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Embassy in UAE marks Kuwait Nat'l Days

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 3:24pm
By Bader Al-Sulaihem ABU DHABI, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates Salah Al-Buaijan hosted on Tuesday a celebration to mark his country's 57th Independence Day and 27th Liberation Day. The celebration gathered UAE of ...

Iraq to hold meeting in March to follow up on Kuwait's rebuilding conf.

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:48pm
BAGHDAD, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- The Iraqi government plans to call for a meeting next month for countries that participated in Iraq's reconstruction conference in Kuwait in order to follow up on their pledges, Prime Minister Haidar Abadi said Tuesday.The ...

Saudi, US officials talk over current developments in region

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:07pm
RIYADH, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Talks in Riyadh between Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and Chairman of the foreign affairs committee at the US House of Representatives Ed Royce highlighted Tuesday current developments in the region.Saudi Press ...

Palestine Pres. Abbas puts forward detailed Mideast peace plan at UNSC

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 2:06pm
NEW YORK, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has briefed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) about a new plan for Middle East peace."Driven by our conviction in a just, lasting and comprehensive peace, ... I present to this ...

Russia calls for direct talks with Syrian gov't to ensure Turkey's security

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:58pm
(With POL-TURKEY-AFRIN) MOSCOW, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that direct talks with the Syrian government would guarantee security to Turkey.Lavrov, in a press conference with Pakistan counterpart Khawaja ...

IMF: '17 economic growth in Palestine slows to 3 pct

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:57pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- The International Monetary Fund estimated that 2017 economic growth in Palestine slowed to close to three percent, despite authorities citing higher growth, it announced Tuesday."At this rate, growth will not generate ...

Egypt energy strategy includes gas imports from Med. countries - official

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:31pm
CAIRO, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Egypt's strategy to be a regional energy center includes importing gas from countries in the Mediterranean including Israel and Cyprus, Ministry of Petroleum spokesman Hamdi Abdulaziz said Tuesday.Egypt has needed ...

Turkey won't allow pro-Syrian regime forces to enter Afrin - Erdogan

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 1:09pm
ANKARA, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday Turkish army forces have forced pro-Syrian regime forces, who tried to enter the Syrian northwestern city of Afrin, to retreat.Turkish forces, which have been launching ...

French FM to soon visit Russia, Iran to discuss Syria-Turkey crisis

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:54pm
PARIS, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is soon to travel to Moscow and Tehran to hold talks on the growing crisis between Syria and Turkey following the Turkish incursion against Kurdish YPG forces in the Afrin region of ...

Bahrain's PM commends His Highness Amir's stances on to Arab, Islamic issues

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:09am
MANAMA, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Bahrain's Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa on Tuesday lauded His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's stances toward the Arab and Islamic causes.In a press statement after he offered ...

Clashes kill 20 policemen in W. Afghanistan

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:49am
ISLAMABAD, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- At least 20 policemen were killed and several others wounded in two separate clashes with Taliban rebels in Afghanistanآ’s western Farah province on Tuesday, said officials.A member of the Afghan provincial council ...

Attorney charged with making false statement in US election probe

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:28am
WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- The special counsel investigating Russia interference in the 2016 US presidential election has charged an attorney with making a false statement about work he did with a Donald Trump campaign adviser six years ago, ...

France says attacks in Syria's east Ghouta "violates humanitarian law"

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:20am
PARIS, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- France on Tuesday accused the Syrian regime of "a grave violation of international humanitarian law" after its recent attacks on the Eastern Ghouta region close to the capital, Damascus. A statement from the Foreign ...

Trump to meet Swedish PM at White House next month

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:51am
WASHINGTON, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump will welcome Prime Minister Stefan Lofven of Sweden to the White House on March 6, it was announced Tuesday.The White House said in a statement that Trump "looks forward to exchanging views on ...

Min. expects alternative energy plans be completed before 2030

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:39am
KUWAIT, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Oil Minister and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rashidi has expected the completion of state plans to depend on alternative energy for producing 15 percent of the country's power, before 2030.After the 33rd ...

Interior Ministry pardons imprisoned police officers

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:35am
KUWAIT, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- All police officers held behind bars for restraint cases will be freed on Saturday on the occasion of the national days, the Ministry of Interior announced on Tuesday.A ministry statement said Undersecretary Lieutenant ...

Kuwait's nat'l celebrations reflect enduring tradition, says minister

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:34am
KUWAIT, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's national celebrations have come to epitomize the gaiety of such festive occasions, the country's interior minister said on Tuesday.Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah made the remarks while presiding over a meeting to ...

Pakistan summons Indian deputy high commissioner over ceasefire violations

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:34am
ISLAMABAD, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Pakistan Foreign Office on Tuesday summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad, J.P. Singh to condemn the unprovoked ceasefire violations by the Indian occupation forces along the Line of Control (LoC).According ...

Min. Al-Jabri discusses cooperation with Qatari official

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:15am
KUWAIT, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri on Tuesday discussed media and cultural cooperation with the visiting Director of Qatar's Culture and Arts Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Ahmad Al-Kawari, the ...

Highness Amir congratulates His Highness Crown Prince on 12th anniv. in post

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 4:52am
KUWAIT, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulation on Tuesday to His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the occasion of the 12th anniversary of ...