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Kuwait wins two gold, two silver, five bronze in Arab Kickboxing tournament

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:32pm
AMMAN, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait won two gold medals, two silver and five bronze in the 9th Arab Kickboxing Championship, which was concluded in Amman on Friday.Kuwait female Hamayel Al-Yaqout won the Full Contact gold medal in the 70-kilogram ...

EU reaffirms commitment to support Somalia

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:18pm
BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Following devastating terror attack in Mogadishu last Saturday killing and injuring several hundred civilians, EU reaffirmed strong and long standing commitment to support Somalia and its people in a telephone conversation ...

Three Egyptian policemen killed in clashes with terrorists - MoI

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:08pm
CAIRO, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Three Egyptian policemen were killed and eight injured in a fire exchange with terrorists in Giza governorate, south of Cairo, the ministry of interior said Friday. The National Security Sector received information that a ...

Kurdish Peshmerga withdraw from Kirkuk - spokesman

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:00pm
IRBIL, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Iraq Kurdistan's Peshmerga Ministry said the Kurdish forces withdrew from all areas in Kirkuk amidst what it described was continuous military operations by the Iraqi forces and the Popular Mobilization Forces, or Hashd.The ...

Raqqa liberation "major step" in destroying IS, says Macron

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 12:15pm
PARIS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The liberation of the Syrian city of Raqqa from the control of the so-called Islamic State (IS) is a "major step" in the destruction of that terrorist organization, French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday.However, the ...

US congratulates Syrian forces on liberation of Raqqa

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:31am
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The US congratulated the Syrian people and Syrian Democratic Forces on the announcement of the liberation of Raqqa, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Friday."Our work is far from over but the liberation of Raqqa ...

EU mulls cutting pre-accession funds for Turkey

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:17am
BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The European Council (EC) said Friday that current relations with Turkey are difficult and warned to cut pre-membership funds for Ankara."As a result of our discussion last night on Turkey, we tasked the Commission to ...

France: new Geneva Syria talks must focus on "political solution"

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:17am
PARIS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- France said on Friday that a planned new round of Syrian peace talks to be held under UN aegis in Geneva must try to bring the parties closer to a political solution as this is the only avenue to end the conflict in that ...

Anti-IS coalition congratulates Syrian forces on Raqqa liberation

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:24am
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The coalition against the so-called Islamic State congratulated the Syrian Democratic Forces on the announcement of the liberation of Raqqa, US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced Friday."IS' loss of Mosul and now Raqqa ...

France affirms readiness to help finding solution in Iraq

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 9:43am
PARIS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- France reiterated Friday its willingness to contribute in alleviating the ongoing political tension in Iraq and finding a comprehensive solution to it.Paris has a close relationship with both authorities in Baghdad and the ...

KUNA main news for Friday, October 20, 2017

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 9:04am
Local: ====== KUWAIT -- Palestinian Ambassador to Kuwait Rami Tahboub said on Friday the speech by National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim, at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, Saint Petersburg, Russia, represents the conscious of all ...

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

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:47am
2651580 BRUSSELS - The European Union will co-host the upcoming Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, with the State of Kuwait, in Geneva on October 23, along with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the ...

UK PM says Iran deal vital for Europe's security

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:14am
BRUSSELS, OCT 20 (KUNA) -- UK Prime Minister Theresa May reiterated Friday her support for the Iranian nuclear deal after holding talks with EU leaders."On Iran, we have reiterated our firm commitment to the nuclear deal which we believe is vitally ...

D-8 Summit begins with Turkey's call to trade in local currencies

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:02am
ISTANBUL, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The scheduled ninth summit of the Developing 8 (D-8), themed "Expanding Opportunities through Cooperation," kicked off on Friday, marking the 20th anniversary of the organization.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, ...

OPEC crudes' price at USD 55.52 pb

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:00am
VIENNA, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Price of OPEC's 12 oil crudes' dropped 60 cents on Thursday settling at USD 55.52 per barrel as compared to USD 56.12 pb on Wednesday, the organization said on Friday.News bulletin of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting ...

EU to co-host with Kuwait Rohingya crisis pledging conf.

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 6:23am
BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The European Union will co-host the upcoming Pledging Conference on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis, with the State of Kuwait, in Geneva on 23 October, along with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ...

British-Kuwaiti Friendship society holds annual book prize competition in UK

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 6:16am
LONDON, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The British-Kuwaiti Friendship Society held its annual Book Prize Award for the best scholarly books on Middle Eastern studies, written in English.The Award is sponsored by the Abdullah Al-Mubarak Foundation.During the ...

Palestinian Amb. to Kuwait hails Parliament Speaker speech at IPU

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:28am
KUWAIT, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Ambassador to Kuwait Rami Tahboub said on Friday the speech by National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim, at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, Saint Petersburg, Russia, represents the conscious of all ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 64 cents to USD 54.22 per barrel

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:53am
KUWAIT, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down 64 cents on Thursday and settled at USD 54.22 per barrel, compared to USD 54.86 per barrel last Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Friday.In world markets, oil prices ...

OPCW recommends Spanish diplomat as next Director-General

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 3:33am
BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- The Eighty-Sixth Session of the Executive Council of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) recommended the appointment of Fernando Arias, Permanent Representative of Spain to become OPCW next ...