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Kuwait partakes in 49th UNSC session

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 8:07am
NEW YORK, March 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Central Statistical Bureau participated in the 49th session of the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC 49) which held at UN Headquarters here on March 6-9, which brings together chief statisticians from UN ...

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

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:52am
PARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macaron has confirmed his country's continued support for The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide its humanitarian services to millions of Palestinian refugees. ...

Al-Jarallah, UN official discuss UNDP activities

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 7:04am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait and the UN Development Program (UNDP) have discussed means of boosting bilateral ties, besides the UNDP's international activities.Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah on Thursday received UN Assistant ...

French Pres. reiterates support to UNRWA

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 6:21am
PARIS, March 8 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macaron has confirmed his country's continued support for The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to provide its humanitarian services to millions of ...

EU appoints Belgian police officials as new Europol chief

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:41am
BRUSSELS, March 8 (KUNA) -- EU justice and home affairs council meeting here Thursday appointed Catherine De Bolle from Belgium as the next Executive Director of the EU police agency Europol.The Executive Director of Europol is appointed for a ...

Parliament speaker receives Kuwait's Ambassador to Sweden

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:40am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim received on Thursday Kuwait Ambassador to Sweden Nabil Al-Dakhil. (end) ...

Parliament speaker receives number of officers

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 5:39am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim received on Thursday a number of newly assigned officers from the National Guards, marking the occasion of their graduations.Al-Ghanim expressed his best wishes and ...

Turkish Army: more than 3,000 terrorists killed since start of operations

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:26am
ISTANBUL, March 8 (KUNA) -- A total of 3,055 terrorists have been "neutralized" so far since the start of Operation Olive Branch in Syria's northwestern Afrin region, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Thursday.Turkish authorities ...

Women celebrate IWD with equality aspirations

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:20am
NEW YORK, March 8 (KUNA) -- Despite the progress in gender equality, the International Labour Organization (ILO) statics shows inequality between men and women, and indicate a drop in opportunities for women participation in job market, in turn ...

MOG chief hails Kuwait, Sweden's role in UNSC Syria ceasefire resolution

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 4:17am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- The President of the European Union's Middle East-Gulf (MOG) Working Party Roberto Storaci said on Thursday that the neutrality and credibility of the State of Kuwait and the Kingdom of Sweden in Security Council was behind ...

Kuwaitis keen on space know-how, says NASA expert

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 3:14am
By Samie Al-Dulaimi KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- More and more Kuwaitis are looking to the stars in a quest to create the foundations for space exploration. But the difficult endeavour requires expertise from more experienced nations in the field. ...

Kuwait regrets deteriorating humanitarian situation in DR of Congo

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:57am
NEW YORK, Mar 8 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait expressed its regret to the deteriorating humanitaran situation in the Democratic Repuplic of the Congo, which is considered one of the most serious among other countries of the world.This came in a ...

Moody's downgrades Turkey's sovereign rating

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 2:25am
ANKARA, March 8 (KUNA) -- US based investors service, Moody's downgraded Turkey's sovereign rating to 'Ba2' from 'Ba1', and changed its outlook to "stable" from "negative", the global rating agency said Thursday.According to a statement by the ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 47 cents stands at USD 60.90 per barrel

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:28am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went down 47 cents and settled at USD 60.90 per barrel, compared to USD 61.37 per barrel since last Tuesday trading, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Thursday.In world markets, oil ...

USD stable at KD 0.299, EURO 0.371

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:17am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- The price rate of US Dollar was stable at KD 0.299 also the case with the Euro's rate with KD 0.371, compared to last night (Wednesday) prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Thursday.CBK added that the Sterling ...

Mattis, Estonian defense minister discuss security, defense agendas

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:15am
WASHINGTON, March 8 (KUNA) -- US Defense Secretary James Mattis met his Estonian counterpart, Defense Minister Juri Luik at the Pentagon, where Mattis emphasized the close US-Estonia security partnership and highlighted Estonia's support for NATO's ...

Today in Kuwait's history

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 1:01am
KUWAIT, March 8 (KUNA) -- 1961 -- Al-Hadaf weekly magazine hit the stands. 1972 -- Kuwait established diplomatic ties with the UAE at ambassadorial level. 1972 -- Kuwait inaugurated its embassy in Indonesia. 1973 -- The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Salem ...

Photo of the day

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 12:49am
Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah Causeway, which connects Kuwait City with Madinat Al-Hareer and is 123.000 ft long (Mohammad Almaula – KUNA) ...

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

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:46pm
KUWAIT -- HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's efforts to prevent the Gulf dispute's escalation have been a success, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Jarallah says. KUWAIT -- The Kuwait-hosted conference on ...

HH Amir's efforts to prevent Gulf row escalation succeeded - Al-Jarallah

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 6:25pm
KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- Efforts exerted by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to prevent the escalation of the Gulf dispute were a success, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Jarallah said on Wednesday.His ...