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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:35am
CAIRO -- Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Saturday to discuss the potential repercussions of an expected US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. WASHINGTON -- The US has urged an immediate end to ongoing ...

KAPP appoints German company for Umm Al Hayman Wastewater Project

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:09am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) - The Kuwait Authority for Partnership Projects (KAPP) has appointed a consortium led by WTE Wassertechnik GmbH Group ("WTE") and International Financial Advisors K.S.C.C ("IFA") to implement Umm Al-Hayman Wastewater ...

Kuwaiti entrepreneurs to receive exceptional facilities in Dubai - KBC

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:46am
DUBAI, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti projects in Dubai will be offered exceptional entrepreneurship facilities according to an agreement announced on Wednesday.The Kuwait Business Council (KBC) in Dubai and the Northern Emirates on Wednesday said they had ...

Kuwaiti stocks end Wed trading with main indices down

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:58am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti stocks ended Wednesday trading in the red zone, with the Price Index down by 17.5 points,0.28 percent, to 6,196.58 points.The Weighted Index fell by 2.88 points, 0.73 percent, to 393.97 points, and the KSX 15 shed 7.6 ...

OPEC price down to USD 60.78 pb

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:50am
VIENNA, DEC 6 (KUNA) -- The OPEC daily basket price fell by 58 cents to USD 60.78 per barrel (pb) on Tuesday, compared with USD 61.45 pb on Monday, the OPEC said on Wedesnday.The average annual rate of the basket, in 2016, hit USD 40.76 pb, it ...

His Highness the Crown Prince receives senior state officials

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:45am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Wednesday Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah.His Highness the Crown Prince also received His Highness the Prime ...

His Highness the Amir receives senior state officials

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:43am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Wednesday His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.His Highness the Amir also received His Highness Sheikh ...

Kuwait, China discusses boosting ties

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:15am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to China Samih Hayat discussed on Wednesday with Chinese Assistant Foreign Minister Chen Xiaodong, ways in boosting relations and partnership between the two countries as well as issues of common ...

Kuwait underlines importance of UN Convention on maritime Law

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:29am
NEW YORK, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwait stressed the importance of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which has become the legal core of international agreements and instruments.This came during the speech of the Permanent ...

US urges immediate end to violence in Burma

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:01am
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- The US urged an immediate end to ongoing violence in Burma late Tuesday, following reports by United Nations officials of possible genocide.The US called on an "immediate end to violence, restoration of the rule of law, ...

Parliament Speaker congratulates Finland top lawmaker on nat'l day

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:54am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent on Wednesday a cable to Finland Parliament Speaker Maria Lohela, congratulating her on her country's national day. (end) ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Finland on nat'l day

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:25am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Wednesday a cable to President of Finland Sauli Niinisto, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

Trump to recognize Jerusalem as "Israeli" capital, move US Embassy from Tel Aviv

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:16am
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- In his anticipated speech in which he will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israeli, US President Donald Trump will direct the State Department to begin the process of moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to a site in ...

Pentagon chief praises "special" relationship between US, Kuwait

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:15am
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense James Mattis praised Tuesday the relationship between the US and Kuwait, saying the relationship between the US Department of Defense and the State of Kuwait, the military of Kuwait, the leadership ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:33am
LOCAL KUWAIT -- FIFA Chief in Kuwait to discuss lifting ban on Kuwait's football. (Issued at 10:13 am local time). INTERNATIONAL ANKARA -- Turkey's President visit to Greece. Report by Redha Sardar. WASHINGTON -- US President Trump may ...

FIFA Chief arrives in Kuwait to tackles lifting ban on Kuwaiti football

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:13am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- FIFA president Gianni Infantino arrived here on Wednesday with a letter regarding lifting the suspension on Kuwaiti football.In a statement, Kuwait Football Association said the visit aims at lifting the suspension of Kuwaiti ...

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Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:53am
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Kuwait's Consulate in Los Angeles warns citizens from recent wild fires

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:38am
LOS ANGELES, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Consulate General in Los Angeles, California, appealed to all Kuwaiti citizens in the areas affected by the recent fire in the city to be cautious and move to safe areas.In a statement received by KUNA on ...

US strongly condemns attacks in Syria eastern Ghouta - US State Dept.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:26am
WASHINGTON, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- The United States "strongly condemns" the recent attacks by Syrian and Russian forces against the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta outside Damascus, the State Department said Wednesday.US State Department spokesperson ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 75 cents to stand at USD 59.54 per barrel

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:01am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down 75 cents and settled at USD 59.54 per barrel, compared to USD 60.29 per barrel since last Monday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Wednesday.In world markets, oil prices were ...