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Kuwait Amb. to Jordan underlines importance of Kuwait charity work

5 hours 19 min ago
AMMAN, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ambassador to Jordan Hamad Al-Duaij underlined Monday the importance of charity work to Kuwait and to the development of humankind in societies in the region and around the world.Al-Duaij told KUNA, on the sideline of ...

EU voices concern over Gaza incidents

5 hours 27 min ago
BRUSSELS, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- The EU expressed concern Monday over the recent escalation of military incidents in and around Gaza, in response to a bomb attack on Saturday that injured four Israeli soldiers."It is extremely important that the situation ...

Brussels hosts Kuwait Forum to boost trade, economic ties with Belgium

5 hours 41 min ago
Corrected repeat BRUSSELS, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- High-ranking Kuwaiti diplomats and economic officials presented tremendous opportunities and facilities available for Belgian entrepreneurs to do business in Kuwait, at a conference held in Brussels ...

Turkish, Iranian leaders discuss Syria

5 hours 53 min ago
ANKARA, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- Turkish and Iranian Presidents, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani respectively, discussed Monday developments in Syria specially in Afrin and Idleb.The two leaders reiterated importance of counter-terrorism ...

Kuwait calls for boosting security ties with Iraq

6 hours 20 sec ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Ministry of Interior Undersecretary Gen. Mahmoud Al-Doseri Monday underlined deep relations with Iraq, and called for boosting security cooperation.Al-Doseri made remarks during a meeting with Iraq's Ambassador to ...

KRCS organizes charity for needy families, children

6 hours 28 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society's Secretary General Maha Al-Barjas said Monday KRCS was keen on offering diversified services for children of needy families during national days.She was speaking to KUNA on fringes of a charity ...

Kuwait parliament speaker praises His Highness Amir's humanitarian acts

6 hours 43 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Parliament Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim said Monday His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's generosity reflected his keenness to involve all people in jubilance marking "our national days." For ...

France concerned over life-sentences for six journalists in Turkey

6 hours 43 min ago
PARIS, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- France expressed concern on Monday after the sentencing to life terms of six journalists in Turkey on accusations of anti-State activities and alleged links with a failed Coup d'Etat in that country in July 2016."As the ...

Israel to supply Egypt with gas for 10 years

6 hours 53 min ago
GAZA, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- The Israeli government said Monday it signed a USD 15 billion agreement with Egypt to export natural gas to the north African country for 10 years."This agreement will have economic benefits for Israel to finance projects in ...

Iraq, Jordan agree to develop key border crossing - Min. Aaraji

6 hours 59 min ago
AMMAN, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- Iraqi Interior Minister Qassem Aaraji said Monday he agreed with Jordanian officials he met on development of the Traibeel border crossing, as well as formation of a joint committee to supervise border security.Aaraji, at a ...

Cabinet examines Iraq conf. outcome, regrets deadly incidents in Iran, U.S.

8 hours 2 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- The ministers at the weekly regular cabinet session on Monday congratulated Their Highnesses the Amir and the Crown Prince on the national days, admiring His Highness the Amir's pledge to pay prisoners' debts and aid orphans ...

His Highness Amir actively involved in Arab, global issues - official

8 hours 9 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has made profound contributions towards political and economic stability around the world, said a ruling family official on Monday.Addressing a gala hosted by the ...

France attached to Iran's JPOA, but concerned about ballistic activity

8 hours 27 min ago
PARIS, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- French authorities on Monday said they remained "fully attached" to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran but they expressed ongoing concern about Iran's activities in the region and Tehran's ballistic missile programme.The ...

Sheikhs congratulate His Highness Crown Prince on office anniversary

8 hours 30 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday received congratulatory letters from His Highness Chairman of the National Guard Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah, his deputy Sheikh Meshal Al-Ahmad ...

Kuwaiti minister sends well wishes to His Highness Crown Prince

9 hours 38 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah on Monday congratulated His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on his 12th anniversary of assuming ...

KCCI ready for Iraq conf. outcomes

9 hours 49 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Chairman Ali Al-Ghanim said on Monday KCCI stands prepared to work with the government to put in place the outcomes of the recent conference on Iraq's reconstruction in ...

His Highness Amir expresses gratitude to charities

10 hours 4 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Monday expressed deep gratitude to Kuwaiti charities for soothing hardships of peoples in need for aid."I can only say thank you in the name of all your ...

His Highness Crown Prince meets state auditors

10 hours 6 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received Monday at Seif Palace a Kuwaiti State Audit Bureau-appointed team tasked with monitoring His Highness the Crown Prince's Diwan budget.During the ...

France concerned over report on Iranian weapons to Yemen's Houthis

10 hours 7 min ago
PARIS, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- France on Monday expressed concern after a UN report concluded that Iran was not respecting an embargo on weapons' supplies to Yemen, despite a UN Security Council resolution banning such activities.The UN report noted that ...

NBK: Bank reserves to USD 5 bln in Dec.

10 hours 25 min ago
KUWAIT, Feb 19 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti bank reserves (cash, deposits with the CBK, and CBK bonds) increased by KD 271 million (USD 849 million) to KD 5 billion (USD 16.5 billion) or 7.9 percent of bank assets, according to Central Bank of Kuwait ...