends state of emergency for 3 months

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:35pm
CAIRO, June 22 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian government on Thursday agreed to prolong a state of emergency for three months across the country.Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi declared on April 10, 2016, a state of emergency in the country for three ...

ISESCO condemns bombing Al-Nuri Mosque, minaret in Mosul

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:27am
RABAT, June 22 (KUNA) -- The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) on Thursday condemned the destruction of Al-Nuri Mosque and Al-Hadba minaret, west of Mosul.The destruction of the Mosque, which was built by Nour El ...

Lebanon's political parties agree on completing Taif Agreement

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:25am
BEIRUT, June 22 (KUNA) - The Lebanese political parties have agreed to complete the enforcement of the Taif Agreement of 1989, and to enhance the economic scene and reform in the country.The heads of the political parties represented in the ...

Kuwait Alms House spends generously on needy

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:24am
KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- Al-Zakat House posted cash proceeds of KD 7.726 million (some USD 25.2 million) in Q1 2017, rising by 14 percent as compared to last year's same period.Local and external expenditures reached KD 12.483 million ...

Egyptian forces kill 7 gunmen

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:14am
CAIRO, June 22 (KUNA) -- Security forces have raided a hideout of gunmen in Asiut killing seven "of the terrorists," the Egyptian Ministry of Interior said on Thursday.It said the gunmen were involved in recent terrorist attacks including blasts ...

Egypt sentences some MB members to life in prison

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:48am
CAIRO, June 22 (KUNA) -- An Egyptian court on Thursday sentenced four members of the Muslim Brotherhood to life in prison, and five others to three and five years in jail.They were convicted of possessing anti-army and police publications, inciting ...

Oil producers in unprecedented compliance with output ceiling concord

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:44am
VIENNA, June 22 (KUNA) -- OPEC and participating non-OPEC producing countries recorded the highest conformity ever with their voluntary adjustments in production, achieving a level of 106%, the organization reported.The Joint OPEC-Non-OPEC ...

Japanese PM congratulates Saudi Arabia's new crown prince

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:32am
TOKYO, June 22 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe congratulated Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Wednesday on his appointment as Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister.Abe sent a congratulatory ...

May calls for more work to stop online extremism

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:46am
BRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) -- UK Prime Minister Theresa May stressed Thursday that more work should be done in order to halt online extremism.Speaking to journalists ahead of the EU summit due here later today, May said she will be calling on other ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:26am
Local: KUWAIT -- Chairman of the Supreme Advisory Committee to work on complete the application of Sharia law Dr. Mohammad Al-Tabtabai, stressed Thursday the importance of working to show Islam in its true and tolerant form, far from terrorism and ...

Turkish humanitarian aid reaches Gaza from Israeli sea port

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:19am
GAZA, June 22 (KUNA) -- Turkish humanitarian aid arrived in the blockaded Gaza Strip on Thursday, Gaza officials said, a day after arriving on a ship at an Israeli port from Turkey.Loaded with 10,000 tonnes of supplies, Aqua Stella docked at ...

Suicide attack kills 29, wounds 60 people in S. Afghanistan

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:18am
ISLAMABAD, June 22 (KUNA) -- At least 29 people were killed and over 60 others wounded in a car suicide bombing in front of a bank in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province on Thursday, said an official.Provincial governor's spokesman Omer Zwak ...