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Iraqi Pres. thanks int'l coalition support in war against IS

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 1:16pm
BAGHDAD, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Iraqi President Fuad Masum Saturday commended the US-led international coalition's support for Iraqi forces in the war against so-called Islamic State (IS).Masum, in a statement, congratulated the forces for the liberation ...

Lebanese internal security denies reports on life bid on PM

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 1:09pm
BEIRUT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Lebanese Internal Security authority Saturday denied that it was the source of media reports, which talked about a failed assassination attempt against Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri.What have been published on social and ...

Iran terms Lebanese PM's resignation as surprise step

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:13am
TEHRAN, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- A senior Iranian MP said Saturday Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri's announced resignation during a visit to Saudi Arabia as a "surprise step".The Iranian Parliament Speaker's Special Aide for International Affairs ...

Somalia lauds Kuwait's initiative to boost education

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 11:05am
PARIS, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Somalia praised Saturday Kuwait's initiative to host a donors' conference in the nation to boost education.Education is one of the main pillars of boosting stability and sustainable development, Secretary General of Somalia ...

Kuwait grants scholarships to 130 Tunisian students

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 9:49am
By Khaled Jabbar TUNIS, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Direct Aid Society has granted scholarships to 130 students in Tunisia, Kuwait Ambassador Ali Al-Thafiri said Saturday. The Kuwaiti initiative reflects its solid relationship with Tunisia, ...

Hariri informs Pres. Aoun of resignation by phone

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 9:12am
BEIRUT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun was informed by telephone of Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri's government resignation, the Lebanese Presidency said."President Aoun received a telephone call from Prime Minister Saad Hariri, ...

KUNA main news for Friday, November 4, 2017

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 9:01am
Local: KUWAIT -- Contrary to what has been circulating on social media, there are no military movements in the region heading towards Kuwait, said the Ministry of Defense Saturday. (Issued at 03:33 p.m. local-time 12:33 GMT) KUWAIT -- Kuwait ...

No military movement against Kuwait - ministry

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 8:33am
KUWAIT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Contrary to what has been circulating on social media, there are no military movements in the region heading towards Kuwait, said the Ministry of Defense Saturday.The Defense Ministry's public relations department said that ...

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

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 8:12am
JEDDAH - Saudi Arabia reports an earthquake and a chain of tremors in the south of the kingdom, measuring three degrees. KUWAIT - The Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) signs an initial agreement for a polypropylene project in Canada through the ...

Lebanese PM resigns

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:50am
BEIRUT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri announced his resignation in a televised broadcast on Saturday.Al-Hariri said in a statement to Al-Arabiya satellite channel that the current atmosphere in Lebanon was exactly similar to ...

EU, Kuwait trade reaches EUR 4.97 bln in early 2017

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:50am
BRUSSELS, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- EU imports from Kuwait in the first six month of 2017 reached EUR 2.15 billion, (USD 2.49 billion), while EU exports to Kuwait for the same period reached EUR 2.82 billion, (USD 3.27 billion), Eurostat reported ...

Shell attack kills two people, injures others in Damascus

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 7:24am
AMMAN, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Two people were killed and many others injured Saturday in a shell attack by militants in Damascus, a security source said.The attack took place when armed groups fired three mortar shells on al-Abbasiyyen residential area in ...

New quake recorded in south Saudi Arabia

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 6:01am
JEDDAH, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia on Saturday reported an earthquake and a chain of tremors in the south of the kingdom.The new quake, measuring three degrees, the second in hours, hit Al-Namas Governorate in the southern region Asir, Saudi ...

Turkish air strikes hit 36 PKK targets in N. Iraq

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 5:39am
ISTANBUL, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Turkish warplanes have carried out 36 targeted attacks on separatist Kurdish organization (the PKK) in northern Iraq, said Turkey's General Staff on Saturday.Turkish jets hit 36 targets which were camps, weapons positions, ...

Kuwait's PIC signs initial agreement for polypropylene project in Canada

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 5:19am
KUWAIT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- The Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) signed an initial agreement for a polypropylene project in Canada through the Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation, said an official Saturday.PIC CEO Mohammed Al-Farhoud said that ...

IS gunmen drive "Hashd" irregulars to Iraq-Syrian border

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:57am
AMMAN, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Militants of the so-called Islamic State (IS) have driven the Iraqi paramilitary forces, "Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi," out of countryside of the border town Al-Boukamal, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday.Fierce ...

Lebanese Pres. to arrive in Kuwait Sunday

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:45am
KUWAIT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun is due to arrive in Kuwait tomorrow (Sunday) for an official visit and talks with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. (end) ...

Nazaha to partake in international anti-corruption conf.

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:35am
KUWAIT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (Nazaha) will partake in the seventh session of signatory states of the UN Convention against Corruption due in Vienna on Monday.Nazaha said in a statement to KUNA on Saturday that its ...

Palestinian authority affirms seeking legal action against London

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:22am
RAMALLAH, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Al-Malki affirmed on Saturday that his department would task a British legal office to press a libel suit against the United Kingdom.In a statement to Voice of Palestine radio station, ...

Kuwaiti oil price up 56 cents to USD 57.70 pb

Sat, 11/04/2017 - 4:18am
KUWAIT, Nov 4 (KUNA) -- Price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 56 cents and settled at USD 57.70 per barrel on Friday, compared to USD 58.14 per barrel Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday.In world markets, oil prices recovered ...