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His Highness Acting Amir, Crown Prince patronizes KFAS 2017 Awards

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:58am
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, His Highness the Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized on Wednesday the Kuwait Foundation for the ...

OIC Extraordinary summit kicks off with the attendance of HH the Amir

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:54am
The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) extraordinary summit kicked off on Wednesday in the city of Istanbul with the attendance of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, heading the Kuwaiti delegation. The summit is ...

US expects Russia to continue to bring Syrian regime to negotiating table

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:15am
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The US acknowledged that while Russia did help bring the Syrian regime to the Geneva process "for a time" it expects the country to continue to try to bring the regime to the table."I think we are still at the place ...

Kuwait delivers donation of USD 5 million to UNICEF

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:42am
NEW YORK, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait permanent envoy to the United Nations Ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi delivered Kuwait's donation of USD five millions to United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).The donations were delivered to Deputy Executive ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:35am
INTERNATIONAL ============= ANKARA -- The Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) extraordinary summit kicks off to tackle US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of "Israel" as well as the step to move the American embassy to ...

Tillerson: US ready to meet with North Korea 'without precondition'

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:33am
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that he is ready to meet with North Korea "without precondition" so ther can be a "road map of what we might be willing to work towards," he said Tuesday while speaking at the ...

May succeeds in lifting political pressure on her gov't prior to EU Summit

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:15am
By Khaled Al-Daihani LONDON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May has succeeded in lifting the political pressure on her and her government at the domestic and European levels after finally getting European approval to move to the ...

Books on wheels... A Jordanian citizen's quest to spread knowledge

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:15am
By Mahmoud Bushehri AMMAN, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- In a quest to spread knowledge and wisdom amongst the populace, a Jordanian youth decided to take the innovative route, transforming his vintage vehicle to a mobile store to sell books. In 2016, Ghaith ...

Photo of the day

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:21am
Birds in flight while others get ready to take off as the sun rises .(KUNA - Khalid ...

USD stable at KD 0.302, also with EURO at 0.355

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:12am
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was stable at KD 0.302, and with the EURO at KD 0.355, compared to yesterday's prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on Wednesday.CBK said, on its daily bulletin, said that the rate ...

Kuwaiti oil price up USD 1.17 cents to stand at USD 61.63 per barrel

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:12am
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up USD 1.17 cents yesterday and settled at USD 61.63 per barrel, compared to USD 60.46 per barrel since last Monday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Wednesday.In world markets, oil ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:04am
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- 1954 -- The Publications Directorate was established by a decision of the Higher Executive Committee, and Bader Khalid Al-Bader was appointed its director. 1972 -- Rashid Al-Saif, a renowned poet and scholar, passed away. ...

World leaders pledge to invest heavily in low-carbon energy

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 7:10pm
(With ENV-FRANCE-KUWAIT-SUMMIT) PARIS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Heads of state and government and senior officials from more than 100 countries gathered at the One Planet Summit on Tuesday to once again, underscore how shifting financial flows towards a ...

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

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:48pm
ISTANBUL - His Highness the Amir of Kuwait arrives in Istanbul for the OIC emergency summit. JEDDAH - Nearly 85 percent of the Yemeni territory is retrieved from Houthi militias. MOSCOW - Russia shuts down its embassy in Sanaa and relocate its ...

US makes "encouraging progress" to fix Iran nuclear deal

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 6:47pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- The White House affirmed Tuesday that the US Administration continues to make "encouraging progress with Congress to fix the US-Iran deal and address long-term proliferation issues." Addressing reports that the ...

Arab Media Forum honors winners of creative advertisement award

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:57pm
KUWAIT, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- The Arab Media Forum honored on Tuesday the 2017 creative advertisement award winners that was co-organized by the forum, Kuwait's Ministry of Information, Kuwait Media Association and International Advertising Association ...

Tillerson says US doing "everything we can do" to reign in North Korea

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:31pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday indicated the US was doing all it could to reign in North Korea's nuclear disarmament.Speaking to staff at a town hall meeting, Tillerson said the US was doing all it could ...

Kuwait theatrical festival kicks off

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:26pm
KUWAIT, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- Actors, playwrights and media icons from the Gulf and wider Arab region attended the launch of Kuwait's 18 theatrical festival, which kicked off on Tuesday under the auspices of Kuwait's Information Minister Mohammad ...

Mogherini: Iran-Europe trade up by 94 pct

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:15pm
BRUSSELS, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- After the signing of the Iran nuclear deal trade between Iran and Europe increased 94 percent in the first half of 2017, compared to the first half of 2016, according to EU High Representative Federica Mogherini.Speaking ...

Federal prosecutors charge NYC bombing suspect

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 4:02pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- US federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges on Tuesday against the suspect behind the attempted early morning attack on New York's City's Port Authority Bus Terminal.The US Attorney's Office in southern New York filed ...