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Saudi Arabia condemns Algeria bombing

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:23am
RIYADH, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia Friday strongly deplored a suicide explosion that targeted a security facility in northwest Algeria.An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed in a statement the kingdom's strong ...

US jobless rate rises slightly to 4.4 percent in August

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:09am
WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- The US unemployment rate rose slightly from 4.3 percent in July to 4.4 percent in August, the Labor Department reported Friday.Employers added 156,000 jobs last month, the report said.US job growth in June and July was ...

Erdogan slams US charges against Turkish guards

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:56am
ISTANBUL, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday slammed as biased an indictment by Washington's general prosecutor against Turkish security personnel for roughing up protestors outside the Turkish embassy on May ...

Rain related incidents kill 23 people in S. Pakistan

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:34am
ISLAMABAD, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- At least 23 people including seven children were killed in rain related incidents in Pakistan's southern Karachi city after the city received heavy rainfall, said reports on Friday.The storm drain of Gujjar nullah started ...

KUNA main news for Friday, September 1, 2017

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:04am
Local: WASHINGTON -- The US Chamber of Commerce and the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority will host on September 6 the first of its kind US-Kuwait Economic Forum with the ...

Coalition review finds 61 more civilian casualties from airstrikes

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 9:03am
WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- The coalition against the so-called Islamic State (IS) completed 37 reports of possible civilian causalities as a result of airstrikes in which 13 reports "were assessed to be credible" resulting in 61 unintentional ...

Moscow cautions against war scenario in N. Korea row

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:34am
MOSCOW, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday warned of using force in dealing with the crisis of North Korea, saying that there could be unpredictable consequences.He was quoted by Russian TV as addressing Russian students ...

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

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 8:03am
MAKKAH -- Millions of pilgrims arrive in Mina to perform the stones throwing ritual of Hajj. WASHINGTON -- The US Chamber of Commerce and the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion ...

Defense Minister to congratulate Kuwaiti troops in S. Arabia on Eid

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 7:43am
KUWAIT, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Friday headed to Saudi Arabia to inspect Kuwaiti forces partaking in "Restoring Hope Operation" for Yemen and congratulating the ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim congratulates Uzbekistan, Slovakia on nat'l days

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 5:20am
KUWAIT, Sept (KUNA) -- Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent cables Friday to top lawmakers in Uzbekistan, Slovakia congratulating them on the advent of their countries' national days. (end) ...

N. Korea condemns US-Japan military cooperation

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:59am
TOKYO, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- North Korea on Friday condemned the increasing military cooperation between Japan and the US, saying its latest missile firing is a warning against it, the Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported. The Rodong Sinmun, an ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Uzbekistan on nat'l day

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:42am
KUWAIT, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable to President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness Deputy Amir and Crown Prince ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Slovakia on nat'l day

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:42am
KUWAIT, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Friday a cable to President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness Deputy Amir and Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

Hajj Pilgrims in Mina to perform stones throwing ritual

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:50am
MAKKAH, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- Millions of pilgrims arrived Friday in Mina to perform the stones throwing ritual of Hajj.The pilgrims were at Mount Arafat yesterday performing Hajj's grandest rite until sunset. They spent Thursday's evening in Muzdalifa ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 25 cents to USD 47.92 pb

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:50am
KUWAIT, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went down by 25 cents to USD 47.92 per barrel Thursday after being at USD 48.17 pb the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Friday.At the global level, the price of the West Texas ...

People denied US entry by 1st travel ban can re-apply

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:24am
WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- People who were denied entry into the US under President Donald Trump's first travel ban which went into effect on January 27, will be able to reapply for visas, it was reported Thursday.According to the settlement in ...

Photo of the Day

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:23am
Construction workers working on Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Center (Jaber Abdulkhaleq – KUNA) ...

US to send more troops to Afghanistan

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:21am
WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis confirmed Thursday that he has signed orders to send additional troops to Afghanistan but that "it's not complete." Mattis told reporters "I've signed orders, but it's not complete. In ...

His Highness the Amir leaves to US on official visit

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:06am
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah left the country Friday heading to the United States of America on an official visit. His Highness the Amir, accompanied by Deputy Chief of Kuwait National Guard (KNG) Sheikh Meshal ...

His Highness the Amir receives Eid greetings from senior officials

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 1:48am
KUWAIT, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Friday Eid Al-Adha greetings from senior officials.The cables were sent from His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, ...