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Photo of the Day

جمعة, 23/02/2018 - 1:14ص
A golden sunset over Shuaikh Beach (Hassan Mahmoud- ...

Today in Kuwait's history

جمعة, 23/02/2018 - 1:00ص
KUWAIT, Feb 23 -- 1921 -- The ninth ruler of Kuwait, Sheikh Salem Al-Mubarak, passed away. Sheikh Salem, whose rule started in February 1917, was known for being religious and tolerant. His era was distinguished with law and order. 1938 -- Oil in ...

UN Security Council divided over plan for E. Ghouta ceasefire

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 7:37م
NEW YORK, Feb 23 (KUNA) -- Despite pleas for an immediate action to stop the bloodshed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, the UN Security Council remained divided on Thursday on how to effectively halt the hostilities.Due to Russian objection, the Council ...

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

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 6:47م
NEW YORK - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs chairs a UNSC meeting on Eastern Ghouta. NEW YORK - Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs chairs a UNSC informal meeting on Palestine cause. ANKARA - Turkey strongly ...

Russia bears responsibility for Syrian civilian deaths - US

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 6:24م
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The US State Department said that Russia "bears a unique responsibility" for the over 400 civilian deaths in Eastern Ghouta, Syria, over the past days."It is a good reminder that Russia bears a unique responsibility for ...

Trump still unsatisfied with progress in Pakistan

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 6:18م
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Discussing President Donald Trump's Af-Pak policy, the White House said that for the first time Pakistan is being held "accountable for its actions." "But the President is not satisfied with progress when it comes to ...

Britain to press for ceasefire in E. Ghouta - Johnson

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 6:05م
LONDON, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for an end to the violence in Syria's Eastern Ghouta and emphasised the UK's support for a ceasefire to allow for the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid."I am utterly appalled ...

US condemns recent attack on girls school in Nigeria

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 5:39م
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The United States on Thursday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the terrorist attack against a school in northeastern Nigeria by gunmen late Monday.Militants, believed to be linked to the terrorist group Boko ...

Turkey blasts Dutch parliament motion on 1915 events

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 5:30م
ANKARA, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The Turkish Foreign Ministry on Thursday strongly condemned the Dutch parliament's motion recognizing the Armenian allegations of "genocide" during 1915 events."We strongly condemn the decision of the Netherlands' House of ...

Britain calls on Iran to play positive role in Mideast

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 5:20م
LONDON, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- British Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt held talks with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi on bilateral issues, including Iran nuclear deal and the British dual nationals detained in Iran.During the ...

US calls on Russia to withdraw forces from E. Ukraine

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 5:03م
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The US State Department on Thursday called on Russia once again to withdraw its forces and heavy weapons from Eastern Ukraine.The Department spokesperson Heather Nauert shed light on new reports that a 23-year-old ...

Kuwait embassies mark Nat'l Days

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 4:57م
Changing dateline KUWAIT, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's diplomatic missions on Thursday held functions to celebrate the country' 57th National Day, the 22nd Liberation Day and the 12th anniversary of the assumption of power by His Highness the Amir ...

Kuwaiti FM, counterpart of Cote d'Ivoire discuss bilateral ties

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 4:34م
NEW YORK, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Cote d'Ivoire's Foreign Minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh on Thursday discussed means of cementing bilateral ties.The meeting was ...

Trump says US will take specific actions to reduce gun violence

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 4:15م
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the US will take steps to reduce gun violence, including more background checks on would-be gun buyers and raising the age for some gun purchases from 18 to 21."We're going to ...

IAEA says Iran committed to nuclear deal

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 4:14م
VIENNA, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- The IAEA said on Thursday that Iran had not produced any E1 centrifuges to replace the old ones, nor did they carry any operations to collect enriched uranium through Research and Development enrichment activities.IAEA ...

Kuwaiti FM heads UNSC meeting on Syria's Eastern Ghouta

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 3:05م
NEW YORK, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday presided over a UN Security Council meeting on situation in Syria's Eastern Ghouta. Addressing the meeting, ...

US Central: 195 civilians killed last month in IS strikes in Syria, Iraq

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 2:30م
WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Last month coalition strikes in Iraq and Syria against so-called Islamic State terrorists killed 195 civilians, rising the total number of possible civilian deaths to 601, according to the latest figures released by US ...

Kuwaiti FM chairs UNSC meeting on Palestinian cause

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 2:01م
NEW YORK, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday chaired an informal meeting format of the UN Security Council that came to be known as the "Arria-formula" to ...

Putin vows to enhance Russia's nuclear deterrence

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 1:25م
MOSCOW, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged on Thursday to boost his country nuclear deterrence to maintain advanced global position in combat readiness.In a televised speech, Putin said Russia will strengthen its strategic ...

Kuwait's envoy to Paris hosts National Day celebrations

خميس, 22/02/2018 - 12:54م
By John Keating PARIS, Feb 22 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to France, Sami Mohammad Al-Sulaiman hosted on Thursday a well-attended, high-level reception here to celebrate the country' 57th National Day, the 22nd anniversary of Liberation Day ...