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Suicide blast kills 9, wounds 22 people in Afghanistan

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 8:58am
ISLAMABAD, March 9 (KUNA) -- At least nine people were killed and around 22 others wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a gathering in Afghan capital city Kabul on Friday, said officials.Second deputy chief executive officer, Mohammad ...

KUNA main news for Friday, March 9, 2018

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 8:31am
Local: KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim is set to leave for Japan on Sunday, leading a parliamentary delegation on an official visit, March 11-16, upon invitation from his Japanese counterpart. (Issued ...

Kuwaiti Info. Min. in Cairo for media forum

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 8:23am
CAIRO, March 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri arrived in Cairo Friday to take part in the 7th Arab Media Forum for Youth that kicks off Saturday.The minister and his accompanying delegation were received by Kuwaiti ...

Kuwait seeks closer media coop. with Romania

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 8:21am
VIENNA, March 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to Romania Talal Al-Hajri Friday met with Romania's AGERPRES National News Agency Director General Alexandru Giboi media cooperation between AGERPRES and Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).Speaking to KUNA ...

UK to ask U.S. for exemption from aluminum tariffs

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 8:04am
LONDON, March 9 (KUNA) -- The UK government said Friday it would seek US exemption from fresh tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.Trade Secretary Liam Fox said in a press statement it will travel to Washington next week for talks with US officials ...

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

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 7:05am
KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim is set to leave for Japan on Sunday, leading a parliamentary delegation on an official visit, March 11-16, upon invitation from his Japanese counterpart. NEW YORK -- The ...

Al-Ghanim visits Japan Sun.

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:55am
KUWAIT, March 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly (parliament) Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim is set to leave for Japan on Sunday, leading a parliamentary delegation on an official visit, March 11-16, upon invitation from his Japanese ...

Turkish army, FSA advance into Afrin

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:48am
ANKARA, March 9 (KUNA) -- Turkish military and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have entered Afrin City's border after liberating two more villages in northwestern Syria's Afrin.They have cleared Shawarighat al-Jawz and Milkiyah villages in Afrin of ...

Black box info on crashed Iranian plane still ongoing - agency

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:38am
TEHRAN, March 9 (KUNA) -- Iran said Friday that France has completed retrieving information from the black box of Iranian airplane (ITR), which crashed two weeks ago killing 66 passengers during a domestic flight from Tehran.Iranian News Agency ...

Brussels seminar highlights importance of EU-GGC cooperation in clean energy

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:28am
By Nawab Khan BRUSSELS, March 9 (KUNA) -- European Union (EU) and Gulf energy experts, stakeholders and policy makers have called for strengthening cooperation in the renewable energy sector between the EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), ...

Info Min. participates in 7th Arab Media Forum for Youth in Cairo

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:15am
KUWAIT, March 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri headed to Cairo on Friday to attend and participate in the opening ceremony and meetings of the Seventh Arab Media Forum for Youth.Al-Jabri said prior to his departure that ...

US sanctions two al-Shabaab militants as global terrorists

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:19am
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- The United States late Thursday issued sanctions against two high-level al-Shabaab militants linked to attacks in Kenya and Somalia.In a statement released by the State Department, Ahmad Iman Ali and Abdifatah Abubakar ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 81 cents to USD 60.09 pb

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:14am
KUWAIT, March 9 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down 81 cents, settling at USD 60.09 per barrel (pb) on Thursday, compared to USD 60.90 the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Friday.In world markets, prices were ...

Kuwait, S. Korea discuss health cooperation

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:04am
KUWAIT, March 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Bader Al-Awadhi met Friday with Korean Health Minister Park Neung-hoo, as they discussed ways to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the field of health.During the meeting, both ...

UN Women for Peace Association honors Sheikha Rima with peace award

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 2:31am
By Sherouq Sadeqi NEW YORK, March 9 (KUNA) -- The United Nations Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA) honored late Thursday the spouse of Kuwait's Ambassador to the US and Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR Sheikha Rima Al-Sabah with the prestigious ...

Kuwait underlines importance of diplomatic negotiations to reach peace in Afghanistan

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:49am
NEW YORK, March 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait underlined the importance of achieving an ever-lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan through diplomatic negotiations to reach a settlement; and not through military might.Kuwait Permanent Representative to the ...

Trump discusses N. Korea with Japan's PM - White House

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:26am
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the ongoing maximum pressure policy against North Korea, the White House said late Thursday.They discussed continuing close coordination ...

Photo of the day

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:16am
The Hoopoe feeds on insects and pests, which aids farmers in avoiding the usage of pesticides (Bader Al Methen – ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:59am
KUWAIT, March 9 (KUNA) -- 1975 -- An Amiri Decree was issued over design of Mubarak Al-Kabeer Medal, the highest civilian order, awarded to kings, heads of state and government officials. 1981 -- The Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah inaugurates ...

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

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:50pm
KUWAIT - Undersecretary of Kuwait National Guard is awarded ICDO International Order of Civil Defense - the knights' award. LONDON - The United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia agree to allow reopening of Yemeni ports. MOSCOW - A convoy evacuees from ...