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Yemen, Britain eye peaceful solution to Yemeni crisis

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 2:13pm
RIYADH, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Yemen's Prime Minister Ahmad Obaid bin Daghar reiterated Wednesday his country's keenness on achieving permanent and just peace, official media reported.There will be no real peace as long as armed militias continue to ...

Defense Minister starts official visit to Turkey

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:25pm
ANKARA, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah arrived in Ankara Wednesday to start an official three-day visit to Turkey.The visit comes upon an invitation from his Turkish ...

American pleads guilty to terrorism charges

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 1:09pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- An American pleaded guilty to attempting to provide material support to the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq, which is a designated foreign terrorist organization, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said ...

Fans of Abdulredha who made them laugh for years shed tears at his burial

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 12:21pm
(roundup) KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Despite scorching heat and summer-end high humidity, waves of nationals and residents on Wednesday gathered at funeral of the renowned Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussein Abdulredha to express their deep grief at the great ...

Kuwait's chief lawmaker congratulates His Highness Crown Prince on safe return home

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:40am
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent a cable on Wednesday to His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, saying he was gratified over his return to the country after undergoing routine ...

S. Korea, US defense chiefs speak about N. Korea

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:08am
TOKYO, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-moo and his U.S. counterpart Jim Mattis spoke via telephone on Wednesday over North Korea's nuke and missile threats, Seoul's Defense Ministry said.According to Yonhap News Agency, ...

US designates Hizbul Mujahideen as terrorist organization

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:52am
WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- The US designated Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization on Wednesday for their attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, the State Department announced.HM is one of the oldest militant groups in Kashmir and was ...

Waves of bereaved gather at Abdulredha's funeral

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:51am
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Wednesday led a wave of sad-stricken citizens and expatriates for final greetings for the deceased renowned actor Abdulhussein Abdulredha whose coffin was flown to the ...

Kuwait immortalizes iconic actor's memory with commemorative stamps

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:39am
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- The likeness of Kuwait's late legendary actor Abdulhussein Abdulredha will now be emblazoned on special postage stamps, the ministry of state services announced Wednesday.The stamps are but a token of appreciation for a man ...

Sudanese Speaker's visit to Kuwait crucial -- Speaker Al-Ghanim

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:25am
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Wednesday affirmed significance of the current visit to the country by Speaker of the Sudanese National Congress Ibrahim Omer and his accompanying delegation.The Sudanese ...

Kuwait in harmony with Arab stakeholders on ridding Mideast of WMDs

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:15am
CAIRO, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's support for proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in the Middle east is based on a unified Arab stance in this respect, a Kuwaiti diplomat affirmed on Wednesday.Ambassador Sadeq Maarefi, the State of ...

Jordanian army official applauds meticulousness of Kuwaiti media

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:49am
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- A Jordanian military official said on Wednesday that Kuwait's state-run news agency KUNA is a highly adept and reputable media outlet.Speaking to KUNA as he met with the news agency's deputy director general of the editorial ...

KRCS aid reaches most impoverished families in Kuwait

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:48am
By Arwa Al-Wugayyan KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) on Wednesday distributed coupons to limited income families in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh district to enable them buy Eid clothes, gifts and food. Hayat Al-Marzouq, an ...

Defense Minister heads for Turkey for cooperation talks

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:21am
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, accompanied by a delegation of officials, headed for Turkey on Wednesday for talks on military cooperation.The Ministry of Defense ...

His Highness the Amir grateful for prompt response to port blaze

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 8:42am
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent cables on Wednesday to a number of State officials, thanking them for overseeing efforts to put out a fire that gutted a warehouse in Mina Abdullah port.In ...

His Highness the Amir issues orders to name two mosques after two eminent martyrs

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 8:40am
KUWAIT, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber AL-Sabah issued orders to name two new mosques in Kuwait after the prominent martyrs, Sheikh Fahad Al-Husseini and the Grand Mosque Imam Sheikh Dr. Walid Al-Ali, said ...

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

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 8:00am
KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad hosts His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad along with visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Abdulrahman Al-Thani who hands him a letter from Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani ...

OPEC basket down to USD 48.45 pb

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:41am
VIENNA, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- OPEC's daily basket price declined by a dollar and one cent to stand at USD 48.45 per barrel (pb) on Tuesday, compared to USD 49.46 pb the previous day, said the international organization Wednesday.The basket's annual price ...

No need for more curbs on N. Korea -- Russia

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:23am
MOSCOW, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday expressed opposition to enforcing further sanctions on North Korea.There is no need to enforce new curbs on North Korea and Moscow is against plans intended to strangulate ...

Seven police officers killed in suicide attacks in Iraq

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 7:13am
BAGHDAD, Aug 16 (KUNA) -- Seven police officers were killed in two suicide attacks on government security posts in Baiji province north of the capital Baghdad, police said Wednesday.A police source told KUNA orders to strengthen security measures in ...