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

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 7:03am
BRUSSELS -- The mass exodus of Rohingya people following human rights violations makes it necessary for the EU to reassess its relationship with Myanmar, according to a nine-member European Parliament delegation that visited Myanmar and Bangladesh ...

Saudi king offers condolence to US pres. over shooting victims

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:57am
RIYADH, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Friday sent a cable of condolence to US President Donald Trump on a recent Florida shooting which left some casualties.In the cable, the Saudi king voiced heartfelt condolences to the ...

Plane crash kills two pilots in W. Turkey

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 6:18am
ANKARA, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- Two pilots were killed when a military training plane crashed in Turkey's western Izmir City, the Turkish military said on Friday.The crash took place when the training aircraft left the Cigli/Izmir 2nd Main Jet Base Command ...

EP: Int'l investigation into Rohingya mass killing in Myanmar 'necessary'

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:00am
BRUSSELS, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- The mass exodus of Rohingya people following human rights violations makes it necessary for the EU to reassess its relationship with Myanmar, according to a nine-member European Parliament delegation that visited Myanmar ...

Japan extends UN peacekeeping activities in South Sudan

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 5:00am
TOKYO, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- The Japanese government decided on Friday to extend the dispatch of four Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) officers to the UN mission's command in South Sudan to take part in UN peacekeeping operations there, the Foreign ...

IAEA, Japan cooperate on Nuclear Security at 2020 Olympic Games

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 4:49am
VIENNA, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Government of Japan signed an agreement today aimed at enhancing nuclear security measures for the summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Tokyo in 2020. The ...

Egyptian military continues Sinai anti-terror operation

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 2:28am
CAIRO, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- Three terrorists were killed while 68 locations were targeted by the army within the Comprehensive Military Operation of Sinai 2018, said a statement by the armed forces Friday.The statement indicated that 224 suspects were ...

Photo of the Day

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:06am
Sunset at Marina Crescent Beach (Mohammad Alfouderi – KUNA) ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Lithuania on nat'l day

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:00am
KUWAIT, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable of congratulations to President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite on her country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 1:00am
KUWAIT, Feb 16 (KUNA) ------------- 1931 -- Abdullah Al-Khalaf Al-Dehayan, an intellectual figure and a religious scholar, passed away at the age of 57. 1932 -- The Amir Sheikh Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah issued the first municipality law that ...

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

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:48pm
KUWAIT - Iraqi Foreign Minister lauds His Highness the Kuwaiti Amir's initiative to host Iraq reconstruction conference. BAGHDAD - Iraqi Prime Minister welcomes as "resounding success" the Kuwait-hosted reconstruction conference. ...

US Senate fails to move forward on immigration reforms

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:05pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- The US Senate failed Thursday to get the 60 votes required to move forward with US President Donald Trump's immigration proposal.The proposal aimed at giving about 1.8 million undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers" ...

Religious leaders agree to implement action plan against violence

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:02pm
VIENNA, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- More than 150 religious leaders and actors from around the world gathered at the UN Office in Vienna on February 13-15 to discuss the implementation of the Plan of Action to prevent incitement to violence that could lead to ...

Palestinians, Israelis agree plan to rebuild Gaza Strip - UN envoy

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 5:06pm
GAZA, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said Thursday the Palestinians and Israelis reached an agreement on a plan to remove the obstacles facing the mechanism of reconstruction in Gaza ...

EU welcomes election of new South African President

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:38pm
BRUSSELS, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- The EU welcomed Thursday the swearing-in of Cyril Ramaphosa as new President of South Africa earlier today."The democratic transition of leadership has clearly illustrated the strength of South Africa's institutions, its ...

European Parliament lauds His Highness Amir's efforts to appease tensions

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:13pm
BRUSSELS, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- A ten-member European Parliament delegation headed by chair of its Foreign Affairs Committee David McAllister made an unprecedented visit to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iran from 11-15 February. In Kuwait, the Members of the ...

Aid pledges in Kuwait conf. exeeded expectations - Iraqi PM

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 4:05pm
BAGHDAD, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi on Thursday hailed as "a resounding success" Kuwait International Conference on Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI)."To be honest, we did not expect such level of international financial ...

Bairaq-7 exercises to kick off Friday - Kuwait's Army

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:42pm
KUWAIT, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait's Army has announced the Bairaq-7 exercises, to which the Kuwaiti Army, National Guard and Interior Ministry as well as US forces would contribute, would kick off Friday.In press statement, the Ministry of Defense ...

Conakry Agreement remains key to stability in Guinea Bissau - Kuwait envoy

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:16pm
NEW YORK, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mansour Al-Otaibi expressed regret over the failure of Guinea-Bissau's national leaders to establish an inclusive government as per the provisions of Conakry ...

Turkish Pres., US Secretary of State discuss regional developments

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:55pm
ANKARA, Feb 15 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held talks in Ankara on Thursday.The talks tackled bilateral ties, regional developments of common concerns, especially the Turkish military ...