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Defense Minister congratulates leadership on forthcoming Eid

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 9:41ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) - Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations Wednesday to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on the forthcoming occasion of ...

Lavrov denies Russian mediation on inter-GCC issue

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 9:08ص
DOHA, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday affirmed that Russia is not making an initiative to resolve the inter-GCC crisis indicating that the Kuwaiti mediation remains effective.Speaking at a news conference with ...

His Highness the Crown Prince receives senior officials

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 8:36ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Bayan Palace on Wednesday Speaker of the National Assembly Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim.His Highness the Crown Prince also received His Highness the ...

Kuwait pardons soldiers held for disciplinary offenses

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 8:30ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- The Kuwaiti Army's Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Mohammad Al-Khoder on Wednesday granted amnesty to soldiers penalized for disciplinary offenses, as a gesture of goodwill to mark the holy Eid Al-Adha festival. The ...

Pilgrims' gathering in Mina complete -- SPA

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 8:28ص
MINA, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Waves of white-robed pilgrims, beseeching His Almighty for forgiveness, mercy and blessing, completed gathering in Mina on Wednesday performing first day of Hajj rituals, ahead of grouping on Mount Arafat on Thursday.According ...

His Highness Premier Sheikh Jaber Mubarak hosts senior officials

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 8:09ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Wednesday received Deputy Prime Minister of Finance Anas Al- Saleh.Minister Al-Saleh presented to His Highness Sheikh Jaber Mubarak, Director General ...

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

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 7:59ص
KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah receives message from US President Donald Trump on enhancing Kuwaiti-American cooperation in various fields, latest regional developments. KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh ...

His Highness the Amir receives top state officials

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 7:44ص
(reopens) KUWAIT -- Later in the day, His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad hosted, also at Bayan Palace, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, as he presented to His Highness Director General of General ...

Zanzibar, Kuwait seek stronger bilateral ties - Iddi

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 7:28ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Zanzibar is keen on strengthening ties with Kuwait especially within trade and commerce, said Second Vice President of Zanzibar Seif Ali Iddi Wednesday.This remark came during a meeting between Iddi and Kuwaiti Ambassador to ...

His Highness the Amir receives letter from U.S. President

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 7:17ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a written message from US President Donald Trump dealing with bilateral relations and means of enhancing cooperation in various fields as well as latest ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim hosts envoy to China

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 7:09ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim on Wednesday hosted the State of Kuwait Ambassador to China Samih Johar Hayat.Deputy Parliament Speaker Issa Al-Kanderi attended the meeting. (end) ...

Humid weather during weekend in Kuwait - meteorologist

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 7:05ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Humid weather is expected to continue during the weekend, especially in costal areas, said the official at the Kuwait Meteorological Department Yasser Al-Bloushi Wednesday.Speaking to KUNA, Al-Bloushi said that hot and humid ...

Kuwait Airways, ALAFCO sign aircrafts selling/re-leasing deal

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 5:49ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Airways and the Aviation Lease and Finance Company (ALAFCO) signed a deal to sell and re-lease four 777-300ER aircrafts.ALAFCO is now the legal owner of the four aircrafts and Kuwait Airways will be leasing the planes ...

Japan, S. Korea leaders agree to increase pressure on N. Korea

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 5:19ص
TOKYO, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean President Moon Jae-in agreed on Wednesday to further increase pressure on North Korea and to push for tougher sanctions by the UN Security Council.In their 20-minute ...

His Highness the Amir receives top state officials

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 5:06ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Wednesday at Bayan Palace His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.His Highness the Amir also received National Assembly ...

Iraq, Jordan reopen Trebil border crossing

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 4:38ص
BAGHDAD, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Iraq and Jordan announced the reopening of Trebil border crossing after being closed for three years due to the unstable security conditions in Iraq.In a joint statement on Wednesday, the two governments said the reopening ...

His Highness the Amir extends Eid Al-Adha greetings

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 4:18ص
KUWAIT, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulated Wednesday citizens and residents of Kuwait on the advent of Eid Al-Adha, expressing his best wishes for health, security, and prosperity to all.A ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, August 30, 2017

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 4:05ص
Economic: KUWAIT -- The Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) announced Wednesday that its wholly-owned subsidiary KUFPEC Norway AS has reached an agreement to acquire a 15 percent interest in the Gina Krog field from Total E&P ...

Pilgrims head to Mina in 1st day of Hajj

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 4:02ص
MINA, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Pilgrims headed to Mina on Wednesday to perform the rituals of the first day of Hajj called "Yawm Al-Tarwiyah", meaning the day of quenching thirst before heading to Mount Arafat on Thursday.Pilgrims would stay in Mina until ...

Two Holy Mosques museum attracts millions of visitors during Hajj

أربعاء, 30/08/2017 - 3:54ص
(Photo feature by Nasser Al-Otaibi) MAKKAH, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- The two Holy Mosques architectural museum is one of the most sought out exhibitions that attracts millions of visitors during the Hajj season. The exhibition, which identifies different ...