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His Highness the Crown Prince receives Dr. Al-Essa

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 5:42am
KUWAIT, Aug 29 (KUA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace on Tuesday Dr. Bader Hamad Al-Essa. (end) ...

His Highness the Crown Prince receives His Highness Sheikh Nasser

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 5:32am
KUWAIT, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Tuesday at Seif Palace His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. (end) ...

Kabul suicide blast kills 5 people

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 5:14am
ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- At least five people were killed and eight others wounded in the suicide blast outside Kabul Bank branch near the US embassy, said officials Tuesday.The blast occurred on a street lined with banks and shops leading to ...

His Highness the PM receives outgoing Jordanian Ambassador

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:51am
KUWAIT, AUG 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received Tuesday at Seif Palace the Jordanian Ambassador to Kuwait Mohammed Al-Kayed on the occasion of the end of his tenure. (end) ...

His Highness the Amir receives His Highness Sheikh Nasser

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:37am
KUWAIT, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received early Tuesday at Seif Palace His Highness Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah. (end) ...

Residential sales lift Kuwait's real estate sector in July - NBK

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:16am
KUWAIT, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's real estate sales grew 11.8 percent year-on-year (y/y) in July to reach KD 161.5 million, as the field continued to improve despite the summer season, said the National Bank of Kuwait (NBK).Real estate transactions ...

KUNA main news for Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 4:05am
International: ============= NEW YORK -- UNSC holds urgent session to discuss the recent North Korean ballistic missile threat, which flew over north Japan. WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump visits the State Texas to inspect the destruction ...

S. Korean Pres. orders show of 'overwhelming' force against N. Korea

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 3:47am
TOKYO, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in ordered his country's military Tuesday to display its capabilities that can overwhelm North Korea should the communist state decide to attack, Yonhap News Agency reported.The order came ...

Sir Bani Yas Island's monastery... An Emirati pre-Islamic Christian site

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 3:37am
(Photo-feature) by Bader Sulaiheem ABU DHABI, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- The historical Christian monastery in Sir Bani Yas Island, UAE, is believed to have been built about AD600 by the Eastern Church. The monastery belongs to the Syriac Church. It was ...

Japan, S. Korea condemn N. Korean ballistic missile launch

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:45am
TOKYO, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- Japan and South Korea on Tuesday strongly condemned North Korea's test-firing of a ballistic missile earlier in the day, which flew over Japan before falling into the Pacific Ocean."A missile launch across Japan is an ...

Abe, Trump agree to increase pressure on N. Korea

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:27am
TOKYO, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump on Tuesday agreed to further strengthen pressure on N North Korea following its launch of a ballistic missile that flew over Japan earlier in the day.During ...

Photo of the Day

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:19am
A metalworker at work in Alsafafeer market ( Mohammad Alhajji – ...

N. Korea fires ballistic missile over Japan

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:19am
TOKYO, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- North Korea fired a ballistic missile from its west coast early Tuesday that flew over Japan before falling into the Pacific Ocean, the Japanese government said.The missile fell into the sea 1,180 km east of Japan's Cape ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 12 cents to USD 48.68 pb

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:16am
KUWAIT, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- The price of the Kuwaiti oil dropped by 12 cents to settle at USD 48.68 per barrel (pb) Monday compared with USD 48.80 pb last Friday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Tuesday.At the global level, oil prices were down ...

USD stable at KD 0.301

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 2:05am
KUWAIT, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- The US Dollar's exchange rate was stable at KD 0.301, while the Euro went up to KD 0.360, said the Central Bank of Kuwait Tuesday.The CBK added that the Sterling Pound's rate was up to KD 0.389, the same with the Swiss ...

Today in Kuwait's History

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 1:58am
KUWAIT, Aug 29 (KUNA) -- 1966 -- Kuwait Army "Hunter" plane crashed, and First Lieutenant Hassan Al-Za'abi was killed. This was the first accident since the establishment of the Air Force in 1953. 1976 -- The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem ...

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

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 7:45pm
KUWAIT - National Assembly Speaker condoles with US top lawmakers over Harvey victims. BEIRUT - Hezbollah agrees to release 670 captives, including 308 IS members. BAGHDAD - Nearly 2.1 million internally displaced Iraqis return to their homes. ...

Collective effort needed to deny terrorists safe havens - Trump

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:46pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump reiterated Monday that "we must all work together to deny terrorists safe havens, cut off their finances and defeat their very wicked ideology." Speaking at a joint press conference with the ...

Russia says shares with Kuwait similar views on Mideast issues

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 6:13pm
MOSCOW, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Russia said Monday that it shares with Kuwait similar views on majority of issues in the Middle East.Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's recent talks with a number of senior Kuwaiti officials showed similarities in ...

Hezbollah agrees deal to handover 308 IS fighters

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 5:30pm
BEIRUT, Aug 28 (KUNA) -- Lebanese group Hezbollah will handover 670 prisoners, including 308 members of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group, allowing them to cross the borders into Syria based on a ceasefire deal struck between both sides.The ...