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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 ...

N. Korea seeks more solid-fuel engines, ICBM warhead tips production

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:00am
TOKYO, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered more production of solid-fuel rocket engines and warhead tips for intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs), state media reported Wednesday.Kim was briefed about the process of ...

Old schools in Kuwait... Monuments of historical, sentimental value

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:46am
By Muneera Al-Rabi'aa KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- 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 ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 46 cents to USD 48.30 pb

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:33am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- The price of the Kuwaiti oil dropped by 46 cents to settle at USD 48.30 per barrel (pb) Tuesday compared with USD 48.76 pb last Monday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Wednesday.At the global level, the price of the ...

USD stable at KD 0.301

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:28am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was stable at KD 0.301, while the Euro was down to KD 0.355, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Wednesday.The Sterling Pound went down to KD 0.386, the Swiss Franc also dropped to KD ...

Photo of the Day

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:20am
Sadu describes an embroidery form in geometrical shapes hand-woven by Bedouin people. (Yousef Dashti – ...

Today in Kuwait's History

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 1:46am
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- 1980 -- Draft law was issued on formation of an environment protection council headed by the Minister of Health, tasked with proposing general policies, scientific and health standards to guarantee preservation of the ...

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

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:47pm
KUWAIT - The Ministry of Electricity and Water says the new electricity and water rates will encourage consumers to rationalize consumption. KUWAIT - Kuwait Petroleum Corporation announces the containment of the oil spot off the southern coasts. ...

Pakistan 'disappointed' by US policy statement

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:21pm
ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (KUNA) - The United States policy statement on Afghanistan and South Asia announced by President Donald Trump "disappointed" Pakistan as it ignores the enormous sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation in fight against ...

Normandy group supports E. Ukraine ceasefire

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:11pm
PARIS, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- The leaders of France, Russia, Germany and Ukraine, making up the Normandy group, late Tuesday held a conference call to discuss the situation in Eastern Ukraine, where ethnic Russia militants are locked in a lengthy war with ...

Egyptian player wins 24th Abu Dhabi Int'l Chess Festival

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:17pm
By Bader Al-Sulaihem ABU DHABI, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Egyptian player Bassem Amin on Tuesday won the top prize of the 24th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival's masters category. Amin clinched the title after defeating veteran English player Nigel ...

Large Saudi minister-led business delegation visits Iraq

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:09pm
Corrected repeat BAGHDAD, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia's Minister of Commerce and Investment Majed Al-Qasabi arrived in Iraq on Tuesday heading a large delegation of Saudi businessmen and government representatives. According to an official ...

New tariffs help rationalize water, electricity consumption - official

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:46pm
KUWAIT, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- Assistant Undersecretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Water for Planning and Training Dr. Mashaan Al-Otaibi said the new electricity and water rates will encourage consumers to rationalize consumption.The new rates, ...

More efforts needed to eliminate IS in Mosul - Mattis

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:45pm
IRBIL, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of Defense James said Tuesday that further efforts are needed to eliminate the so-called Islamic State (IS) entirely from the city of Mosul.Terrorism is an ongoing and unlimited threat, Mattis said during his ...

GCC, UN sign four-point cooperation deal on environment

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:42pm
RIYADH, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- The GCC and the the United Nations Environment Programme signed a cooperation agreement for four environmental conservation projects on Tuesday.The deal, signed by GCC Secretary General Abdullatif Al-Zayani and UNEP ...

Tillerson calls on Pakistan to adopt different approach

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 22 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Pakistan Tuesday to adopt a "different approach" and that the US is ready "to work with them to help them protect themselves" against terrorist organizations.Tillerson told ...