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Asilah... Desired destination for authors, thinkers

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:47am
Photo feature by Mustafa Al-Miraini ASILAH, Morocco, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Asilah, the Moroccan town with the magical view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and its houses painted in white and blue, is of writers and thinkers most desired destinations, ...

Kuwait's trade surplus with Japan soars 48.1 pct

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 3:23am
TOKYO, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's trade surplus with Japan expanded by 48.1 percent from a year earlier to JPY 31.6 billion (USD 288 million) in July, up for the seventh month, thanks to robust exports, the Japanese Finance Ministry said ...

Bodies of Kuwait's Martyrs Al-Ali, Al-Husseini arrive home

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:53am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- Bodies of Grand Mosque Imam Sheikh Dr. Waleed Al-Ali and Sheikh Fahad Al-Husseini arrived home early on Thursday.Heading the reception of the caskets was Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and Acting Minister of ...

USD exchange rate up against KD to 0.301

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:23am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar went up to KD 0.301, so did the Euro to KD 0.355, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Thursday.The rate of the Sterling Pound was also up to KD 0.389, the same case with the Swiss Franc, ...

Kuwaiti oil price up 24 cents to USD 47.65 pb

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 2:06am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- The price of the Kuwaiti oil went up 24 cents to reach USD 47.65 per barrel (pb) Wednesday compared with USD 47.41 pb on Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday.At the global level, the prices also went up ...

Today in Kuwait's History

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 1:49am
KUWAIT, Aug 17 (KUNA) -- 1990 -- US President George Bush orders American naval ships to enforce UN economic embargo against Iraq, authorizing the use of force when necessary. 1995 -- Kuwait establishes diplomatic relations with the Republic of ...

Photo of the Day

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:57am
Al Hashimi II was built to commemorate Kuwaiti men of the past and glorify their struggle against the sea and its horrors (Yousef Dashti – KUNA) ...

Suicide bombing kills policeman in Gaza

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:52pm
GAZA, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian Ministry of Interior in Gaza Strip said that a suicide bomber blew himself up near Rafah border crossing to the south of the Strip.The bombing killed a policeman and the bomber and injured a number of other ...

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

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:43pm
KUWAIT - Sudanese parliament speaker speaks highly of His Highness the Amir's stances on Arab issues. JEDDAH - Saudi King orders facilitating of the entry of Qatari pilgrims into the Kingdom. WASHINGTON - The US reiterates strong opposition to ...

Saudi King orders facilitating entry of Qatari pilgrims

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 6:44pm
JEDDAH, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud approved on Wednesday the recommendations of Deputy Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud regarding facilitation of the entry of ...

Over 52,000 Iranian in Saudi Arabia for Hajj - official

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:53pm
TEHRAN, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Some 52,000 Iranian pilgrims, out of the total number of 86,300, have so far arrived in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj rituals, Iranian official affirmed Wednesday.Nearly 10,000 pilgrims are to settle in Medina, while ...

UN Secretary General appoints new personal envoy for Western Sahara

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:24pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed Wednesday Horst Kohler, former President of Germany, as his Personal Envoy for Western Sahara.The new Personal Envoy succeeds Christopher Ross of the US who completed his ...

US economic activity rising moderately - Fed

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:23pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- The US labor market has continued to strengthen and the economic activity has been "rising moderately so far this year," the Federal Reserve said Wednesday."Job gains have been solid, on average, since the beginning of ...

US expresses opposition to Kurdish independence referendum

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:21pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- The US reiterated Wednesday that it strongly opposes the planned September 25 referendum on Kurdish independence, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert told reporters."We welcome the ongoing dialogue between Irbil ...

Indian forces gun down Lashkar-e-Taiba local commander in Kashmir

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:14pm
NEW DELHI, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Indian security forces killed on Wednesday Lashkar-e-Taiba local commander Ayub Lalhari in a gunfight in Pulwama district of north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.This came days after the security forces killed top ...

Saudi Civil Defense gears up for hajj

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 5:03pm
JEDDAH, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- The Saudi Civil Defense General Directorate expressed on Wednesday its readiness to guarantee the safety of pilgrims and deal with any emergency during hajj (pilgrimage) season.In a press conference, senior officials stated ...

Sudanese parliament speaker applauds Kuwait efforts to defend Arab causes

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:40pm
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the Sudanese National Congress Ibrahim Omar on Wednesday spoke highly of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his commendable stances on the fair issues of the Arab and Muslim ...

Saudi Arabia, US discuss regional developments

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 4:12pm
JEDDAH, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's Vice King Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud received Wednesday a phone call by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, official media reported.During the call, the two sides reviewed their bilateral ties, ...

Trump disbands advisory councils after protest resignations

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 3:38pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump has abolished executive business and jobs councils formed to advise and work with him on his economic agenda after a series of resignations over the president's remarks over the recently deadly ...

Floods kill 150 people, displace millions others in India

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:25pm
NEW DELHI, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Around 150 people were killed while millions others displaced following floods in various Indian states triggered by torrential seasonal rains, official media reported Wednesday.The eastern Indian state of Bihar recorded ...