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Kuwait reiterates its support for the Palestinian cause

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:40am
NEW YORK, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait reiterated its continued support for the Palestinian cause and to exert pressure on the Israeli occupation forces to cease their practices and policies that violates the international resolutions.Kuwait would like ...

China's third quarter GDP slows to 6.8 percent

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:24am
TOKYO, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- China's economy grew 6.8 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, China National Bureau of Statistics said on its website Thursday.The growth of gross domestic product (GDP) of the world's No. 2 economy in the ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:41am
INTERNATIONAL DOHA -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign minister visits Doha to discuss the latest developments in the region. KHARTOUM -- The decision to lift US sanctions on some 223 companies and institutes in Sudan will have a positive ...

Sudanese economy to benefit from US sanctions lift - experts

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:56am
By Mohammad Abdulaziz KHARTOUM, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The decision to lift US sanctions on some 223 companies and institutes in Sudan will have a positive impact on the economy, said a number of experts and officials Thursday.Speaking to KUNA on separate ...

Mattis offers condolences for lost of Egyptian soldiers to counterpart

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:45am
WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis spoke on Thursday with Egyptian Defense Minister Sedki Sobhy to offer condolences for the Egyptian soldiers who died in attacks in North Sinai and reiterated commitment to advancing ...

Photo of the day

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:21am
( A mural in Souq Al Mubarakiya ( Jaber Abdulkhaleq – ...

USD stable at KD 0.302, EURO up 0.356

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:01am
KUWAIT, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- The rate of the USD was stable at KD 0.302 while the Euro's rate was up to KD 0.356, compared to last night prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on Thursday.The CBK added that the Sterling Pound was up to KD 0.399 ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:00am
KUWAIT, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- 1920 -- Sheikh Salem Al-Mubarak held negotiations with a delegation representing Al-Duweish tribe after the battle of Jahra. The British representative Kuwait attended the talks, held at the first popular coffee shop, called ...

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

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:48pm
SAINT PETERSBURG - Kuwait's chief lawmaker fiercely retaliated to the Israeli parliament representative's comments on imprisoned Palestinian lawmakers at an international conference. DOHA - The State of Kuwait is committed to the process of ...

Kuwaiti youth able to boundlessly contribute to development march - KUNA chief

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:34pm
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait News Agency's Board Chairman and Director General Sheikh Mubarak Al-Duaij Al-Ibrahim Al-Sabah called on Kuwaiti youth to shoulder their national responsibilities and contribute to the state building and ...

EU urges enhanced int'l cooperation to fight terrorism

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:27pm
BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The European Commission presented Wednesday alongside its 11th Security Union Report a set of practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats."We are launching today a EUR 18.5 million (USD 21.8 ...

Second US federal judge blocks Trump's travel ban

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:12pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- A second federal judge on Wednesday blocked parts of US President Donald Trump's latest attempt to enforce a controversial travel ban against foreign nationals from certain countries.Judge Theodore Chuang issued a ...

Kuwaiti gives lecture on security challenges in Mideast region

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:45pm
BERLIN, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Head of the Kuwait National Security Apparatus Sheikh Thamer Al-Ali Al-Sabah gave a lecture on security challenges in the Middle East region on Wednesday here.This comes within the framework of a visit by Sheikh Thamer to ...

Lebanon appreciates Speaker Al-Ghanim's speech on Israel at IPU conf.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:24pm
BEIRUT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Wednesday voiced his gratitude to Speaker of Kuwait's National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim for his speech, as the latter slammed the Israeli remarks on jailed Palestinian ...

EU slams Israeli settlement expansion as illegal

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:52pm
BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) condemned Wednesday the recent decision of the Israeli government to expand illegal Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.A spokesperson for EU High Representative Federica ...

M-5.2 quake hits Iran's Yazd

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:13pm
TEHRAN, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted several parts of the Iranian province of Yazd, said Iranian authorities on Wednesday.The quake took place at 5:07 pm LOCAL TIME in the depth of 10 kilometers, Iran's news agency (IRNA) ...

US VP thanks Abassi for Pakistan aid in recovering US, Canadian hostages

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:00pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- US Vice President Mike Pence spoke by phone Wednesday with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, thanking him for his government's assistance in recovering US and Canadian hostages that were being held captive ...

Le Drian, OPCW Chief discuss Syrian WMD situation

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:21pm
PARIS, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday held talks here with Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ahmet Uzumcu, mainly to discuss the situation with Syria's ...

Gunman kills 3, wounds 2 at Maryland office park, flees scene

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:21pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- A gunman who killed three co-workers and wounded two others at a Maryland office park Wednesday remained at large, police said.Radee Labeeb Prince, 37, fired from a handgun before fleeing the Emmorton Business Park in ...

US embassy to launch 5th Discover America Week, Oct 21-30

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:20pm
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The US embassy in Kuwait launches the 5th "Discover America", on October 21-30. It said on Wednesday.Trade exchange in goods between the US and Kuwait hit USD 6 billion in 2016, which reflects the deep-rooted bilateral ties, ...