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US "studying" Trans-Pacific trade deal after imposing import tariffs

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:44pm
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- The Trump administration said it is studying the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) a day after imposing new steel and aluminum tariffs on imports.Secretary of State Rex Tillerson put out a ...

EU make stricter rules to tackle online hate speech

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:43pm
BRUSSELS, March 9 (KUNA) -- European Union (EU) justice ministers discussed on Friday ways to deal with online hate speech and terrorism material.Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova said she ...

UN chief encouraged by proposed DPRK-US talks

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:42pm
NEW YORK, March 9 (KUNA) -- United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he is "encouraged" by the announcement of an agreement between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to hold a summit meeting by ...

UNHCR calls more support to Syrian refugees, host countries

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:41pm
BEIRUT, March 9 (KUNA) -- UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Friday the consequences of seven-year conflict in Syria represent colossal human tragedy, blaming continued violence on failure of political will.Speaking to ...

Kuwait looks forward for better UN-Arab League cooperation - Al-Munayyekh

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:38pm
NEW YORK, March 9 (KUNA) -- State of Kuwait said Friday it was looking forward to foster institutionalized cooperation between UN Security Council and Arab League, similar to that between UNSC on one side, and EU and African Union on the other.This ...

Gunman takes hostages inside California veterans home

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 3:08pm
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- A gunman has taken hostages inside a large veterans home in Northern California, according to law enforcement officials Friday.The Napa County Sheriff's Department reported a man wearing body armour and armed with an ...

Britain, Saudi Arabia initialed Eurofighter Typhoon deal

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:27pm
LONDON, March 9 (KUNA) -- Britain and Saudi Arabia signed a Memorandum of Intent Friday to supply Riyadh with additional Eurofighter Typhoon jets.British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, in a brief statement after signing the Memorandum of Intent ...

Kuwait Info. Min. eulogizes veteran sport journalist Mohammad Al-Zamel

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 1:03pm
KUWAIT, March 9 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Information Minister Mohammad Al-Jabri eulogized Mohammad Al-Zamel, one of the founders of sport journalism in State of Kuwait, who passed away on Friday.The passing away of Al-Zamel is a great loss for the "sport ...

Airbus gets USD 273 mln helicopter contract from US army

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:53pm
PARIS, March 9 (KUNA) -- European aircraft manufacturer Airbus Industries announced on Friday it had been awarded a USD 273 million contract to supply helicopters to the US army.The contact comprises UH-72A "Lakota" helicopters that perform various ...

Israeli forces injure 10 Palestinians on Gaza border

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:51pm
GAZA, March 9 (KUNA) -- At least 10 Palestinian people were wounded by the Israeli occupation forces on Friday near the Gaza Strip, said Palestinian Health Ministry on Friday.Wounded people were admitted to the Strip's hospitals for treatment, ...

UNESCO, WFEO awards Kuwaiti Al-Awwad for women in engineering contributions

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:45pm
By Maryam Al-Zanki PARIS, March 9 (KUNA) -- UNESCO and the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) granted Friday Kuwaiti Engineer Bashayer Al-Awwad an award for her contributions to use of engineering in women empowerment.Al-Awwad was ...

EU welcomes positive developments on Korean Peninsula

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:06pm
BRUSSELS, March 9 (KUNA) -- The recent positive developments with regard to the situation on the Korean Peninsula "are very welcome," EU High Representative Federica Mogherin said in a statement Friday.The EU is encouraged by the announcement of a ...

Ban on Iraqi Kurdistan flights partially lifted

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:17am
IRBIL, March 9 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Kurdistan has seen a partial lift of a five-month ban on flights imposed by the central authorities in Baghdad five months ago.The first international flight from the region left the Irbil International Airport late ...

EU seeks dialogue with US on steel tariffs issue

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:14am
BRUSSELS, March 9 (KUNA) -- The EU called Friday for dialogue with the US and hoped that it will be excluded from the high US tariff rates on steel and aluminium."We need a dialogue with the US. We need a clarity to the situation but it is also very ...

Israeli forces kill Palestinian handicapped in West Bank

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 11:12am
RAMALLAH, March 9 (KUNA) -- Israeli occupying forces killed a Palestinian handicapped man and wounded several others on Friday during clashes in the West Bank, Palestinian Health Ministry announced.Mohammad Al-Jaabari, 24, was shot in the chest by ...

North Korea desire to meet US shows Trump strategy is working -- Pence

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:34am
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- North Korea's desire to meet to discuss de-nuclearization -- while suspending all ballistic missile and nuclear testing -- is evidence that President Donald Trump's strategy to isolate the regime of Kim Jong Un is ...

Taliban attack kills 17 security personnel in NE Afghanistan

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 10:04am
ISLAMABAD, March 9 (KUNA) -- At least seven Afghan National Army (ANA) troops and 10 Afghan local policemen were killed in Taliban attacks in Afghanistan's northeastern Takhar province, said security officials on Friday.Taliban rebels attacked the ...

EU slams new Israeli legislation on terrorism

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:59am
BRUSSELS, March 9 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) condemned Friday the adoption this week by Israeli Knesset of a legislation which empowers the Israeli Minister of Interior to revoke the permanent residency status of persons involved in ...

US adds 313,000 jobs in Feb. as unemployment rate remains at 4.1 pct

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:29am
WASHINGTON, March 9 (KUNA) -- The US unemployment rate last month was 4.1 percent, the same as in January, with 313,000 jobs added -- significantly more than the gain of about 200,000 that economists had anticipated, according to the Labor ...

Iraqi PM includes paramilitary group into security forces

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 9:04am
BAGHDAD, March 9 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi issued a decree Friday ordering the formal inclusion of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) in the country's security forces.According to the decree, the popular mobilization forces ...