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UK welcomes holding of GCC Summit in Kuwait

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:28pm
LONDON, Dec. 6 (KUNA) -- The UK Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt has welcome the holding of the 38th Summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Kuwait on Tuesday, and urged GCC states to take further steps towards resuming full ...

His Highness Crown Prince congratulates His Highness Amir on sports ban lifting

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:07pm
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday received a congratulatory letter from His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on lifting the international suspension on ...

Tillerson sees very good opportunity for peace in the Middle East

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:58am
BRUSSELS, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the US President Donald Trump "is very committed to the Middle East peace process." "He has a team that he put in place almost immediately upon entering the White House. ...

Kuwaiti-Mexican economic cooperation cmte holds 1st session

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 11:17am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti-Mexican Economic Cooperation has held its first session amid a mutual desire to enhance bilateral ties.The session follows Mexican President Enrique Pe?a Nieto's last visit to Kuwait during which several ...

Stoltenberg: NATO supports comprehensive settlement to Palestine question

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:55am
BRUSSELS, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday that it was early to comment on the expected speech of US President Donald Trump on the status of Jerusalem ,but he stressed the importance of finding a solution to the ...

Arab League chief says defeating terrorism prerequisite for tourist growth

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:51am
CAIRO, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Arab League's Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit underlined on Wednesday the importance of ridding the Arab region of terrorism to prop up the tourism industry.Addressing the 20th session of the Council of Arab Tourism ...

Drone strike kills 25 IS fighters in E. Afghanistan

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:48am
ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- At least 25 fighters belonging to so-called Islamic State (IS) have been killed in a drone strike in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, said official on Wednesday.Provincial police spokesman Hazrat Hussain ...

Kuwaiti Oil Min. to lead delegation to 99th OAPEC meeting

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:45am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Kuwait has announced that its minister of oil Essam Al-Marzouq will be heading the Kuwaiti delegation to the 99th meeting of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) 99th meeting on Sunday.Al-Marzouq ...

Senior State officials congratulate His Highness the Amir on success of GCC Summit

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:26am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday received letters from senior state officials congratulating him on the success of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) 38th Summit that Kuwait hosted on ...

Saud Al-Nasser Institute's delegation visits KUNA

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:58am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- KUNA's Deputy Director-General for the Editorial Sector and Editor-in-Chief Saad Al-Ali, in presence of Deputy Director General for Communications, Financial, and Administrative Affairs Abdulhamid Malek, received on Wednesday ...

Turkish Pres. calls for Islamic summit on Jerusalem in Istanbul

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:34am
ANKARA, Dec 6 (KUNA) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called for a summit for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on December 13.In a press conference on Wednesday, Presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said the ...

Saudi King receives Russian presidential envoy

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:25am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Wednesday received Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Undersecretary of Foreign Ministry Mikhail Bogdanov.The meeting reviewed bilateral relations, ...

His Highness PM meets FIFA chief after football ban lifted

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:55am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Wednesday visiting FIFA President Gianni Infantino and a delegation accompanying him.Joined by Minister of State for ...

His Highness the Amir receives letter from Amir of Qatar

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:53am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) - His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday received a letter of thanks from Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani.In the letter, Qatar's Amir expressed appreciation of hospitality shown ...

Next GCC summit to be held in Riyadh - Omani Min.

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:40am
MUSCAT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- The next Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit will be for the Sultnate of Oman, but will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Omani Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi said on Wednesday.In a statement to the ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:21am
Local: KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, alongside other senior Kuwaiti officials, received visiting FIFA President Gianni Infantino who said that a two-year ban imposed on Kuwait's football federation has ...

Min. Al-Roudhan announces lift of ban to Kuwaiti football officially

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:44am
KUWAIT, Dec 6 (KUNA) -- Minister of Trade and Industry and Acting Minister of Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan congratulated on Wednesday the country's political leadership and people on lifting the suspension of Kuwaiti football activity officially ...

His Highness the Amir meets FIFA chief, football ban lifted

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:44am
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, alongside other senior Kuwaiti officials, received on Wednesday at Bayan Palace visiting FIFA President Gianni Infantino and a delegation accompanying him. His Highness the Amir ...

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

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 ...