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سبت, 21/10/2017 - 7:50م
KUWAIT - Sudanese President will start an official visit to Kuwait on Sunday. CAIRO - At least 16 Egyptian police officers are killed and 13 others wounded in clashes with "terrorist elements." MADRID - Spanish Prime Minister dismisses the ...

Int'l forum on Baitul Maqdis concludes in Istanbul

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 7:48م
ISTANBUL, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- The ninth international forum on the Palestinian residents of Baitul Maqdis (Jerusalem) concluded in Istanbul on Saturday.The two-day event, themed "valiant people and giving nation," gathered more than 600 Muslim scholars ...

Turkey warns of handing over Syria's Raqqa to PYD

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 6:08م
ANKARA, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Turkey on Saturday warned the US against handing over Syria's Raqqa, whose Arabs make up 90 percent of the total population, to members of Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is an affiliate to the Kurdistan Workers' ...

Yemen says Iranian interference promotes chaos

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 6:06م
JEDDAH, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Yemeni Foreign Minister Abdulmalek Mekhlafi said Saturday Iran's interference was threatening security and promoting chaos in the region.Mekhlafi, during a meeting with David Satterfield, US Acting Assistant Secretary, ...

MoI prioritizes protection of youth against drug abuse

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 5:28م
KUWAIT, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior attaches great importance to the fight against the self-damaging use of narcotics and prioritizes the efforts to protect youth against the risks of these substances, a senior official said on ...

Kuwaiti dignitaries call for promoting voluntary action in Gulf

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 4:31م
BY Nawaf Al-Deqbasi DOHA, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- A number of Kuwaiti dignitaries working in volunteering have demanded boosting voluntary action in the Gulf region, benefiting from excellent experiences and exchanging expertise among all parties ...

Madrid undermines democracy in Catalonia - Puigdemont

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 4:26م
MADRID, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- President of Catalonia region Carles Puigdemont said Madrid government's dismissal of his administration on Saturday was undermining democracy and the province's autonomous rule.Puigdemont, in a statement from his government ...

Min. Al-Roudhan lauds YSC's approval of amendments to sports law

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 3:28م
KUWAIT, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan on Saturday commended the endorsement by National Assembly's youth and sports committee (YSC) of necessary amendments to the ...

Trump says defeat of IS in Raqqah represents "critical breakthough"

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 3:00م
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump affirmed Saturday that the defeat of the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Raqqah represents "a critical breakthrough in our worldwide campaign to defeat (IS) and its wicked ideology." Trump said ...

OPEC, non-OPEC committed by 120 pct to production cuts - JMMC

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 2:57م
VIENNA, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Members of OPEC and non-OPEC producing countries' Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) said Saturday the two sides achieved a record high conformity level with voluntary output cuts, reaching 120 percent.This came ...

US-Turkish talks on visas see positive atmospheres - Turkey's FM

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 1:31م
ANKARA, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Saturday said the US-Turkish talks on the suspension of granting entry visas to citizens of the two countries witnessed "positive" atmospheres.In a press statement in Antalya, ...

Kuwait Social Min. commends blind society's services

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 1:29م
KUWAIT, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Minister of Social Affairs and Labor Hind Al-Sabeeh commended Saturday the social role and activities of Kuwait Society of Blind, calling upon other NGOs to follwo the society's foot-steps.Al-Sabeeh, also Minister ...

US strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Egypt

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 12:16م
WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- The US strongly condemned Saturday the terrorist attack in Egypt near the Bahariya Oasis that killed dozens of Egyptian security forces and wounded many others."The United States stands with Egypt at this difficult time, ...

EU condemns attack in Egypt

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 12:11م
BRUSSELS, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- The European Union condemned Saturday the attack on Egyptian security forces in the Western Desert last night in which more than 50 police officers and conscripts were killed."As we continue to follow developments on the ...

Over 25 Egyptian policemen killed, injured in Giza ambush

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 11:40ص
CAIRO, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Some 16 police officers were killed and 13 others were wounded amid fierce armed clashes with "terrorist elements" in Egypt's northern Giza governorate, authorities said on Saturday.Police were attacked by heavy artillery in ...

Suicide attack kills 15 cadets in Afghanistan

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 10:58ص
ISLAMABAD, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- A suicide bomber on Saturday attacked a minibus boarding military cadets in the Afghan capital killing at least 15 trainees.The minibus was moving out of Marshal Fahim Military Academy, West Kabul, when the suicide bomber ...

Kuwait to host conf. for supporting Somalia

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 10:43ص
NEW YORK, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait plans to host very soon a conference for supporting education in Somalia as part of a broad approach aimed at backing nations of the African continent.Deputy of the permanent delegate to the UN, Badr Abdullah ...

Embassy in Japan warns Kuwaitis of super typhoon Lan

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 10:39ص
TOKYO, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's embassy in Japan has warned Kuwaitis to practise "utmost caution" in the wake of an impending powerful storm expected to affect large areas of Japan, including the capital Tokyo, on Sunday.Typhoon Lan, which has been ...

Sudanese Pres. due to arrive in Kuwait on Sunday

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 10:27ص
KUWAIT, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir is slated to arrive in Kuwait on Sunday on an official visit.During his visit, Al-Bashir, accompanied by an official delegation, is scheduled to hold talks with His Highness the Amir Sheikh ...

Iraq eyes closer energy cooperation with Saudi Arabia

سبت, 21/10/2017 - 10:00ص
BAGHDAD, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- The President of Iraq Fuad Masum reiterated Saturday his country's keenness to increase cooperation with Saudi Arabia in various fields.Masum made his remarks while meeting with Saudi Minister of Energy, Industry, and ...