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

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 7:02am
KUWAIT -- Kuwaiti achievements in women empowerment, boosting their role in sustainable development, as well as attaining rights will all be displayed before the UN, Chairperson of the Cabinet-affiliated Women Affairs Committee Sheikha Latifa ...

Kuwaitis garner top places in Bahrain drag race

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 6:50am
MANAMA, March 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti racers have won the lead in the fifth round of the already concluded Bahrain Drag Racing Championship at Bahrain International Circuit.The Kuwaiti athletes came up with 20 cups from car and motorbike championships ...

Kuwait holds 9th walkathon

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 6:37am
Photo feature by Ahmad Srour KUWAIT, March 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Walkathon's 9th edition, "friends of hearts," was organized on Saturday under sponsorship and attendance of Minister of Health Sheikh Dr. Bassel Al-Sabah. The race, ...

Kuwait devotes maximum attention to the youth -- Info. Min. Al-Jabri

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 6:20am
CAIRO, March 10 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait dedicates maximum concern for the youth because "they are the builders of the future, carriers of the torch of development and progress," said the visiting Kuwait's Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri ...

UNDP dedicates special attention to Kuwaiti women empowerment -- UN official

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 6:05am
By Nasser Al-Otaibi KUWAIT, March 10 (KUNA) -- The Regional United Nations Development Program dedicates special concern for empowering women in the State of Kuwait, said the program regional director. Murad Wehbeh, also the Assistant United Nations ...

Kuwait participates in 62nd session of UN Commission on Status of Women

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 5:12am
KUWAIT, March 10 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti achievements in women empowerment, boosting their role in sustainable development, as well as attaining rights will all be displayed before the UN, Chairperson of the Cabinet-affiliated Women Affairs Committee ...

OHCHR organizes guiding prog. for Kuwaiti gov't bodies

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 4:13am
GENEVA, March 10 (KUNA) -- The UN's Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) will organize a guiding program for a number of Kuwaiti governmental bodies, said Kuwait's Permanent Representative to the UN here Ambassador Jamal Al-Ghunaim ...

Weekly roundup of Kuwait's regional, int'l humanitarian action

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 2:48am
KUWAIT, March 10 (KUNA) -- Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, Kuwait continued to aid needy people throughout the week in several countries A Kuwait-funded school for special needs students was inaugurated ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 28 cents stands at USD 59.81 per barrel

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 2:32am
KUWAIT, March 10 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down 28 cents and settled at USD 59.81 per barrel, compared to USD 60.09 per barrel since last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday.In world markets, oil prices ...

Three hostages killed in California veterans home

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 1:38am
WASHINGTON, March 10 (KUNA) - Three women and a gunman were found dead hours after being taken hostage in a California veterans home, according to California Highway Patrol.Officers entered the room and found all four dead inside a room around 6 pm ...

Photo Of The Day

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 1:14am
A couple enjoying a beautiful day and taking a selfie at the beach (Talal Al Sager – KUNA) ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Sat, 03/10/2018 - 1:01am
KUWAIT, March 10 (KUNA) -- 1964 -- Syria's first ambassador to Kuwait presented his credentials to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah.1979 -- First batch of Kuwaiti youth began joining their units as part of the national ...

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

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:50pm
PARIS - UNESCO and WFEO award Kuwaiti female engineer contributing to women empowerment. LONDON - Britain and Saudi Arabia sign initial agreement on supplying Riyadh with Eurofighter Typhoon jets. AMMAN - Jaish Al-Islam agrees to evacuate Al-Nusra ...

USD offers five mln. reward offered for info on CIA contractor whereabouts

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 6:14pm
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- The United States on Friday marked the 11th anniversary of the disappearance of American citizen Robert Levinson in Iran with a USD five million reward for information on his whereabouts. "We share our deepest ...

Turkish court acquits 2 journalists of terror charges

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 5:33pm
ANKARA, March 9 (KUNA) -- An Istanbul court on Friday acquitted Cumhuriyet Editor-in-Chief Murat Sabuncu and Ahmet Sik, a journalist of the daily newspaper, of links to the banned FETO.The court remanded, at its sixth hearing, CEO of the paper Akin ...

Trump, Xi discuss recent developments related to N. Korea

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:53pm
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday with President Xi Jinping of China about recent developments related to North Korea, the White House announced Friday.The two "welcomed the prospect of dialogue between the ...

White House: N. Korea must show "concrete actions" before talks

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:25pm
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- The White House on Friday said that upcoming talks between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will not take place without concrete actions by Pyongyang.Asked whether the North Korean leader is ...

Jaish Al-Islam agrees to evacuate Al-Nusra fighters from E. Ghouta

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 4:22pm
AMMAN, March 9 (KUNA) -- Jaish Al-Islam, a Syrian rebel group, said on Friday it had agreed with the UN to evacuate Al-Nusra Front fighters from Eastern Ghouta to rebel-held Idlib province, northwest of Syria.The move was taken in consultation with ...

USD five mln. reward offered for info on CIA contractor whereabouts

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:52pm
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- The United States on Friday marked the 11th anniversary of the disappearance of American citizen Robert Levinson in Iran with a USD five million reward for information on his whereabouts."We share our deepest sympathy ...

Macron, Trump discuss Syria, N. Korea, trade

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:51pm
PARIS, March 9 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday discussed with his US counterpart Donald Trump by phone the situations in Syria and North Korea, and the looming trade dispute over US steel and aluminium tariffs.On the ongoing ...