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His Highness Amir sponsors KU annual graduation ceremony

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:46am
Under patronage and with attendance of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait University (KU) held its annual graduation ceremony for graduate and postgraduate students for the academic year 2016-2017 on Monday. The ...

His Highness Crown Prince receives Nat'l Guard Deputy Chief

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:26am
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Monday at Bayan Palace Deputy Chief of the Kuwait National Guard Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (end) ...

Kuwaiti stocks close on mixed boards

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 6:24am
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait on Monday closed on mixed boards, as the Price Index rose by 38.37 points to 6805.9 points, while Weighted and KSX 15 indexes fell by 0.03 and 0.1 points respectively.As many as 63.8 million shares valued at ...

OPEC basket price down to USD 61.58 pb

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:40am
VIENNA, March 5 (KUNA) -- The OPEC daily basket price went down 60 cents to USD 61.58 per barrel last Friday, compared with USD 63.97 pb the previous day, OPEC said Monday.OPEC indicated that the annual average for its basket was at USD 52.43 per ...

EU extends sanctions against 13 persons in Ukraine

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:38am
BRUSSELS, March 5 (KUNA) -- The EU announced Monday the extension until March 6, 2019 the asset freezes against 13 persons identified as responsible for the misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds or for the abuse of office causing a loss to ...

His Highness the Amir receives KNG Deputy Chief

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:37am
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace Monday Deputy Chief of Kuwait National Guard (KNG) Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (end) ...

Kuwaiti Oil Min. takes part in CERAWeek Conf.

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 5:28am
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Oil Minister and Minister of Water and Electricity Bukheet Al-Risheedi is taking part in the CERAWeek Conference in Houston, TX in the United States between March 5-9.Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) ...

IEA warns more investment needed for oil sector after 2020

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:47am
PARIS, March 5 (KUNA) -- Oil markets should have adequate supply in the period up to 2020, but more investment will be needed to boost production to satisfy market needs after that period as price volatility could affect some producer behaviour, the ...

His Highness Amir's envoy hands letter to Qatar Amir

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 3:09am
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- Envoy of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, handed a letter from His Highness to Amir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim ...

Waqf Culture Museum... Reflection of Turkey's Islamic heritage

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:38am
Photo feature by Redha Sardar ANKARA, March 5 (KUNA) -- Waqf Culture Museum in Ankara, Turkey, includes a collection of ancient mosques and properties that date back many centuries. It houses carpets and tapestries documenting rich with ...

Trump, Al-Sisi discuss Syria

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:26am
WASHINGTON, March 5 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump spoke late Sunday with Egyptian President Abdelfattah Al-Sisi, the White House announced.The White House said in a statement that the leaders discussed "Russia and Iran's irresponsible support ...

KUNA main news for Monday, March 5, 2018

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:11am
Local: ====== KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah patronizes and attends Kuwait University's annual graduation ceremony for graduate and postgraduate students for the academic year 2016-2017. International: ...

Russia's presidential candidates 'up the ante' as election approaches

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 2:04am
By Adeeb Al-Sayed MOSCOW, March 5 (KUNA) -- As the date of the presidential election approaches, the eight candidates - representing different spectrums of the Russian political scene - have "upped the ante" appearing in various television ...

His Highness Amir's envoy heads to Qatar

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:48am
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- Envoy of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah, headed Monday to Doha to hand a letter from His Highness to ...

USD rate stable at KD 0.299

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:45am
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- The US Dollar's exchange rate was stable at Kuwaiti Dinar 0.299, so did the Euro at KD 0.369 compared to yesterday's rates, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Monday.The rate of the Pound Sterling was also stable at KD ...

Photo of the day

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 1:15am
Blossoms of a Calligonum shrub in the desert (Essa Bu Hamad – ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Mon, 03/05/2018 - 12:53am
KUWAIT, March 5 (KUNA) -- 1960 -- Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues decree on pensions for civil servants. 1966 -- Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah places cornerstone of Shuaiba refinery, which opened in April 1968. 1975 -- All rights ...

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

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:48pm
CAIRO - Egypt and Saudi Arabia sign agreements on environment and investment cooperation. AMMAN - The Syrian regime and allied militias claim control of 25 percent of Eastern Ghouta area. GAZA - Four Israelis, including three soldiers, are wounded ...

US condemns military offensive in E. Ghouta

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 6:08pm
WASHINGTON, March 4 (KUNA) -- The White House on Sunday blasted Russia and the Syrian regime for the civilian deaths from the ongoing military offensive in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta."The United States condemns the ongoing military ...

Turkish, French leaders discuss situation in E. Ghouta

Sun, 03/04/2018 - 5:00pm
ANKARA, March 4 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed by phone on Sunday the humanitarian disaster in the besieged Eastern Ghouta in Syria.The two leaders agreed to intensify top-level ...