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KUNA main news for Saturday, Dec 9, 2017

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 3:35am
LOCAL ===== KUWAIT -- Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, Kuwait continued to provide humanitarian aid to some countries all over the world throughout the week. (Issued at 10:38 am local time). ECONOMICS ...

OAPEC chief highlights achievements made throughout the years

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 3:27am
By Osama Jalal KUWAIT, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- The Secretary General of Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC) Abbas Al-Naqi asserted Saturday that the organization has made many achievements throughout the years, including extensive ...

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

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:35am
KUWAIT, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, Kuwait continued to provide humanitarian aid to some countries all over the world throughout the week.In Tanzania, Kuwait launched a program to aid ...

Kuwaiti student in US launches initiative for children with cancer

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:34am
By Shurouq Sadeqi WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti high school student in the US Mona Al-Qadfan launched an initiative to support children with cancer by donating hair. Al-Qadfan's solo initiative calls for donating hair extensions to those ...

Kuwaiti oil price up 79 cents to stand at USD 59.68 per barrel

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:33am
KUWAIT, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 79 cents and settled at USD 59.68 per barrel, compared to USD 58.89 per barrel since last Thursday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Saturday.In world markets, oil prices were ...

No weapons found in Fahad Al-Ahmad area - MOI

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:32am
KUWAIT, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Ministry of Interiors denied Saturday reports on social media sites regarding the discovery of a large quantity of weapons in a house under construction in Fahad al-Ahmad area.In a statement, the ministry said those images of ...

US to launch four-level travel advisory system

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:28am
WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- The US State Department said late Friday that part of its responsibility for the safety and security of its citizens overseas "is providing information to help US citizens make informed decisions about traveling abroad." ...

US strongly condemns attack against UN workers in Congo

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:48am
WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- The US strongly condemned the attack against the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission (MONUSCO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), calling on the Government of the DRC "to investigate this attack ...

Photo of the day

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:25am
Serenity of the early morning hours as the sun rises and birds fly high. (KUNA - Al-Muthana Abu ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 1:00am
KUWAIT, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- 1971 -- Scholar Mershed Mohammad Al-Suleiman passed away. He was owner of a private school that bore his name. He had served for 30 years at the school before closing it in 1956. 1982 -- An explosion rocked Kuwait Airways ...

IISS Manama Dialogue mulls Mideast pressing security issues

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:01pm
MANAMA, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain Sheikh Mohammad bin Mubarak opened the 13th IISS Manama Dialogue on Friday evening, with leading policymakers from the Middle East and beyond attending.The three-day event is organized by the ...

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

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:47pm
KUWAIT - First Deputy Prime Minister leads Kuwait delegation to two Arab meetings in Cairo. NEW YORK - The UN Security Council urges commitment to resolutions on Jerusalem. CAIRO - Grand Imam of Al-Azhar cancels meeting with US Vice-President later ...

Another Palestinian protester killed by Israeli forces

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:11pm
GAZA, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- A Palestinian protester succumbed to the injury he sustained in clashes with Israeli security forces near eastern borders of Gaza Strip on Friday afternoon. Maher Atallah, 54, has been the second martyr today, spokesman of the ...

White House Mideast advisor to quit post

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:21pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- White House Deputy National Security Advisor Dina Habib Powell, who helped guide Trump administration's policy on the Middle East, is reportedly exiting her post.Powell, an Egyptian-American, is the most senior ...

European envoy to UN reject US Jerusalem decision

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:02pm
NEW YORK, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- European ambassador to the UN said Friday US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel was contradicting with relevant UN resolution, nor reflected will of the international ...

Palestine Pres. welcomes UNSC condemnation of US decision

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:54pm
RAMALLAH, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Friday welcomed condemnation by majority of UN Security Council (UNSC) member states to the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel.This condemnation sends a ...

15 Palestinians wounded in Israeli airstrike on Gaza

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:49pm
GAZA, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- At least 15 Palestinians were wounded in an Israeli air attack on an apartment building in Beit Hanon town, north Gaza Strip, on Friday.The victims, including children, were rushed to the nearby Indonesian Hospital, spokesman ...

UNSC rejects US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:48pm
NEW YORK, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- The delegates of UN Security Council (UNSC) stressed on Friday their commitment to UNSC resolutions on Jerusalem and supported the two-state solution.During an emergency session on Jerusalem held today, the delegates ...

Trump Jerusalem decision prompts protests worldwide

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:47pm
RAMALLAH, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- The decision of US President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel two days ago drew angry protests in several cities across the world on Friday.In Jordan thousands of people took to streets in dozens ...

Bahrain football team participates in Gulf Cup in Kuwait - assoc.

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:46pm
MANAMA, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- Bahrain football association said Friday the national team would participate in the 23th Gulf Cup that would be held in Kuwait later this month.The association, in a statement cited by Bahrain news agency, commended His ...