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 2019-12-05 14:19 

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Nine teams control fire in Al-Rai industrial Area -- KFSD...

KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) announced on Thursday that nine teams of firefighters have put out the massive blaze at industrial area, no injuries or deaths occurred, mainly major financial losses. KFSD's Departmen...

 2019-12-05 14:14 

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GDP slightly up in EU - Eurostat...

BRUSSELS, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- GDP rose by 0.2 percent in the euro area and by 0.3 percent in the European Union during the third quarter of 2019, according to figures published by Eurostat, the EU's statistical office Thursday. Compared with the same quar...

 2019-12-05 13:35 

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African diplomat: Kuwait funds for Africa worth USD four bln...

KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- Senegalese Ambassador to Kuwait Abdulahad Ambaki on Thursday lauded the vital role of Kuwait in supporting Africa via the Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), which financed 324 projects worth about USD four billion....

 2019-12-05 13:15 

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OPEC ministerial meeting to review production cut deal...

VIENNA, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will hold their 177th ministerial meeting Thursday to discuss the production cut deal and other important energy matters. According to sources close to OPEC, the...

 2019-12-05 13:06 

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Kuwait Amir congratulates Finland on nat'l day...

KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent Thursday a cable of congratulations to Finnish President Sauli Niinisto on his country's national day to be celebrated on December sixth. His Highness the Crown...

 2019-12-05 12:04 

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Huawei sues FCC over restricting operation in US...

BEIJING, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- China's Huawei telecom giants began on Thursday legal action against the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) after the latter restricted its operations in some areas within the US. "Banning a company like...

 2019-12-05 11:43 

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Ivorian official: lauds Kuwaiti leadership's efforts for int'l peace, security...

CAIRO, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- An official from Cote d'Ivoire lauded Thursday the Kuwaiti leadership's efforts to bolster peace and security regionally and internationally, said Assistant Kuwaiti Foreign Minister for Africa Affairs Ambassador Hamad Al-Mas...

 2019-12-05 10:35 

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Three Peshmerga personnel die in IS attack in eastern Kirkuk...

IRBIL, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- Three Peshmerga personnel were killed Thursday while two others were injured in an attack carried out by so-called Islamic State (IS) operatives east of Kirkuk governorate. According to the Peshmerga forces, the attack was repelled ...

 2019-12-05 10:33 

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KUNA main news for Thursday, Dec 5, 2019...

Economic: VIENNA -- OPEC ministers to discuss the possibility of continuing the production reduction deal during their 177th ministerial meeting in Austria. International: PARIS -- France to witness expected strikes to protest the retirement law's ref...

 2019-12-05 10:07 

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Kuwait oil price up 21 cents to USD 62.82 pb...

KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The price of Kuwaiti oil went up by 21 cents to USD 62.82 per barrel Wednesday after being at USD 62.61 pb the day before, said the Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday. At the global level, the price went up by three percen...

 2019-12-05 09:56 

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WB: GCC '19 GDP to weaken, Kuwait to rebound in '20...

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- Economic growth in the GCC countries is expected to "significantly weakened" this year due to "muted oil prices and exceeds oil supply," the World Bank said, which also forecasted Kuwait's growth rate to reb...

 2019-12-05 09:52 

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Media personnel working vigorously to cover Doha's 24 Gulf Cup...

Photo-feature by Yousef DashtiDOHA, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The press center, covering the events of the 24th Gulf Cup, continues to witness a significant buzzing by media personnel who are racing to cover every small and large detail of the prestigious football ...

 2019-12-05 09:51 

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Kuwait Owl Team.. A unique group within ME region...

Photo-feature by Ghazi QafafKUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The 2016-established Kuwait Owl Team is one of the few groups within the Middle East dedicated to the protection and proliferation of Owls in the region. The team, consisting of 30 members with 30 Owls o...

 2019-12-05 09:33 

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Schedule of main soccer matches, Thursday (Dec. 5, 2019)...

The 24th Gulf Cup:Iraq vs. Bahrain (17:00 pm local-time 14:00 GMT)Qatar vs. Saudi (20:00 pm local-time 17:00 GMT). (end)gta...

 2019-12-05 09:31 

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Pentagon denies report US sending additional troops to Mideast...

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The Pentagon denied Wednesday evening a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report that the Trump administration is considering sending up to 14,000 additional troops to the Middle East. Pentagon Press Secretary Alyssa Farah said in a tw...

 2019-12-05 09:30 

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Firefighters rushing to put out blaze in Al-Rai industrial area...

KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- Firefighters from nine stations are trying to put out a huge blaze, which erupted in an area of 10,000 square meters at Al-Rai industrial area, said an official Thursday. Head of Public Relations and Media at Kuwait Fire Service Di...

 2019-12-05 09:25 

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White House: "good day" for Trump following impeachment hearing...

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The White House said Wednesday evening that it was "a good day for President Donald Trump and a bad day for the Democrats," in light of the first House Judiciary Committee hearing. White House Press Secretary Stephanie ...

 2019-12-05 09:24 

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Three dead, one wounded at Pearl Harbor base shooting in Hawaii...

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- A US sailor shot dead two people and wounded one person Wednesday at a Pearl Harbor base in Hawaii before shooting himself. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam tweeted that officials at the Base "report the shooting incident at ...

 2019-12-05 09:23 

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USD, EUR stable at KD 0.303, KD 0.336...

KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- The exchange rates of the US Dollar and Euro were stable at KD 0.303 and KD 0.336 compared to Wednesday, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Thursday. The CBK added that the British Pound Sterling was up to KD 0.397, while he Swi...

 2019-12-05 09:12 

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Photo of the Day...

Flamingo birds searching for food at the free Trade Zone beach (Sijo Elanji - KUNA)...

 2019-12-05 09:07 

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Today in Kuwait's history...

KUWAIT, Dec 5 (KUNA) --1959 -- The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a decree-into-law regarding the Kuwaiti citizenship. 1959 -- The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah issues a decree-into-law on passports. 1959 -- The...

 2019-12-05 02:53 

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

MANAMA - Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad extolled Kuwait's stances towards the Kingdom, describing them as "honorable". VIENNA - Kuwaiti Oil Minister Khaled Al-Fahdel restated his country's compliance with an oil production cut...

 2019-12-05 02:05 

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UNESCO warns of low levels of adult education in many countries...

PARIS, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- UNESCO warned on Wednesday that there were alarmingly low levels of participants in adult education programmes in more than 60 countries and that disabled, migrants and minority groups are under-represented in such programmes. In it...

 2019-12-05 01:27 

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Somalia thanks Kuwait for promoting peace, development...

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Somali government expressed Wednesday gratitude to Kuwait for its backing to peace and social and economic development in the east African nation. The Somali government is appreciative to "brothers in Kuwait" for thei...

 2019-12-05 01:03 

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US House cmte seeks probing contract to build border infrastructure...

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Chairman of the US House Committee on Homeland Security Bennie Thompson said Wednesday he requested the Defense Department Office of Inspector to investigate the possible interference by President Donald J. Trump in the awardin...

 2019-12-05 00:36 

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Bahrain King praises "noble mission" of security personnel...

MANAMA, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on Wednesday stressed the necessity of adhering to the rule of law and the noble security mission. This came in King Hamad's speech during a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of ...

 2019-12-05 00:33 

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US urges shelving of France's digital taxes plan...

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reiterated the US opposition to France's plan to tax US digital companies. In a letter sent to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the US official warned that the (ta...

 2019-12-05 00:31 

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Saudi King invites Bahraini peer for GCC summit...

MANAMA, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on Wednesday received a written message from Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud inviting him to the 40th GCC Summit to be hosted by Riyadh next week. The Bahraini King received the i...

 2019-12-05 00:29 

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ICAO withdraws license for Israel's new airport...

AMMAN, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), acting on Jordanian compliant, decided to withdraw the license for the airport Israel plans to construct in Timna valley to serve Israel's southern city of Eilat. ICAO contin...

 2019-12-04 23:47 

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Britain: Iran protests reflect resentment of people...

LONDON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday the protests erupted in Iran are evidence of the anger of Iranian people over the regime. In reply to questions of reporters during a news conference following the North Atlant...

 2019-12-04 23:46 

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OPEC oil ministers arrive in Vienna for Thur. meeting...

VIENNA, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Oil ministers of member states of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) began arriving Wednesday in Vienna for their 177th ministerial meeting due tomorrow. The ministers will discuss for two days the possibility...

 2019-12-04 23:32 

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Turkey unveils plans for E. Mediterranean energy explorations...

ANKARA, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Fatih Donmez said Wednesday his country plans for new oil and gas exploration and production in its maritime jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The new exploration and...

 2019-12-04 22:57 

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US House cmte starts Trump impeachment hearings...

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee commenced on Wednesday public hearings of President Donald Trump impeachment process. During the hearing, four law professors gave their views and assessments about the a...

 2019-12-04 22:53 

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US trade talks with China continue amid controversial legislations...

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- US President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday affirmed that the trade talks with China would continue one day after the US House passed a bill aiming to protect the Uighur Muslims in China. Speaking to reporters, he said, "We&#...

 2019-12-04 22:53 

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Oman's Sultan Qaboos receives Prince William...

MUSCAT, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Sultan Qaboos bin Said of Oman received on Wednesday visiting Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. During the meeting, the two sides reviewed the deep-rooted ties between Oman and the UK, and discussed issues of common concern, Oman ...

 2019-12-04 22:14 

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Bahrain Crown Prince lauds Kuwait's stances...

MANAMA, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad extolled on Wednesday Kuwait's stances towards the Kingdom, describing them as "honorable". This came during Crown Prince's reception of Director General of Kuwait Fund Fo...

 2019-12-04 22:05 

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EU ministers discuss energy policy priorities...

BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- European Union energy ministers on Wednesday exchanged views on the energy policy priorities of the new European Commission with the new EU Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson. Simson highlighted the European Green Deal, one of ...

 2019-12-04 22:02 

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EU seeks clarification from Turkey over MoU with Libya...

BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The European Union on Wednesday said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Turkey and Libya of November 27 on maritime delimitation has not been made public. "Further clarifications are needed on its content. We expec...

 2019-12-04 22:00 

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Chaos predicted for French transport due to Thur. strike...

PARIS, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Commuters throughout France face chaotic conditions Thursday as major public services - led by the transport sector - down tools for an unlimited strike in protest at government reforms of retirement age. Rail operator SNCF said tha...

 2019-12-04 21:53 

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China summons US chief diplomat over House approval of Uighur crackdown sanctions...

BEIJING, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- China summoned the US mission head on Wednesday after the US House voted overwhelmingly in favour of sanctions on Chinese officials, on the grounds of alleged human rights abuses against the Muslim Uighur minority in Xinjiang. Chi...

 2019-12-04 21:52 

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Trump applauds NATO's recent progress...

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- US President Donald J. Trump said Wednesday a "great progress" has been made by NATO over the last three years. "Countries other than the US have agreed to pay 130 billion dollars more per year, and by 2024, that nu...

 2019-12-04 21:44 

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UN official regrets deterioration of situation in Libya...

BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The situation in Libya has deteriorated for the people and there are more Libyans suffering because of the conflict, UNHCR's Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation Vincent Cochetel said Wednesday. "We have ...

 2019-12-04 21:33 

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US to appoint ambassador to Sudan after 23 year gap - Pompeo...

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that US and Sudan have decided to "initiate the process" of exchanging ambassadors after a 23-year gap. "This decision is a meaningful step forward in strengthening...

 2019-12-04 21:32 

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Arab League stresses support to members' efforts in all domains...

CAIRO, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Cairo-based Arab League affirmed on Wednesday its backing to all efforts by all member states in common fields, mainly military that constitute the security valve of the Arab nation. The League made the statement after a meeting...

 2019-12-04 21:30 

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Ankara accuses YPG/PKK terrorists of killing 45 civilians...

ANKARA, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Turkish Ministry of National Defense said Wednesday the terror group YPG/PKK killed at least 45 civilians and injured 244 others since early October in Turkey and northern Syria. Since the start of Turkey's anti-terror Oper...

 2019-12-04 20:57 

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US envoy arrives in Kabul to relaunch Taliban peace talks...

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has travelled to Kabul and Doha to relaunch stalled Afghan peace talks aimed at reaching a ceasefire in that country. At the Afghan capital, Khalilza...

 2019-12-04 20:27 

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Trump meets leaders of NATO two percenters in London...

WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- US President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday hosted a working lunch with leaders of the 'NATO two percenters' - the allies that spend two percent of their GDP on defense. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the NATO L...

 2019-12-04 19:59 

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Lebanese Presidency: consultations ahead of assigning new PM...

corrected rpt BEIRUT, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The Lebanese Presidency announced on Wednesday that parliamentary consultations would be held next Monday, December ninth, ahead of naming the new head of government. A statement by the Presidency revealed that the pr...

 2019-12-04 19:50 

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French FM affirms support to UN envoy in Iraq...

PARIS, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has given a strong message of support to the UN Special Envoy in Iraq, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, particularly regarding efforts to end the current crisis in Iraq and promote democratic an...

 2019-12-04 19:00 

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Stoltenberg: European, Canadian military NATO expenditure at USD 400 bln 2024...

LONDON, Dec 4 (KUNA) -- The military expenditure of Canada and European countries in NATO will reach USD 400 billion by 2024, Secretary General of NATO Jen Stoltenberg said Wednesday. In a press conference after the release of the London Declaration, Stol...

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