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Kuwait chief lawmaker condemns Burkina Faso attack

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 5:42pm
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Tuesday extended his condolences and sorrow over the victims of a terrorist attack on a restaurant in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, which killed and wounded several ...

Turkey, Iran top military chiefs meet in Ankara

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 5:25pm
ANKARA, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Turkish Army Chief of Staff Commander Gen Hulusi Akar met on Tuesday his Iranian counterpart Maj Gen Mohammad Hossein Bagheri in the capital Ankara.Local media outlets said the two sides discussed issues such as ...

MoH opens world-class oncology laboratory

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 4:08pm
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Health opened Tuesday the Yacoub Behbehani Laboratory, a world-class oncology laboratory and the first of its kind the Middle East, in Al-Sabah Medical zone in Kuwait City.The sophisticated oncogene ...

PA president: more counter-measures if Hamas replaces nat'l unity gov't in Gaza

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 3:55pm
RAMALLAH, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas warned that more severe measures would be taken against Hamas if it does not abandon plans to replace the national unity government in Gaza with its own administrative body.His ...

Sharjah ruler offers condolences to Kuwait over demise of late actor

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:52pm
DUBAI, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- UAE Higher Council Member and Sharjah Ruler Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al-Qasemi sent a cable of condolences to Kuwait's State Minister for Cabinet Affairs and Information Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah over ...

KOC moves several vessels to control Messilah oil spill - oil minister

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:30pm
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Minister of Oil Essam Al-Marzouq announced that the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has moved a number of its vessels to the Messilah coast, south of the capital, to control a newly-discovered oil spill.The revelation was made ...

Saudi, US discuss Mideast affairs, counter-IS efforts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 2:11pm
JEDDAH, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's Deputy King Mohammad bin Salman Al-Saud discussed Middle East developments and the counter-IS campaign with the visiting US president's envoy for the global counter-IS campaign Brett McGurk on Tuesday.They ...

US remains "interested" in talks with Pyongyang - Tillerson

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 1:09pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday that the US remains "interested" in talks with North Korea.Speaking to reporters, Tillerson affirmed "we continue to be interested in finding a way to get to a dialogue, ...

US int'l religious freedom 2016 report highlights IS "atrocities"

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 1:06pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- The US released its 2016 International Religious Freedom report on Tuesday which most significantly highlighted the so-called Islamic State's "brutal treatment of religious and ethnic minorities in the Middle East." The ...

New oil spill appears in Kuwait's sea waters

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:20pm
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- A nautical mile-long oil spill is currently floating off the Police Club in Abu Ftairah, the Environment Public Authority (EPA) announced on Tuesday.Necessary measures have been taken to disperse the oil slick, EPA indicated ...

India celebrates 71st Independence Day peacefully amid tight security

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:47am
NEW DELHI, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- The Republic of India on Tuesday celebrated its 71st Independence Day as millions of people took part in various programs organized across the country on the occasion.The nation, especially the capital New Delhi, was put ...

Turkish, French leaders discuss counter-terror, Syria, Iraq

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:44am
ANKARA, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed Tuesday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron counter-terrorism, according to a Turkish presidential source.In a phone conversation, the leaders also addressed regional ...

Russia's Putin announces 2018 defense spending cuts

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:06am
MOSCOW, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday cuts of military spending in the 2018 budget.During a meeting with United Russia ruling party faction leader Vladimir Vasilyev, Putin said the next year would witness a ...

Kuwait, Sri Lanka explore employment opportunities

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:56am
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Director of Kuwait's Public Authority for Manpower (PAM) Abdullah Al-Mutawtah held talks on Tuesday with a Sri Lankan official over strategies for cooperation in the field of employment.Speaking to the press after meeting ...

Minister Al-Roudhan boasts of junior shooters

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:29am
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan on Tuesday expressed pride that Kuwaiti junior shooters ranked second in the Kazakhstan-hosted Asian tournament.Minister ...

Qatar deplores Ouagadougou attack

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:22am
DOHA, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Tuesday openly condemned a suicide attack that targeted capital of Burkina Faso Ouagadougou on Sunday.This came in a contact between the Amir and Burkina Faso's President Roch ...

Al-Ghanim congratulates India on Independence Day

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:47am
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Tuesday sent two cables of congratulations to Indian Lok Sabha Speaker Somitra Mahajan and Chairman of the Council of States Mohammad Hamid Ansari on their country's ...

Deputy FM, UN official discuss mutual coop.

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:46am
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Suleiman Al-Jarallah discussed on Tuesday mutual cooperation with Head of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in Kuwait Dr. Hanan Hamdan.During a meeting, Hanan lauded ...

KCCI eyes closer ties with Sudan

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 9:19am
KUWAIT, Aug 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) is eager to establish better relations with Sudan and jointly pursue lucrative investment projects, its Chairman said on Tuesday.Speaking to the press after meeting with the ...