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NATO F-16 jet attempts approaching Russian DM plane

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:52am
MOSCOW, June 21 (KUNA) -- Russia announced on Wednesday that a NATO F-16 fighter jet got intercepted by the Russian Air force, while trying to approach the Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu's plane, which was over neutral waters of the Baltic ...

Queen Elizabeth II outlines legislative agenda ahead of Brexit

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 10:17am
LONDON, June 21 (KUNA) -- Britain's departure from the European Union (known as Brexit) and the fight against terrorism were the focal points of Queen Elizabeth II's speech to open parliament on Wednesday.In her speech, the British queen laid out ...

Belgian PM says terror alert level remains unchanged

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:50am
BRUSSELS, June 21 (KUNA) -- The terror alert level in Belgium remains unchanged on 3 (on a scale of 4), but this does not mean extra security measures will not be taken after the failed "terrorist" attack at the Brussels Central station Tuesday ...

Health-conscious Iranians break Ramadan fast with snacks

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:20am
By Montathar Watan TEHRAN, June 21 (KUNA) -- During the holy month of Ramadan, most Iranians have gotten into the habit of breaking the day's fast with appetizers before indulging in a nutrient-dense meal a while later.Typically, Iranians would opt ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 9:17am
Local: KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi at Bayan Palace on Wednesday, in presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ...

EU leaders to discuss security, terrorism, migration

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:53am
BRUSSELS, June 21 (KUNA) -- EU leaders will meet in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to discuss a range of issues, including cooperation on security and defence.They will also exchange views on the economy and trade, migration flows, and foreign ...

His Highness Premier meets Iraqi counterpart

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:44am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met at Bayan Palace on Wednesday visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi.During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations and ways to develop ...

Muslims perform Qiyam prayers nationwide

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:22am
Photo feature by Ahmad Sorour KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- Muslims perform Qiyam night prayers at Kuwaiti mosques, especially in the evening of the 27th day of Ramadan, wishing that it would be Laylat Al-Qadr, which is a holy night for Muslims.The ...

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

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 8:10am
\KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi at Bayan Palace. JEDDAH -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz issues a number of royal decrees ...

His Highness Amir meets with Iraqi PM

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:53am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi at Bayan Palace on Wednesday, in presence of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber ...

His Highness Crown Prince meets outgoing Belgian Amb.

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:31am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Wednesday Belgium's outgoing Ambassador to Kuwait Andy Detaille.The meeting was attended by the head of His Highness the Crown Prince's Diwan ...

His Highness Amir receives senior officials

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:08am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah met His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah at Bayan Palace on Wednesday.His Highness the Amir also received His Highness the Prime ...

Belgian authorities say attacker at Brussels station is Moroccan

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:07am
BRUSSELS, June 21 (KUNA) -- Belgian judicial authorities revealed Wednesday that the attacker at the Brussels Central Station on Tuesday night had the Moroccan nationality, and confirmed that he was living in Molenbeek district of Brussels.The ...

Kuwaiti stocks close down

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 7:01am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait, the country's official stock exchange, ended Wednesday's trading in the red zone.The benchmark nosedived by 18.37 points to settle at 6,765 points, while the Weighted and KSX 15 indices went down by 4.29 and ...

Iraqi Premier arrives in Kuwait on official visit

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 6:45am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi arrived in Kuwait on Wednesday on a one-day official visit.A formal reception was held for the Iraqi official and the national anthems of Iraq and Kuwait were played.Al-Abadi was ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 5:27am
Local KUWAIT -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi pays an official visit to the State of Kuwait, concluding a regional trip that included Saudi Arabia and Iran. International JEDDAH -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz ...

Japan, S. Korea FMs confirm close cooperation on N. Korea

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 5:03am
TOKYO, June 21 (KUNA) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha confirmed on Wednesday their close cooperation toward the complete denuclearization of North Korea."We agreed to strengthen pressure on ...

Brussels station attacker acted alone - reports

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:40am
BRUSSELS, June 21 (KUNA) -- Brussels Central Station, the scene of a failed terrorist attack last night, reopened Wednesday morning, Belgian media reported.The attacker is said to be a 37-year-old man from Molenbeek district and police are ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Saudi Crown Prince on new post

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:24am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable to Saudi Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Mohammad Bin Salman, congratulating him on new appointment.In the cable, His Highness the ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Saudi King on appointing Mohammad Bin Salman as Crown Prince

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:17am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman Bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia on the appointment of Mohammad Bin Salman as Crown ...