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Egypt's Al-Sisi calls for further consultation with France

7 hours 11 min ago
CAIRO, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi stressed the importance of carrying on with coordination and "intensive" consultation with France on "joint issues and challenges" over the coming period.Receiving French Defense ...

Iraqi forces launch crackdown on "terrorists" in N. Baghdad

8 hours 14 min ago
BAGHDAD, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Joint Operations Command has announced the start of fresh security operations "to pursue terrorists" in areas north of the capital Baghdad.Iraqi forces are carrying out a series of raids across the northern ...

KUNA main news for Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

8 hours 30 min ago
Local: ROME -- Italian President Sergio Mattarella is looking forward to visit to the State of Kuwait in the near future to further strengthen bilateral relations. (Issued at 12:37 local time or 09:37 GMT) Economic: KUWAIT -- Boursa Kuwait has ...

Erdogan warns of attacks to "bring Muslims down from within"

8 hours 52 min ago
ANKARA, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Muslims to be alert and to be prepared for attacks which try to "bring down Muslims from within." The Islamic world, like a century ago, is facing efforts to reshape it ...

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

9 hours 34 min ago
KUWAIT -- Boursa Kuwait joins the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) as an official member, the Kuwaiti stock exchange announces. ROME -- Italian President Sergio Mattarella is looking forward to visit to the State of ...

Arab organizers hold second meeting

9 hours 38 min ago
MUSCAT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- The Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences (AUIEC), an affiliate of the Arab League, convened on Saturday to examine plans to prop up the regional organization.The meeting underscored the need to hold ...

Over 30 million foreigners visited Turkey in '17

9 hours 52 min ago
ANKARA, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Some 30.37 million foreigners visited Turkey in the first 11 months of 2017, while 30.4 million left the country during the same period showed figures released by Turkey's Migration Management Directorate General.Russians ...

Parliament Speaker congratulates Bahrain on nat'l day

10 hours 25 min ago
KUWAIT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent Saturday cables of congratulations to Bahrain's parliament speaker Ahmad bin Ibrahim Al-Mulla and Bahraini Shura Council Chairman Ali Bin Saleh Al-Saleh on their country's ...

Kuwaiti Amb. congratulates Bahrain on nat'l day

10 hours 26 min ago
MANAMA, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bahrain Sheikh Azzam Al-Sabah Saturday, congratulated Kingdome of Bahrain on the 46th National Day.Sheikh Azzam Al-Sabah also congratulated King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa, the government and people of ...

Italy's Pres. looking forward to visit Kuwait

12 hours 4 min ago
ROME, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Italian President Sergio Mattarella is looking forward to visit to the State of Kuwait in the near future to further strengthen bilateral relations.This came during President Mattarella's meeting with the Kuwait Ambassador to ...

Boursa Kuwait officially joins IOSCO

13 hours 7 min ago
KUWAIT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait has joined the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) as an official member, the Kuwaiti stock exchange announced Saturday.This is a great success for the Company and the history of ...

Kuwaiti oil price up to USD 60.35 pb

14 hours 39 min ago
KUWAIT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil was up 81 cents yesterday (Friday), settling at USD 60.35 per barrel (pb), compared to USD 59.54 pb last Thursday, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) said Saturday.Texas light sweet also had a ...

Weekly roundup of Kuwait's regional, int'l humanitarian action

14 hours 46 min ago
KUWAIT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, Kuwait continued to aid needy people throughout the week in several countries.Starting from Riyadh, the "Kuwait by Your Side" campaign on Friday ...

Dirt pitches still attracting large numbers of football lovers

15 hours 1 min ago
Photo feature by Jaber Abdulkhallaq KUWAIT, 16 (KUNA) -- Dirt pitches spreading all over neighborhoods in Kuwait are still attracting large numbers of football lovers, despite the availability of stadiums and equipped fields.Major sport clubs ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Bahrain on nat'l day

15 hours 24 min ago
KUWAIT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable to King of Bahrain Hamad Bin Issa Al-Khalifa, congratulating him on the Kingdom's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

Photo of the Day

15 hours 28 min ago
Birds building their nest behind the bars of their cage. (Yousef Dashti – ...

Today in Kuwait's history

15 hours 45 min ago
KUWAIT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- 1973 -- Kuwait Industrial Bank was established with a KD-10-million capital. It was the first bank specialized in financing industrial development in the Gulf region. 1978 -- The National Cleaning Company was established. ...

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

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 6:45pm
KUWAIT- His Highness the Prime Minister pledges to ensure the success of the Gulf football cup. RAMALLAH - The Israeli occupation army uses brutal force to put down protests in the West Bank. ANKARA - Turkey's police reportedly thwarted a PKK ...

Childhood under attack in S. Sudan - UNICEF

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 6:44pm
NEW YORK, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- As South Sudan enters the fifth year of fighting, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned that new funding is essential in order to provide critical assistance to children and women in the country.South Sudan is ...

Turkish forces kill 39 PKK militants in week

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 5:00pm
ANKARA, Dec 15 (KUNA) -- The Turkish security forces killed 39 PKK terrorists in south Turkey and north Iraq between December 8-14, the General Staff said in a statement on Friday.A Turkish soldier was killed and another was wounded in the clashes ...