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Fiery fire rages in 80 sq kms of land in Spain

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:39am
MADRID, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- Raging fire has spread across 8,000 hectares (80 sq kms) of wooded land and bushes in norther western Spanish province of Leon, the administration of Castile and Leon said in a statement on Friday.More than 50 people had to ...

Envoy: Kuwaiti Embassy monitors arrest of citizen in Turkey

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:14am
ANKARA, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador in Turkey Ghassan Al-Zawawi said Friday that the Kuwaiti Embassy was following up the arrest of Kuwaiti citizen Abdullah Al-Shatti in Turkey.He said in a statement that the embassy communicated with the ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim cables top lawmakers in Uruguay on nat'l day

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:09am
KUWAIT, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim has sent cables to Uruguayan Parliament Speaker Jose Carlos Mahia and Senate Chairman Raul Rodriguez congratulating them on their country's national day. (end) ...

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

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 8:00am
KUWAIT -- Kuwait Oil Company has deployed ships to contain a small oil spillage floating near Qaruh Island. KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti oil price rises 42 cents to USD 48.69 per barrel Thursday after being at USD 48.27 the day before. TOKYO -- Kuwait's ...

Myanmar declares deadly attacks by Rohinga hardliners

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 7:49am
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- Authorities in Myanmar announced on Friday that at least 32 people were killed in attacks waged by Muslim Rohinga militants in western state of Rakhine.Bureau of the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, said in a ...

Small oil spillage contained near Qaruh Island - Minister

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 6:15am
KUWAIT, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- A small oil spillage was discovered near Qaruh Island Friday and ships owned by Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) managed to contain the situation, said Minister of Oil as well as Minister of Water and Electricity Essam Al-Marzouq. ...

Kuwait oil price up 42 cents to USD 48.69 pb

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 5:54am
KUWAIT, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil was up by 42 cents to reach USD 48.69 per barrel Thursday after being at USD 48.27 the day before, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Friday.At the global level, the price of the American crude ...

Japan imposes additional sanctions against N. Korea

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:15am
TOKYO, Aug 25 (KUNA) - The Japanese government decided on Friday to impose fresh unilateral sanctions on North Korea, in line with similar sanctions adopted by the US earlier this week a top government spokesman announced.Under the new measures, ...

Kuwait's crude oil exports to China unchanged at 321,000 bpd

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:39am
TOKYO, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's crude oil exports to China in the first seven months of this year remain unchanged from the same period of 2016 at 321,000 barrels per day (bpd), government data showed.In July alone, Kuwait exported 303,000 bpd to ...

Hajj pilgrims increase due to expansion projects - Saudi report

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:34am
JEDDAH, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- The number of Hajj pilgrims increased in the last four decades due to the continuous expansions in ritualistic sites and multifaceted services in Makkah and elsewhere, said a Saudi ministerial report Friday.According to a ...

KUNA main news for Friday, August 25, 2017

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:31am
International: ============== RIYADH -- Food trucks have become a trend in the Saudi capital Riyadh and could be seen on the side of main roads and neighborhoods. (By Mubarak Al-Enizi issued at 09:19 a.m. local-time 06:19 GMT) Editor on Duty: Ahmad ...

Food trucks... Growing Saudi trend in Riyadh

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 2:18am
By Mubarak Al-Enizi RIYADH, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- Food trucks have become a trend in the Saudi capital Riyadh and could be seen on the side of main roads and neighborhoods.Food trucks used to exist in limited locations and operated on certain times; ...

Photo of the Day

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 2:07am
Splitting oysters in search of pearls (Jaber Abdulkhaleq ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Uruguay on nat'l day

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 2:00am
KUWAIT, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable Friday to President of Uruguay Tabare Vazquez on the advent of his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad ...

Today in Kuwait's History

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:59am
KUWAIT, Aug 25 (KUNA) -- 1952 -- Prominent Kuwaiti scholar, Sheikh Eid Ibdah Al-Mutairi, passed away. 1982 -- The Youth Theatre club presented its first play, entitled "Court judge". 1990 -- The International Security Council issued ...

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

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:46pm
KUWAIT - DGCA approves operating 147 additional flights for hajj and holiday season. RIYADH - Over 1.4 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia to perform hajj. MANAMA - Bahraini police arrest seven terror suspects. BEIRUT - Hezbollah is in talks ...

US top priority is to neutralize Afghan terrorist havens - WH

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:21pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The top priority of the Trump administration in its Afghanistan policy is ensuring that Americans are protected and "Afghanistan is never able to be used as a haven to attack the United States," White House press ...

Hezbollah in talks with IS on withdrawal from Lebanon - Nasrallah

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:04pm
BEIRUT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah group Hassan Nasrallah pinpointed "a cannel of negotiation" between his party and the so-called Islamic State (IS) on the latter pulling out from the eastern border areas.In a ...

DGCA approves 147 additional flights for Hajj, Eid Al-Adha

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:21pm
By Abdulaziz Al-Mejren KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approved Thursday airlines' requests to operate 147 additional flights for Hajj season and Eid Al-Adha holiday.The number of additional flights to Saudi ...

Palestinian Pres. meets US delegation

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:09pm
RAMALLAH, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received US President Donald Trump's Advisor Jared Kushner and Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt here on Thursday.During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the efforts to ...