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US to pursue "honorable" outcome in Afghanistan - Trump

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 4:47م
WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump said Wednesday his country will pursue an "honorable" and "enduring" outcome in Afghanistan, worthy of US troops' significant efforts in that country."We will give our men and women in uniform ...

Iraq urges Turkey to withdraw forces from Mosul

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 2:13م
BAGHDAD, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has urged Turkey to swiftly withdraw its military forces from his country's northern territories.Al-Abadi made his remarks Wednesday while meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut ...

French Prosecutor says some Spain terrorists passed through France

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 1:54م
PARIS, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- France chief prosecutor Francois Molins on Wednesday declared in a press statement that some of the people involved in the terrorist operations in Spain last Thursday had passed through France and were detected near Paris ...

Lavrov to visit Kuwait next week

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 1:36م
MOSCOW, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Kuwait by end of August, Russian foreign ministry announced Wednesday.Preparations for Lavrov's upcoming visit to Kuwait were discussed earlier between Russian President's ...

Saudi Vice King discusses relations with Pakistani PM

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 12:32م
JEDDAH, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Saudi Vice King Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz discussed on Wednesday with the visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi a host of Islamic and international affairs, the official Saudi Press Agency ...

Turkey, US vow unity against "terrorist" groups

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 11:38ص
ANKARA, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Turkey and the United States on Wednesday expressed their determination to work together to fight the so-called Islamic State (IS) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), both labeled as "terrorist" groups.Both ...

Pakistan wants trust from US

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 11:30ص
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Pakistan indicated to the United States of America on Wednesday that it aspiring to see confidence from Washington rather than material aid, reacting to remarks by President Doland Trump accusing Islamabad of providing ...

S. Korea to engage, denuclearize N. Korea simultaneously - President

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 11:25ص
TOKYO, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that his administration will pursue efforts to engage North Korea, while at the same time, denuclearize the country, Yonhap News Agency reported. "Efforts for denuclearizing ...

Iraqi government forces drive militants out of Talafar districts

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 11:24ص
IRBIL, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Government forces have continued advancing toward strongholds of Islamic militants in Talafar for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.The regulars have liberated Al-Tanak district in eastern Talafar, a military ...

Private housing business steadies -- report

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 10:24ص
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Stability of property deals and oil prices contributed to decline of the housing key index and checking inflation which edged up 1.4 percent in Q2 2017 as compared to Q2 2016, Kuwait Finance House said.KFH said in a report, ...

Zain involves in social, charitable activities

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 10:06ص
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Zain telecommunication group announced on Wednesday publicizing its sixth annual report themed "innovate for sustainable future," featuring its agenda in sustainability and social responsibility for 2016.The company, which ...

Kuwait's Deputy FM meets US Amb.

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 9:57ص
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah met on Wednesday with the US Ambassador to Kuwait Lawrence Silverman.During the meeting, they discussed the bilateral relation, in addition to regional and international ...

Kuwaiti program seeks to expedite hiring process for job seekers

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 9:24ص
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti government program paired up with Gulf Insurance Group (GIG) on Wednesday to interview some 50 young job hopefuls, 15 of whom were granted jobs almost instantaneously.Speaking to the press after signing a ...

Kuwait is free from "plastic rice" -- Ministry of Commerce

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 9:23ص
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced Wednesday that the Kuwaiti market is safe and free from any "plastic rice" products after receiving test results from the ministry's labs.Following rumors that were spreading on ...

Kuwait's inflation up 1.26 pct in July - CSB

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 9:18ص
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rose by 1.26 percent in July 2017 compared to the same month in 2016, the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) said on Wednesday.The index figure for July 2017 recorded a decrease of 0.09 percent, ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 9:01ص
Local: KUWAIT -- Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) announces a senior official of the Ministry of Health is referred to Public Prosecution on counterfeiting charges. Issued at 15:17 p.m. (12:17 GMT). KUWAIT -- Ministry of Education declares ...

MoH official to be prosecuted

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 8:18ص
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Anti-Corruption Authority (NAZAHA) announced on Wednesday that a senior official of the Ministry of Health was referred to the Public Prosecution on counterfeiting charges. NAZAHA said in a statement the official was ...

Central Library adopts optical system for conservation, research

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 8:08ص
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Ministry of Education said on Wednesday its central library has adopted a new electronic searching system using optical technique for information and electronic inventory to save time and efforts .The library, which contains ...

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

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 8:00ص
KUWAIT -- World Bank's (WB) Country Manager in Kuwait Firas Raad says the 2016 OPEC and major oil producers' agreement to cut crude market glut has added strains on the Kuwaiti economy in 2017. KUWAIT -- Price of the Kuwaiti oil dropped by ...

Riyadh, Bahrain, Kuwait's corporate earnings grow -- Markaz report

أربعاء, 23/08/2017 - 7:36ص
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Financial Centre (Markaz) stated that during H1-2017, GCC corporates posted a negative 1% growth compared to the same period last year.Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait were three countries to put up positive earnings ...