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US, Libya sign bilateral agreement on cultural property protection

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 2:10am
WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- The United States and Libya late Friday signed a bilateral agreement that aims at combating looting and trafficking of Libya's ancient artifacts.Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs I. Steven ...

Kuwaiti surgeon leads multi-hospital oncology programs, research in Washington

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:51am
By Sherouq Sadeqi WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- In a proud moment for Kuwait and a model of Kuwaiti nationals excelling in their field of work, a Kuwaiti chief surgeon at Georgetown University Hospital was promoted as regional chief of Surgical ...

Kuwait celebrates 57th Nat'l Day, 40th anniversary of nat'l anthem Sun.

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:33am
By Moussa Ahmad KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's celebration of its 57th National Day, the 27th Liberation Day and the 12th anniversary of the assumption of office by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah coincides this ...

Kuwait continues offering humanitarian aid to several countries

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:32am
KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, Kuwait throughout the week continued providing humanitarian aid to people in need in several Arab and Muslim countries.In Jordan, Kuwait's medical ...

His Highness the Amir congratulates Estonia on nat'l day

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:31am
KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Saturday a cable of congratulations to the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid on her country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

Photo of the Day

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:08am
Kuwait Towers breaching through a sea of fog (Omar Alsayyed Omar – ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Sat, 02/24/2018 - 1:03am
KUWAIT, Feb 24 -- 1978 -- Kuwait signs an agreement for conservation of marine environment and a protocol for regional cooperation on protecting Gulf waters from oil slicks and other damage. 1980 -- A decree law on customs was issued subjecting all ...

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

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:48pm
WASHINGTON - The US announces plans to open its new embassy in Jerusalem in May. WASHINGTON - Ex-chief of Trump's campaign pleads guilty to conspiracy and lying to FBI investigators. WASHINGTON - US President announces the heaviest ever set of ...

UN Security Council to vote on draft on Syria Saturday

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:47pm
NEW YORK, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- The UN Security Council decided Friday to put off until tomorrow the voting on a draft resolution envisaging a 30-day cessation of hostilities in Syria's Eastern Ghouta.The voting on the draft, jointly put forward by ...

Vehicle strikes security barriers outside White House

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 6:09pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- A passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the President's residence, the US Secret Service confirmed Friday.The security officers immediately apprehended the female driver of the vehicle. There were no reports ...

Trump says Syria "humanitarian disgrace"

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 5:31pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump on Friday strongly condemned Russia and Iran for their support to the Syrian regime in the ongoing conflict."What Russia and what Iran and what Syria have done recently is a humanitarian ...

Hamas warns against moving US embassy to Jerusalem

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:30pm
GAZA, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Hamas warned against US Administration's Friday announcement it would move the embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem next May, considering it a violation of UN resolutions.Moving the embassy to Jerusalem ...

MoI denies dropping traffic violations on occasion of Nat'l Days

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 4:04pm
KUWAIT, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior (MoI) on Friday denied a post circulated on some social networking sites on the dropping of traffic violations against citizens and residents on the occasion of the country's national days.The post ...

Passenger vehicle hits White House security barrier

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:44pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- A female driver of a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier near the White House on Friday, according to the Secret Service's Twitter.The vehicle did not "breach" the security barrier and the driver was immediately ...

Ex-Trump campaign aide Gates pleads guilty to conspiracy, lying to FBI

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:28pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Rick Gates, a former top official in President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and lying to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's ...

EU leaders call for immediate ceasefire in Syria

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 3:10pm
BRUSSELS, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- EU leaders blamed Russia and Iran Friday of supporting the Assad regime in Syria to carry out its brutal attacks against civilians."The Assad regime is brutally attacking innocent men, women and children. Its backers, ...

US confirms opening of embassy in Jerusalem in May

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:29pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- The US State Department announced Friday plans to open the new US embassy in Jerusalem in May that will coincide with Israel's 70th Independence Day.The Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement that ...

Latest sanctions serve to hinder N. Korea's 'evasive' maritime activities

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:22pm
WASHINGTON, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- The latest sanctions against North Korea issued by the US will "significantly hinder" North Korea's ability to conduct "evasive maritime activities," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters Friday.The sanctions ...

Kuwait's embassies, consulates aboard mark Nat'l Days

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:19pm
KUWAIT, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's embassies in Ukraine and Brazil, and its consulates in the Italian city of Milan and the Pakistani city of Karachi marked Friday country's 57th National Day and 27th Liberation Day, as well as the 12th anniversary ...

ISESCO chief commends Kuwait Amir's support of Arab, Islamic action

Fri, 02/23/2018 - 2:05pm
RABAT, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Director General Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri said Friday State of Kuwait, led by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, was excelling in ...