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"Full investigation" under way on US forces killed in Niger - Mattis

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:42am
WASHINGTON, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- A "full investigation" is under way in the deaths of four US service members this month in a deadly ambush in Niger, Defense Secretary James Mattis said Friday."We have been engaged with the French and African forces in ...

EU leaders underline support to Iran nuclear accord

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:38am
BRUSSELS, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- Leaders of the 28-member European Union ended their meeting late Thursday night after discussing the issues of migration, security and defense and foreign relations.In conclusion, of the first day of the two-day summit, ...

Photo Of The Day

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:15am
Men praying at noon time in a mosque ( Ghanem Eid – ...

His Highness the Crown Prince patronizes annual shooting contest

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:08am
KUWAIT, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah due to patronizes on Saturday (tomorrow) the annual shooting competition sponsored by the Kuwait Shooting Sports Club.His Highness the Crown Prince's ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:02am
KUWAIT, Oct 20 (KUNA) -- 1971 -- An Amiri Decree was issued dividing the College of Sciences, Arts, and Education of Kuwait University into two colleges; the College of Sciences and the College of Arts and Education. 1992 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber ...

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

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:48pm
KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah praised National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim for his pro-Palestinian stance at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly, Saint Petersburg, Russia. SHARM ...

Pentagon congratulates Filipino forces for killing senior IS leader

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:35pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The recent takedown of a senior leader of the so-called Islamic State by Filipino forces shows the terrorist group's aspirations are "crumbling rapidly," the Pentagon said Thursday.The Pentagon praised the news that ...

Lebanese lawmakers pass country's 1st state budget in over a decade

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:02pm
BEIRUT, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- Lebanese lawmakers passed the country's first state budget in over a decade Thursday after holding a three-day legislative session headed by Speaker Nabih Berri.The budget made its way towards approval through 61 'Yea' ...

Egypt names main Sharm El-Sheikh street after His Highness Amir

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:58pm
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- Egypt's South Sinai Peninsula Governorate has named a main street in the Red Sea Resort of Sharm El-Sheikh after His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah."This move embodies Egyptian ...

US drone kills JuA commander among 10 militants in Afghanistan

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:43pm
ISLAMABAD, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The leader of the banned Jamaatul Ahrar (JuA), a split faction of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Omar Khalid Khurasani was killed among 10 militants in the recent drone strikes by United States in ...

Despite anti-Russia hysteria, problems with US are solvable - Putin

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:17pm
MOSCOW, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized Thursday what he described "anti-Russia hysteria" in the US, stressing that problems in relations between the two countries are solvable."We do have positive things to discuss. But ...

Florida man pleads guilty for making threats against Mosque

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:33pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- A Florida man pleaded guilty on Wednesday for threatening to shoot members of a Mosque in Miami.Gerald Wallace, 35, admitted to leaving a voicemail for the Islamic Center of Greater Miami that had a "a hate-filled and ...

Top French officials praise IAEA work in Iran

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:21pm
PARIS, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- Senior French officials, led by President Emmanuel Macron, on Thursday praised the quality of the work carried out by International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Iran, where the Agency is monitoring The Islamic Republic's ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim describes Amir's cable as political declaration

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:03pm
KUWAIT, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim described on Thursday His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's cable to him over his latest pro-Palestinian stance "a non-controversial political ...

UNESCO condemns "horrendous" bomb attack in Somalia

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:03pm
PARIS, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The UNESCO body on Thursday condemned what it said was "a horrendous attack" that killed close to 300 people in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, last weekend and lamented the huge loss of life in the terrorist operation."There ...

Tillerson to travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, South Asia, Geneva

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:54am
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Pakistan, India and Geneva from October 20-27, the State Department announced Thursday.State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that in ...

US warns citizens from traveling to Sudan

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:54am
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The US Department of State warned Thursday US citizens of the risks of traveling to Sudan, saying Americans should "avoid all travel" to the Darfur states, Blue Nile state, and Southern Kordofan state."Consider carefully ...

France concerned over arrest of Turkish civil society figure

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:33am
PARIS, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- France on Thursday expressed concern over the reported arrest of Turkish businessman and renowned civil society figure, Osman Kavala, who was detained by police at Istanbul airport.The French Foreign Ministry said in a ...

Tajani: We face uncertainty over Iran nuclear deal

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:27am
BRUSSELS, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- European Union leaders began their summit Thursday afternoon with a meeting with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani who in his speech touched upon, among other issues, migration policy and Schengen, digital ...

Fahaheel Expressway temporary closed Friday

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:09am
KUWAIT, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The Fahaheel Expressway (Route 30) will be temporarily closed at Al-Mahboula area Friday dawn for six hours for a pedestrian overpass to be placed, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.The ministry's Public Relations and ...