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Photo of the day

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 2:43am
The sun and city on the horizon and people fishing on a boat (Yousef Dashti - ...

Discontent in Switzerland over right-wing call to deprive Muslims of rights

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 2:07am
GENEVA, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Various circles in Switzerland have voiced indignation over the recent call by the Swiss People's Party to deprive Muslims of all their rights granted by the constitution.The Islamic Central Council of Switzerland (ICCS) ...

Ankara's parks host to a variety of events

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 2:05am
Photo Feature by Redha Sardar ANKARA, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Peppered across the Turkish capital Ankara, a number of parks have been the venues for a variety of events whether they are political, social, or sport oriented. The parks have the usual ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 1:59am
KUWAIT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- 1962 -- Al-Arabi Sports Club was founded.1984 -- Eminent Kuwaiti poet, Abdullah Al-Senan, passed away at 67.1990 -- Syrian troops arrived in the Saudi port of Yanbu to join coalition forces for liberating Kuwait.1998 -- ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Tonga on nat'l day

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 1:59am
KUWAIT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable Saturday to Tonga's King Tupou VI, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber ...

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

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 7:47pm
KUWAIT - Kuwaitis, injured in a road accident in Iraq, are flown to home. TEHRAN - Eight Iranian border guards are killed in a gunfight with Kurdish separatists near Turkey. WASHINGTON - US warplanes conduct two strikes against extremists in ...

Belgium confirms arrest warrant for Puigdemont has arrived

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 5:45pm
BRUSSELS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- A Belgian state prosecutor has confirmed that an European arrest warrant for the sacked president of Catalonia region in Spain, Carles Puigdemont has arrived, Belgian media reported tonight.Spanish court also issued an ...

AFED calls for stricter measures to protect environment

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 5:19pm
BEIRUT, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- The 10th Annual Conference of the Arab Forum for Environment and Development (AFED) urged the Arab governments to adopt stricter measures to protect environment and manage the natural resources.The challenges facing ...

Kuwait men Ice Hockey team qualifies for Bangkok int'l tournament

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:52pm
KUWAIT, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Men Ice Hockey team qualified for the final game of the Bangkok Land of Smiles 2017 tournament, after beating Bangkok Flying Farangs 3-2 on Friday.Ahmad Al-Omran, Treasurer of Kuwait's Winter Games Club, told KUNA in a ...

Spanish court issues European arrest warrant against Puigdemont

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:28pm
MADRID, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Spanish judiciary Friday issued a European arrest warrant against sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, currently in Belgium, after failing to appear before the court yesterday to answer for charges against him.Spain's ...

Eight Iranian guards killed near borders with Turkey

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:52pm
TEHRAN, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Eight Iranian border guards were killed in a gunfight with Kurdish separatists in Chaldoran border point in West Azerbaijan province, northwest Iran, on Friday evening.During an armed clash with terrorists from the Kurdistan ...

US conducts airstrikes against IS in Somalia

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:33pm
WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- US forces conducted two deadly airstrikes against extremist militants in northeastern Somalia on Friday, the US Africa Command confirmed.US forces coordinated with Somalia's government to launch an attack against ...

Kuwaitis wounded in Iraq's road accident transported successfully - Al-Fodari

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:31pm
KUWAIT, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Commander of Kuwait's Air Force Major General Abdullah Al-Fodari stressed on Friday that the Kuwaitis, injured during a road accident in Iraq, were professionally transported to the country. Upon instructions by His ...

Kuwait wins bronze in Arab long jump event in Tunisia

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:27pm
TUNIS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Mohammad Essam, of Kuwait, won the bronze in the Long Jump competition of the Arab Junior Athletics Championship, increasing Kuwait's medals to four including one gold.Saleh Al-Marri, Kuwait team manager, commended the ...

Oil prices in New York rise at production cuts deal sustainability

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:54pm
NEW YORK, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Crude oil prices in New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) edged higher during Friday's transactions to a two-year high, in the wake of OPEC projections that oil cuts deal would continue coupled with US stocks decline.Crude ...

Macron, Putin hold call to discuss Syrian conflict

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:28pm
PARIS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday held a telephone conversation to discuss several issues but mainly the ongoing Syrian conflict, official sources said.Macron recalled to Putin "the ...

Deposed Catalan leader wants to submit to Belgian justice

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:23pm
BRUSSELS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- The sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said Friday that he wants to submit to the Belgian justice, but not to the Spanish."I'm not here to request political asylum, but I'm here to defend a legitimate government ...

Kuwait continues adopting, providing initiatives concern people - min.

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 2:10pm
PARIS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Responding to instructions by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwait will continue providing and adopting several initiatives which concern people, said Minister of Education and Minister of ...

Russian forces launch attack on IS in Syria's Deir Ezour

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 1:48pm
MOSCOW, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Russian air and naval forces launched a joint offensive against so-called Islamic State (IS) positions in eastern Syria, the Ministry of Defense said Friday.Long-range Tupolev-22 and Kolpino Submarine unleashed a joint strike ...

Rohingyas' influx into Bangladesh on rise - UNHCR

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 1:40pm
GENEVA, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Friday more Rohingya Muslims were arriving at refugee camps in neighboring Bangladesh, as the conflict entered its third month.A UNHCR spokesperson told reporters that around 3,000 refugees ...