KUNA main news for Friday, May 27, 2016


KUWAIT — Kuwait is by far, “the most generous contributor to humanitarian efforts in the world,” former Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Sheikh Mohammad Al-Salem Al-Sabah was quoted as saying in an issue of Newsweek magazine. (issued at 9:19 a.m. local-time 6:19 GMT)

BEIRUT — Chairman of Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer signs agreements with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Qatari Red Crescent to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

TUNIS — Kuwait’s Social Affairs Minister and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Sabeeh concludes visit to Tunisia, meeting with Prime Minister Habib Essid.

NAGOYA (Japan) — A Kuwaiti delegation of young manufacturing professionals lead by Dr. Souhaila Al-Mutawa, faculty member of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Kuwait University (KU), experienced the world’s fastest magnetic-levitation (maglev) train in Japan. (issued at 9:27 a.m. local-time 6:27 GMT)

VENICE (Italy) — Kuwait opens pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice attended by 37 countries.


ROME — The Trevi Fountain (Fonte De Trevi), situated in the heart of the Italian capital, is considered one of the world’s most famous touristic sites due to its long 250 years history and reputation of being the fountain of wishes. (issued – at 9:10 a.m. local-time 9:10 GMT)

TOKYO — US President Barack Obama will visit Hiroshima, Japan, becoming the first sitting American president to do so after seven decades from the destructive atomic attack that hit the city.

TOKYO — Leaders of the Group of Seven (G-7) major economic powers pledged on Friday to collectively tackle current economic challenges, while laying out foundations for stronger long-term global growth. (issued at 9:51 a.m. local-time 6:51 GMT)

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