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ICC investigates war crimes situation in Afghanistan

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 12:06pm
BRUSSELS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda decided Friday to request judicial authorization to commence an investigation into war crimes situation in Afghanistan.The request has been assigned to a ...

EU: arrest warrant against Catalan separatist leaders "matter for Spain"

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:36am
BRUSSELS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) stated Friday that an European arrest warrant for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is in Belgium and has refused to go to court in Madrid, is a matter for the judicial authorities in ...

US unemployment rate drops to 4.1 pct in Oct.

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 10:23am
WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- The US unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent last month as employers added 261,000 jobs in October, the Labor Department reported Friday.The jobless rate declined from 4.2 percent in September, marking its lowest level ...

KUNA main news for Friday, November 3, 2017

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:41am
Local: ====== KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti nationals, injured in a bus accident while in southern Iraq, have arrived safely back to the country on Friday and they will be transported to local hospitals for further treatment. (Issued 04:30 p.m. local-time 13:30 ...

Kuwaiti experts urge conservation of natural resources

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:30am
By Ayoub Khadaj BEIRUT, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Two Kuwaiti experts on Friday stressed the significance of improving the use of natural resources and protecting environment in order to promote economic potentials. The experts made the call during an Arab ...

Security operations kill 54 rebels across Afghanistan

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:28am
ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- At least 54 rebels were killed and several others sustained injuries during clashes with Afghan security forces in the past 24-hours across Afghanistan, said Ministry of Defense on Friday.The casualties inflicted on the ...

Kuwaitis injured in bus accident in Iraq back to country

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:28am
KUWAIT, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti nationals, injured in a bus accident while in southern Iraq, have arrived safely back to the country on Friday and they will be transported to local hospitals for further treatment.Earlier today in Iraq, ten ...

France "very concerned" by detention of Turkish activist Kavala

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:07am
PARIS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- France expressed serious concern Friday over arresting the Turkish cultural militant Osman Kavala at Istanbul airport two weeks ago, and placing him at detention. According to the French Foreign Ministry, Kavala has close ties ...

Bokova lauds Kuwaiti contributions to UNESCO

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 9:04am
PARIS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova lauded Friday Kuwaiti contributions to the organization, saying that His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was a figure keen on development of education ...

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

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 7:46am
BAGHDAD - Kuwaiti nationals, killed in a bus accident in Iraq, will receive burial in Al-Najaf city, while the injured will be transported back to Kuwait on a military plane, says a diplomat. JEDDAH - An earthquake measuring 4 degrees hit Al-Namas ...

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Iraqi journalist, urges enquiry

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 7:37am
PARIS, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova on Friday condemned the killing of Iraqi Cameraman Arkan Sharifi, who was stabbed to death by armed men in his home earlier this week in the Iraqi city of Daquq."I condemn the murder of ...

Diplomat: Kuwaitis deceased in bus accident receive burial in Iraq

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:47am
BAGHDAD, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti nationals, killed in a bus accident in Iraq, will receive burial in Al-Najaf city, while the injured will be transported back to Kuwait on a military plane, said a diplomat Friday.Kuwaiti consul to Iraq Redha Dashti ...

Islamic Jihad: "Five of our members were martyred in tunnel attack by Israeli forces"

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:19am
GAZA, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Al-Quds Brigade, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, said on Friday that five of its members had been killed earlier this week when Israel blew up a cross-border tunnel being dug by militants from the Gaza Strip, ...

Parliament Speaker Al-Ghanim congratulates Panama, Dominica on national days

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 6:15am
KUWAIT, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Friday addressed a cable of congratulations to his counterpart in the Republic of Panama, Yanibel Abrego, on his country's national day.He sent a cable of identical content ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 92 cents to USD 57.14 per barrel

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 5:18am
KUWAIT, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down 92 cents and settled at USD 57.14 per barrel on Thursday, compared to USD 58.06 per barrel Wednesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Friday.In world markets, oil prices ...

Quake recorded in south Saudi Arabia

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:04am
JEDDAH, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- An earthquake measuring 4 degrees hit Al-Namas Governorate in the southern region Asir, Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) said on Friday.The earthquake was recorded at a depth 9.1 kilometers, the SGS said in a ...

A 5.1 quake jolts northern Japan, no major damage

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 4:00am
TOKYO, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale struck Japan's northernmost island prefecture of Hokkaido on Friday, Japanese Meteorological Agency said Friday. No immediate reports of major damage ...

Iraqi forces raid Qaem city

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:58am
BAGHDAD, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Iraqi government forces on Friday raided Al-Qaem city west of Anbar province in pursuit of fighters of the so-called Islamic State (IS) and eliminate their strongholds.Regular military troops, anti-terrorism squads, popular ...

Turkish premier to visit U.S. amid strained ties

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:37am
ISTANBUL, Nov 3 (KUNA) -- Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will begin a visit to the United States on November 7, against backdrop of icy ties between Ankara and Washington.Official sources said on Friday that Yildirim's mission in the U.S. ...

KUNA main news for Friday, Nov 3, 2017

Fri, 11/03/2017 - 3:25am
LOCAL ===== NEW YORK -- Kuwait expressed deep concern at flagrant breaches of Rohingya's rights, namely right to live. This was re-affirmed by Jawaher Ibrahim Al-Duaij Al-Sabah, the First Secretary, addressing a UNGA session. Issued 09:08 a.m. ...