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First US-Kuwait Economic Forum on Sept 6 "major event" - Lutes

جمعة, 01/09/2017 - 1:34ص
By Sherouq Sadeqi WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- The US Chamber of Commerce and the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with the Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Authority will host on September 6 the first of its kind US-Kuwait ...

His Highness the Amir performs Eid Al-Adha prayers at Grand Mosque

جمعة, 01/09/2017 - 1:26ص
KUWAIT, Sept 1 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah celebrated Friday the first day of Eid Al-Adha by performing Eid prayers at the Grand Mosque of Kuwait.His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah was accompanied by His ...

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

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 7:47م
MAKKAH - Saudi King arrives in Mina to oversee the services provided to the pilgrims. BAGHDAD - Iraqi helicopters drop leaflets over Hawija warning of an imminent anti-IS operation. WASHINGTON - The global counter-IS coalition believes that Abu-Bakr ...

Trump pledges USD 1 mln to aid hurricane victims

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 7:25م
WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- President Donald Trump is pledging USD 1 million of personal money to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday. Trump has actually asked Sanders to check with White House ...

White House defends decision to close Russia consulate, trade offices

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 7:18م
WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- The US decision requiring the Russian government to close its consulate general in San Francisco, a trade annex in Washington D.C. and a trade annex in New York City was "a firm and measured action." The decision came ...

Around 2.35 mln pilgrims perform Hajj this year - Saudi authorities

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 6:05م
MAKKAH, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- The Saudi General Authority for Statistics announced Thursday that a total of 2.35 million pilgrims are performing Hajj rituals this year.In a press statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the authority pointed ...

Kuwaitis "fully prepared" for World Shotgun Championships, says coach

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 6:03م
MOSCOW, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- National shooting head coach Mohammad Al-Daihani said that Kuwait's squad of shooters, including men and women with several global titles under their belt, was "fully prepared" to make its mark at the Shotgun World ...

IFAD, Iraq to jointly revitalize smallholder agriculture

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 5:16م
ROME, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) said Thursday it agreed with the Iraqi government to finance a post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq.The agreement is the fruit of the meetings held here ...

His Highness Crown Prince congratulates Saudi King on Eid Al-Adha

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 5:09م
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday congratulated Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.For his part, King Salman thanked His Highness the ...

His Highness Amir receives Eid greetings from Saudi Prince of Tabuk

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 4:59م
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday received a phone call from Saudi Arabia's Prince of Tabuk Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud greeting him on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.His ...

His Highness Amir receives Eid greetings from Egyptian leader

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 4:56م
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday received a phone call from Egyptian President Abdelfatah Al-Sisi greeting him on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.His Highness the Amir thanked Al-Sisi for ...

His Highness Amir receives Eid greetings from Turkish leader

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 4:54م
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday received a phone call from Turkish President Recep Erdogan greeting him on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.His Highness the Amir thanked Erdogan for the ...

117-year-old building collapses in India killing 24 people

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 4:51م
NEW DELHI, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- Indian authorities on Thursday said that at least 24 people were killed and scores of others injured as a five-story building collapsed in Mumbai.Quoting a fire and safety official, the Press Trust of India said that at ...

Leaflets dropped over Iraq's Hawija says liberation operation imminent

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 4:45م
BAGHDAD, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- Iraqi jetfighters dropped Thursday leaflets over Hawija, informing people to get ready for an imminent operation to drive the so-called Islamic State (IS) militants out of the city.In a press statement, the Iraqi Army said ...

Saudi King inspects Hajj facilities

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 4:44م
MAKKAH, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud arrived in Mina on the outskirts of Makkah, on the eve of Eid Al-Adha, to oversee the services provided to the pilgrims at the holy sites while performing ...

His Highness Amir receives Eid greetings from Bahrain Crown Prince

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 2:50م
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday received a phone call from Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa greeting him on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.During the conversation, His ...

His Highness Amir receives Eid greetings from Qatari Amir

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 2:45م
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday received a phone call from Qatar's Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani greeting him on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.During the conversation, His ...

His Highness Amir receives Eid greetings from Bahraini PM

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 2:43م
KUWAIT, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday received a phone call from Bahrain's Prime Minister Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa greeting him on the advent of Eid Al-Adha.During the ...

US decreases size of diplomatic mission in Russia

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 1:30م
WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- The US implemented a decision by the Russian government to reduce the size of its diplomatic mission in Russia, the State Department announced Thursday."In the spirit of parity invoked by the Russians," the US is ...

US hurricane toll: 37 dead, thousands in shelters

خميس, 31/08/2017 - 12:12م
WASHINGTON, Aug 31 (KUNA) -- Six days after Hurricane Harvey came ashore on the Texas coast, at least 37 people are dead, nearly 35,000 people are in shelters, the city of Beaumont has no running water, a major reservoir near Houston is threatening ...