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UNSC condemns terrorist attack against MINUSMA

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:15am
NEW YORK, May 24 (KUNA) -- UN Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack against the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) near Aguelhoc, Mali, which caused the death of two Chadian ...

Teams currently dealing with big fire in petrochemicals' warehouse - KFSD

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:08am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced it is currently dealing with a big fire in a 2,000-square meter petrochemicals' warehouse in Rai area.The Directorate told KUNA that fire engines immediately rushed to the ...

Sulfar mustard, Sarin in samples from alleged Syria chemical attacks - UN

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:32am
NEW YORK, May 24 (KUNA) -- High Representative for Disarmament Affairs Izumi Nakamitsu confirmed evidence of sulfur mustard and exposure to Sarin found in samples from alleged Syria chemical attacks.In a briefing to the Security Council, Nakamitsu ...

Kuwait oil price down USD 33 cents to USD 50.28 pb

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:07am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil was down 33 cents to USD 50.28 per barrel (pb) on Tuesday, after being at USD 50.61 pb on Monday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Wednesday.The anticipated OPEC-non-OPEC meeting tomorrow ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:01am
KUWAIT, May 24 (KUNA) -- 1952 -- Islamic Guidance Society starts operation, specialized in cultural and Islamic affairs and offering seminars and lectures, as well as issuing "Irshad" magazine. 1959 -- Amiri decree 13/59 issued on traffic ...

Photo of the Day

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:59am
Sharks feeding in kuwait Scientific Centre . (KUNA - Ghazi ...

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

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:48pm
VIENNA - Kuwait minister of oil say the OPEC and non-OPEC producers are unanimous on need to extend output cuts. LONDON - British Prime Minister says the terror alert level was raised from severe to critical. MANAMA - Bahraini police arrest 286 ...

QNA website hacked, alleged remarks by Qatari Amir fabricated - Official

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:34pm
DOHA, May 23 (KUNA) -- Unknown hackers have penetrated the website of Qatar News Agency (QNA), said director of the government liaison office on Tuesday night.The hackers fabricated a statement and attributed it to Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad ...

Terror alert level in UK raised to critical

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:38pm
LONDON, May 23 (KUNA) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday her government decided to raise the terror alert level from severe to critical following the deadly bomb attack in Manchester last night."That means that a terrorist attack ...

Turkish security arrests eight IS suspects

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:03pm
ISTANBUL, May 23 (KUNA) -- Turkish security forces arrested eight suspected so-called Islamic State (IS) militants in Sakaria city northwest of the country, Turkey's security sources said Tuesday.Turkish news agency (Anadolu) quoted the sources as ...

French envoy grants KFAS chief highest medal

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:02pm
KUWAIT, May 23 (KUNA) -- French Ambassador to Kuwait Christine Nakhla Tuesday honored Director of the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) Adnan Shihab-Eldin with the "Knight of the Legion of Honor," the most prestigious ...

KAA hosts symposium on blight of Palestinian people

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:26pm
KUWAIT, May 23 (KUNA) -- Former executive secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) said the apartheid policy, systematically practiced by the Zionist entity against the Palestinian people, is tantamount to crime ...

Yemeni demonstrators attacks UN envoy's convoy - UN confirms

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:22pm
NEW YORK, May 23 (KUNA) -- UN Spokesman confirmed that UN Envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmad's convoy was attacked by Yemeni demonstrators.Speaking to the press, Stephane Dujarric said the UN Envoy was attacked by demonstrators on Monday."My ...

Trump "united the entire Muslim world" - official says

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:20pm
WASHINGTON, May 23 (KUNA) - US President Donald Trump's visit to Riyadh and the West Bank "united the entire Muslim world in a way that really hasn't been in many years," a senior administration officials told reporters Tuesday.The trip was ...

KFAED, Tunisia sign initial agreement to build four hospitals

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:10pm
By Khaled Jabbar TUNIS, May 23 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has signed an initial loan agreement worth KD 24 million (USD 79 million) with Tunisia's Ministry of Development, Investment and International ...

There is consensus among oil producers to extend output cuts - Kuwait

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:29pm
By Abdelwaheb El Gueyed VIENNA, May 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Minister of Oil Essam Al-Marzouq said Tuesday there was an agreement among OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers to extend output cuts for another nine months, in yet another bid to shore up prices. ...

Bahrain police arrest 286 wanted terrorists

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:54pm
MANAMA, May 23 (KUNA) -- Bahrain's Interior Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday that the security services arrested 286 persons who were convicted on serious terror charges.The statement, posted on the ministry's Twitter account, urged the ...

Ethiopia's Min. named WHO Director-General

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:29pm
GENEVA, May 23 (KUNA) -- Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of Ethiopia as the new Director-General of WHO, and will begin his five-year term on 1 July 2017.Prior to his election as WHO's next ...

Trump budget prioritizes IS fight, support for Israel

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:25pm
WASHINGTON, May 23 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump's Fiscal Year 2018 budget for Pentagon, Department of State and US Agency for International Development (USAID) prioritizes fight against so-called Islamic State (IS) but cuts several diplomatic ...

GCC reaffirms its support to Bahrain in restoring order, stability

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:16pm
RIYADH, May 23 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Tuesday reaffirmed its support to the Kingdom of Bahrain in all measures to protect its security and stability.In a statement, GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani said the council ...