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KUNA main news for Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 9:02am
Local: KUWAIT -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minster of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov exchange cables of congratulations on the 55th anniversary of establishing diplomatic ties (March ...

Kuwaiti envoy extols ties with Russia

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:32am
By Nasser Al-Otaibi KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti diplomat on Sunday spoke highly of his country's ties with Russia, fondly reminiscing about how Moscow stood in solidarity with the Kuwaiti people during the Iraqi invasion.Speaking to KUNA 55 ...

Parliament speaker Al-Ghanim hosts Turkish envoy

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:05am
KUWAIT, Mwrch 11 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim received in his office on Sunday Turkey's Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Aisha Hilal. (end) ...

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

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 8:00am
KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will patronize, attend honoring ceremony of outstanding graduates of colleges and institutes of the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) for academic year ...

King Salman approves establishing anti-corruption departments

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:59am
RIYADH, March 11 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday approved establishing specialized anti-corruption departments at the Public Prosecution to investigate cases of corruption and directly linked them to the Attorney General. The ...

Kuwait hosted conference necessary to safeguard Gulf relics -- official

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:35am
By Shahed Kamal KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- Director of Antiquities and Museums Department at the National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature (NCCAL) Sultan Al-Duweish Sunday affirmed significance of the "antiquities and civil heritage" ...

His Highness Crown Prince meets state officials

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:32am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Sunday at Seif Palace National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim.His Highness the Crown Prince also met His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh ...

Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled receives GCC's Al-Zayani

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:29am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received in his office on Sunday Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Secretary General Abdullatif Al Zayani.The meeting was attended ...

Kuwaiti stock market closes week's 1st session with indices on mixed boards

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:14am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait, Kuwait's stock exchange, closed down Sunday's session with its two main indexes going down.The Price Index fell 15.31 points to 6,762.87 points, while the Weighted Index dropped 0.27 to reach 410.22 ...

Sharjah issues USD 1 billion sukuks

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 7:11am
DUBAI, March 11 (KUNA) -- The Emirate of Sharjah announced on Sunday issuing sukuks worth USD one billion with a 10-year maturity, in the first such sovereign sukuk issuance ever witnessed in the Middle east.Waleed Al Sayegh, Director General of the ...

Kuwaiti FM cables Russian counterpart on celebrated ties

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 6:36am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Minster of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov exchanged cables of congratulations on the 55th anniversary of ...

His Highness the Amir receives 1st Deputy PM

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:53am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Sief Palace Sunday First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. (pickup previous) ...

His Highness the Amir receives senior officials

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 4:41am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Sief Palace Sunday His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. His Highness also received National Assembly Speaker ...

Kuwaiti women choose competitive shooting as launchpad for success

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 3:24am
By Muneera Al-Rabiah KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti woman has excelled in all fields in the midst of the society's decades-long efforts to empower and provide her with the role she so rightfully deserves. Her success story has become a ...

His Highness the Amir patronizes, attends PAAET graduation ceremony Monday

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 3:13am
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will patronize and attend the honoring ceremony of outstanding graduates of colleges and institutes of the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET) for the academic ...

Trump expects "tremendous success" in his talks with North Korea's leader

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:30am
WASHINGTON, March 11 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump said late Saturday that he expects there will be "tremendous success" in his anticipated meeting with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un.Boarding Marine One en route to Pennsylvania for a rally, ...

Photo of the day

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:26am
Sunset through Kuwait City (Hassan Mahmoud – ...

USD stable at KD 0.299, EUR down to 0.369

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:13am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- The price rate of US Dollar was stable at KD 0.299, while the Euro's rate was down to KD 0.369, compared to Thursday's prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Sunday.CBK added that the Pound Sterling was down to KD ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 1:02am
KUWAIT, March 11 (KUNA) -- 1961 -- The State of Kuwait addresses a memorandum to the Arab League General Secretariat requesting membership in the League Publication Department. 1963 -- The Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a law ...

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

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 6:52pm
AMMAN - Syrian troops seal off Douma city in Eastern Ghouta district. RAMALLAH - A Palestinian man dies of his bullet wounds from the Israeli forces in Nablus city. TEHRAN - The Iranian Foreign Ministry summons British Ambassador in protest against ...