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Russian DM: Putin orders humanitarian corridors in Syria's E. Ghouta

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:30am
MOSCOW, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu on Monday said that humanitarian corridors would be opened on Tuesday to take civilians from Syria's Eastern Ghouta.During a meeting with top Russian military commanders, Shoigu said ...

Kuwait ready to advocate moderation, says official

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:28am
CAIRO, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti official said on Monday that his country is willing to contribute to any efforts to promote moderation, a virtue embedded in Islamic teachings.The undersecretary of Kuwait's Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs ...

S. Korea Pres. urges US to ease conditons for talks with N. Korea

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 10:26am
TOKYO, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in urged the US to lower its bar for bilateral talks with North Korea, saying it is important to have such dialogue moving forward first, Seoul-based Yonhap News Agency reported."The US needs ...

Sudanese Amb. to Egypt resumes work in days

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:12am
KHARTOUM, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- Sudanese Ambassador to Egypt Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim will resume duties in Cairo in days' time, the Sudanese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.The ambassador told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) that he would be back to his ...

EU, Arab League discuss ways to re-launch Mideast peace process

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:10am
BRUSSELS, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- 28 EU foreign ministers began a first meeting of its kind with six Arab foreign ministers in Brussels Monday to find ways to re-start the Middle East Peace Process. "We have an important and good meeting today. This ...

His Highness Amir congratulates citizens, residents on nat'l occasions

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 9:01am
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday congratulated the Kuwaiti people and residents on the country's 57th National Day and 27th Liberation Day. His Highness the Amir urged both to work harder to maintain ...

OPEC basket price up to USD 64.16 pb

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 8:52am
VIENNA, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- The OPEC daily basket price went up by USD 1.8 to USD 64.16 per barrel on Friday, compared with USD 63.08 pb the previous day, OPEC said Monday.The average monthly rate of the OPEC basket price hit USD 66.85 a barrel in ...

Macron calls Erdogan on Syrian cease-fire, UN Resolution

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 8:39am
PARIS, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to urge the full respect of a UN Security Council resolution calling for an immediate cease-fire in Syria, official sources ...

First ever int'l humanitarian forum opens in Saudi capital

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 8:29am
RIYADH, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia has unveiled its e-platform for humanitarian aid in an international forum that kicked off Monday under the auspices of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.Addressing the opening ceremony for the inaugural "Riyadh ...

KUNA main news for Monday, February 26, 2018

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 8:19am
Local: KUWAIT -- The State of Kuwait has begun delivering urgently needed aid to besieged civilians in East Ghouta on Damascus' outskirts. Aid delivery started amid bombardment that proceeded a day after the United Nations Security Council ...

Embassies in Saudi Arabia, Australia, consulate in Jeddah mark Kuwait's Nat'l Days

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 7:28am
KUWAIT, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti embassies in Saudi Arabia and Australia, and the Consulate in western Saudi city of Jeddah, have marked Kuwait's 57th National Day, the Gulf country's 27th Liberation Day and 12th anniversary of His Highness ...

Report: Kuwaiti aid reaches E. Ghouta populace amid roaring guns

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 7:07am
KUWAIT, Feb 26 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has begun delivering urgently needed aid to besieged civilians in East Ghouta on Damascus' outskirts.Aid delivery started amid bombardment that proceeded a day after the United Nations Security Council ...

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

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 7:04am
GENEVA -- Welcoming the UN Security Council's unanimous decision on a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al-Hussein applauds Kuwait and Sweden for their leadership in this regard. BRUSSELS -- EU ...