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Saudi support for Palestinian cause firm -- official

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 10:37ص
CAIRO, March 7 (KUNA) -- The Palestinian cause will remain the Arabs' number one issue and Saudi Arabia will not soften its stance on Jerusalem as the eternal capital of the State of Palestine, said a senior Saudi official here on Wednesday.Saudi ...

Belgium condemns chemical arms use in Syria

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 10:26ص
BRUSSELS, March 7 (KUNA) -- Belgium condemned Wednesday the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and rebel groups in Syria, saying that these constitute war crimes. "Syria became a member of the OPCW in 2013 and must respect its ...

Arab League: Arab Women "are extraordinary"

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 10:18ص
CAIRO, March 7 (KUNA) -- The Arab League on Wednesday said Arab woman would remain an "extraordinary example at the international level in protecting countries and supporting societies' stability and security in the Arab region".The organization ...

Arab interior meet held amid emerging challenges -- Algeria

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 10:08ص
TUNIS, March 7 (KUNA) -- Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahyaon Wednesday affirmed that the current meeting by Arab interior ministers was held in shadow of new and emerging challenges.In a statement opening the 35th session of the Arab interior ...

Belgium condemns chemical arms use in Syria

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 9:55ص
BRUSSELS, March 7 (KUNA) -- Belgium condemned Wednesday the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and rebel groups in Syria, saying that these constitute war crimes."Syria became a member of the OPCW in 2013 and must respect its rules," ...

Kuwait says investment forum highlights exponential opportunities

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 9:53ص
KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's investment forum showcases the bountiful opportunities that await investors from around the world, two national bodies said on Wednesday.The co-organizers of the His Highness the Amir-sponsored forum on March ...

Speaker Al-Ghanim satisfied at grilling proceedings

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 9:47ص
KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim on Wednesday expressed satisfaction at proceedings of today's parliamentary session during which a minister faced queries about his performance in office.Interpellation of ...

Abul-Gheit: Arabs face pressing crises

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 9:40ص
CAIRO, March 7 (KUNA) -- Arab League Secretary General Ahmad Abul-Gheit on Wednesday said that the overall Arab scene is "facing pressing crises on the, security, political, economic levels." Abul-Gheit made the statement to the opening of the 149th ...

OIC calls for backing women's development role

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 9:30ص
JEDDAH, March 7 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Wednesday called for supporting women's role in societies' development and helping the females overcome challenges.OIC Secretary General Dr. Yousef Al-Othaimeen said in a ...

Israeli troops confront Palestinian demo. marking women day

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 9:16ص
RAMALLAH, March 7 (KUNA) -- Israeli troops on Wednesday confronted a peaceful demonstration staged by Palestinian activists celebrating the International Women's Day.The troops, manning a checkpoint north of Jerusalem, fired tear gas against ...

EU announces measures to counter US steel tariffs

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 8:57ص
BRUSSELS, March 7 (KUNA) -- The European Union (EU) announced Wednesday its response to the possible US import restrictions for steel and aluminium announced last week by US President Donald Trump."We still hope, as a USA security partner, that the ...

Kuwaiti FM attends Arab peace initiative cmte meeting

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 8:39ص
(with POL-KUWAIT-EGYPT-LEAGUE) CAIRO, March 7 (KUNA) - Kuwait's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah actively led a Kuwaiti delegation to a meeting for the Arab Peace Process Committee on ...

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

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 6:59ص
KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah graces Kuwait's army annual officers' graduation at Ali Al-Sabah Military College. KUWAIT/CAIRO -- Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah ...

KUFPEC: Planning to raise output to 150,000 bpd by 2020

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 6:42ص
By Osama Jalal KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) is planning to raise its production by 150,000 barrels per day by 2020, said the company Chief Executive Officer on Wednesday.Sheikh Nawaf Al-Sabah ...

Women in the EU earns on average 16% less than men in 2016

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 6:18ص
BRUSSELS, March 7 (KUNA) -- In 2016, the gender pay gap stood at just over 16% in the European Union (EU). Women earned on average 84 cents for every euro a man makes per hour. Across Member States, the gender pay gap in 2016 ranged from just over ...

Kuwait bourse benchmark rises

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 6:18ص
KUWAIT, March 7 (KUNA) -- Boursa Kuwait closed Wednesday's session with the benchmark rising by 2.7 points to the level of 6,808.45. Weighted index lost 0.93 and Kuwait-15 index 1.63 points.Value of traded shares reached KD 7.5 million (USD 24.75 ...

His Highness Amir attends officers' graduation

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 5:52ص
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday patronized and attended Kuwait's army annual graduation ceremony for the 21st batch of officers and 45th group of cadet officers at Ali Al-Sabah Military College. His ...

GDP up by 0.6 percent in both euro area, EU

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 5:51ص
BRUSSELS, March 7 (KUNA) -- GDP rose by 0.6 percent in both the euro area and the European Union during the fourth quarter of 2017, compared with the previous quarter, according to figures released Wednesday by Eurostat, the EU's statistical ...

Ankara calls on Athens to respect int'l law, Turkish borders

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 5:41ص
ANKARA, March 7 (KUNA) -- The Turkish Foreign Ministry called on Greece Wednesday to respect international law and borders, and to refrain from rhetoric.Foreign Ministry's spokesman Hami Aksoy said they "invite President Pavlopoulos to respect ...

Trump pushes for paper ballot backup to avoid election meddling

أربعاء, 07/03/2018 - 4:25ص
WASHINGTON, March 7 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump advocated for the use of paper ballots to combat meddling by other countries in the upcoming 2018 US midterm elections."The Russians had no impact on our votes whatsoever. But certainly there ...