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USD up to KD 0.302, EUR down to 0.355

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 1:00am
KUWAIT, Dec 10 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was up to KD 0.302, while the EUR came down to KD 0.355, compared to last Thursday's prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) on Sunday.CBK said, on its daily bulletin, that the rate ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:52am
KUWAIT, Dec 10 -- 1979 -- The Kuwaiti Football Association (KFA) was reformed in line with law 42/1978 concerning regulation of national sports' authorities. KFA joined the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) in 1962, the ...

US Jerusalem decision detrimental to peace - Arab FMs

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:57pm
CAIRO, Dec 10 (KUNA) -- A number of Arab foreign ministers agreed Saturday that the US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel could only complicate the Middle East peace process and undermine the final status talks between Palestine and ...

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

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:50pm
CAIRO - Kuwaiti Foreign Minister deplores the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel. CAIRO - Arab League Secretary General describes the US Jerusalem move as "null and void." 2667282 CAIRO - Egypt's Coptic Church ...

Kuwait FM urges US to restore impartiality in Mideast peace process

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 5:21pm
CAIRO, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah deplored on Saturday the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move its embassy to the holy city. In his ...

Russian forces kill three gunmen planning terror acts

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 4:56pm
MOSCOW, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Russian security forces killed three gunmen in the southern Russian province of Stavropol, official TV said on Saturday.The gunmen were planning to carry out terrorist operations in gathering places in the province, sources ...

US Jerusalem decision "assault" on Palestinians - PM Maliki

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 4:55pm
CAIRO, Dec (KUNA) -- Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Maliki Saturday said US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel was an "assault on the Palestinian people and their rights." US President Donald Trump's recogntion of Jerusalem as ...

Kuwait's hosting of OAPEC reflects keenness on boosting joint Arab action - Oil min.

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 4:14pm
KUWAIT, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's hosting of the premises of the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) is part of the country's keenness to promote the joint Arab action in all aspects, Kuwait's Minister of Oil, and Minister of ...

Kuwaiti "Sailor's Diary" impresses Tunisian audience

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 4:10pm
By Khaled Jabbar TUNIS, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- A large audience, including literary critics and dramatists, at Al-Hamra theater warmly applauded "The Sailor's Diary," a Kuwaiti melodrama starring Mishari Mejbel. The 30-minute work, offered by ...

Arab League chief says US Jerusalem decision "void"

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 4:07pm
CAIRO, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul Gheit Saturday described the US recognition of Jerusalem as "void," and that it would torpoedo the Arab confidence in America as a "historic sponsor" of the Israeli-Palestinian peace ...

UAE commends Kuwait Amir's wisdom in GCC summit file

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 3:18pm
MANAMA, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- The UAE Saturday commended His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's wisdom in handling the GCC file, and his successful host of the GCC summit last week."The Gulf Cooperation Council summit ...

Russia warns of retaliation if US fails to abide by INF

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:49pm
MOSCOW, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Russia said Saturday it would take retaliatory measures if the US failed to abide by the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF).Russia is committed to INF and the American threat of imposing sanctions against Moscow would ...

Eight mountaineers killed in avalanche in Iran's Lorestan

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:35pm
TEHRAN, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- At least eight mountaineers have been killed in an avalanche in Oshtorankuh Mountains in the Iranian western province of Lorestan, local authorities said on Saturday.Eight bodies of the climbers were found, executive director ...

US applauds Iraqi gov't announcement of full liberation from IS control

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:32pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- The US applauded Saturday the Iraqi Government's announcement of the complete liberation of all Iraqi territory from the so-called Islamic State (IS) control after a "courageous three year campaign of intense fighting." ...

UAE football team participates in Gulf Cup in Kuwait - official

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:24pm
ABU DHABI, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- United Arab Emirates football team will participate in the 23rd Gulf Cup which would be held in Kuwait on December 22, Chairman of UAE football association Marwan bin Ghlaita said Saturday.He told KUNA it was important to ...

Kuwait FM participates in Arab Peace Initiative cmte meeting

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:06pm
CAIRO, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah participated Saturday in the Arab Peace Initiative Committee meeting to discuss actions against the change in the US position over ...

Turkey to partake at Gulf Defense, Aerospace exhibition in Kuwait

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:17pm
ANKARA, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Turkish companies announced on Saturday their participation at the Gulf Defense and Aerospace exhibition due in Kuwait on December 12-14.Some 23 Turkish companies specialized in manufacturing defense industry will showcase ...

Kuwait sea heritage festival includes diversity of activities

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:16pm
KUWAIT, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait sea heritage festival will this season witness a diversity of traditional contests and activities, said chairman of the organizing committee on Saturday.Sheikh Salem Nawaf Al-Sabah, in a statement to reporters to mark ...

Boris Bunjak to coach Kuwait nat'l football team for Gulf Cup - KFA

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:54pm
KUWAIT, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Football Association's (KFA) Technical Committee said Saturday it agreed with Al-Jahra football team's manager, Boris Bunjak, to coach the national team for the 23th Gulf Cup, which would be held in Kuwait later this ...

UK says it won't transfer embassy to Jerusalem

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:53pm
TEHRAN, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Saturday that his country would not relocate its embassy to Jerusalem, reiterating London's rejection of Washington's decision recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Johnson ...