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Iraqi government forces drive militants out of Talafar districts

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:24am
IRBIL, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Government forces have continued advancing toward strongholds of Islamic militants in Talafar for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.The regulars have liberated Al-Tanak district in eastern Talafar, a military ...

Private housing business steadies -- report

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:24am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Stability of property deals and oil prices contributed to decline of the housing key index and checking inflation which edged up 1.4 percent in Q2 2017 as compared to Q2 2016, Kuwait Finance House said.KFH said in a report, ...

Zain involves in social, charitable activities

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:06am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Zain telecommunication group announced on Wednesday publicizing its sixth annual report themed "innovate for sustainable future," featuring its agenda in sustainability and social responsibility for 2016.The company, which ...

Kuwait's Deputy FM meets US Amb.

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:57am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah met on Wednesday with the US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman.During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral relation, in addition to regional and international ...

Kuwaiti program seeks to expedite hiring process for job seekers

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:24am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti government program paired up with Gulf Insurance Group (GIG) on Wednesday to interview some 50 young job hopefuls, 15 of whom were granted jobs almost instantaneously.Speaking to the press after signing a ...

Kuwait is free from "plastic rice" -- Ministry of Commerce

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:23am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced Wednesday that the Kuwaiti market is safe and free from any "plastic rice" products after receiving test results from the ministry's labs.Following rumors that were spreading on ...

Kuwait's inflation up 1.26 pct in July - CSB

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:18am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 1.26 percent in July 2017 compared to the same month in 2016, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said on Wednesday.The index figure for July 2017 recorded a decrease of 0.09 percent, ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:01am
Local: KUWAIT -- Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) announces a senior official of the Ministry of Health is referred to Public Prosecution on counterfeiting charges. Issued at 15:17 p.m. (12:17 GMT). KUWAIT -- Ministry of Education declares ...

MoH official to be prosecuted

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:18am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) announced on Wednesday that a senior official of the Ministry of Health was referred to the Public Prosecution on counterfeiting charges. NAZAHA said in a statement the official was ...

Central Library adopts optical system for conservation, research

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:08am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Ministry of Education said on Wednesday its central library has adopted a new electronic searching system using optical technique for information and electronic inventory to save time and efforts .The library, which contains ...

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

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:00am
KUWAIT -- World Bank's (WB) Country Manager in Kuwait Firas Raad says the 2016 OPEC and major oil producers' agreement to cut crude market glut has added strains on the Kuwaiti economy in 2017. KUWAIT -- Price of the Kuwaiti oil dropped by ...

Riyadh, Bahrain, Kuwait's corporate earnings grow -- Markaz report

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:36am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz) stated that during H1-2017, GCC corporates posted a negative 1% growth compared to the same period last year.Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait were three countries to put up positive earnings ...

Egypt regrets US trimming of annual aid

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:28am
CAIRO, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Egypt on Wednesday regretted a US resolution to lower allotted funds part of annual American aid for the nation in 2017.Such a measure may lead to negative repercussions, affecting the two countries' common interests, the ...

His Highness the Crown Prince audience

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:15am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received on Wednesday at Bayan Palace National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim.His Highness Sheikh Nawaf hosted His Highness the Prime Minister ...

Ministry of youth offers aviation scholarship in coordination with local college

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:32am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Ministry of State for Youth Affairs, in coordination with the College of Aviation Technology, launched a scholarship program for those who are interested in learning aviation science."The ministry is keen to develop and ...

Kuwait Bourse ends Wed. on mixed board

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:48am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait, the national stocks exchange, ended Wednesday's session on mixed board. The price index dropped 9.53 points reaching 6,922.48 points, the weighted index lost 0.05 points reaching 428.98 points and KSX 15 ...

Audience of His Highness the Amir

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:08am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received early Wednesday at Bayan Palace His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.His Highness the Amir also received the Speaker of ...

Kuwait economy to rebound in two years - WB official

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:51am
By Fawaz Karami KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- The World Bank's (WB) Country Manager in Kuwait Firas Raad said the late 2016 OPEC and major oil producers' agreement, aimed to cut the glut in the global oil production, have added strains on the ...

Jordan, US discuss boosting strategic cooperation

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:27am
AMMAN, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Jordanian King Abdullah II met late Tuesday with senior advisor to the US president Jared Kushner and other senior US officials to discuss strategic partnership and cooperation between the two sides.According to Petra News ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:28am
Local: ====== KUWAIT -- The old schools in Kuwait are no longer merely witnesses to an important era in the modern history of Kuwaitis, they have become monuments of historical and sentimental value, which are linked to the renaissance of education ...