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Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli forces - Min.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:31pm
RAMALLAH, May 22 (KUNA) -- A young Palestinian man was gunned down Monday by Israeli soldiers in the West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health announced.The ministry was informed of the man's death, whose identity was not disclosed, a statement ...

Iraqi PM holds talks with Qatar FM in Baghdad

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:27pm
BAGHDAD, May 22 (KUNA) -- Boosting bilateral ties was the focus of talks held in Baghdad on Monday between Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi and visiting Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.The talks also addressed ...

N. Korea's new missile not capable of reaching Guam: Seoul military

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:26pm
TOKYO, May 22 (KUNA) -- South Korea's military said Monday that North Korea's newly developed missile is seen as a medium-range ballistic missile with a range of up to 2,500 kilometers, according to Yonhap News Agency.It means the missile, called ...

Riyadh summits epitomize desire for peace - Saudi King

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:42am
RIYADH, May 22 (KUNA) -- The Riyadh Summits were a testament to collective concerns over peace and security, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud said on Monday.While presiding over the Saudi Cabinet's weekly meeting, the Saudi King noted that ...

Lebanese, French leaders mull over Mideast

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:35am
BEIRUT, May 22 (KUNA) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Monday called French President-elect Emmanuel Macron, discussing the latest Middle East developments.During the phone conversation, Aoun congratulated Macron on his election as president of ...

Kuwaiti charity wraps up aid mission in Kyrgyzstan

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:02am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti charity on Monday provided its final installment of aid for needy families in the impoverished Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan.Speaking to KUNA via telephone, Director General of Kuwait's Peace Society for ...

Turkey summons US envoy over Washington FM's team incident

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:59am
ANKARA, May 22 (KUNA) -- The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned the US ambassador to Turkey US ambassador to Turkey John Bass, to protest against the "aggressive and unprofessional actions" of American security personnel towards the foreign ...

Saudi Oil Min. in Baghdad to discuss OPEC cut extension

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:55am
BAGHDAD, May 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi Oil Minister Khaled Al-Faleh arrived in Baghdad on Monday on an official visit to Iraq in order to discuss with its officials the extension of OPEC output cut.Spokesman for the Iraqi Oil Minister Asem Jihad said to ...

Cabinet holds weekly meeting

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:39am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti cabinet held its customary weekly meeting at Bayan Palace on Monday under chairmanship of His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.At the onset of the meeting, the ministers ...

Kuwait urges uniform polices to counter transnational crimes

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:03am
VIENNA, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has urged the international community to unify efforts and policies to counter transnational organized crime that poses a threat to the world's security and interests.The dangerous and persistent development of ...

Arab Health Mins. urge support for WHO amid raging epidemics

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 10:00am
GENEVA, May 22 (KUNA) -- Arab Ministers of Health shored up support on Monday for the World Health Organization (WHO), urging it to step up efforts to deal with health crises in the Arab region.Speaking at the 70th session of the WHO General ...

Kuwaiti Deputy FM meets Swiss State Sec.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:57am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah met on Monday with visiting State Secretary at Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pascale Baeriswyl.During the meeting, they discussed cooperation between Kuwait and ...

KUNA main news for Monday, May 22, 2017

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:09am
Local: KUWAIT - Kuwaiti cabinet holds its customary weekly meeting. KUWAIT -- The Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) announced on Monday it has distributed some 2,000 food baskets to Iraqi refugees in Basra, in coordination with the General ...

KFAED provides USD 1 mln to offer cancer treatment to Syrians in Jordan

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:56am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) is set to provide USD 1 million to provide treatment to Syrian refugees suffering from cancer in Jordan.The fund on Monday signed a grant agreement with Jordan's King ...

EU gives green light for begin of Brexit talks

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:40am
BRUSSELS, May 22 (KUNA) -- The EU Council of Ministers adopted a decision Monday authorising the opening of Brexit negotiations with the UK and formally nominating the EU Commission as EU negotiator.The Council in a statement said that it also ...

Saudi King, Afghan Pres. mull over ties

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:23am
RIYADH, May 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud met on Monday with visiting Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, as talks centered on bilateral ties and cooperation between both countries.The Afghan President said that he was ...

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

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:17am
KUWAIT -- Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Mohammed Al-Fares stresses importance of preserving the marine environment to ensure its sustainability for successive generations through fruitful cooperation among the countries of the ...

MoI grants amnesty to jailed policemen ahead of Ramadan

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:05am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior (MoI) pardoned on Monday members of the police force imprisoned for minor offenses, in a gesture of goodwill to mark the advent of the holy month of Ramadan.Deputy Prime Minister and Interior ...

Trump urges more peace efforts

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:54am
RAMALLAH, May 22 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump said on Monday that more work should be done in order to ensure a peace future that is free of terrorism.Speaking to reporters upon arrival at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Trump said the US and ...

Kuwaiti fund to offer medications to Palestinian refugees in Gaza

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:41am
AMMAN, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Patients Helping Fund Society (PHF) will offer the Palestinian refugees in Gaza pharmaceuticals worth USD 20,000.The PHF and UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) signed a medical ...