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Police arrest 14th convict of "Al-Abdali cell" - statement

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KUWAIT, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior announced the apprehension of the 14th fugitive convict of Al-Abdali cell case Saturday evening.In a press statement, the ministry identified the convict as Abdulmohsen Jamal Hussein Al-Shatti, a ...

Iraqi ship sinks after sea collision, leaving four people dead, nine missing

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BAGHDAD, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi Ministry of Transport announced Saturday that an Iraqi ship has gone under in the territorial water after a tragic accident with a ship raising the flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Republic.The Iraqi ship ...

Iraqi army prepares offensive to liberate Tal Afar from IS

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BAGHDAD, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Iraq's army announced Saturday an upcoming offensive to liberate the city of Tal Afar, northwestern Iraq, from the so-called Islamic State (IS).Iraqi air forces dropped hundreds of thousands of leaflets over the city that ...

Germany urges Spain not to hand Turkey arrested dual nat'l

منذ 5 ساعات 40 دقيقة
BERLIN, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Germany on Saturday urged Spain not to extradite a German national of Turkish roots, who Madrid arrested based on an Interpol warrant issued by Turkey.Germany's foreign ministry called for a halt of the extradition and ...

Egypt, Jordan, Palestine call for ending peace process stalemate

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CAIRO, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The foreign ministers of Egypt, Jordan and Palestine called for an end to the years-long stalemate of the Middle East peace process.In a joint press statement afer their meeting in Cairo, they cautioned that the world's ...

Saudi Arabia confirms acceptance of Qatari currency

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RIYADH, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia confirmed Saturday that it continues to accept the Qatari Riyal in all monetary transactions and at exchange companies inside the Kingdom, official media reported.Qatari nationals can exchange Qatari Riyal ...

At least 23 killed, 40 injured as train derails in India

منذ 7 ساعات 50 دقيقة
NEW DELHI, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- At least 23 passengers were killed while 40 others sustained serious injuries on Saturday evening following a passenger train derailment in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.Quoting local officials, the Indo Asian ...

EPL: Man Utd hit four past Swansea as Arsenal lose at Stoke

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LONDON, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Manchester United smashed four goals at Swansea while Arsenal suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Stoke City on week two of England's Premier League.With seven matches played on Saturday there were also wins for ...

One million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia - ministry

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JEDDAH, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Around one million pilgrims from various countries are currently in Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj rituals, the Saudi Hajj and Umra Ministry announced Saturday.The pilgrims, who arrived via the Kingdom's air, land, and sea ...

Lebanese Army liberates 30 sq kms of border barren areas

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BEIRUT, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese Army announced on Saturday its troops, involved in a mop-up operation against militants of the so-called Islamic State (IS) on eastern borders, demolished 11 positions and liberated 30 square kilometers of ...

Nine British pilgrims make 3,000 km bike trek to Hajj

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JEDDAH, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Nine British pilgrims arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday after a six-week journey in which they crossed more than 3,000 kilometers (km) on their bicycles. The expedition kicked off in London and took the British pilgrims to ...

Russian FM to visit Gulf in Sept.

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MOSCOW, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is set to pay a tour of the Arabian Gulf region next September, Russia's Sputnik news agency reported on Saturday.Lavrov's tour is part of ongoing efforts to resolve the crisis between ...

Kuwait's Awqaf ministry to handle Hajj process for illegal residents

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KUWAIT, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs announced on Saturday that it has set up an emergency team to help illegal residents perform the Hajj pilgrimage without facing any inconvenience.Minister of Awqaf and Islamic ...

Former Moroccan FM lauds His Highness Amir humanitarian character

منذ 12 ساعة 44 دقيقة
ASILAH, Morocco, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Mohamed Benaissa, Morocco's ex foreign minister, has lauded His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah as pioneer leader for humanitarian and charitable action worldwide. The UN honoring of ...

KUNA main news for Friday, August 18, 2017

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Local: TUNIS -- Chairman of the Kuwaiti and Arab tennis federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah praises Arab championship for juniors currently hosted by Tunisia. Issued at 14:51 p.m. (11:45 GMT). Economic: KUWAIT -- Price of the ...

Spain maintains security alert following deadly incidents

منذ 14 ساعة 56 دقيقة
MADRID, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Spain will maintain its security alert level at 4 after two deadly attacks in the northeastern region of Catalonia this week, Spanish Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said Saturday.Zoido said at a press conference ...

Four Iranian Hajj pilgrims die of heart failure

منذ 14 ساعة 56 دقيقة
TEHRAN, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Four Iranian pilgrims passed away from a heart attack while 20 others were hospitalized for other ailments, an official said on Saturday. Around 70 Iranian medical facilities have been set up in Saudi Arabia, where the ...

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

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KUWAIT -- Price of the Kuwaiti oil went up 76 cents to reach USD 47.69 per barrel (pb) Friday compared with USD 46.93 pb on Thursday, says Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC). AMMAN -- Syrian Government troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters ...

Kuwaiti official praises Arab Tennis Tournament for juniors

منذ 15 ساعة 16 دقيقة
TUNIS, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Chairman of the Kuwaiti and Arab tennis federations Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Abdullah Al-Sabah on Saturday lauded the Arab championship for juniors currently hosted by Tunisia.In remarks to KUNA, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber ...

Syrian Gov't forces attack IS on eastern side of rugged slopes with Lebanon border

منذ 15 ساعة 40 دقيقة
AMMAN, Aug 19 (KUNA) -- Syrian Government troops backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters advanced into locations controlled by the so-called Islamic State in the barren mountainous region of Al-Qalamoun, located on eastern side of slopes in the border ...