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N. Korea's projectiles likely short-range ballistic missiles: Seoul

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:37am
TOKYO, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- South Korea's military said Monday what North Korea fired on the weekend were likely short-range ballistic missiles, Yonhap News Agency reported.The North launched three projectiles into the East Sea (Sea of Japan) from an ...

Photo of the day

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:17am
Flamingo birds spotted at one of the beaches of Kuwait Bay (Abdulrazzaq Saleh – ...

Sudan targets collecting 1.5 mln. weapons in W. Darfur

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:16am
By Mohammad Abdulaziz KHARTOUM, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- The Sudanese government launched a largescale campaign to collect the unlicensed weapons and 4X4 vehicles in the West Darfur State in a bid to restore rule of law in the region. Local leaders and ...

Kuwaitis unharmed in Hong Kong, Macau after 2nd typhoon - Consulate

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:15am
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's General Consulate in Hong Kong said all Kuwaitis were unharmed in the second typhoon 8 signal that struck areas in Hong Kong and Macau yesterday.In a statement, the consulate advised Kuwaiti citizens to follow ...

Bahrain National Museum narrates 6,000-year-old history

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 2:02am
Photo feature by Hammad Al-Mutairi MANAMA, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- The Bahrain National Museum is an outstanding introduction to Bahrain's history, with its rich collection of the country's ancient archaeological artifacts covering nearly 6,000 ...

Today in Kuwait's History

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 1:51am
KUWAIT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- 1973 -- Kuwait joined a 1961 international anti-drug treaty. 1990 --Iraq declared Kuwait is its 19th province and called it "Kathma" following the invasion of Kuwait. 1999 -- A 28-year-old Kuwaiti women gave birth ...

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

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 7:46pm
KUWAIT - UN Secretary-General appreciates His Highness the Amir's humanitarian role. KUWAIT - A Kuwaiti charity deliveres its 37th consignment of aid to Kyrgyzstan. JEDDAH - Saudi Arabia congratulates Iraq on victory in the fight for Tal Afar. ...

Saudi Arabia denounces bomb attack on Afghan mosque

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 6:34pm
JEDDAH, Aug 27 (KUNA) - The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the deadly suicide attack on a mosque in Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul two days ago.The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stands by the government of Afghanistan in its ...

Suicide car bombing kills 13 people S. Afghanistan

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 6:19pm
ISLAMABAD, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- At least 13 Afghans, including amry soldiers, were killed and 30 others wounded when a car bombing struck an army convoy in the southern Helmand province late Sunday.Omer Zwak, spokesman of the provincial governor, said a ...

Kuwait's Al-Thifeeri reaps third Mideast Rally Group N win in Lebanon

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 5:52pm
By Waseem Haidar BEIRUT, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- Meshari Al-Thifeeri won the Middle East Rally's Group N for the third time in his career after maintaining his lead in Lebanon on Monday. The Kuwaiti, who came fifth in the Rally of Lebanon, won the ...

Germany, Egypt sign agreement to combat illegal immigration

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 5:46pm
BERLIN, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- Germany and Egypt signed Sunday an agreement to combat illegal immigration and human trafficking.The German government seeks to invest in young generations and resolve all issues forcing people into illegal immigration, ...

Saudi congratulates Iraq on retrieving Tal Afar from IS

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 4:57pm
JEDDAH, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia on Sunday congratulated Iraq on their victory over the so-called Islamic State (IS) which led to the recapturing of the city of Tal Afar from the group's clutches.Saudi Arabia pledged its full support of Iraq in ...

Merkel's CDU party lacks clear policies on immigration, Turkey, says rival

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 4:54pm
BERLIN, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- Social Democratic Party (SDP) chief Martin Schulz said that the leader of his rival party in the upcoming parliamentary elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel, lacked clear policies on immigration and Turkey's provocative ...

Floods in India claim 750 lives but millions lose their homes

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 3:28pm
NEW DELHI, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- At least 750 were killed and millions were affected in the ongoing floods in different parts of India, media reports said on Sunday.The Press Trust of India said, quoting a government official, that in the east Indian ...

Sudan, Libya agree to boost joint border security

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 3:12pm
KHARTOUM, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- Sudan and Libya expressed Sunday keenness on boosting their joint cooperation on border security, and implementing agreements signed between them.Sudan's efforts are ongoing to support the Libyan people, Sudanese President ...

US to continue peaceful pressure campaign on Pyongyang - Tillerson

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 1:24pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the US will continue its "peaceful pressure campaign" to bring North Korea to the negotiating table."We're going to continue our peaceful pressure campaign working with allies, ...

KISR obtains glass transition of polymers patent

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 12:19pm
KUWAIT, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) has registered an unprecedented patent for measurement of glass transition temperatures of polymers.The US Patent and Trademark Office granted Dr. Salah Al-Enezi of KISR ...

Kuwaiti charity aid flows into Kyrgyzstan

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 11:38am
By Arwa Al-Wugayan KUWAIT, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti charity delivered its 37th batch of aid to Kyrgyzstan on Sunday, helping the central Asian nation's neediest people break the cycle of poverty. Speaking to KUNA via telephone, Director ...

Cargo vessel splits in half off Istanbul coast

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 11:28am
ISTANBUL, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- A Mongolian-flagged dry cargo vessel split in half off the coast of the Istanbul district of Sariyer, security sources said Sunday.The 114-meter freighter, named "Leonardo", was heading for repairs before splitting in ...

Kuwait top lawmaker meets UN chief over pressing issues

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 10:36am
KUWAIT, Aug 27 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim held talks on Sunday with visiting UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, who is currently touring the region.Al-Ghanim and the UN official dissected major issues ...