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Israeli undercover soldiers detain 4 Palestinians during Ramallah rally

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:23am
RAMALLAH, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- A team of the "Musta'arabim", Israeli undercover soldiers, has detained four Palestinians in renewed clashes at the northern entry of Ramallah during a rally against the recent US move on Jerusalem.The clashes took place ...

Venezuela opposition receives EP's human rights prize

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:03am
BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Representatives of the democratic opposition of Venezuela received Wednesday the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought during a ceremony in Strasbourg.While presenting the prize, EP President Antonio ...

Kuwaiti-Belgian army officials discuss cooperation

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:52am
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Chief of the General Staff of the Kuwaiti Army Lieutenant-General Mohammad Khaled Al-Khodr met Wednesday with visiting Belgian Minister of Defense and Civil Service, Steven Vandeput.During the meeting, which was attended by ...

OIC advocates Palestinian state with E. Jerusalem as capital

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 9:25am
ISTANBUL, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday urged the international community to "recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state." According to a bulletin issued after an urgent ...

Democrat Doug Jones wins US Alabama Senate seat

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:49am
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Democrat Doug Jones, a former prosecutor and civil rights activist, won Alabama's Senate race on Tuesday, defeating his rival Republican Roy Moore.He will fill the vacancy left by Republican Jeff Sessions who now serves ...

Palestinian factions call for Jerusalem million-march on Friday

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:44am
GAZA, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The follow-up committee of the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces has called for a million-man march on Friday in support of Jerusalem.In a press conference in central Gaza, committee spokesman Khalid Al-Batsh on ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 8:00am
Local: ISTANBUL -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday called for efforts to protect the identity of Jerusalem and the sacredness of Al-Aqsa Mosque. (Issued at 01:27 p.m. local-time 10:27 GMT) Economic: KUWAIT ...

OIC chief slams "incendiary" Trump decision on Jerusalem

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 7:52am
ISTANBUL, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) rejects US President Donald Trump's inflammatory decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, its secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen said Wednesday."It is ...

KNG: supreme command interest to develop units with latest technologies

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 7:41am
By Omar Al-Loughani KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Guard (KNG) Undersecretary Lieutenant General Hashim Al-Rifai stressed Wednesday the National Guard's interest in developing their units with latest technologies. This came in ...

Kuwait's DGCA signs air services contracts at ICAN 2017

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 7:28am
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has signed several contracts with some countries on the sidelines of the 10th ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2017), the DGCA said Wednesday.During the annual ...

His Highness the Amir leaves Istanbul after attending urgent OIC summit

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 7:03am
(With DIWAN-KUWAIT-OIC) KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah left Istanbul Wednesday after attending the Organization of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) urgent summit on Jerusalem.His Highness the Amir ...

ADB upgrades Asia's growth forecast to six percent

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:58am
TOKYO, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Developing Asian economies will grow six percent in 2017, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Wednesday, higher than the 5.9 percent it forecast in September, as stronger-than-expected exports and domestic consumption fuel ...

Eurostat: Employment reaches highest level in EU

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:55am
BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The number of persons employed increased by 0.4 percent in the euro area and by 0.3 percent in the EU in the third quarter of 2017 compared with the previous quarter, according to figures published by Eurostat, the EU ...

Forty artists in Davos "creating shared future in fractured world"

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:52am
GENEVA, DEC 13 (KUNA) -- The World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday announced that 40 leading international artists would participate in its 48th Annual Meeting in Davos between Jan 22 and 27."These cultural leaders will join other leaders from ...

Kuwait chief lawmaker heads to Morocco for summit over Jerusalem

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:44am
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim departed the country on Wednesday en route to the Moroccan capital Rabat to attend an extraordinary summit over Jerusalem involving chief lawmakers from across the Arab ...

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

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:42am
ISTANBUL -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah calls for efforts to protect the identity of Jerusalem and the sacredness of Al-Aqsa Mosque. ISTANBUL -- The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) extraordinary summit ...

Moroccan parliament hosts special summit discussing Jerusalem

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:02am
RABAT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Morocco will host tomorrow a summit for the heads of the Arab Shura Councils and Parliaments in light of the latest developments in Jerusalem, said a statement Wednesday.In a statement the Moroccan parliament said that the ...

Kuwaiti team ready for 23rd Gulf Cup - footballers

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:44am
By Faisal Al-Rishidi KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- A number of Kuwaiti footballers said that the national team was ready to take part in the 23rd Gulf to be held in Kuwait between December 22 and January 5.In remarks to KUNA today, the footballers ...

Continuing GCC, UK cooperation "important" - Kuwaiti Amb.

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:34am
LONDON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- It is important to continue the strategic and joint cooperation between the UK and the GCC to achieve the aspirations of both sides, said a Kuwaiti diplomat Wednesday.On the sideline of the GCC-UK meeting hosted by the ...

OPEC price up to USD 62.75 pb

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:23am
VIENNA, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The OPEC daily basket price went up 81 cents to reach USD 62.75 per barrel (pb) on Tuesday, compared with USD 61.94 pb last Monday, the OPEC said Wednesday.The average annual rate of the basket, in 2016, hit USD 40.76 pb, it ...