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US condemns N. Korea for chemical weapons assassination

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 4:07am
WASHINGTON, March 7 (KUNA) -- The US strongly condemned North Korea's use of chemical weapons to assissinate Kim Jong Nam at the Kuala Lumpur airport.The condemnation comes after the US determined on February 22, Nam, the eldest son of North Korean ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:26am
LOCAL KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronizes and attends Kuwait's army annual graduation ceremony for the 21st batch of officers and 45th group of cadet officers at the Military College. KUWAIT -- ...

Kuwait participates in Int'l Women's Day tomorrow

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 3:12am
By Mirvat Abdel-Dayem KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait will mark the International Women's Day on March eighth, by highlighting women achievements, under the wise leadership that supported women in various forums. Kuwaiti ...

Sanctions on Pyongyang have been very strong, biting - Trump

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:42am
WASHINGTON, March 7 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump said that the sanctions against North Korea has been "very, very strong and very biting." Trump told reporters during a joint press conference with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven "I ...

Parliament session begins with Al-Kharafi grilling

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 2:34am
KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly began on Wednesday discussing the grilling motion against Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs Adel Al-Kharafi presented by Member of Parliament (MP) Adel Al-Damkhi and MP Riyadh ...

Trump's top economic adviser to resign

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:55am
WASHINGTON, March 7 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, plans to resign, the White House announced late on Tuesday.The decision comes after Trump's plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports."Gary has ...

Kuwait Foreign Minister departs for Cairo

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:45am
KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah departed on Wednesday to Egypt, heading the Kuwaiti delegation in Arab League 149th ministerial meetings.The Kuwaiti ...

Britain calls for uniting efforts to confront IS idealogy

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:36am
LONDON, March 7 (KUNA) -- British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt called Wednesday for uniting international efforts and coordinate with communication companies to confront the idealogy spread by the so-called Islamic State (IS).In a ...

USD stable at KD 0.299, EURO up at 0.371

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:02am
KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was stable at KD 0.299, but up with the EURO at KD 0.371, compared to Tuesday's prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on Wednesday.CBK said, on its daily bulletin that the rate of ...

Kuwaiti oil price up 52 cents to stand at USD 61.37 per barrel

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:02am
KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 52 cents and settled at USD 61.37 per barrel, compared to USD 60.85 per barrel in trading since last Monday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).In world markets, oil prices were ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 1:00am
KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- 1959 -- The head of the public health authority, Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, inaugurated the chest diseases hospital. 1961 -- Kuwait sent a memorandum to the Arab League voicing willingness to contribute 17 percent to ...

Photo of the day

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 12:48am
The Super Blue Blood Moon rising in the sky in Kuwait City (Nasser Alsulaihim – ...

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

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:46pm
KUWAIT - The Higher Committee of Sheikh Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah Award for Journalistic Excellence has concluded the 10th session of the prominent prize with a grand ceremony. KUWAIT - An ambitious ongoing five-year state reform programme is ...

UN envoy discusses Syria truce with Iran, Russia, Turkey representatives

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:31pm
NEW YORK, March 6 (KUNA) -- UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura attended a meeting with representatives of Iran, Russia, and Turkey in Geneva Tuesday.In a press statement on behalf of the De Mistura, spokesperson of the UN Secretary ...

US slams Russia's continued air strikes in Ghouta

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 6:06pm
WASHINGTON, March 6 (KUNA) -- The US reiterated on Tuesday Russia's failure to allow humanitarian access in Syria and its continued airstrikes in Ghouta with its own air force."The strikes on Eastern Ghouta in recent days have demonstrated the ...

Iraq okays plan for strategic dialogue with GCC

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:26pm
BAGHDAD, March 6 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi cabinet on Tuesday gave thumbs up to a plan of action for comprehensive strategic dialogue to upgrade relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council member states.In a news conference, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider ...

OPCW investigation reports on use of chemical gas in Ghouta

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:31pm
BRUSSELS, March 6 (KUNA) -- The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Tuesday that it is looking into allegations on the use of toxic chemicals during the ongoing fighting in the enclave of Ghouta in Syria between regime ...

Min. Al-Saleh lauds KFDS for organizing int'l fire, safety, conf.

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:30pm
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh has commended efforts by the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) to organize the 5th international fire and safety conference and ...

State efforts to modernize, acquire WMD constitute threat to US, allies - Intel chief

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:10pm
WASHINGTON, March 6 (KUNA) -- Overall state efforts to "modernize, develop or acquire" weapons of mass destruction (WMD), as well as their "delivery systems or the underlying technologies, constitute a major threat to the United States and our ...

Egypt, Saudi Arabia vow to uproot extremism, boost Arab security

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 4:01pm
CAIRO, March 6 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman have re-emphasized firm determination to continue their relentless drive to uproot extremist and terrorist groups and ideologies from the ...