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Kuwait oil price down 32 cents to USD 42.96 pb

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down 45 cents to USD 42.96 per barrel (pb) Tuesday after being at USD 43.28 pb last Monday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Wednesday.In global markets, prices settled as offers ...

Mohammad Bin Nayef pledges allegiance to Mohmmad Bin Salman as Crown Prince - agency

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:47am
JEDDAH, June 21 (KUNA) -- Relieved crown prince Mohammad Bin Nayef has pledged allegiance to Prince Mohmmad Bin Salman as Crown Prince in Mecca early Wednesday, said Saudi Press Agency (SPA).According to a royal decree published on SPA, an article ...

Fodder fire near Salemy controlled - KFSD

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:55am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- The huge fire that broke out at an open area used for storying fodder at km. 1 of Al-Salemy highway last night was controlled, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced Wednesday.Fire engines from Al-Jahra, Al-Ardiya ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:42am
KUWAIT, June 21 (KUNA) -- 1961 -- Iraqi ruler Abdulkarim Qassem launches a ferocious campaign against Britain, describing the 1899 treaty between Kuwait and Britain as fake. 1964 -- Polls were held for the first directly elected Municipal Council. ...

Photo of the Day

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:29am
Flowers . (KUNA - Ghazi ...

Prince Mohammad bin Salman named Crown Prince

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:03am
JEDDAH, June 21 (KUNA) -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz issued on Wednesday a number of royal decrees which included appointing Prince Mohammad bin Salman as heir and deputy Prime Minister. The Saudi Press Agency said ...

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

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:49pm
BRUSSELS - Kuwait Embassy urges its nationals in Belgium to avoid crowded areas and mass transportation following a blast in Brussels. BRUSSELS - Belgian police kill a person at Brussels Central Station where an explosion hit. NEW YORK - UN Middle ...

Brussels incident act of terror - Prosecutor

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:49pm
BRUSSELS, June 20 (KUNA) -- The incident at the Brussels-Central Station is considered an act of terror, Belgian federal prosecutor said on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, the spokeswoman of Brussels prosecutor Ine Van Wymersch confirmed that a small ...

No casualties in fodder fire near Salemy - KFSD

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:44pm
KUWAIT, June 20 (KUNA) -- The huge fire that broke out at an open area used for storying fodder at km. 1 of Al-Salemy highway resulted in no casualties, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said Tuesday night.Fire engines from Al-Jahra, Al-Arediya ...

Firefighters battle to control fodder warehouse in Salemy - KFSD

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:35pm
KUWAIT, June 20 (KUNA) -- A huge fire broke out at an open area used for storying fodder along Al-Salemy highway, Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) said Tuesday night.The fire spread across 3,500 sq. km. and the firefighters are battling to ...

Missile attack on IS in Syria timely, appropriate - Iranian Pres.

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:46pm
TEHRAN, June 20 (KUNA) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hailed the Sunday missile attack by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on the positions of the so-called Islamic State (IS) terrorists in Deir Ezzor, east Syria, as timely and ...

Kuwait urges citizens in Belgium not to use public transportation

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 6:08pm
BRUSSELS, June 20 (KUNA) -- State of Kuwait Embassy to Belgium urged citizens to refrain from using trains and metro services, following an explosion at Brussels-Central Station that occurred on Tuesday.Belgian police forces killed a person at ...

Portugal denies water-pumping plane crash

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:59pm
MADRID, June 20 (KUNA) -- Portugal denied reports that a water-pumping plane battling forest fires had crashed on Tuesday."No plane had crashed," Victor Vaz Pinto, commander of civil defense, told reporters and was cited by Spanish official TV in ...

Iraqi army tighten noose on IS in old city of Mosul

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:48pm
IRBIL, June 20 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi army said on Tuesday its troops regained more ground from the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in the old city district, west Mosul.The 9th mechanized unit restored control over the southern part of Al-Shifaa ...

Afghanistan at "critical point" in fight against insurgency - Pentagon

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:34pm
WASHINGTON, June 20 (KUNA) -- Afghanistan is at a "critical point" in the fight against the insurgency as the plan to modify the Afghan force structure and develop a more agile and lethal force is under way, the Pentagon said Tuesday.The Afghan ...

UN chief makes five-appeals for refugee protection

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:30pm
NEW YORK, June 20 (KUNA) -- UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made on Tuesday five strong appeals to the international community that are necessary for the right of refugees to be again fully respected.On World Refugee Day, the UN Chief held a ...

Russia expresses "regrets" over new US sanctions

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:19pm
MOSCOW, June 20 (KUNA) -- Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed Tuesday his "regrets" over new US sanctions imposed against his country.The new US sanctions do not contribute in smoothing out the strained situations between the two ...

Belgian police kill person, situation under control in Brussels stn - police

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:17pm
BRUSSELS, June 20 (KUNA) -- Belgian police forces killed a person at Brussels Central Station, a police spokesman said, while an explosion occured around that person."There has been an explosion around a person. This person was neutralized by the ...

UN warns Gaza is "tinderbox"

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:06pm
NEW YORK, June 20 (KUNA) -- UN Middle East Coordinator anew warned all parties that Gaza is a "tinderbox," calling for a collective responsibility to prevent it from exploding that might result in devastating consequences for the population and ...

Explosion rocks Brussels central stn

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:03pm
BRUSSELS, June 20 (KUNA) -- Belgian police reportedly shot dead a man while an explosion rocked the Brussels-Central station on Tuesday, according to Belgian media.The incident interrupted all train traffic, forcing suspension of metro services and ...