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Japan's central bank keeps monetary policy, cuts inflation view

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:10am
TOKYO, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- Japan's central bank maintained its monetary policy on Tuesday, but cut its view on inflation.At the end of a two-day policy meeting, Bank of Japan's (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and his board colleagues voted 8-1 to keep ...

Operations at Shuwaikh port halted due to bad weather

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 4:00am
KUWAIT, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- Navigation has been suspended temporarily at Shuwaikh Port due to bad weather and strong winds and dust, Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA) said on Tuesday.Director of Operations Captain Bader Al-Enezi told KUNA navigation was ...

Ambassador Al-Wehaib delivers credentials to Fijian president

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 3:16am
KUWAIT, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait Ambassador to New Zealand, Ahmad Al-Wehaib, on Tuesday delivered his credentials to Fijian President George Konrote as a non-resident envoy of the country to Fiji.The Kuwaiti Embassy said in a statement ...

KUNA main news for Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:55am
LOCAL: ====== KUWAIT -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim adjourns the parliament regular session due to lack of quorum until a new government is announced in the wake of the Kuwaiti Cabinet's resignation. Issued at 09:47 a.m. (06:47 ...

Speaker adjourns session over lack of quorum, says no session till new gov't

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:47am
KUWAIT, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim adjourned Tuesday the regular session due to lack of quorum until a new government is announced in the wake of the Kuwaiti cabinet's resignation."Due to lack of quorum, the ...

Wall Street symbolizes US economic resilience over history

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:42am
NEW YORK, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- The Wall Street is not only New York City's main tourist attraction, but also the economic engine of the United States and the world's leading financial center.Some visitors of the city may wonder why that iconic street ...

Kuwait follows up on Rohingya plight -- representative

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:41am
NEW YORK, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait is following up with deep concern and distress on the Rohingya plight in Myanmar where the Muslim community is targeted with mounting violence, tantamount to genocides against humanity.Kuwait affirms ...

Kuwait oil price up USD 1.07 to USD 57.05 pb

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:26am
KUWAIT, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- Price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up USD 1.07 to reach USD 57.05 per barrel on Monday compared to USD 55.98 pb last Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Tuesday.In world markets, oil prices were up due to a ...

Photo of the day

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:17am
Sunset in Kuwait city (Ahmad Jum'a Khamees - ...

USD stable at KD 0.302, euro KD 0.351

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:05am
KUWAIT, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- Exchange rate of the US dollar was stable at KD 0.302, also with the euro at KD 0.351, on Tuesday compared to Monday's prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK).CBK said, in its daily bulletin, that the rate of the ...

Flights unaffected by dusty weather -- DGCA

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:23am
KUWAIT, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- Navigation via Kuwait International Airport is proceeding regularly despite the current dusty weather, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced early on Tuesday. The DGCA said in a statement to KUNA that ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:16am
KUWAIT, Oct 31 (KUNA) -- 1962 -- Kuwait's Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issued bill number 27/1962 on regulating trading in bank notes of companies abroad. 1962 -- Kuwait's Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issued bill number ...

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

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 7:51pm
KUWAIT - His Highness the Amir accepts the resignation of government. GAZA - The death toll in the Israeli bombing of a tunnel in Gaza tops seven. WASHINGTON - The US forces capture Mustafa Al-Imam the main suspect in the September 11, 2012 attacks ...

TB remains top infectious killer in '16 -- WHO

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 7:50pm
GENEVA, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- The World Health Organizations said Monday the global efforts to combat tuberculosis (TB) have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000.These efforts helped reduce the TB mortality rate by 37 percent, according to the ...

Turkey says Barzani's resignation heralds new era in Kurdistan region

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:40pm
ANKARA, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- The resignation of Iraq's top Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani heralded a new era in the Iraq's Kurdistan Region, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bakr Bouzdag said on Monday.Speaking at a news conference in Ankara, Bozdag called ...

Egypt's army destroy six weaponry-laden vehicles near Libya borders

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:36pm
CAIRO, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- The Egyptian Air Forces on Monday annihilated a convoy of six vehicles loaded with weaponry, ammunition and smuggled materials which crossed the country's western border.In a press statement, the army said that the ...

Israeli forces shot, injure three Palestinians N. Jerusalem

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:26pm
RAMALLAH, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- Israeli army forces shot and injured three Palestinians in a refugee camp north of occupied Jerusalem on Monday, the Palestinian Health Ministry said.Israeli forces wearing Arab clothes entered Qalandiya refugee camp and ...

Macron urges dialogue, an end to military operations in N. Iraq

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:21pm
PARIS, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called on Iraqi Federal forces and Kurdish troops to refrain from all military operations in northern Iraq and "pursue the path of dialogue" with UN assistance to find a solution to ...

Kuwait seeks to address non-communicable diseases risks - Al-Harbi

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:11pm
KUWAIT, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- The Health Ministry's plans and strategies aim to address risk factors pertaining to chronic non-communicable diseases, said Minister Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi on Monday.Al-Harbi made the statement in a speech during a celebration ...

Trump announces capture of Mustafa Al-Imam for alleged role in '12 Benghazi attacks

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 5:09pm
WASHINGTON, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump announced Monday US forces captured Mustafa Al-Imam in Libya on Sunday, where he will "face justice" in the US for his alleged role in the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi that killed ...