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NGO estimates at least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims killed during attacks in Myanmar

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:58am
GENEVA, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- At least 6,700 Rohingya in the most conservative estimations, have been killed, including at least 730 children under the age of five years, the Swiss Non Government Organization Medicins Sans Frontiere (MSF) said in a ...

Japanese PM, UN chief confirm need of full implementation of resolutions on N. Korea

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 3:09am
TOKYO, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday shared the view that UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea should be fully implemented by all the countries.During ...

Trump "as committed as he has ever been" to Mideast peace - Nauert

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:09am
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Responding to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's comments that the US is no longer fit to be the Middle East mediator and that the United Nations should take over, the State Department late on Wednesday said President ...

Arad Fort... Witness to Bahraini history

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 2:04am
Photo feature by Hammad Al-Mutairi MANAMA, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- Arad Fort, in Muharraq Island east of Manama, is one of the important locations in the Kingdom, dating back to the 15th century. The Fort was renovated in the 1980s. Its name was derived ...

Tillerson to take part in UN ministerial on non-proliferation, N. Korea

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:54am
WASHINGTON, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will participate in a UN Security Council ministerial briefing on non-proliferation and North Korea on Friday in New York, the State Department announced late Wednesday.Tillerson "will ...

Photo of the day

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:19am
Alburay’esi (Alsha’ab) gate is one of five gates that were part of the 3rd Kuwait City wall that was built to fend off any attack from land. (Yousef Dashti – ...

USD down against KD at 0.301, EUR up to 0.357

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:18am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was down to KD 0.301, while the EUR came up to KD 0.357, compared to yesterday's prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Thursday.CBK said, on its daily bulletin, that the rate of the ...

Kuwaiti oil price down USD 1.24 to USD 60.39 pb

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:12am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down USD 1.24 yesterday, settling at USD 60.39 per barrel (pb), compared to USD 61.46 pb last Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday.In world markets, oil prices were ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 1:01am
KUWAIT, Dec 14 -- 1914 -- Kuwait's seventh Ruler, Sheikh Mubarak Al-Kabeer, orders the hoisting of a red flag bearing the word "Kuwait" in white. The flag was used until November 1961. 1933 -- The nation's first electricity ...

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

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 6:46pm
KUWAIT - The Central Bank of Kuwait keeps the discount rate at 2.75 percent. ISTANBUL - The OIC summit sends a strong message against the US Jerusalem decision. WASHINGTON - Democrat Doug Jones wins Alabama's Senate race against his Republican ...

Israel seals off Gaza border crossings

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:42pm
GAZA, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Israeli army blocked the two border crossings with Gaza Strip under the pretext of missile firing from the Strip.In the light of the evaluation of the recent security developments, Israel decided to seal off the crossings ...

Kuwait Arts Association opens int'l arts forum

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:04pm
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, Kuwait Arts Association (KAA) opened the international arts forum on Wednesday evening. The event, being held under auspices of Sheikha Dr. Suaad Al-Sabah, falls in the framework ...

UK lawmakers defeat government on Brexit law

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:49pm
LONDON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The British lawmakers voted on Wednesday to add an item to the blueprint on the withdrawal from the European Union that gave the parliament the right to vote on all items of the final agreement with Brussels.A total of 309 ...

S. Arabia, UAE pledge USD 153 mln for Sahel anti-terror force

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 4:07pm
PARIS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have pledged USD 153 million to a five-nation anti-terror force in the Sahel region of West Africa.Macron ...

Governor of Bethlehem: US VP Pence not welcome

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:46pm
BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The governor of Bethlehem Jibrin Al-Bakrie denounced Wednesday the decision by the US administration on Jerusalem as an aggression against the Palestinian people and announced that US Vice President Mike Pence is not ...

EP urges EU to do more to protect migrants

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:33pm
BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The European Parliament urged Wednesday the EU to address human rights violations that migrants, refugees and asylum seekers face in EU and non-EU countries, as the victims of conflict, poverty, smuggling networks and ...

Al-Ghanim arrives in Morocco for Arab chief lawmakers meeting

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:30pm
RABAT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim arrived on Wednesday in Morocco to attend an emergency meeting of speakers of Arab parliaments on developments pertaining to Jerusalem.Upon arrival, Al-Ghanim and his ...

Kuwaitis won six medals at Asian Youth Para Games

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:21pm
DUBAI, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Disabled Sport Club's players have snatched six varied medals at the 2017 Asian Youth Para Games currently hosted by Dubai, with the participation of 30 countries.In a statement on the sidelines of the competition ...

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The US Federal Reserve has decided to raise the interest rates to a target range of 1.25 to 1.5 percent.This is the fifth increase in the interest rates since the Federal Reserve had cut the rates to about zero in the ...

CBK keeps discount rate at 2.75 pct

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:45pm
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) decided on Wednesday to keep the discount rate unchanged at 2.75 percent. On the basis of a thorough study of latest data, the CBK's board of directors maintained the discount rate at ...