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Japan, US DMs confirm more pressure on N. Korea

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:26am
TOKYO, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera and US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis agreed on Thursday to further strengthen pressure on North Korea in a visible manner following its fresh ballistic missile launch earlier this ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:33am
Economic: KUWAIT -- Though a year has gone by since the decision to hike fuel prices took effect, it seems that vehicle owners in Kuwait still fill their tanks with the same amount of fuel. (Photo-feature by Ahmad Sorour issued at 10:08 a.m. ...

Fuel consumption seemingly unchanged in Kuwait

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:08am
(Photo-feature by Ahmad Sorour) KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- Though a year has gone by since the decision to hike fuel prices took effect, it seems that vehicle owners in Kuwait still fill their tanks with the same amount of fuel. The only influence ...

Fuel price hike has no impact on traffic jam

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:56am
By Saud Sultan and Abdulaziz Al-Mejren KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- The government decision one year ago to cut the subsidy for fuels, thereby raising their prices, was meant, in part, to ease the traffic congestion but the problem remains virtually the ...

Saudi Arabia launches Farsi-speaking station covering Hajj season

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:49am
MAKKAH, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- A television station, dedicated to those who speaking the Farsi language, began Wednesday to broadcast live footage from the Hajj.The station's moderator Adel Al-Barriah told the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) that the channel ...

Pilgrims head to Mount Arafat to perform Hajj grandest ritual

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:45am
ARAFAT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- Pilgrims headed Thursday to Mount Arafat in Makkah to perform Hajj's most important and grandest rite.Hajj pilgrims are expected to stay in the area until sunset before heading to Muzdalifa.According to the Saudi Press ...

Kuwaiti leadership, top officials exchange Eid Al-Adha greetings

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:25am
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah both exchange greetings on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.In his cable to His Highness the ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Trinidad and Tobago on national day

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:22am
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable Thursday to the President of Trinidad and Tobago Anthony Carmona, congratulating him on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Malaysia on Eid Al-Adha

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:22am
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a cable of congratulation to the Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V on the occasion of Eid Al-Adha. His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

Photo of the Day

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:19am
Sunset of Kuwait City skyline taken at the Scientific Center ( Jaber Alabdulsalam – ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Kyrgyzstan on nat'l day

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:04am
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a cable of congratulations to the President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev on the occasion of his country's national day.His Highness the Crown ...

Today in Kuwait's History

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:02am
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- 1961 -- The Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issued a law regulating activities of insurance companies. 1964 -- Kazma Sports Club was founded. 1969 -- Jassem Mohammad Buresli was appointed as Kuwait's first ...

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

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 7:47pm
MINA - Some 1.75 million people of 168 nationalities have traveled to Saudi Arabia to perform the holy Hajj pilgrimage in the current Hijri year 1438, authorities announced. NEW YORK - Kuwait suggested that the maintenance of sustainable ...

Trump, King Salman discuss need to defeat terrorism

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump spoke Wednesday with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia during which they discussed the "need to fight terrorism." The White House said in a statement that Trump and King Salman ...

UN officials to address "alarming" food shortage during Ethiopia visit

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 4:49pm
ROME, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- The heads of the three UN food agencies are scheduled to visit Ethiopia on Friday where drought has led to a critical food and nutrition security situation in that country.During their visit, the heads of the Food and ...

His Highness Amir receives Eid greetings from Bahraini King

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:43pm
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday received a phone call from Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa bin Salman Al-Khalifa greeting him on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.During the conversation, His ...

Al-Ghanim congratulates Kuwaiti champion of Mideast Rally Group N

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:39pm
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim congratulated on Wednesday Kuwait's Meshari Al-Thifeeri on recently winning the Middle East Rally Championship Group N category.In a cable, Al-Ghanim also wished Al-Thifeeri and ...

His Highness Amir receives Eid greetings from Saudi King

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:19pm
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday received a phone call from Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud greeting him on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.During the conversation, His ...

Erdogan urges UN intervention to end violence against Rohingya Muslims

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:19pm
ANKARA, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on the United Nations to take urgent action to stop wide-scale violence against Rohingya Muslims.The Anadolu News Agency (ANA) reported that Erdogan's call came in a phone ...

Coalition not party to IS-Hezbollah agreement

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 3:14pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- The Combined Joint Task Force was not a party to any agreement between the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Syrian regime and the so-called Islamic State (IS), the coalition announced on Wednesday."Russian and pro-regime ...