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USD up against KD at 0.302, EUR down to 0.355

5 hours 35 min ago
KUWAIT, Dec 17 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was up to KD 0.302, while the EUR went down to KD 0.355, compared to Thursday's prices, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Sunday.CBK said, on its daily bulletin, that the rate of the ...

Qatar celebrates nat'l day on Dec 18

5 hours 36 min ago
DOHA, Dec 17 (KUNA) -- Qatar will mark on December 18 its national day with various celebrations and events dedicated to this monumental event.The nation will be remembering the state's founder Sheikh Jassem bin Mohammad bin Thani who managed in ...

Photo of the day

5 hours 46 min ago
An old swing machine displayed at Bait Al-Othman Museum which was used by many Kuwaiti women in the past. (KUNA - Fatma ...

Today in Kuwait's history

6 hours 9 min ago
KUWAIT, Dec 17 (KUNA) -- 1923 -- A meeting held in Kuwait to end a conflict between Ibn Saud, the Iraqi, Jordanian and Hejazi governments. 1961 -- The State of Kuwait established diplomatic relations with Iran. 1967 -- An Amiri Decree was issued on ...

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

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:44pm
GAZA -- Israeli force shot five Palestinian portesters near the eastern borders of Gaza Strip. ANKARA -- Turkey's President accuses the Western media of winking at the atrocities being committed by the Israeli forces. ANKARA -- Turkish security ...

Turkish forces kill eight PKK members - Auth.

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 4:57pm
ANKARA, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Turkish security forces killed eight Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members, including four women, in the eastern city of Tunceli, official authorities said Saturday.A statement by Tunceli governor official said security ...

Turkish Pres. slams bias in Western media against Palestinians

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 3:25pm
ANKARA, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused the Western media of winking at the atrocities being committed by the Israeli forces against the Palestinian protesters.There is no justification for the Western ...

Real Madrid wins Club World Cup

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 2:13pm
ABU DHABI, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo's second-half goal against Brzilian Gremio gave the Spanish club their second Club World Cup title in two years, and the third since the launch of the competition.The Portuguese ...

Sheikh Fahad Al-Salem shooting tournament concludes

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 12:44pm
KUWAIT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- A shooting tournament of late Sheikh Fahad Al-Salem Al-Sabah concluded competitions on Saturday, ending three days of tough competitions by shooters from Kuwait and Gulf countries.Duaij Al-Otaibi, Presidents of Kuwait and ...

Kuwait, Sudan discuss promoting bilateral judicial cooperation

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 12:09pm
KHARTOUM, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti delegation, led by Chairman of Kuwait's Supreme Judicial Council and the Cassation Court Justice Yousef Al-Mutaw'a, arrived on Saturday in Sudan to discuss means of enhancing bilateral cooperation in the ...

Israeli forces shot, injured five Palestinians in Gaza - Min.

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 11:56am
GAZA, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Israeli force shot and injured five Palestinians during confrontations between Palestinian youth and occupation troops along the eastern borders of Gaza Strip on Saturday, the Health Ministry in the strip said.Five ...

Egypt's Al-Sisi calls for further consultation with France

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 9:31am
CAIRO, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi stressed the importance of carrying on with coordination and "intensive" consultation with France on "joint issues and challenges" over the coming period.Receiving French Defense ...

Iraqi forces launch crackdown on "terrorists" in N. Baghdad

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 8:28am
BAGHDAD, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Joint Operations Command has announced the start of fresh security operations "to pursue terrorists" in areas north of the capital Baghdad.Iraqi forces are carrying out a series of raids across the northern ...

KUNA main news for Saturday, Dec 16, 2017

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 8:12am
Local: ROME -- Italian President Sergio Mattarella is looking forward to visit to the State of Kuwait in the near future to further strengthen bilateral relations. (Issued at 12:37 local time or 09:37 GMT) Economic: KUWAIT -- Boursa Kuwait has ...

Erdogan warns of attacks to "bring Muslims down from within"

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:50am
ANKARA, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Muslims to be alert and to be prepared for attacks which try to "bring down Muslims from within." The Islamic world, like a century ago, is facing efforts to reshape it ...

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

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:08am
KUWAIT -- Boursa Kuwait joins the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) as an official member, the Kuwaiti stock exchange announces. ROME -- Italian President Sergio Mattarella is looking forward to visit to the State of ...

Arab organizers hold second meeting

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 7:04am
MUSCAT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- The Arab Union for International Exhibitions and Conferences (AUIEC), an affiliate of the Arab League, convened on Saturday to examine plans to prop up the regional organization.The meeting underscored the need to hold ...

Over 30 million foreigners visited Turkey in '17

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:50am
ANKARA, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Some 30.37 million foreigners visited Turkey in the first 11 months of 2017, while 30.4 million left the country during the same period showed figures released by Turkey's Migration Management Directorate General.Russians ...

Parliament Speaker congratulates Bahrain on nat'l day

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:17am
KUWAIT, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim sent Saturday cables of congratulations to Bahrain's parliament speaker Ahmad bin Ibrahim Al-Mulla and Bahraini Shura Council Chairman Ali Bin Saleh Al-Saleh on their country's ...

Kuwaiti Amb. congratulates Bahrain on nat'l day

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 6:16am
MANAMA, Dec 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwaiti Ambassador to Bahrain Sheikh Azzam Al-Sabah Saturday, congratulated Kingdome of Bahrain on the 46th National Day.Sheikh Azzam Al-Sabah also congratulated King Hamad bin Issa Al-Khalifa, the government and people of ...