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Pakistan, Japan agree on beefing up co-op in various domains

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:47pm
ISLAMABAD, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Prime Minister of Pakistan Shahid Abbasi and visiting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Taro Kono have agreed on cementing cooperation in diverse fields.According to an official release, Premier Abbasi reiterated on ...

His Highness Amir delegates His Highness Premier to attend Gulf Cup final

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 12:05pm
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) - The final of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup will be held on Friday at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium under the aegis of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.His Highness the Amir delegated His ...

Russia to resume Moscow-Cairo flights

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:12am
MOSCOW, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin approved on Thursday the resumption of commercial passenger flights between Moscow and Cairo.According to Interfax news agency, the move provided for lifting of all restrictions on flights to ...

1st batch of eligible drafters for military service to start Sat.

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 10:27am
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Chairman of the National Military Service Authority Major General Ibrahim Al-Amiri on Thursday said that the first batch of eligible drafters in the military would join service as of Saturday. The batch includes 140 ...

Min. signs road maintenance contract for Mubarak Al-Kabeer

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:47am
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs Hussam Al-Roumi on Thursday signed a contract for the maintenance of roads and squares of the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate.The contract covers little ...

1,705 Kuwaiti companies registered at Dubai's Chamber

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:37am
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Up to 1,705 Kuwaiti companies are registered at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Kuwait Business Council (KBC) in Dubai and the Northern Emirates said on Thursday.Kuwaiti employers in Dubai reached 712, and ...

Kuwaiti relief agency to support education in Yemen

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:50am
RIYADH, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Supporting education in Yemen was the focus of a key meeting held in Aden Thursday.Member of the Kuwaiti-Yemeni Relief Agency Sheikh Abu Ismail Al-Qureshi held talks with the country's Minister of Higher Education Hussein ...

KUNA main news for Thurs, Jan 4, 2017

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:15am
Local: Kuwait -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has left for Saudi Arabia to inspect the Kuwaiti troops in operation "Restoration of Hope" in Yemen. (Issued 14:52 local time, 11:52 ...

EU voices opposition to legislation on death penalty in Israel

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 8:06am
BRUSSELS, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) reiterated on Thursday its opposition to death penalty anywhere and under any circumstances."As you know the European Union is opposed to the death-penalty in all circumstances and cases. We are ...

Deputy FM, British envoy discuss regional developments

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 7:38am
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah and the British ambassador to Kuwait Michael Davenport on Thursday discussed bilateral relations and developments on the regional and international scenes.The meeting were attended ...

Bangladesh PM, Kuwait's Chief of Staff hold talks

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 7:31am
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Promoting bilateral cooperation, military in particular, featured high on the agenda of talks held between Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and visiting Kuwait's Army Chief of Staff Lt Gen Mohammad Khaled Al-Khuder and ...

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

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 7:02am
Kuwait -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah has left for Saudi Arabia to inspect the Kuwaiti troops in operation "Restoration of Hope" in Yemen. KUWAIT -- Utter silence would soon turn ...

Defence Min. flies to Saudi Arabia to inspect Kuwaiti troops in "Restoration of Hope"

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:52am
Kuwait, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Thursday left for Saudi Arabia to inspect the Kuwaiti troops in operation "Restoration of Hope" in Yemen.A high-ranking delegation is ...

Japan looks forward to enhanced security coop with Pakistan - FM

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:35am
ISLAMABAD, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono on Thursday expressed willingness to enhance security cooperation with Pakistan, especially for countering terrorism.Kono met with Pakistan's Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa in ...

Min. signs USD 36 mln maintenance contract for Doha East plant

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:30am
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Minister of Oil and Minister of Electricity and Water Bakheet Al-Rashidi on Thursday signed a contract worth KD 12 million (USD 36 million) for the annual maintenance of the East Doha Power Station (EDPS).The contract covers ...

Kuwait's DGCA launches new weather app on smart phones

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 6:15am
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has launched a new weather application "KuwaitMet" competent with the latest smartphone systems, the DGCA said on Thursday. The app aims to better services ...

Boursa Kuwait indices up as Thurs. trading ends

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 5:49am
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait ended Thursday trading in green zone, with the three indices up.The Price Index rose 53.08 points to 6,454.16 points, and the Weighted and KSX 15 Indices were also up 2.1 points and 4.7 points respectively.The ...

USFK chief cautious with N. Korea's peace overture

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 4:23am
TOKYO, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- The commanding general of US Forces Korea (USFK) on Thursday stressed the importance of combat readiness and unity among regional powers to cope with North Korea's recent peace offensive, Yonhap News Agency reported."We can be ...

KPC announces liquid gas prices for January

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 3:11am
KUWAIT, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) announced Thursday the new prices of liquid gas (Propane and Butane) for January.In a statement to (KUNA), the corporation said that Propane gas is sold for USD 590 per metric ton, while ...

Tokyo stocks hit 26-year high on Wall Street gain, high oil prices

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 2:49am
TOKYO, Jan 4 (KUNA) -- Tokyo stocks jumped Thursday, its first trading day of the year, sending a key index to the highest closing level in nearly 26 years on overnight gains on Wall Street and the surge in crude oil prices.The benchmark Nikkei 225 ...