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Turkish army kills five PKK operatives in northern Iraq

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:49am
ANKARA, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The Turkish air force delivered strikes to the positions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in Iraq's northern Zap region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Wednesday."More than five militants ...

Kuwaiti, Italian Defense Ministers discuss joint cooperation

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:42am
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti discussed joint cooperation at Bayan Palace on Wednesday.The meeting discussed boosting ...

Japan unveils 10 bLn plan for Asian LNG infrastructure

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:20am
TOKYO, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The Japanese government unveiled on Wednesday a USD 10 billion public-private initiative aimed at increasing liquefied natural gas (LNG) demand in Asia by helping infrastructure projects.Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry ...

Edu. Min. affirms importance of integrated education Development Program

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 4:10am
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Mohammad Al-Faris affirmed on Wednesday the importance of the ministry's fully integrated national program.Al-Faris said, in a statement to KUNA, on the ...

Blast kills 7 policemen, wounds 22 people in SW Pakistan

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:58am
ISLAMABAD, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- At least seven policemen were killed and 22 others were injured on Wednesday in an explosion in Quetta city of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province.According to initial police investigation, a roadside bomb ...

Pres. Xi says China to basically realize socialist modernization by 2035

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:49am
TOKYO, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping said Wednesday that the Communist Party of China will lead the country to basically realize socialist modernization by 2035, the official Xinhua News Agency reported from Beijing.Xi made the ...

Kuwait keen on boosting cooperation to achieve sustainable development

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:57am
NEW YORK, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait renewed its readiness Wednesday to continue its fruitful cooperation with development members to achieve sustainable development, said Kuwaiti diplomats Tuesday.Speaking at the 72 UN general assembly ...

Bahrain's Beit Al Qur'an honorable Islamic destination

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40am
By Hammad Al-Mutairi MANAMA, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Established in 1990 in Bahrain, Beit Al Qur'an (House of Qur'an) is considered an honorable Islamic cultural destination shining with knowledge and modern atmospheres. It is a edifice which ...

Photo of the day

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:18am
The Red Arrows world-renowned aerobatics display team of the Royal Air Force (RAF) put on an air show in Kuwait's skies (Mohammad Almaula – ...

Baker Hughes: Projects in Kuwait will boost value added oil

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:09am
By Osama Jalal KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- Oil projects currently carried out in Kuwait would promote value added to oil industry in the country, Sufyan Knoon, Regional Manager of Baker Hughes in Gulf and Turkey, said on Wednesday. Speaking to KUNA on ...

USD stable at KD 0.302, EURO 0.355

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:02am
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was stable KD 0.302, also with the EURO at KD 0.355, compared to yesterday prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Wednesday.CBK said, on its daily bulletin, that the rate of the ...

Kuwaiti oil price up 25 cents to USD 54.86 per barrel

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:01am
KUWAIT, Oct 18 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 25 cents on Tuesday and settled at USD 54.86 per barrel, compared to USD 54.61 per barrel last Monday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Wednesday.In world markets, oil prices ...

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

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:09pm
ABU DHABI - Two Emirati airmen killed in plane crash in Yemen - army. NEW YORK - Kuwait still stands in solidarity with Rohingya - Amb. Al-Otaibi. WASHINGTON - Federal judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban. (end) ...

US investing USD 10 mln for clean water project in Gaza, West Bank

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 7:09pm
WASHINGTON Oct 17 (KUNA) -- The US is investing USD 10 million to improve access to clean agricultural water in Palestine, the State Department announced Tuesday.The State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the Trump administration's ...

White House says court's decision to block travel ban puts US at risk

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:12pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- The White House said Tuesday the federal court decision to block its third attempt at enforcing a travel ban for foreign nations was "dangerously flawed" and undercut national security. In a White House ...

Britain facing unprecedented terror threats - MI5 chief

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:39pm
LONDON, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- The UK is facing big security challenges to deal with unprecedented continued terror threats, said Andrew Parker, director general of MI5, on Tuesday.In an interview with BBC, he warned that there is an unprecedented terror ...

Saudi King establishes Prophet's Hadeeth complex

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 5:29pm
RIYADH, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz signed a decree to establish a complex for Prophet's Hadeeth, or words he uttered, and would be based in the city of Madinah, official SPA news agency reported Tuesday.The complex, which would ...

Federal judge blocks Trump's latest travel ban

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:49pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- A federal judge blocked the Trump administration's third attempt at a travel ban that was set to go into effect October 18, banning certain travelers from Syria, Libya, Iran, Yemen, Chad, Somalia, North Korea and ...

S. Korean envoy glad for visit of military ships to Kuwait

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:48pm
KUWAIT, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- South Korea's Ambassador to Kuwait Yoo Yeonchul on Tuesday said that he was happy for the visit of the two Korean ships to the country."I'm quite pleased to see that the two Korean military ships, Destroyer Kang Gam Chan ...

US sends medical supplies to Mogadishu following attack

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:25pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 17 (KUNA) -- The US military sent a C-130 plane carrying medical and other supplies to Mogadishu on Tuesday following an attack that occurred over the weekend that killed and injured hundreds of civilians.The US Agency for ...