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Tusk deplores "geographical divides" in EU

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:49am
BRUSSELS, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- President of the European Council Donald Tusk called Thursday for unity in the EU and warned that "geographical divides" between EU member states are hampering solutions to the migration crisis and progress on the economic ...

Sheikh Fahad Al-Salem Al-Sabah Shooting tournament takes off

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:41am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Competitions of Sheikh Fahad Al-Salem Al-Sabah Shooting tournament started on Thursday at the Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Olympic Shooting Complex.Deputy director of the tournament, and the national shooting teams, Mohammad ...

EP calls on Myanmar military to end all atrocities against Rohingya

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:40am
BRUSSELS, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament adopted Thursday a resolution reiterating its call on the military and security forces in Myanmar to immediately cease the killings, harassment and destruction of the homes of the Rohingyas.Since ...

Iraq executes 38 terror convicts

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:04am
BAGHDAD, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Justice announced Thursday that 38 terror convicts were executed in Al-Nasseriya prison located in Dhi Qatar governorate south of the country.The ministry said that the sentences were carried out after ...

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

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 7:01am
KUWAIT -- The State of Kuwait is seeking to boost its oil production capacity up to 4.750 million barrels per day by 2040 in line with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation's strategy, Minister of Oil Bakheet Al-Rasheedi says. RABAT -- Arab chief ...

Arab Parl't chiefs kick off extraordinary meeting on Jerusalem

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:44am
RABAT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Arab chief lawmakers on Thursday started an emergency meeting at the Moroccan parliament to discuss the recent US move on Jerusalem.Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim is taking part in the key gathering, ...

Min: Kuwait's oil production capacity to hit 4.750 mln barrels by '40

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:42am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait is seeking to boost its oil production capacity up to 4.750 million barrels per day by 2040 in line with Kuwait Petroleum Corporation's strategy, Minister of Oil Bakheet Al-Rasheedi said on ...

Parliament speaker congratulates Kazakhstan on Nat'l Day

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 6:06am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Thursday sent congratulatory cables to the speaker of the Kazakh House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate on their country's National ...

His Highness Amir congratulates Kazakhstan on nat'l day

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:33am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a cable of congratulations to the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, on the occasion of the national day of his country, wishing him ...

Kuwait bourse ends week's trading in green zone

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 5:17am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait ended trading Thursday in the green zone with the benchmark going up by 93.8 points to reach 6,331.7 points The Weighted and KSX 15 indices ended up by 3.4 and 8.8 points respectively.The value of trades was at ...

UN rapporteur urges UNSC to refer N. Korean human rights violations to ICC

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:29am
TOKYO, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- UN Special Rapporteur on North Korea's human rights situation Tomas Ojea Quintana renewed Thursday a call on the UN Security Council to consider referring North Korean human rights abusers to the International Criminal Court ...

Kuwaiti FM receives outgoing French Amb.

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:09am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received Thursday outgoing French Ambassador to the country Christian Nakhle on the occasion of his tenure ending.During the reception, Sheikh ...

OPEC price down to USD 61.50 pb

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 4:04am
VIENNA, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- The OPEC daily basket price went down USD 1.25 to reach USD 61.50 per barrel (pb) on Wednesday, compared with USD 62.75 pb last Tuesday, the OPEC said Thursday.The average annual rate of the basket, in 2016, hit USD 40.76 ...

NGO estimates at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims killed during attacks in Myanmar

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:58am
GENEVA, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- At least 6,700 Rohingya in the most conservative estimations, have been killed, including at least 730 children under the age of five years, the Swiss Non Government Organization Medicins Sans Frontiere (MSF) said in a ...

Japanese PM, UN chief confirm need of full implementation of resolutions on N. Korea

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:09am
TOKYO, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday shared the view that UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea should be fully implemented by all the countries.During ...

Trump "as committed as he has ever been" to Mideast peace - Nauert

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:09am
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Responding to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's comments that the US is no longer fit to be the Middle East mediator and that the United Nations should take over, the State Department late on Wednesday said President ...

Arad Fort... Witness to Bahraini history

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:04am
Photo feature by Hammad Al-Mutairi MANAMA, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Arad Fort, in Muharraq Island east of Manama, is one of the important locations in the Kingdom, dating back to the 15th century. The Fort was renovated in the 1980s. Its name was derived ...

Tillerson to take part in UN ministerial on non-proliferation, N. Korea

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:54am
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will participate in a UN Security Council ministerial briefing on non-proliferation and North Korea on Friday in New York, the State Department announced late Wednesday.Tillerson "will ...

Photo of the day

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:19am
Alburay’esi (Alsha’ab) gate is one of five gates that were part of the 3rd Kuwait City wall that was built to fend off any attack from land. (Yousef Dashti – ...

USD down against KD at 0.301, EUR up to 0.357

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:18am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was down to KD 0.301, while the EUR came up to KD 0.357, compared to yesterday's prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Thursday.CBK said, on its daily bulletin, that the rate of the ...