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Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:48pm
KUWAIT - National Assembly Speaker leaves for Tokyo on a four-day visit to Japan. TEHRAN - All 11 people on board a doomed Turkish plane are killed in southwest Iran. WASHINGTON - US Secretary of Defense stresses the importance of maintaining the ...

No concessions to Pyongyang during talks - CIA chief

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 6:32pm
WASHINGTON, March 11 (KUNA) -- Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Mike Pompeo stressed Sunday that while negotiations with North Korea are ongoing there would be "no concessions." Speaking to Fox News network, Pompeo said "make no ...

Al-Shabab SC wins Kuwait Karate championship

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 5:56pm
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- Al-Shabab Sport Club won Sunday Kuwait Karate Federation's championship, which featured participation of 571 karaketas from 11 clubs.Al-Shabab collected 44 points to lead the general standing, four points over Al-Yarmouk. ...

Al-Ghanim heads for Japan on official visit

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 5:39pm
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has left for Tokyo on Sunday evening, leading a parliamentary delegation on a four-day official visit to Japan.During the visit, Al-Ghanim will held talks with Japanese Prime ...

GCC unity "critical" for stability in region - US defense chief

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:55pm
WASHINGTON, March 11 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis affirmed Sunday that the Gulf's "cohesion is critical... to maintaining stability in the region." Speaking to reporters en route to Oman, Mattis said he wants to hear what the sultan ...

India hosts first Int'l Solar Alliance founding conf. in New Delhi

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:42pm
NEW DELHI, March 11 (KUNA) -- India on Sunday hosted the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) conference in New Delhi to explore ways of enhancing international cooperation in producing sustainable and clean energy.The Indian government, in a ...

Mattis says "very unwise" for Syrian regime to use gas

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:37pm
WASHINGTON, March 11 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis reiterated Sunday that it would be "very unwise" for the Syrian regime to use gas against civilians.Mattis told reporters enroute to Oman, "we have made it very clear that it would be ...

French, German envoys applaud Kuwait presidency of UNSC

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:32pm
By Nasser Al-Otaibi KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- French and German ambassadors to Kuwait Marie Masdupuy and Karlfried Bergner, respectively, spoke highly of Kuwait's successful lobbing for the UN Security Council Resolution 2411 on Syria.France ...

US coach conducts training for Kuwait wheelchair basketball players

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 3:17pm
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman said Sunday US State Department Sport Envoy Program, executed by American trainers, contributed to boosting sport relations among countries and peoples around the globe.Silverman ...

MoI unlocks locked traffic violations at Gulf Traffic Week Expo.

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 2:36pm
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- The Interior Ministry has announced it would open the locks on traffic violations (except the serious ones) at the Gulf Traffic Week exhibition, held at the Avenues and The Gate Mall.The Directorate General for Media ...

11 people killed in Turkish plane crash in Iran - official

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:52pm
TEHRAN, March 11 (KUNA) -- All 11 people on board a private Turkish aircraft which crashed in southwestern Iran were killed Sunday, an Iranian official confirmed.The Canadian-made Bombardier plane crashed in a mountainous region in southwestern Iran ...

EPA chief lauds Kuwaiti voluntary teams' role in environment protection

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:31pm
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- Director General of the Environment Public Authority (EPA) Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah has applauded Kuwait voluntary teams and civil society organizations' success in raising awareness about environment ...

Kuwait Def. Min. commends Islamic Treasures exhibition

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:12pm
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwait First Deputy Premier and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah praised Sunday the Islamic Treasures exhibition, which included Mahmoud Al-Nouri's private collection.Sheikh Nasser said he was very ...

Turkish plane bursts into flames in Iran

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 12:31pm
TEHRAN, March 11 (KUNA) -- A Turkish private jet flying from the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul has reportedly crashed in a mountainous region of Iran on Sunday, authorities said.The aircraft burst into fireball near the southwestern city of ...

GCC Traffic Week 2018 kicks off to entrench driving ethics - official

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:50am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- The unified GCC Traffic Week 2018 kicked off on Sunday with the chief aim of "entrenching traffic rules and ethics of driving," not just issuing tickets, a senior Interior Ministry official has said.The Week's agenda ...

Kuwait's National Guard says 2020 security plan well on course

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:16am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti National Guard continues to pursue its strategy for the year 2020, in which security is the key focal point, its deputy chief Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah said on Sunday.In a speech before a class ...

ICC elects new President

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 11:15am
BRUSSELS, March 11 (KUNA) -- Judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC), at The Hague on Sunday elected Judge Chiled Eboe-Osuji of Nigeria as President of the Court for a three-year term with immediate effect. Judge Robert Fremr of Czech ...

Min. Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad chairs supreme council meet

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:38am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Planning and Development, Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, chaired on Sunday the council's seventh meeting of its first term in ...

His Highness Amir congratulates Kuwaiti diplomat's spouse on accolade

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 9:38am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday congratulated the wife of Kuwait's ambassador to the United States after she was honored by the UN-affiliated Women's International League for Peace ...

Defense Min. receives Arab, foreign envoys

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 9:37am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace Sunday the UAE's ambassador to Kuwait Rahma Al Zaabi.The envoy handed over to Sheikh Al-Sabah an official ...