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Washington reiterates support for Baghdad in face of terrorism

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:49pm
BAGHDAD, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Robert Karem reiterated on Wednesday his country's support for Iraq in the face of security challenges.This came during a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider ...

Russia military says negotiations for halt in E. Ghouta failed

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 4:17pm
MOSCOW, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- The negotiating process for a peaceful settlement in Eastern Ghouta has failed, Russian military commander quoted as saying on Wednesday. Russian news agency (RIA Novosti) quoted Major-General Yuri Yevtushenko, who represent ...

Six "terrorists' brotherhood org." members arrested in Al-Buhaira N. Cairo

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:35pm
CAIRO, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Six members of the "terrorists organization of the brotherhood" were arrested while hiding in a farm in Wadi Al-Natroun area in Al-Buhaira governorate north of Cairo, a security source in the Egyptian Interior Ministry said ...

Kuwait Nat'l, Liberation Days celebrated in several countries abroad

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 3:16pm
CAPITALS, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Ambassador to Oman Fahad Al-Mutairi on Wednesday held a ceremony to celebrate the country's 57th Independence Day and 27th Liberation Day, amid a popular and official participation.Several representatives of the ...

Palestinian charity in Gaza celebrates Kuwait's nat'l days

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:34pm
GAZA, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- A Palestinian charity in Gaza Strip organized a festival on Wednesday to mark Kuwait's national days.People in Gaza wanted to share the joy of national days celebrations with Kuwaiti people in recognition of their humanitarian ...

Germany calls on Russia, Iran to pressure Damascus for a ceasefire in Ghouta

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:07pm
BERLIN, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Germany urged Russia and Iran on Wednesday to push the Syrian regime to end the airstrikes on Eastern Ghouta, noting that the two had pledged to be guarantors of peace in Syria."One has to ask where is Russia, where is Iran, ...

France proposes reform of asylum, immigration laws

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:01pm
PARIS, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- The French government is to table a new asylum-immigration law in April that could ramp up pressure on asylum-seekers and immigrants to quickly regularize their situations, a move argued by authorities that would speed up ...

Russia Defense Ministry deny reports of changing troops Commander in Syria

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:34pm
MOSCOW, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Russia's Defense Ministry denied reports on Wednesday about the commander of the Russian troops in Syria being replaced, describing the reports as fake news.According to the ministry's statement, rumors spread through ...

Morocco hosts Islamic Conf. of Ministers in Charge of Childhood

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:03pm
RABAT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- The Islamic Conference of Ministers in Charge of Childhood kicked off Wednesday, with the participation of some concerned Islamic and Arab bodies and organization.In an a message to the participants delivered on behalf of ...

Egypt calls for humanitarian ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:02pm
CAIRO, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Egypt's Foreign Ministry called Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Eastern Ghouta, on the eastern outskirts of Damascus, to allow delivery of desperately needed humanitarian aid and evacuation of critically wounded ...

Iran ready for dialogue with EU to boost security, stability in region

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:38pm
TEHRAN, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that his country "to talk with its friends in the European Union to strengthen security and stability in the region, as well as continue the fight against terrorism." ...

Anti-terror operation kills two French soldiers in Mali

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:57am
PARIS, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Two French soldiers were killed Wednesday during an anti-terror operation in Mali, bringing to 22 the number of troops who have lost their lives in that conflict since 2013 when France first intervened in Mali.The French ...

Exports up by 12.8 pct in Q4 2017- CSB

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:41am
KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's exports hit KD 4,636 million (USD 15.2 million) in the fourth quarter of 2017, marking a rise of 12.8 percent compared with the corresponding period in 2016, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said in a Q4 report ...

PAMA values Amiri grant to orphans ahead of nat'l festivities

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:39am
By Jamal Yali KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- The Public Authority for Minors Affairs (PAMA) valued on Wednesday His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's financial grant to orphans ahead of the country's National celebrations ...

Min. reiterates importance of boosting pan-GCC health coop

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:50am
KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Minister of Health Dr. Basil Al-Sabah on Wednesday stressed eagerness to enhance health cooperation among the GCC countries for achieving sustainable development goals.Addressing the two-day first GCC conference on cosmetic ...

Arab youth media meeting due in Cairo March 10

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:50am
KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- The Seventh Session of the Arab Media Meeting for Youth, themed "media for serving development," will be held in Cairo on March 10-11 under chairmanship of the Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit, the executive ...

Two Kuwaiti banks clinch KD 249.2 mln credit deal with Turkey's Limak

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:38am
KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Turkish conglomerate Limak Holding has signed a syndicated credit agreement, worth KD 249.2 million, with a pair of leading local banks to partly finance the construction of a new terminal at Kuwait International Airport.The ...

Kuwait wins best electronic passport prize for 2018

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:38am
KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- The Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday wining the "outstanding achievement for the best electronic passport for 2018" prize during its participation in the annual international convention, The High Security Printing ...

Arab League chief urges world to embrace Abbas' initiative

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:29am
CAIRO, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- Secretary-General of the Arab League Ahmad Abul-Gheit on Wednesday appealed to the international community to respond positively to the peace initiative announced by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in an address the ...

Air France strike to severely disrupt services Thursday

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 9:18am
PARIS, Feb 21 (KUNA) -- A strike February 22 by pilots, cabin and ground crews at national carrier Air France is expected to cause serious disruptions to all of this carrier's flights and numerous cancellations across the board, Air France said on ...