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OIC condemns Guatemala's decision to move embassy to Jerusalem

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:25pm
JEDDAH, March 6 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has dismissed Guatemala's decision to move its embassy in Israel to the occupied Jerusalem as a violation of the relevant UN resolutions.This illegal move violates the UN ...

Saudi Crown Prince to meet Prince Charles, PM during UK visit

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:24pm
RIYADH, March 6 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Prince Mohammad bin Salman on Tuesday headed to the UK on an official visit.Prince Mohammad is expected to meet Britain's first in line to the throne, ...

Turkey arrest seven foreigners suspected of belonging to IS

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:09pm
ANKARA, March 6 (KUNA) -- Turkish security forces arrested in Ankara Tuesday seven foreigners suspected of belonging to so-called Islamic State (IS), a security source said.The arrests took place after Public Prosecutor issued arrest warrants ...

US reaffirms support for Ukraine efforts to "combat Russian aggression"

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:09pm
WASHINGTON, March 6 (KUNA) -- In a phone call today with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Vice President Mike Pence "reaffirmed the United States' steadfast support for Ukraine's efforts to combat Russian aggression, improve governance and ...

Tillerson announces USD 533 million aid package for African countries

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:00pm
WASHINGTON, MARCH 6 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced on Tuesday a USD 533 million in humanitarian aid for drought and conflict-stricken countries including Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad ...

Oil min. stresses necessity of prioritizing environment protection - KPC

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 1:54pm
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rashidi has affirmed the necessity of prioritizing environment protection in the standards of taking decisions and oil industry investment, said ...

US firm in resolve toward North Korea, "all options" on table - Pence

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 1:52pm
WASHINGTON, March 6 (KUNA) -- Whichever direction talks with North Korea go, the US will be "firm in our resolve" and "all options are on the table," Vice President Mike Pence said Tuesday."The United States and our allies remain committed to ...

Five-year sustainability project aims to support private sector - ministers

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 1:48pm
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- An ambitious ongoing five-year state reform programme is focused on increasing Kuwait's economic competitiveness through improving the level of government services and supporting businesses and the national labour force.The ...

Kuwait donates x-ray machine to infants in Egyptian hospital

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:49pm
CAIRO, March 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ambassador to Egypt Mohammad Al-Thuwaikh donated, to Abu Al-Reesh University Hospital Tuesday, a mobile x-ray machine used to scan infants.The donation is part of Kuwait Embassy's philanthropies in Cairo and aimed at ...

Egyptian pres., Saudi CP inaugurates restoration of Al-Azhar Mosque

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:48pm
CAIRO, March 6 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi and visiting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz inaugurated on Tuesday the restoration of Al-Azhar Mosque.The process of renovation, which lasted more than three ...

Deputy parliament chief postpones session

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 12:12pm
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwait National Assembly deputy speaker Issa Al-Kanderi has adjourned Tuesday's parliamentary session until the following morning. (end) ...

Trump says "possible progress" in talks with Pyongyang

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:55am
WASHINGTON, March 6 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump welcomed North Korea's announcement that it is willing to halt nuclear tests if US agrees to meet.Trump said in a tweet "possible progress being made in talks with North Korea." He added "for ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim congratulates on Ghana national day

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 11:00am
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Tuesday sent a cable of congratulations to his Ghanian counterpart Aaron Mike Ocquaye on his country's national day. (end) ...

Germany, Turkey seek thaw in ties

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:57am
BERLIN, March 6 (KUNA) -- Germany's Foreign Minister Siegmar Gabriel and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Tuesday continued their efforts to normalize relations between the two countries, after ties plummeted to an all-time low in the ...

Lebanon seeks Brazil's support on UNIFEL's slash

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:56am
BEIRUT, March 6 (KUNA) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun on Tuesday sought Brazil's support for his country's demand of having no cut of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL)'s number or budget.Aoun made the request during a meeting in Beirut ...

Jordan, NATO to cement partnership

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:48am
AMMAN, March 6 (KUNA) -- Jordan and the NATO have agreed on increasing communication programs for political and defensive purposes to cement their strategic partnership.Jordanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, on Tuesday, that the concord was ...

Jordanian King, NATO chief discuss partnership

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:38am
AMMAN, March 6 (KUNA) -- Jordanian King Abdullah II and the visiting NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg affirmed on Tuesday necessity on building on accords related to the kingdom defense capacities and renewing Jordan's three-year membership ...

EU condemns Syrian regime for ignoring UN resolution

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 10:05am
BRUSSELS, March 6 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) on Tuesday slammed the Syrian regime for continuing its military offensive in Eastern Ghouta, and warned that its actions may amount to war crimes.A joint statement by EU High Representative ...

Trump discusses NAFTA talks with Canadian PM

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:33am
WASHINGTON, March 6 (KUNA) -- U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to address trade and the ongoing NAFTA negotiations in Mexico City, it was announced Tuesday.The White House said in a statement that Trump ...

UK: strong retaliation if Russia harmed ex-spy

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 9:32am
LONDON, March 6 (KUNA) -- The UK would respond "robustly" to any evidence of Russian involvement in the "collapse" of former spy Sergei Skripal, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said.Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, in her 30s, are ...