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Kuwaiti official calls for promoting Islamic tolerance

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:14am
KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- 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 ...

PKK kills two Turkish soldiers in SE Turkey

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 9:01am
ISTANBUL, June 22 (KUNA) -- Two Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in clashes between Turkish forces and PKK in Turkey's southeastern province of Bitlis, the Army's General Staff said.The two soldiers were initially taken to hospital as they were ...

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

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 8:02am
KUWAIT -- International oil prices are forecast to remain in the vicinity of USD 45 and 55 until the market regains stability and equilibrium, a Kuwaiti oil expert believes. BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi government says the recent visit of Iraqi Prime ...

Expert predicts oil price to be USD 45-55 pb

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 7:43am
By Osama Jalal KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- International oil prices are forecast to remain in the vicinity of USD 45 and 55 until the market regains stability and equilibrium, a Kuwaiti oil expert believes.Market balance can be restored by means of ...

Kuwaiti stocks close on mixed board

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:56am
KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Stock Exchange, or Boursa Kuwait, ended Thursday's trading in the mixed zone.The Price Index and KSX 15 went up by 7.08 and 1.29 points respectively, while the Weighted Index fell by 0.53 points.A total of 35.8 ...

Stoltenberg says NATO to help Libya to stabilise country

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:20am
BRUSSELS, June 22 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met Libyan Prime Minister Fayez Al-Sarraj Thursday, as they discussed the security situation and many challenges facing the country."NATO has agreed to help Libya as you work to ...

OPEC basket stable at USD 43.14 pb

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 6:15am
VIENNA, June 22 (KUNA) -- OPEC daily basket price stood at USD 43.14 per barrel (pb) on Wednesday, compared with USD 43.90 pb last Tuesday, said the international organization Thursday.The basket's annual price for 2016 was at USD 40.76 pb, it ...

N. Korea condemns Moon's offer for talks over Pyongyang's end to provocations

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:11am
TOKYO, June 22 (KUNA) -- North Korea on Thursday rebuked South Korean President Moon Jae-in for suggesting that Seoul is open to unconditional talks if Pyongyang stops provocative acts, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported.Moon's move to take ...

Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants killed in Kashmir encounter - police

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 5:05am
NEW DELHI, June 22 (KUNA) -- At least three members of Pakistan-based militant organization Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed on Thursday, following an encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in North India, police sources said.Quoting local ...

Japanese PM, Turkish FM agree to deepen cooperation

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:21am
TOKYO, June 22 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met Wednesday, with Abe praising the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shown in the recent amendment of the Turkish ...

Kuwaiti Qabazard on Mount Everest for 2nd time in 2 yrs.

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 4:08am
By Fahad Al-Enizi KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti mountaineer Fuad Qabazard succeeded, for the second time in two years, in climbing Mount Everest. In a statement to KUNA upon arriving home Thursday, Qabazard told KUNA that the purpose of his ...

USD stable at KD 0.303

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:38am
KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was stable at KD 0.303, so did the Euro at KD 0.339, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Thursday.The bank added that the Sterling Pound also stood at KD 0.384, the Swiss Franc was KD ...

Kuwait oil price down USD 1.07 to USD 41.89 pb

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:34am
KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down USD 1.07 to USD 41.89 per barrel (pb) on Wednesday after being at USD 42.96 pb last Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday.Global markets also saw decline in prices ...

Trump envoys meet with Abbas in Ramallah, hold "productive meeting" - White House

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 3:26am
WASHINGTON, June 22 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoys met late Wednesday in Ramallah with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority and his senior advisers, the White House announced.Senior Adviser to the President ...

Photo of the Day

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:44am
Brass Bazaar . ( KUNA - Mustafa Al- Bader ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 2:40am
KUWAIT, June 22 (KUNA) -- 1925 -- Tunisian President Abdulaziz Al-Thaalabi visits Kuwait. 1962 -- The first issue of "Al-Talea" newspaper was published, with Abdulrazzaq Al-Khalid as Editor-in-Chief. 1964 -- Kuwait inaugurates embassy in ...

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

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:56pm
WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State reaffirms support to Kuwait's effort to resovle the differences between some Arab countries and Qatar. JEDDAH - Saudi royalties, and military and political top brass pledge allegiance to newly-appointed Crown ...

Senior Saudi officials pledge allegiance to new Crown Prince

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:38pm
JEDDAH, June 21 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's newly-appointed Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman bin Abdulaziz received pledges of allegiance from royalties, the Grand Mufti of the Kingdom and the President of the Shura Council, as well as religious ...

France announces new cabinet lineup

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:53pm
PARIS, June 21 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled on Wednesday a new cabinet lineup led by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and including some technocrats.Florence Parly, a businessperson who worked for major transport companies, was ...

US urges China to pressure N. Korea to deescalate regional tension

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:21pm
WASHINGTON, June 21 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reiterated the need for China to pressure North Korea in order to prevent further regional escalation.The most acute threat in the region today is ...