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Russia calls for "restraint" after N. Korean missile test

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:25am
MOSCOW, May 22 (KUNA) -- Russia on Monday urged super powers to "practice restraint" in aftermath of latest firing of a ballistic missile by North Korea.Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riyabkov was quoted by Interfax news agency as calling on the ...

Preservance of marine env. essential for its sustainability -- Min

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 6:17am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- Minister of Education and Higher Education Dr. Mohammed Al-Fares on Monday stressed importance of preserving the marine environment to ensure its sustainability for successive generations through fruitful cooperation among ...

Kuwait bourse ends Tuesday session on mixed boards

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:53am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Bourse ended Tuesday's trading on mixed boards as the price index gained 14.18 points reaching 6,774.34 points, while the weighted index shed 1.97 points standing at 402.49.The KSX 15 index dropped 5.87 points to read ...

Audience of His Highness the Crown Prince

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:48am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Tuesday at Bayan Palace First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.His Highness also ...

IED blast kills five people in North Pakistan

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:35am
ISLAMABAD, May 22 (KUNA) -- At least five people, including a Levies personnel, were killed on Monday in a Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast targeting a vehicle of a peace committee in Pakistan's northern Khyber tribal Agency, said ...

Kuwait coordinates with Arab states on health issues -- minister

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:34am
Corrected rpt GENEVA, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Health Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi said on Monday that Arab ministers of health have been engaged in coordination prior of the 70th session of the World Health Organization's general assembly. ...

His Highness the Amir cables Yemeni President

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:09am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Monday sent a cable of congratulations to the President of Yemen Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi on the occasion of the National Day of his country, wishing him ...

Justice minister Al-Azb arrives in Vienna for crime conf.

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:08am
VIENNA, May 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Justice and Minister of State for the National Assembly Affairs Dr. Faleh Al-Azab arrived here on Monday to participate in the 26th session of the UN commission on crime prevention and criminal justice ...

Mobile German fair on renewable energy in Kuwait

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 5:00am
Photo Feature by Jaber Abdulkhaleq KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- Germany is seeking to secure half of its energy needs from renewable resources by 2030 and cut consumption by half by 2050.Germany embassy in Kuwait has held a mobile fair on energy ...

Kuwait partakes in religious violence victims conference in Spain

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:41am
MADRID, May 22 (KUNA) -- Spain will host tomorrow (Tuesday) the second International Conference on Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East, with participation of Foreign Ministry's officials.Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy ...

KRCS distributes 2,000 food baskets to Iraqi refugees in Basra

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:23am
By Arwa Al-Woqayyan KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- 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 Consulate of Kuwait and the Iraqi Red ...

Kuwaiti heritage-depicting items displayed at Mexico's fair

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:22am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti embassy in the United Mexican States is partaking in the Fair of Friendly Cultures held in Mexico City; proceeding till June 5th.The diplomatic mission in a statement on Monday indicated that it contributed with ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:00am
KUWAIT, May 22 (KUNA) -- 1965 -- The first Greek Ambassador presented his credentials to the Amir, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah. 1974 -- The Amir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, issued decree by law 9/1974 approving the joint agreement signed ...

Photo of the day

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:54am
Flamingo on one of the beaches of Kuwait .( Kuna- Ghazi ...

Briefing of KUNA main news for Sunday until 20:00 GMT

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 7:48pm
KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said the three summit held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, would contribute to boosting global peace and tolerance, as well as fighting terrorism and extremism. RIYADH - The ...

State pines high hopes on creative Kuwaiti youth - Parl't Deputy Speaker

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 7:12pm
KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Essa Al-Kandari stated Sunday that Kuwaiti youth have a high sense of creativity that qualifies them to compete in international competitions, considering them as the real wealth of ...

Egypt's court hands death, imprisonment sentences to IS-linked cell

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:56pm
CAIRO, May 21 (KUNA) -- A criminal court in Egypt has delivered a death sentence against leader of militant cell linked to the so-called Islamic State group.Zagazig Criminal Court also sentenced 19 and 15 other cell members with 15 years and 3 years ...

Riyadh counter-terrorism forum highlights Saudi Arabia's anti-terror role

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:30pm
RIYADH, May 21 (KUNA) -- Participants in Riyadh forum on countering extermism and terrorism underlined Sunday importance of Saudi Arabia's right in the fight against terrorism and extremism.The participants commended on Sunday Saudi Arabia's ...

Arab-Islamic-US summit message to Islam offenders - Kuwait FM

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:17pm
By Mubarak Al-Enezi RIYADH, May 21 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah stated Sunday that the Arab-Islamic-US summit in Riyadh has sent a clear message to those prejudicing the tolerant, ...

Trump's visit has "positive impact" on GCC economies - Min. Al-Marzouq

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 5:14pm
KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Minister of Oil Essam Al-Marzouq said Sunday US President Donald Trump's visit to the region would have "positive impact" on economies of the Arab Gulf countries."We are always optimistic in President Trump oil ...