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Tillerson to participate in Lebanon ministerial

جمعة, 08/12/2017 - 1:17ص
WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will participate in the International Support Group (ISG) for Lebanon ministerial Friday in Paris, the US State Department announced late Thursday."Tillerson will re-emphasize the ...

Photo of the Day

جمعة, 08/12/2017 - 1:10ص
Waves crashing at a beach in Salmiya, Kuwait (Amjad Al-Debzi - ...

Today in Kuwait's history

جمعة, 08/12/2017 - 1:01ص
KUWAIT, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- 1934 -- Torrential rain on Kuwait destroyed some 500 houses. The year was later referred to as the Sinat Al-Haddamah (year of destruction). 1952 -- The department of education opened the Kuwaiti school in Bombay in response ...

US legislators approve bill to avoid gov't shutdown

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 6:59م
WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (KUNA) -- The US House of Representatives and the Senate late Thursday passed a two-week funding bill in hopes of avoiding a partial government shutdown.The House voted 235 to 193 while the Senate voted 81-40 to pass the bill just ...

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

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 6:47م
KUWAIT - National Assembly Speaker condemns the US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. KUWAIT - Egyptian minister thanks the Kuwaiti police for the timely arrest the assailants of Egyptian national. DOHA - French President renews ...

Palestine takes US Jerusalem move to UN

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 6:47م
NEW YORK, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Permanent Observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations Dr. Riyad H. Mansour said Thursday his country sent messages of complaint to UN Secretary General and Japan, the current presidency of the UN Security ...

Yemeni army regain control over northern positions - Coalition

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 4:42م
JEDDAH, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The Saudi-led Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen said Thursday the National Army of Yemen regained control over Al-Yatima-Al-Buqa road and other key positions in Saada provice, north Yemen, from the rebel forces.Backed ...

Pentagon warns looming US govt shutdown could halt troops paycheck

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 4:37م
WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The US Department of Defense has warned a looming government shutdown of possible weapons delays and halt cost civilian and military personnel their paycheck. The Pentagon is bracing for a possible shutdown over a budget ...

Turkish pres., Vatican Pope discuss Jerusalem issue

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 4:26م
ANKARA, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the recent US recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel with Vatican Pope Francis on Thursday.Erdogan stressed in a telephone conversation with the Pope that the step ...

EU interior ministers discuss counter-terrorism measures

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 4:24م
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- EU interior and justice ministers exchanged views Thursday on radicalisation, on the basis of a report of the European Commission's high level group on radicalisation. They also discussed in the presence of the EU ...

FBI chief defends agency against attacks on its reputation

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 3:55م
WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Christopher Wray defended Thursday the agency against attacks on its reputation.Wray told the House Judiciary Hearing that "there is no shortage of opinions out there," ...

Death toll as Cyclone Ockhi hits south India rose to 47

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 3:29م
NEW DELHI, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Death toll from the Cyclone Ockhi which hit hard the southern Indian states few days back rose to 47 as three more bodies were recovered today as 96 fishermen are still missing.Quoting government sources privy to state ...

Three killed, 15 hurt in Arizona school shooting

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 3:09م
WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- At least three people were reportedly killed and 15 others wounded Thursday in an apparent school schooling in New Mexico.Local authorities reported Aztec High School was on lock down and students were being evacuated ...

Egypt thanks Kuwait for prompt arrest of national's assailants

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 2:45م
By Nasser Al-Otaibi KUWAIT, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Egyptian Minister of State for Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Nabila Makram appreciated the efforts made by the Kuwaiti police to arrest the assailants of Wahid Mahmoud, an Egyptian national, in less ...

Arab World Institute (IMA) condemns Trump decision on Jerusalem

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 2:13م
PARIS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Arab World Institute (IMA) President Jack Lang on Thursday strongly condemned the decision a day earlier by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, calling the decision "totally irresponsible," a ...

French President to open high-level meeting on Lebanon

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 1:48م
PARIS, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- President Emmanuel Macron of France will open Friday a high-level meeting on Lebanon in Paris.The meeting will be attended by representatives of all permanent members of the UN Security Council, the Arab League, the European ...

French pres. renews support for Kuwait's mediation to resolve Gulf crisis

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 1:27م
DOHA, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron has renewed his backing to the Kuwaiti mediation efforts aiming to resolve the Gulf crisis. Speaking at a joint news conference with Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Thursday, ...

Russia alarmed about US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 1:15م
MOSCOW, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- Russia on Thursday expressed concerns about US President Donald Trump's declaration to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and declaring the holy city as the capital of Israel."It is alarming that the US' new ...

DHS unveils new office to counter potential WMD threats against US

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 12:20م
WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday announced the establishment of the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office aimed at improving efforts to prevent terrorists from using chemical weapons against ...

23 Palestinians injured in clashes with Israeli forces

خميس, 07/12/2017 - 11:22ص
RAMALLAH, Dec 7 (KUNA) -- At least 23 people were wounded on Thursday in clashes with Israeli security forces in several Palestinian areas, according to medics.The clashes took place when thousands of Palestinians staged a protest against ...