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His Highness the Amir receives Competition Protection Authority members

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:44am
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Tuesday Minister of Trade and Industry and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Nasser Al-Roudhan, accompanied by President Dr. ...

His Highness the Amir receives His Highness Sheikh Nasser

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 3:42am
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace Tuesday His Highness Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Ahmad Al-Sabah. (end) ...

UN Human Rights official: ethnic cleansing continuing in Myanmar

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:56am
KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 (KUNA) -- Myanmar's "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya Muslims is continuing, a senior UN human rights official said Tuesday, more than six months after insurgent attacks sparked a security response that has driven nearly 700,000 ...

His Highness Amir Sponsers army officers graduation ceremony tomorrow

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:41am
Under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and as Commander of the Armed Forces, his Highness the Amir will attend Kuwait's Army will hold its annual graduation ceremony for the 21st officers and for ...

His Highness the Amir's Envoy heads to Oman

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:29am
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's Envoy, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah headed on Tuesday to Oman to deliver a letter to Sultan Qaboos ...

Pence, Haley tout US commitment to Israel at AIPAC conf.

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 2:08am
WASHINGTON, March 6 (KUNA) -- US Vice President Mike Pence and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley touted the Trump administration's strong relations with Israel to a crowd of thousands at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee ...

USD stable at KD 0.299, EURO up at 0.370

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 1:09am
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was stable at KD 0.299, but up with the EURO at KD 0.370, compared to Monday's prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on Tuesday.CBK said, on its daily bulletin that the rate of the ...

Kuwaiti oil price up USD 1.19 cents to stand at USD 60.85 per barrel

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 1:09am
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up USD 1.19 cents and settled at USD 60.85 per barrel, compared to USD 59.66 per barrel in trading since last Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Tuesday.In world markets, oil ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 1:01am
KUWAIT, March 6 (KUNA) -- 1968 -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issued a decree endorsing the international telecommunication convention. 1979 -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah inaugurated the ...

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

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:51pm
KUWAIT - Two MPs file gilling motion against Minister of State for National Assembly Affairs. GENEVA - The ICRC announces the arrival of the first batch of aid in Douma town. ROME - Italy's Five Star Movement and the North League lead the ...

Guantanamo could take in more prisoners - US commander

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:40pm
WASHINGTON, March 5 (KUNA) -- A top US military commander said the Guantanamo Bay detention center could accommodate "a couple dozen" more prisoners if the Trump administration chooses to send them."We have the ability to receive more detainees, ...

Hamas renews firm rejection of "Deal of the Century"

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:26pm
GAZA, March 5 (KUNA) -- Chairman of Hamas Politburo Ismail Hanyieh reaffirmed on Monday the group's unequivocal rejection of the US-proposed "Deal of the Century." "The Palestinian people can never allow this deal to proceed since it ignores the ...

Mogherini, Grandi discuss Syria, Rohingya in Brussels meeting

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:47pm
BRUSSELS, March 5 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini met in Brussels Monday with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and discussed the situation in Syria, including Ghouta, Libya and of the Rohingya ...

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince receives GCC chief

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:35pm
ABU DHABI, March 5 (KUNA) -- Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan received Monday Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani. During the meeting, they tackled the key issues related to ...

Basra Building Expo good chance to boost industrial exchange - PAI official

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:26pm
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Public Authority for Industry's (PAI) participation in Basra's Building Expo is a great opportunity to increase exchange between industrial entities in the two countries, a PAI official said Monday.Hammad Al-Zube, ...

UK urges Russia, Assad regime to stop hostilities in Eastern Ghouta

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 4:15pm
LONDON, March 6 (KUNA) -- The United Kingdom has called on Russia and the Syrian regime to stop bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and show commitment to the Kuwait and Sweden-proposed UN Security Council Resolution 2401 on 30-day truce in Syria."We ...

US "not backing down" on steel, aluminum tariffs -- Trump

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:39pm
WASHINGTON, March 5 (KUNA) -- Despite strong international and domestic opposition to his plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imported into the US, President Donald Trump on Monday said the US is "not backing down," and that he does not ...

Turkish Co. to build KD multi-mln housing infrastructure in Kuwait

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:59pm
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW) signed Monday a KD multi-million contract with Turkey's Limak Holding to construct, complete and maintain infrastructure of 3,260 housing units and power stations in ...

Trump says he "may" go to Jerusalem for opening of US Embassy in mid-May

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:47pm
WASHINGTON, March 5 (KUNA) -- During an Oval Office appearance Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Donald Trump said he "may" go to Jerusalem in mid-May for the opening of the US Embassy there."We're looking at it," ...

Macron, Putin discuss Syrian situation in phone call - Elysee

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:02pm
PARIS, March 5 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macon and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Monday held a telephone conversation to discuss the situation in Syria, and in particular the humanitarian crisis in Eastern Ghouta, the Elysee Palace ...