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White House hints Trump will order US embassy move to Jerusalem

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:04am
WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The White House on Monday indicated that President Donald Trump will announce a move of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but did not say when.During a briefing aboard Air Force One, deputy press secretary Hogan ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Thailand on nat'l day

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:03am
KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Tuesday a cable to Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn, congratulating him on his country's national day.In his cable, His Highness the Amir expressed his ...

Kuwait-hosted GCC Summit crucial for region's unity, solidarity

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:49am
KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The holding of the 38th Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) in Kuwait on Tuesday has great significance to the unity and solidarity of the six-nation bloc.All eyes will be on the forthcoming summit with hopes that the event will ...

Kuwait ready to host 38th GCC Summit on December 5-6

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:45am
KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait, after a long period of preparations, is ready to host the 38th Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) later Tuesday in an event reflecting unity amongst Gulf countries.Various state officials in addition to ...

GCC Summit kicks off with expectations for further stability, security

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:36am
KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will kick off its 38th summit hosted by Kuwait on Tuesday amid aspirations to maintain further stability, security and integration amongst its member nations.The participants are set to ...

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

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:49pm
KUWAIT - The GCC ministerial council concludes meeting ahead of the 38th summit. KUWAIT - Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is killed by Houthi militia in Sanaa. JEDDAH - Yemeni President calls on all people to revolt against Houthi ...

Jordan calls for urgent meetings on Jerusalem

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 6:14pm
AMMAN, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked the Arab League Ministerial Council and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to convene extraordinary meetings if the United States decided late this week to recognize ...

US Supreme Court allows enforcement of Trump travel ban

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:59pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of full enforcement of the Trump administration's controversial travel ban that blocks the entry into the United States of citizens from six majority Muslims countries.The Court ...

US, UK co-host Global Forum on Asset Recovery

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:57pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The United States and the United Kingdom are co-hosting a forum aimed at combating money-laundering at the World Bank headquarters on December 4-6.The forum aims to facilitate the recovery of stolen assets from four ...

Macron tells Trump of concern over Jerusalem embassy move

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 5:52pm
PARIS, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron in a telephone call Monday conveyed his concern to US President Donald Trump over a potential move of the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The proposed move by Trump has raised ...

Mogherini lauds GCC summit as "positive sign"

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 4:16pm
BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini expressed her happiness Monday over the holding of the GCC summit in Kuwait."I am very pleased to know that the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Summit is happening after having ...

Sudan calls on US to press rebels to join peace process

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 3:48pm
KHARTOUM, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Sudanese government on Monday asked the United States to pressure the local rebels to accept the African Union roadmap for peace in Sudan.Addressing the opening session of the Sudanese-American Economic Forum in ...

Trump, Macron discuss commitment to Mideast stability

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 3:46pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- President Donald Trump spoke Monday with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to discuss their close relationship as allies committed to stability in the Middle East and North Africa.During the call, the leaders agreed ...

GCC ministers meet in Kuwait ahead of summit

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 3:08pm
KUWAIT, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Gulf Cooperation Council Ministerial Council concluded its 144th meeting on Monday ahead of the 38th leaders' summit underling the importance of maintaining the bloc's unity and resolve.Delivering his opening speech at ...

Iran can no longer be unilaterally bound by JCPOA - official

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:58pm
TEHRAN, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvand affirmed the reciprocity of undertakings under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) struck by Iran and P5+1.Iran cannot remain committed ...

EU, Canada support political transition in Syria

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:56pm
BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The EU and Canada expressed their support on Monday to the efforts of the UN Special Envoy to pursue intra-Syrian negotiations in Geneva, focused on a genuine political transition.The two sides voiced their support to the ...

UN: initial reports about 100 people killed in Sanaa, nearby provinces

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:55pm
NEW YORK, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The UN said Monday initial reports suggested the death of around 100 people and injuring of hundreds others, as the level of violence in Sanaa and nearby provinces was "very troubling." Spokesman Stephane Dujarric, at his ...

Pakistan, US defense leaders discuss regional security

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:37pm
ISLAMABAD, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense General James Mattis, who is on a daylong visit to Pakistan, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa at GHQ in Rawalpindi city on Monday.According to Pakistan military's media wing, ...

Private schools in some areas closed due to Gulf Summit - ministry

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:28pm
KUWAIT, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Private schools in a number of areas will close on Tuesday due to the 38th Gulf Cooperation Council Summit, hosted by Kuwait, the Ministry of Education said.The decision, which follows plans to close several public schools, ...

Arab countries affirm full solidarity with Egypt in fight against terror

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 2:15pm
CAIRO, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Arab League Council has emphasized full support and solidarity with Egypt in its fight against terror groups.In a statement issued Monday following an emergency meeting, demanded by Egypt and held at the Arab League ...