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France urges Iran to work towards ending crisis in Iraq

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:20pm
PARIS, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- France on Wednesday called on all parties in Iraq and Iran to work together to totally defeat so-called Islamic State and to bring an end to the crisis with Kurdish parties in northern Iraq."France is attached to the ...

French Senate approves new Security Law

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:34am
PARIS, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- France's upper house of Parliament, or Senate, on Wednesday gave its final approval to a new Security Law that will come into effect on November 1, the Senate said in a statement.The new legislation will replace the existing ...

Macron praises security services, says 13 terror attacks foiled in France

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:15am
PARIS, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday praised the work of France's security and intelligence services in the fight against terrorism and noted that 13 terrorist operations were foiled here since the beginning of ...

S. Korea, US, Japan to seek all possible diplomatic options on N. Korea

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:32am
TOKYO, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Senior diplomats from South Korea, the US and Japan agreed Wednesday to seek all possible diplomatic options for peacefully and completely resolving the issue of North Korea's nuclear program, the Seoul-based Yonhap News ...

Mexico's Barron elected IPU Pres.

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:29am
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Mexico's Gabriela Cuevas Barron has become the 129th President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).Barron was on Wednesday elected at the IPU's 137th Assembly to lead the IPU for a three-year term, ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:58am
Local: RIYADH -- Kuwaiti humanitarian aid campaign delivers 4,000 food baskets to families affected by violence in Yemen's Amran Governorate. (Issued at 13:58 local time, 10:38 GMT) KUWAIT -- Kuwait Red Crescent, in coordination with Kuwaiti ...

Kuwaiti chief lawmaker slams Israeli remarks on jailed Palestinian MPs

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:44am
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's chief lawmaker fiercely retaliated to the Israeli parliament representative's comments on imprisoned Palestinian lawmakers at an international conference on Wednesday."The saying 'if you have no ...

Kuwait reiterates commitment to Syrian refugees at Doha meeting

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:13am
By Nawaf Al-Deqbasi DOHA, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait is committed to the process of aiding the Syrian refugees escaping from the deadly conflict in their country, said a Kuwaiti official Wednesday. After the 11th meeting of the major ...

Amending IPU stature, bylaw, grants added value, authority - Kuwaiti MP

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:11am
SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Amending the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) stature is likely to give it added value and power to impose sanctions on member bodies that might violate the organizations' rules and systems, Kuwaiti MP Safaa ...

Iraq to proceed exporting Kirkuk oil

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:08am
BAGHDAD, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Oil Ministry said on Wednesday it is making plans to develop disputed oilfields after seizing areas of Kirkuk.In a statement to KUNA, the Iraqi Oil Minister's spokesman Asem Jihad said that Iraqi government forces ...

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

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:06am
RIYADH -- Kuwaiti humanitarian aid campaign delivers 4,000 food baskets to families affected by violence in Yemen's Amran Governorate. KUWAIT -- Kuwait Red Crescent, in coordination with Kuwaiti charity Direct Aid Society, announce a new batch ...

Amiri Diwan minister receives Chinese envoy

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:51am
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah received China's Ambassador to Kuwait Wang Di and Kuwaiti Ambassador to China Sameeh Jawhar Hayat on Wednesday.The officials discussed issues of mutual ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim expresses sorrow over death of UAE pilots

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:44am
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent Wednesday a cable of condolences to the Speaker of the UAE's Federal National Council (FNC) Amal Al-Qubaisi on the death of two Emirati pilots.The pilots, who were ...

Kuwait delivers 4,000 food baskets to Yemen

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:58am
RIYADH, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The "Kuwait by your side" humanitarian campaign launched a project to deliver 4,000 food baskets to families affected by war in Amran Governorate in Yemen on Wednesday.The baskets contain one-month supplies of food, ...

Kuwait provides medical aid to Somalia

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:50am
By Arwa Al-Wagayan KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS), in coordination with the Direct Aid Society, announced Wednesday a new batch of medical assistance to treat victims in Somalia following the recent terrorist bombings in ...

Iraqi diplomatic missions worldwide might face danger - Baghdad

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:36am
BAGHDAD, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Foreign Ministry issued an appeal Wednesday calling on the International community to protect its diplomatic missions from any possible attacks by supporters of the Kurdish independence.It strongly condemned the ...

Kuwait bourse ends Wednesday's trading in red zone

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:14am
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait ended Wednesday's trading in the red zone with the price index going down by 29.6 points to reach 6,618 points.The weighted index dropped by 0.87 points to stand at 431.4 points and KSX 15 index went down by ...

His Highness Crown Prince receives senior state officials

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:08am
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah in Bayan Palace on Wednesday.His Highness Sheikh Nawaf also received ...

His Highness Amir expresses sorrow over UAE over pilots' deaths

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:03am
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences Wednesday to the President of the UAE Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan on the death of two UAE pilots.In the cable, His Highness ...

EU leaders to discuss Iranian, North Korean nuclear issue

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:50am
BRUSSELS, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Leaders of European Union (EU) are expected to discuss relations with Turkey as well as the Iranian and North Korean nuclear deals and ballistic programs in their summit in Brussels on Thursday.The President of the ...