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Belgium, Netherlands condemn US move on Jerusalem

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:08am
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders has condemned US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as "a very bad and a very dangerous decision." Speaking on Belgian VRT radio ...

GDP up by 0.6 pct in both euro area and EU

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:03am
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- GDP rose by 0.6 percent in both the euro area and the EU during the third quarter of 2017, compared with the previous quarter, according to an estimate published by Eurostat, the EU statistical office, Thursday.In the ...

FANA rejects US decision to move embassy to Jerusalem

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:02am
KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The Federation of Arab News Agencies (FANA) has rejected the US President Donald Trump's decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.The step undermines the Arab and international efforts seeking to find ...

Parliament speaker deplores US embassy shift decision

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:21am
KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Thursday condemned the US Administration's recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.Speaking to ...

EU announces new assistance package for Syrian refugees

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:33am
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis adopted Thursday new projects totalling 150 million euro (USD 176.9 million) to support refugees and their host communities in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and ...

PAS eager to boost sport activities for working women - official

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:32am
KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The Public Authority for Sport (PAS) Women's Committee is keen to enhance sports activities for working ladies, an official has said.Chair of the Committee, Hind Al-Hazzaa, who also heads the Ministries' Soccer League for ...

Qatar, France sign cooperative deals

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:07am
DOHA, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Qatar and France on Thursday inked a host of cooperative agreements and memos of understanding in the fields of fighting terrorism, defence, education, culture, aviation, railway and transport.The signing came following a ...

Parliament to convene Sun. on nat'l unity

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:58am
KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said on Thursday he has invited government and officials to attend a special session on Sunday to discuss how to promote national unity."There is a request from MPs to hold ...

Huge pro-Catalan demo in Brussels

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:45am
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- An estimated 50,000 people participated in a demonstration in favour of Catalan independence in Brussels Thursday.According to Belgian media reports, thousands of Catalans arrived in Brussels from Spain only yesterday. Some ...

Oil Min.: Al-Zour complex to maximize economic return of oil

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:32am
KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Al-Zour Refinery is the only one in Kuwait designed to process Kuwaiti heavy crude oil, gaining it strategic importance to maximize the economic return of oil wealth, Minister of Oil Essam Al-Marzouq said on Thursday.The ...

EU announces additional 25 mln euro in humanitarian aid for Yemen

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:28am
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The European Commission announced Thursday new humanitarian aid of 25 million euro (USD 29.4 million) to support civilians in desperate need in Yemen.This brings the total EU funding to 196.7 million euro (USD 231.6 ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:58am
Local: KUWAIT -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday sponsored, and attended the launch ceremony of the Kuwait Integrated Petrochemical Industries Company (KIPIC)'s Al-Zour Oil Complex. (Issued ...

His Highness PM congratulates His Highness Amir on sports ban lift

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:48am
KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday received a letter from His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah congratulating him on the official lifting by FIFA of ...

EU: Arab peace initiative "our reference point"

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:47am
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini announced Thursday that she will meet Jordanian foreign minister Ayman Safadi in Brussels tomorrow to discuss the latest developments regarding Jerusalem."Jordan has a very special ...

Kuwaiti stocks close down

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:26am
KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Stock Exchange or Boursa Kuwait on Thursday closed down, as the Price, Weighted and KSX 15 indexes went down 6186.94, 0.13 and 0.33 points respectively.As many as 88.3 million shares worth KD 10.9 million (USD 35.6 ...

'Jedareyat' voluntary team turns walls into canvases

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:47am
By Mubarak Al-Ajmi KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti 'Jedareyat' team, a voluntary group aim at transforming walls in Kuwait into artistic drawings. By doing so, the team is delivering a positive massage of awareness to the community, and ...

Kuwait keen on combating human trafficking, smuggling immigrants

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:23am
DOHA, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait voiced deep keenness on Thursday to protect humans from trafficking and smuggling as a form of contemporary slavery and a blatant violation of human rights and fundamental freedoms guaranteed by international laws.Kuwait ...

OPEC price down 14 cents to USD 60.73 pb

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 4:07am
VIENNA, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The OPEC daily basket price went down 14 cents to reach USD 60.73 per barrel (pb) on Wednesday, compared with USD 60.87 pb on Tuesday, the OPEC said Thursday.The average annual rate of the basket, in 2016, hit USD 40.76 pb, ...

Arab Parl't to hold urgent session on Jerusalem

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:24am
CAIRO, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- President of Arab Parliament Mishaal Al-Salmi called for an urgent meeting to discuss the recent US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving its embassy from Tel Aviv..Al-Salmi said in a statement late ...

Kuwait embassy in Brussels organizes charity event for refugees

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 3:03am
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The embassy of the State of Kuwait here held last night its first charity reception in support of refugees with the cooperation of a local organisation."Tonight we are together to celebrate the work of an amazing NGO, an ...