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1.4 million pilgrims arrive in Saudi Arabia for hajj

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 1:43م
RIYADH, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Over 1.4 million pilgrims from across the globe has arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform their hajj rituals, to start on August 30th.So far more than 1.4 million pilgrims have landed in Saudi Arabia since the ...

Kuwaiti FM meets outgoing Czech ambassador

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 12:59م
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met Thursday with outgoing Ambassador of Czech Republic Martin Vitek.During the meeting, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled lauded Vitek's ...

KOC surveys Kuwait Bay to draw accurate maps

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 12:14م
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has conducted 3-d surveillance of Kuwait bay and surrounding locations.Mohammad Al-Ajami, in charge of exploration at the KOC, said in a statement on Thursday that the survey area totaled 3,300 sq ...

Lebanese Army anti-IS operation widely applauded -- president

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 11:45ص
BEIRUT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Thursday that the army military operations on the eastern borders has drawn wide-scale internal and external support.The army has demonstrated great efficiency, liberating the largest ...

Kuwait always present to serve Arab causes -- official

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 11:02ص
corrected repeat CAIRO, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has always made sure of its effective participation in various activities and meetings meant to serve issues of joint concern for the Arabs, a visiting official has affirmed. The renewed ...

Kuwait always present to serve Arab causes -- official

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 10:36ص
CAIRO, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The State of Kuwait has always made sure of its effective participation in various activities and meetings meant to serve issues of joint concern for the Arabs, a visiting official has affirmed.The renewed assertion was made ...

America won's recognize Russia's merging of Crimea -- Mattis

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 10:19ص
MOSCOW, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State James Mattis affirmed on Thursday Washington would not recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea.The secretary of state made the re-affirmation as he emerged from a meeting with the Ukraine President ...

France pushes for Syria "contact group" proposal

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 10:19ص
PARIS, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- France is pursuing consulations with its "principal partners" over a proposal by Paris to set up a "contact group" for Syria on a restricted level, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.The French proposal aims to streamline ...

Kuwait assures pilgrims of convenience as Hajj nears

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 10:01ص
JEDDAH, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait will make sure that its pilgrims will be well looked after during the forthcoming Hajj season, said a Kuwaiti official on Thursday.After meeting with the bodies involved in Kuwait's Hajj campaign, including the ...

Al-Ghanim thanks Australian legislators for facing anti-Islamic leader

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 10:00ص
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim hosted on Thursday at his bureau Australian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait Warren Hauck.The Parliament Speaker Al-Ghanim, during the meeting, handed ambassador Hauck a ...

Bahrain detains seven suspected terrorists

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 9:51ص
MANAMA, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Bahraini authorities have arrested seven persons suspected of carrying out terrorist acts, the Ministry of Interior said on Thursday.Security personnel are searching for at least three other suspects who have remained at ...

As Europe refugees fall, reports of abuses persist

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 9:43ص
GENEVA, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- A newly compiled report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on Thursday shows a decline in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe in the first half of 2017. However, without legal means available to them many ...

Kuwait chief of staff visiting Russia to boost relations

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 9:40ص
MOSCOW, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The visiting Kuwait's Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khodher on Thursday affirmed that his mission in Russia is aimed at boosting bilateral relations between the nation and the State of Kuwait.Lieut. Gen. ...

Deputy Foreign Minister Al-Jarallah receives Iraqi advisor

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 9:19ص
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah received on Thursday advisor of the Iraqi foreign minister Dr. Mohammad Badan and his accompanying delegation.Al-Jarallah discussed with his guest bilateral ties and latest regional ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, August 24, 2017

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 9:12ص
Local: KUWAIT -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah affirms his government is keen on implementing His Highness the Amir's instructions for tackling housing issues. Issued at 14:31 p.m. (11:31 GMT). KUWAIT -- ...

His Highness PM: Gov't heeds His Highness Amir's housing guidelines

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 7:31ص
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday affirmed his government is keen on implementing His Highness the Amir's instructions for tackling housing issues.His Highness the Premier ...

Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled lauds departing Jordanian ambassador

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 7:14ص
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received at his bureau on Thursday the outgoing Jordanian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, Mohammad Al-Kayed.Minister Sheikh Sabah ...

Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled bids farewell to departing Polish ambassador

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 7:08ص
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah hosted on Thursday outgoing Polish Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, Grzegorz Olszak.Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled, during the farewell ...

Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled bids farewell to departing Burkina Faso's ambassador

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 6:55ص
(corrected repeat) KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah hosted on Thursday the outgoing Burkina Faso's ambassador to the State of Kuwait, Abu Bakr Koti. The minister, ...

Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled receives message from Iraqi counterpart

خميس, 24/08/2017 - 6:45ص
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah received on Thursday a written message from Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari dealing with bilateral relations between the two ...