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New 6-magnitude quake hits Iran

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:23am
TEHRAN, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- A new quake measuring 6 on the Richter scale on Monday hit the western Iranian city of Ezgeleh, local media reported The tremor occurred at 17:39 hours local time (14:09 GMT) with its epicentre being near the city of Ezgeleh ...

Kuwaiti lawmakers urge action over US Jerusalem decision

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:55am
CAIRO, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- Three Kuwaiti MPs have called on parliaments around the world to respond immediately and appropriately to a US decision recognizing the holy city of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Addressing an extraordinary session of ...

Parliament speaker meets Kuwait-Korea friendship cmte head

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:37am
KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Monday received the visiting Chairman of the South Korean-Kuwaiti Friendship Committee.During the meeting, they discussed bilateral relations between both friendly ...

His Highness Crown Prince receives ambassadors

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 10:23am
corrected rpt KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Monday at Seif Palace new Brazilian ambassador to Kuwait Norton de Andrade Mello Rapesta. His Highness also received outgoing ...

Kuwait chief lawmaker wants fair shake for new gov't

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:23am
KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Monday that the newly formed government should be given an opportunity to work with parliament in order to make progress on the political front.Al-Ghanim told ...

Profiles of members of new Kuwaiti Cabinet

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:16am
KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah has formed the 35th Kuwaiti government since 1962. It has been the seventh since he occupied the premiership post in December 2011. The following are ...

Kuwait, Indonesia seek closer judicial coop.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:09am
KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- Chairman of Kuwait's Supreme Judicial Council and the Cassation Court, and President of the Constitutional Court, Justice Yousef Jassem Al-Mutawaa discussed Monday with his Indonesian counterpart Dr. Mohammad Ali bilateral ...

Protestors in Brussels say Netanyahu not welcome

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:06am
BRUSSELS, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- Despite heavy snowfall and bitter cold, hundreds of demonstrators assembled near the EU headquarters in Brussels Monday to protest against the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."Boycott Israel. Long live ...

Saudi Arabia permits cinemas

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:03am
RIYADH, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- The Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information has approved the issuance of licences for those wishing to open cinemas in the Kingdom.Licence-giving is to commence once relevant regulations for audiovisual shows at public ...

KUNA main news for Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:36am
Local: KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Monday at Sief Palace His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, who presented the new formation of the State of Kuwait Cabinet ...

Kuwaiti, Japanese auditors eye closer ties

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:26am
KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- The undersecretary of Kuwait's State Audit Bureau (SAB) Ismail Al-Ghanim met the secretary general of Japan's Board of Audit Katsura Sakurada on Monday, discussing strategies for increased cooperation between both sides.A ...

25 EU member states agree to boost defence coop.

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:26am
BRUSSELS, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- The EU Foreign Affairs Council adopted Monday a decision establishing the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) in the defence sector.PESCO in the area of security and defence policy was introduced by the EU Lisbon ...

Putin orders Russian troop pull-out of Syria

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:36am
AMMAN, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is on a previously undeclared visit to Syria, has ordered preparations for withdrawal of Russian forces out of Syria.The move came during a meeting between the Russian president and his ...

Arab Parliament chief says Palestinian statehood needs to happen

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:33am
CAIRO, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- The Arab Parliament's President Dr. Mishal Al-Salmi has called for a plan of action to fulfill Palestinian aspirations of statehood, holding the US accountable for its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of ...

OPEC price up to USD 61.03 pb

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:30am
VIENNA, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- The OPEC daily basket price went up 91 cents to reach USD 61.03 per barrel (pb) on Friday, compared with USD 60.12 pb the day before, the OPEC said Mobnday.The average annual rate of the basket, in 2016, hit USD 40.76 pb, it ...

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

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:10am
KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives His Highness Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, who presented the new formation of the State of Kuwait Cabinet KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir ...

Parliament speaker congratulates Burkina Faso counterpart on Nat'l Day

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:01am
KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Monday sent a cable of congratulation to President of Burkina Faso's National Assembly Alassane Bala Sakande on the occasion of his country's National Day. (end) ...

His Highness the Amir patronizes event on Oman, region's history

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:00am
KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronized Monday at Jaber Al-Ahmad Cultural Center (JACC) the Sixth International Conference on Oman's Relationship with the Countries of the Indian Ocean and ...

UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK, US back political process in Yemen

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:56am
ABU DHABI, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- UAE, Saudi Arabia, UK and US have reiterated support to UN Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed's efforts to find a political solution in Yemen.This came during a meeting of the Quartet Committee on Yemen in Abu ...

Chronology of Kuwait's governments

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:05am
By Mousa Ahmad KUWAIT, Dec 11 (KUNA) -- Following is a report presenting a chronology of the 35 governments in the history of political action in Kuwait: Governments under the late Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah: The first government was ...