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KFAED, Republic of Guinea sign USD-27 mln loan agreement

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:13pm
KUWAIT, May 23 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) has signed with the Republic of Guinea a loan agreement worth KD eight million (USD 27.2 million) for financing a road project.KFAED said Tuesday in a press statement ...

Three firefighters, two paramedics injured in elevator accident in Kuwait

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:09pm
KUWAIT, May 23 (KUNA) -- Three firefighters and two paramedics were injured when an elevator they were in fell to the ground in Khaitan district on Tuesday, the fire department said.Fire fighters from Sabhan center and paramedics rushed to open a ...

World's top body condemns Manchester barbaric attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:23pm
NEW YORK, May 23 (KUNA) -- Members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the barbaric and cowardly terrorist attack which took place in Manchester, UK, in which at least 22 people were killed and 59 injured.In a press statement ...

Bahraini police arrests 50 suspects including fugitive terrorists

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:10pm
MANAMA, May 23 (KUNA) -- Fifty suspects were arrested, including fugitive terrorists from Jau prison, as part of operation to restore order in the kingdom, the Interior ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.The statement quoted by Bahraini news ...

Former CIA chief: Russia may have recruited Trump campaign aids

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 2:10pm
WASHINGTON, May 23 (KUNA) -- Former CIA Director John Brennan noted concern that Russia may have recruited aides from Donald Trump's campaign to help Moscow influence the US presidential election."I encountered and am aware of information and ...

GCC condemns Manchester terrorist attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:51pm
RIYADH, May 23 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Tuesday strongly condemned the terrorist bomb attack on the Manchester Arena that killed and injured scores of innocent civilians.The attack "is a heinous terrorist crime" that violates ...

Quartet discusses developments in Libya

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:29pm
BRUSSELS, May 23 (KUNA) -- The European Union, the African Union, the Arab League and the United Nations met in Brussels Tuesday to assess developments in Libya since their last meeting in Cairo on 18th March and further coordinate their efforts to ...

Kuwait launches charitable farming project in Africa

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:19pm
KUWAIT, May 23 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti charity on Tuesday inaugurated a philanthropic project where sprawling farms in Africa will be purchased for humanitarian purposes.Speaking to KUNA, head of Al-Rahma charity's African department Saad Al-Otaibi said ...

Oil tanker blast kills 12 people, injures 15 others in N. China

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:16pm
TOKYO, May 23 (KUNA) -- Twelve people were killed and 15 others injured in a truck collision in north China's Hebei Province on Tuesday, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.The accident happened at around 6:20 a.m., (2220 Monday GMT) when an oil ...

Terror threat level remains unchanged in Belgium

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:52am
BRUSSELS, May 23 (KUNA) -- Belgium's Interior Minister Jan Jambon said Tuesday that after the Manchester attack, the terror threat remains at level three out of the highest level of four in the country.Terrorists are concentrating more on soft ...

Qatar denounces Manchester attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:48am
DOHA, May 23 (KUNA) -- Qatar has openly condemned the blast which targeted a concert in the British city of Manchester and left dozens of people dead or injured.The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs reiterated, in a statement, the country's ...

Par'l Speaker meets with former UN official

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:33am
KUWAIT, May 23 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim received on Tuesday former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Dr. Rima Khalaf.The meeting tackled the humanitarian ...

NATO, Belgium condemn Manchester attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:31am
IBRUSSELS, May 23 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg strongly condemned Tuesday last night's "barbaric attack in Manchester, which deliberately targeted children and their families" "My thoughts are with all those affected, their ...

Kuwait, Columbia seek closer legal ties

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:42am
VIENNA, May 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Minister of Justice Dr. Faleh Al-Azab met with his Columbian counterpart Enrique Gil Botero on Tuesday to examine strategies to deepen cooperation between both nations on legal and judicial affairs.Speaking to KUNA ...

US sends condolences to families affected by Manchester attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:38am
WASHINGTON, May 23 (KUNA) -- The US gave condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones and to those injured in the attack in Manchester that killed 22 people."While it is too early to determine those responsible for this atrocity, we are ...

Kuwait, Mongolia eye closer economic coop.

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:37am
KUWAIT, May 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah received a visiting Mongolian delegation at Seif Palace on Tuesday.They discussed during the ...

UN condemns Manchester attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:54am
NEW YORK, May 23 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres strongly condemned the horrific "terrorist" attack in Manchester calling for those responsible to be brought to justice.In a statement released Tuesday by his press office, UN Chief ...

Arab League condemns Manchester attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:34am
CAIRO, May 23 (KUNA) -- The Arab League on Tuesday condemned "in the strongest words" Manchester explosion that hit Manchester city on Monday night, and killed and injured scores of people.The League's Secretary-General Ahmad Abul-Gheit said in a ...

KUNA main news for Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:19am
Local: KUWAIT -- Kuwait condemned on Tuesday an attack that rocked an arena in the British city of Manchester, killing scores of people and wounding more than a dozen others. (Issued at 14:25 local time or 11:25 GMT) KUWAIT -- Minister of Oil and ...

GCC Commerce Mins. eye closer ties

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 9:12am
MANAMA, May 23 (KUNA) -- The Ministers of Commerce and Industry in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) met on Tuesday to examine strategies to deepen cooperation on both regional and international levels.The Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce and ...