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Photo of the Day

12 hours 14 min ago
Aerial view of Kuwait City taken with a Mavic Pro drone (Ahmad Al Saffar – KUNA) ...

Kuwaitis tell stories of sacrifices in defending homeland

12 hours 39 min ago
By Sheikha Al-Loughani KUWAIT, Feb 25 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti people on Sunday celebrate the 27th anniversary of liberating the homeland from the Iraqi troops which invaded the country in 1990. The Iraqi occupation lasted for seven months during which ...

Today in Kuwait's history

12 hours 54 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 25 ----------------- 1950 -- Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah took over power as the 11th ruler of Kuwait after the demise of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber. A parade of Kuwait Army and British military units organized at Safat Square marking ...

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

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 6:50pm
KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir congratulates the Foreign Minister and the mission to UN on successful lobbying for truce in Syria. NEW YORK - UN Security Council approves a draft resolution on a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria's Eastern ...

Turkey welcomes UNSC resolution on E. Ghouta truce

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 6:50pm
DOHA, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- The Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the Resolution 2401, unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council earlier Saturday, to stop the bloodshed in Eastern Ghouta, Syria."We welcome today's decision -- to end the ...

Kuwait FM welcomes UNSC resolution on E. Ghouta truce

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 6:00pm
KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) - Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah welcomed the Resolution 2401, unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council earlier Saturday, to stop hostilities in ...

Kuwait embassies marks Nat'l Days

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 5:40pm
KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait embassies in Egypt and Venezuela held functions on Saturday to celebrate Kuwait's 57th National Day, the 27th Liberation Day and the 12th anniversary of the assumption of office by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah ...

Qatar welcomes UNSC resolution on E. Ghouta truce

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 5:38pm
DOHA, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- The Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs welcomed the Resolution 2401, unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council earlier Saturday, to stop hostilities in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, for 30 days.The Council needs to continue ...

His Highness Amir thanks FM, Kuwait UN Mission for UNSCR on Syria

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 4:19pm
KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah thanked Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait's UN ambassador Mansour Al-Otaibi and Kuwait Mission members for efforts ...

Turkish Pres. slams int'l silence towards Syrian attacks on E. Ghouta

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:56pm
ANKARA, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday lashed out at the international silence towards attacks carried out by the Syrian regime's forces on Eastern Ghouta near the capital of Damascus.In a speech during the sixth ...

Relentless diplomacy secured 30-day truce in Syria - Kuwait

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:53pm
NEW YORK, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait said Saturday there were relentless diplomatic efforts that led to UN Security Council's (UNSC) unanimous adoption of resolution 2401 for a 30-day truce in Syria to allow delivery of humanitarian aid.Mansour ...

UNSC unanimously approve Kuwait-Swedish resolution on Syria truce

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:23pm
NEW YORK, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- UN Security Council unanimously approved a draft resolution presented by Kuwait and Sweden to establish a 30-day humanitarian truce in Syria. The resolution will pave way for the delivery of humanitarian aid for the areas ...

Qatari Amir condemns E. Ghouta attacks as crimes against humanity

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:14pm
DOHA, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Al Thani said Saturday what is going on in Eastern Ghouta in Syria is crimes against humanity.He held the international community responsible for protecting the civilians in the area, located some 15 ...

OIC condemns Somalia's terrorist attacks

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:39pm
JEDDAH, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Saturday strongly condemned two terrorist attacks in the Somali capital yesterday, which killed around 38 people and injured others.The attacks, caused by booby-trapped vehicles, ...

Saudi Arabia organizes special reception for Kuwaiti travelers

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 12:58pm
JEDDAH, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's civil aviation authority organized Saturday a special reception for Kuwaiti travelers arriving in local airports nationwide, marking Kuwait's 57th Independence Day and the 27th Liberation Day.Kuwait Consul ...

Girl killed in crane accident in Kuwaiti farming area

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:20am
KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- A crane accidentally crashed into a chalet at a farm in Al-Abdali north of Kuwait early on Saturday killing a girl and injuring two persons, the fire department said in a statement.The crane accidentally crashed when another ...

Turkey voices concern at relocating US embassy to Jerusalem

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:12am
ANKARA, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Turkey on Saturday expressed concern at the US decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as of middle of the coming May.Washington is adamant on wreaking havoc "in the ground for peace," breaching ...

Egypt pres. urges multilevel counter-terror blueprint

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 11:03am
CAIRO, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi said on Saturday it is imperative for the international community to devise a multilevel strategy to fight terrorism.Meeting with a visiting US Christian evangelical delegation, led by ...

Palestinian govt. resents US embassy relocation to Jerusalem

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 9:26am
RAMALLAH, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian government expressed Saturday resentment of the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem by next May, which coincides with Nakba Day anniversary.The US step degrades the Arab identity of the Palestinian ...