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OIC calls on int'l community to respond to Palestinian peace plan

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:44pm
JEDDAH, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) welcomed the "peace plan" presented by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last Tuesday before the UN Security Council to revive the peace process.In a statement, the ...

Embassies in Romania, Greece, consulate in Istanbul mark Kuwait's Nat'l Days

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:44am
KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti embassies in Romania and Greece, and the Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, have marked Kuwait's 57th National Day, the Gulf country's 27th Liberation Day and 12th anniversary of His Highness Amir's ascendance to ...

KRCS launches fund-raising campaign for Syria's Ghouta people

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:12am
By Zahra Al-Kathmi KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) has launched an online fund-raising campaign to ease out the woes of the people of Syria's eastern Ghouta. The fresh humanitarian initiative started today (Thursday), ...

Al-Jarallah discusses bilateral ties with US, Russian diplomats

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:31am
KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah on Thursday discussed with US Ambassador Lawrence Sliverman Kuwaiti-US relationship, in addition to recent regional and international developments.The meeting was attended by ...

JMMC: OPEC cut conformity hits 133 pct

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:25am
VIENNA, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- OPEC and non-OPEC countries have started 2018 with an outstanding conformity level with their voluntary production adjustments, according to the OPEC-Non-OPEC Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC).The JMMC's Joint ...

OIC Conf. approves labor agreements

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:14am
JEDDAH, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The Islamic Conference of Cooperation (OIC) Labor Ministers concluded their fourth session Thursday by approving a number of agreements, including a labor market strategy, OIC deal on mutual recognition of skilled labor, and ...

"Thank You 2" festival kicks off under auspices of His Highness Amir

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:33am
KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Martyr Bureau's "Thank You 2" festival and exhibition kicked off Thursday at Al-Shaheed Park in Sharq area.The event, billed as "we ...

EU hosts int'l conf. on Sahel tomorrow

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:31am
BRUSSELS, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The European Commission will host tomorrow Friday the High Level International Conference on the Sahel in Brussels to strengthen the international support needed by the Sahel countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:22am
Local: KUWAIT -- The cabinet's decision to assign Al-Durra for Manpower Company to bring in workers from new countries such as Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nepal, and others will lower recruitment fees and ensure the rights of employers and ...

Kuwaiti filmmaker seeks benefit from Germany's expertise

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:04am
BERLIN, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti filmmaker Shaker Abul on Thursday called for making the best use of Germany's long expertise in the film industry, and events, topped with the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale).Attending the 68th annual ...

Amb. Marafi discusses joint coop. with IACA Pres.

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 9:03am
VIENNA, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Austria and Permanent Envoy to the United Nations, Sadiq Marafi, discussed Thursday with Dean and Executive Secretary of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) Martin Kreutner, ways to ...

Al Jubeir: Saudi Arabia has zero tolerance for extremism

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 8:59am
BRUSSELS, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia is in the midst of massive transformation through its vision of 2030 to build a more tolerant and moderate society far from any form of extremism and fanaticism, Saudi foreign minister Adel Al Jubeir said ...

Kuwaiti Cabinet Min. hosts Iraqi, Turkish envoys

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:48am
KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Anas Al-Saleh on Thursday met with Ambassadors Ala Al-Hashemi of Iraq and Aesa Koytak of Turkey separately.During the encounter, the Iraqi ambassador ...

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

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:17am
KUWAIT -- The cabinet's decision to assign Al-Durra for Manpower Company to bring in workers from new countries such as Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nepal, and others will lower recruitment fees and ensure the rights of employers and ...

OIC 4th labor ministers' conf. kicks off in Jeddah

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 7:07am
JEDDAH, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 4th Conference for Ministers of Labor kicked off in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday under the theme "Developing a Common Strategy for Manpower Development." The choice of the ...

Cloudy weather with chance of scattered thunder rain - Al-Qarawi

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:33am
KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is currently affected by seasonal Sudan depression, accompanied by relatively humid air, which might lead to increasing clouds in the coming days accompanied by scattered and heavy rain, said Abdul Aziz Al-Qarawi, the ...

Labor from new countries to lower recruitment fees - Al-Durra

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 6:26am
By Salem Al-Methen KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The cabinet's decision to assign Al-Durra for Manpower Company to bring in workers from new countries such as Indonesia, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Nepal, and others will lower recruitment fees and ensure the ...

His Highness the PM receives foreign diplomats to Kuwait

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:47am
KUWAIT, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received Thursday at Seif Palace the Cuban Ambassador to Kuwait, Fernando Perez Mace.He also received Ambassador of Turkey to Kuwait Aisha Hilal, the ...

His Highness Amir congratulates St. Lucia on nat'l day

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:28am
KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a congratulatory cable Thursday to Governor General of Saint Lucia, Pearlette Louisy.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ...

Saudi Arabia deeply concerned over situation in Syria's E. Ghouta

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 5:16am
RIYADH, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Saudi Arabia expressed deep concerns Thursday on the ongoing and increasing crimes of Syrian regime against the people of Eastern Ghouta.According to the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), a source from the Foreign Ministry stressed ...