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Kuwaitis won six medals at Asian Youth Para Games

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 3:21م
DUBAI, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Disabled Sport Club's players have snatched six varied medals at the 2017 Asian Youth Para Games currently hosted by Dubai, with the participation of 30 countries.In a statement on the sidelines of the competition ...

US Federal Reserve raises interest rates

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 2:59م
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The US Federal Reserve has decided to raise the interest rates to a target range of 1.25 to 1.5 percent.This is the fifth increase in the interest rates since the Federal Reserve had cut the rates to about zero in the ...

CBK keeps discount rate at 2.75 pct

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 2:45م
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) decided on Wednesday to keep the discount rate unchanged at 2.75 percent. On the basis of a thorough study of latest data, the CBK's board of directors maintained the discount rate at ...

ESCWA estimates GDP growth in GCC states at 2 pct. in '16

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 2:36م
BEIRUT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) reported Wednesday that economic expansion in the Arab region slowed down in 2016.In its Survey of Economic and Social Developments in the Arab Region 2016-2017, ...

CBK keeps discount rate at 2.75 pct

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 2:25م
Urgent CBK keeps discount rate at 2.75 ...

Israeli forces injure 35 Palestinian protesters in West Bank, Gaza

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 1:45م
RAMALLAH, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Israeli occupation forces on Wednesday used live ammunition and tear gas bombs to disperse Palestinians protesting the US move to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel in West Bank and Gaza Strip, leaving at least 35 ...

Russia does not accept US pretexts to stay in Syria -- Zakharova

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 1:31م
MOSCOW, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Russia on Wednesday slammed the US-led coalition "pretexts" to stay in Syria in violation of the Syrian sovereignty."The excuses for the coalition's steps, which violate Syria's sovereignty, cannot be accepted, especially ...

His Highness Amir thanks Turkey for hospitality at OIC summit

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 1:24م
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah thanked Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the warm hospitality he had received during his attendence of the Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation ...

His Highness Amir in Kuwait after attending OIC urgent summit

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 11:29ص
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has arrived back to the country after heading the Kuwaiti delegation at the urgent Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit on Jerusalem which was held in ...

Security forces kill 10 IS fighters in N. Afghanistan

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 11:09ص
ISLAMABAD, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- At least 10 fighters belonging to so-called Islamic State (IS) were killed and around 13 others wounded in an air-and-ground operation by security forces in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on ...

Israeli undercover soldiers detain 4 Palestinians during Ramallah rally

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 10:23ص
RAMALLAH, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- A team of the "Musta'arabim", Israeli undercover soldiers, has detained four Palestinians in renewed clashes at the northern entry of Ramallah during a rally against the recent US move on Jerusalem.The clashes took place ...

Venezuela opposition receives EP's human rights prize

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 10:03ص
BRUSSELS, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Representatives of the democratic opposition of Venezuela received Wednesday the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought during a ceremony in Strasbourg.While presenting the prize, EP President Antonio ...

Kuwaiti-Belgian army officials discuss cooperation

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 9:52ص
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Chief of the General Staff of the Kuwaiti Army Lieutenant-General Mohammad Khaled Al-Khodr met Wednesday with visiting Belgian Minister of Defense and Civil Service, Steven Vandeput.During the meeting, which was attended by ...

OIC advocates Palestinian state with E. Jerusalem as capital

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 9:25ص
ISTANBUL, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday urged the international community to "recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state." According to a bulletin issued after an urgent ...

Democrat Doug Jones wins US Alabama Senate seat

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 8:49ص
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Democrat Doug Jones, a former prosecutor and civil rights activist, won Alabama's Senate race on Tuesday, defeating his rival Republican Roy Moore.He will fill the vacancy left by Republican Jeff Sessions who now serves ...

Palestinian factions call for Jerusalem million-march on Friday

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 8:44ص
GAZA, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The follow-up committee of the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces has called for a million-man march on Friday in support of Jerusalem.In a press conference in central Gaza, committee spokesman Khalid Al-Batsh on ...

KUNA main news for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 8:00ص
Local: ISTANBUL -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday called for efforts to protect the identity of Jerusalem and the sacredness of Al-Aqsa Mosque. (Issued at 01:27 p.m. local-time 10:27 GMT) Economic: KUWAIT ...

OIC chief slams "incendiary" Trump decision on Jerusalem

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 7:52ص
ISTANBUL, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) rejects US President Donald Trump's inflammatory decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, its secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen said Wednesday."It is ...

KNG: supreme command interest to develop units with latest technologies

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 7:41ص
By Omar Al-Loughani KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti National Guard (KNG) Undersecretary Lieutenant General Hashim Al-Rifai stressed Wednesday the National Guard's interest in developing their units with latest technologies. This came in ...

Kuwait's DGCA signs air services contracts at ICAN 2017

أربعاء, 13/12/2017 - 7:28ص
KUWAIT, Dec 13 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has signed several contracts with some countries on the sidelines of the 10th ICAO Air Services Negotiation Event (ICAN2017), the DGCA said Wednesday.During the annual ...