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Jordan welcomes relocation of German troops from Turkey to the kingdom

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:03pm
AMMAN, June 21 (KUNA) -- Jordan said on Wednesday that it would positively approach Germany's decision to relocate its troops from Turkey's Incirlik Air Base to the Kingdom.Jordan State Minister for Media Affairs Muhammad Al-Momani said in a ...

Trump envoys meet Netanyahu

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 5:47pm
WASHINGTON, June 21 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump's top officials working on the Israeli-Palestinian file met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Wednesday, the White House said.Senior Advisor to the President Jared ...

Iraqi PM departs Kuwait after official visit

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 5:36pm
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and his accompanying delegation departed Kuwait Wednesday after an official one-day visit.Upon departure, the Iraqi delegation was seen off by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh ...

UNHCR voices concern over increased number of child migrants in Europe

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:49pm
By Mahdi Al-Nemr ROME, June 21 (KUNA) -- The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has voiced its deep concern over the escalating migration phenomenon among children and unaccompanied minors in Europe, particularly in Italy, urging the need to ...

Qatari Amir congratulates Saudi King on appointing of Mohammad Bin Salman

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:48pm
DOHA, June 21 (KUNA) - Qatar Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani sent a cable of congratulations Wednesday to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia on the appointment of Prince Mohammad Bin ...

IS blowup landmark mosque in Mosul

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:35pm
IRBIL, June 21 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi joint command of operations said Wednesday that armed men from the so-called Islamic State (IS) have blown up the landmark Great Mosque of Al-Nuri and its famous leaning minaret in Mosul.The Iraqi army had launched ...

Police officer stabbed at Michigan airport

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:05pm
WASHINGTON, June 21 (KUNA) -- A police officer was stabbed at an airport in Flint, Michigan on Wednesday, and the suspect is in custody, officials said.The officer was reportedly stabbed in the back and the neck at Bishop's International Airport's ...

Expanded Russia sanctions are routine - US

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:02pm
WASHINGTON, June 21 (KUNA) -- The US on Wednesday insisted that the Treasury's sanctioning of 38 Russian entities one day earlier were a routine part of its policy in response to the annexation of Crimea, and not an expansion.The Treasury's action ...

Former US security official says FBI delayed notification of Russian hack

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:48pm
WASHINGTON, June 21 (KUNA) -- Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that there was a delay between the time it took the FBI to learn about the Russian cyber-attack at the Democratic ...

Tillerson supports Kuwait mediation, urges presentation of demands to Qatar

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:24pm
WASHINGTON, June 21 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday that he supports Kuwait's effort to help certain Arab nations and Qatar to resolve their differences, and urged that a list of grievances be presented to Doha as ...

Russian diplomat to lead UN Counter-terrorism office

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:18pm
NEW YORK, June 21 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed on Wednesday Vladimir Ivanovich Voronkov of Russia as Undersecretary General of the newly created UN Counter-Terrorism Office.The office was established by the General ...

Kuwait, Turkey discuss fostering relations, exchanging expertise

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:17pm
ANKARA, June 21 (KUNA) -- Turkish and Kuwaiti ministers tackled means of increasing trade exchange in the upcoming years, which were the focus of a meeting between visiting Kuwaiti Minister of Trade and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan and Turkish Economy ...

UN considers returning displaced Iraqis home after liberating Mosul

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:45pm
IRBIL, June 21 (KUNA) -- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is considering setting up an appropriate mechanism for returning the displaced people of Mosul home after liberating the city from the so-called Islamic State (IS), a UN official said.The agency ...

Trump congratulates Saudi Crown Prince

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:36pm
WASHINGTON, June 21 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump on Wednesday congratulated Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on his appointment as Crown Prince, as well as Deputy Premier besides his position as Defense Minister.Trump spoke ...

Bahrain's King congratulates Saudi new Crown Prince

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:20pm
MANAMA, June 21 (KUNA) -- Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Wednesday congratulated Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on his appointment as Crown Prince, as well as Deputy Premier besides his position as Defense Minister.In a ...

Al-Ghanim congratulates Chairman of Saudi Shura Council on Crown prince

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:01pm
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Wednesday sent a congratulatory cable to Chairman of the Saudi Shura Council (Consultative Assembly) Dr. Abdullah Al-Sheikh on the appointment of Prince Mohammed bin Salman ...

KFSD opens registration for specialized courses

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:51pm
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) on Wednesday announced the opening of registering for joining specialized training courses as of Thursday, June 22.At least four training courses will be organized, in addition to ...

His Highness the Amir holds Iftar banquet for Iraqi PM

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:42pm
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday held an Iftar (fast-breaking) banquet at Dasman Palace in honor of visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and his accompanying delegation. ...

UN: S. Sudan famine ebbs, but situation still desperate

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:34am
ROME, June 21 (KUNA) -- Famine has eased in South Sudan after a significant scale up in the humanitarian response, according to new analysis released on Wednesday. The situation remains dire across South Sudan as the number of people struggling to ...

EU appoints Belgian diplomat new special envoy to Afghanistan

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 11:04am
BRUSSELS, June 21 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini announced Wednesday the appointment of Belgian diplomat Roland Kobia as the Special Envoy of the European Union (EU) to Afghanistan. The Special Envoy's main task will be to ...