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US offers USD 11 mln rewards for information on 3 Pakistani militant leaders

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:24pm
WASHINGTON, March 8 (KUNA) -- The US State Department is offering USD 11 million rewards for information leading to the arrest of three key leaders of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).These include USD five million for information on TTP leader ...

Russia carrying out campaign to destabilize international order, fracture NATO - Pentagon

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:56pm
WASHINGTON, March 8 (KUNA) -- Russia is carrying out a campaign of destabilization to change the international order, fracture NATO and undermine US leadership around the world, US Army General Curtis Scaparrotti, the commander of US European ...

Trump announces 25 percent tariffs on steel imports, 10 percent on aluminum imports with carve-outs for key allies

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:55pm
WASHINGTON, March 8 (KUNA) -- President Donald Trump on Thursday announced that the US will impose a 25 percent tariff on steel imports and a 10 percent tariff on aluminum imports in order to protect US national security, but will delay the tariffs ...

US approves multi-million dollar military sales to UAE, Qatar

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:54pm
WASHINGTON, March 8 (KUNA) -- The US has approved possible sales of military equipment worth (USD 270.4 million) to the United Arab Emirates and (USD 197 million) to Qatar.The State Department said the sale to the UAE would include 300 AIM-9X-2 ...

EU interior ministers discuss online terrorist content, PNR rules

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:50pm
BRUSSELS, March 8 (KUNA) -- European Union (EU) interior ministers discussed Thursday security issues and fight against terrorism during the first-day of their two-day meeting.They exchanged views on how to tackle terrorist content online most ...

Kuwaiti official lauds outcomes of CoE delegation visit

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:15pm
By Naser Al-Otaibi KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- Assistant Foreign Minister for Europe Affairs said Thursday the delegation of the Council of Europe (CoE) Middle East-Gulf Working Group held fruitful talks on ways to promote the relations between Kuwait ...

French, Lebanese defence ministers discuss ongoing cooperation

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:49pm
PARIS, March 8 (KUNA) -- French Defence Minister Florence Parly on Thursday met with her Lebanese counterpart Yaacub Sarraf to discuss cooperation between the armies of the two countries, the French Defence Ministry said.The agenda for the talks ...

Gunmen open fire on families leaving E. Ghouta - Russian official

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:47pm
MOSCOW, March 8 (KUNA) -- A convoy of families trying to leave Syria's opposition-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta was attacked by several militants, Russian military sources suggested on Thursday.While the convoy of 300 families was heading to ...

Mogherini: My number one wish is to see the Syrian conflict resolved

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:45pm
BRUSSELS, March 8 (KUNA) -- European Union (EU) High Representative Federica Mogherini said Thursday that her biggest wish is to resolve the Syrian conflict and her biggest surprise was the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem."As long as we ...

UK, Saudi Arabia for tight ships inspection to re-open all Yemeni ports

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:12pm
LONDON, March 8 (KUNA) -- The UK and Saudi Arabia have agreed on taking the required measures to allow the opening of all Yemeni ports, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson announced on Thursday."Today we have agreed to strengthen the UN ...

French FM calls for firm reaction to US threats on trade tariffs

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:11pm
PARIS, March 8 (KUNA) -- Amid rising tensions and emerging risks of a trade war with the US, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Thursday that there would be a "firm answer" to any move by President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on ...

ICDO honors Kuwait's NG Undersecretary Lt. Gen. Al-Rifai

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 11:06am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- Secretary General of the International Civil Defense Organization (ICDO) Dr. Vladimir Kuvshinov has awarded Undersecretary of the Kuwait National Guard (KNG) Lieutenant General Hashim Al-Rifai the international knight ...

KOC commences initial operation of heavy oil project in Aug.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 10:51am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) announced Thursday an initial operation of the heavy crude oil development project will be commenced in northern the country next August.KOC will increase the project's production gradually until ...

Information Min. opens updating shortwave transmitters' project at Kabd

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:52am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri on Thursday opened a project updating shortwave transmitters from analogue to digital radio mondiale (DRM) broadcasting systems, at Kabd radio station.This is a new achievement for ...

Kuwaiti DM meets Turkmenistan team

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:48am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah received a Turkmenistan delegation, led by Presidential Advisor Yagshygeldi Kakayev at Bayan Palace Thursday.During the meeting, ...

Qatar, Kuwait eye closer communication coop.

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 9:23am
DOHA, March 8 (KUNA) -- Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Al-Sulaiti and visiting Kuwaiti Minister of State for Housing Affairs and of Service Affairs Jenan Bushehri Thursday discussed bilateral communication cooperation.Both ...

EU interior ministers discuss security and terrorism issues

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:51am
BRUSSELS, March 8 (KUNA) -- European Union (EU) interior ministers began a meeting here Thursday to discuss issues related with the fight against terrorism, security and migration."Today is a very important Council, one of the most important ones ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:30am
Local: KUWAIT -- Kuwait and the UN Development Program (UNDP) have discussed means of boosting bilateral ties, besides the UNDP's international activities. (Issued at 15:03 local time or 12:03 GMT) KUWAIT -- More and more Kuwaitis are looking to ...

ALO reiterates women's key role in labor market

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:23am
CAIRO, March 8 (KUNA) -- The Arab Labor Organization (ALO) has reaffirmed women's significant role on the labor market, and the positive effects of their participation in the economic and social scenes.Marking the International Women's Day 2018, the ...

Egypt pres. stresses Bahrain, Gulf security

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:22am
CAIRO, March 8 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi said Thursday his country is keen on ensuring the security and stability of Bahrain and Gulf region, saying "Gulf security is an integral part of Egypt's national security".Al-Sisi ...