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Cries of grief ring out as Kuwaiti martyrs laid to rest

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:14pm
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Thursday, amid sheer melancholy, bid a final farewell to two prominent citizens and clerics, both victims of a terrorist attack on a restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso last Monday.The bodies of Grand Mosque ...

Scores injured in van attack in Barcelona

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:10pm
MADRID, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- A man driving a van rammed it into crowds of people on a fashionable street in the heart of Barcelona on Thursday, injuring scores of pedestrians, the official television reported. The TV said the stampede incident happened ...

US designates two IS leaders as global terrorists

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:09am
WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- The US has labeled a pair of leaders of the so-called Islamic State, Ahmad Alkhald and Abu Yahya Al Iraqi, as global terrorists for their plans to carry out terrorist attacks.Alkhald is an IS bomb-maker blamed for ...

"Iranian experience" in Yemen has failed -- president

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:59am
RIYADH, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi affirmed on Wednesday that "the Iranian experience" in his country has ended in failure.Signs of scoring victory against the rebel militias are looming on the horizon, the president ...

Work proceeds for locating oil spill source -- minister

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:44am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Minister of Oil Essam Al-Marzouq said on Thursday that results of analyzing samples of the oil spill floating off Al-Messilah has not been delivered to the department yet.Meanwhile, action is proceeding round the clock to ...

Kuwait presents USD 2.2 mln donation to UNRWA

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:56am
AMMAN, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has donated a sum of USD 2.2 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as part of its annual financial aid to support the UN organization. Kuwait's ...

Parliament speaker lauds cutting red tape

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:55am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Thursday praised the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for setting up the single counter at Kuwait Business Center (KBC), thus slashing duration for issuing commercial ...

Al-Jarallah heads govermental meeting

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:42am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah chaired a government meeting with the participating parties that will attend the second round of Kuwait-US Strategic Dialogue Session.The upcoming session will be held in ...

Turkey, Iran agree to expand anti-terrorism cooperation

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:18am
ANKARA, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Thursday over efforts to step up counter-terrorism cooperation in a rare visit by an Iranian military commander to Turkey.Speaking to the press while on an official visit to ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 8:59am
Local: ANKARA -- The visiting Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Al-Hamad Al-Sabah held talks on Thursday with his Turkish counterpart Nurettin Canikli over efforts to step up military cooperation. Issued at ...

Kuwaiti artistic-theatrical archive is rich in works of late celebrities

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 8:22am
By Khaled Al-Saleh and Kholoud Al-Traiji KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Late Kuwaiti stalwarts who left behind immortal contributions to various artistic sectors, namely theater, played a remarkable role in boosting patriotic faithfulness and safeguarding ...

Serious efforts to provide an investment environment in Sudan -- official

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 8:04am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- President of Sudan National Council Prof. Ibrahim Omar stressed Thursday his country's serious efforts to provide an attractive environment for foreign investments by developing economic systems and laws.Prof. Omar made his ...

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

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:59am
KUWAIT -- Corpses of Grand Mosque Imam Sheikh Dr. Waleed Al-Ali and Sheikh Fahad Al-Husseini arrived in Kuwait early Thursday. Heading the reception of the caskets was Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of Information Sheikh ...

Parliament speaker congratulates Indonesia, Gabon on national days

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:58am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has cabled his counterpart in Indonesia, Setya Novanto, expressing congratulations on the occasion of her country's national day.Al-Ghanim sent a similar cable to his ...

Kuwait, Turkey seek closer military ties

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:55am
ANKARA, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Al-Hamad Al-Sabah held talks on Thursday with his Turkish counterpart Nurettin Canikli over efforts to step up military cooperation.Upon arrival, the ...

Japan to introduce new missile defense system

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:58am
TOKYO, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Japan's Defense Ministry has decided to consider introducing a new US-made missile defense system known as "Aegis Ashore" in light of progress in North Korea's missile development, public broadcaster NHK reported ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:05am
Local: ====== KUWAIT -- The remains of Kuwait's Martyrs Al-Ali, Al-Husseini arrive home. Issued 09:54 local time, 06:54 GMT. International: ============== ANKARA -- Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khaled ...

His Highness Amir sends condolences cable to Saudi King

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:55am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences to Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on Thursday, expressing deepest sympathy over the passing away of Prince Bandar Bin Fahad ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Gabon on nat'l day

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:51am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a cable to President of Gabon Ali Bongo Ondimba, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Indonesia on nat'l day

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:49am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a cable to President of Indonesia Joko Widodo, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad ...