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Kuwaiti oil price down USD 1.24 to USD 60.39 pb

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:12am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down USD 1.24 yesterday, settling at USD 60.39 per barrel (pb), compared to USD 61.46 pb last Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday.In world markets, oil prices were ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:01am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 -- 1914 -- Kuwait's seventh Ruler, Sheikh Mubarak Al-Kabeer, orders the hoisting of a red flag bearing the word "Kuwait" in white. The flag was used until November 1961. 1933 -- The nation's first electricity ...

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

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:46pm
KUWAIT - The Central Bank of Kuwait keeps the discount rate at 2.75 percent. ISTANBUL - The OIC summit sends a strong message against the US Jerusalem decision. WASHINGTON - Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama's Senate race against his Republican ...

Israel seals off Gaza border crossings

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:42pm
GAZA, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Israeli army blocked the two border crossings with Gaza Strip under the pretext of missile firing from the Strip.In the light of the evaluation of the recent security developments, Israel decided to seal off the crossings ...

Kuwait Arts Association opens int'l arts forum

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:04pm
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, Kuwait Arts Association (KAA) opened the international arts forum on Wednesday evening. The event, being held under auspices of Sheikha Dr. Suaad Al-Sabah, falls in the framework ...

UK lawmakers defeat government on Brexit law

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:49pm
LONDON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The British lawmakers voted on Wednesday to add an item to the blueprint on the withdrawal from the European Union that gave the parliament the right to vote on all items of the final agreement with Brussels.A total of 309 ...

S. Arabia, UAE pledge USD 153 mln for Sahel anti-terror force

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:07pm
PARIS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have pledged USD 153 million to a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa.Macron ...

Governor of Bethlehem: US VP Pence not welcome

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:46pm
BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The governor of Bethlehem Jibrin Al-Bakrie denounced Wednesday the decision by the US administration on Jerusalem as an aggression against the Palestinian people and announced that US Vice President Mike Pence is not ...

EP urges EU to do more to protect migrants

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:33pm
BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament urged Wednesday the EU to address human rights violations that migrants, refugees and asylum seekers face in EU and non-EU countries, as the victims of conflict, poverty, smuggling networks and ...

Al-Ghanim arrives in Morocco for Arab chief lawmakers meeting

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:30pm
RABAT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim arrived on Wednesday in Morocco to attend an emergency meeting of speakers of Arab parliaments on developments pertaining to Jerusalem.Upon arrival, Al-Ghanim and his ...

Kuwaitis won six medals at Asian Youth Para Games

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:21pm
DUBAI, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Disabled Sport Club's players have snatched six varied medals at the 2017 Asian Youth Para Games currently hosted by Dubai, with the participation of 30 countries.In a statement on the sidelines of the competition ...

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The US Federal Reserve has decided to raise the interest rates to a target range of 1.25 to 1.5 percent.This is the fifth increase in the interest rates since the Federal Reserve had cut the rates to about zero in the ...

CBK keeps discount rate at 2.75 pct

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:45pm
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) decided on Wednesday to keep the discount rate unchanged at 2.75 percent. On the basis of a thorough study of latest data, the CBK's board of directors maintained the discount rate at ...

ESCWA estimates GDP growth in GCC states at 2 pct. in '16

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:36pm
BEIRUT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) reported Wednesday that economic expansion in the Arab region slowed down in 2016.In its Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017, ...

CBK keeps discount rate at 2.75 pct

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:25pm
Urgent CBK keeps discount rate at 2.75 ...

Israeli forces injure 35 Palestinian protesters in West Bank, Gaza

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:45pm
RAMALLAH, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday used live ammunition and tear gas bombs to disperse Palestinians protesting the US move to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel in West Bank and Gaza Strip, leaving at least 35 ...

Russia does not accept US pretexts to stay in Syria -- Zakharova

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:31pm
MOSCOW, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Russia on Wednesday slammed the US-led coalition "pretexts" to stay in Syria in violation of the Syrian sovereignty."The excuses for the coalition's steps, which violate Syria's sovereignty, cannot be accepted, especially ...

His Highness Amir thanks Turkey for hospitality at OIC summit

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:24pm
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah thanked Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the warm hospitality he had received during his attendence of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation ...

His Highness Amir in Kuwait after attending OIC urgent summit

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:29am
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has arrived back to the country after heading the Kuwaiti delegation at the urgent Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Jerusalem which was held in ...

Security forces kill 10 IS fighters in N. Afghanistan

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:09am
ISLAMABAD, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- At least 10 fighters belonging to so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed and around 13 others wounded in an air-and-ground operation by security forces in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on ...