KUNA main news for Thursday, June 30, 2016


KUWAIT — Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah calls for deducing guidelines from His Highness the Amir’s speech on the last Ramadan 10 days namely with respect of boosting patriotism among the youth. Moved at 10:46 a.m. (07:46 GMT).

KUWAIT — The Dates, Al-Safat, Al-Manakh, and Al-Ferrdah markets were vital business hubs which steered Kuwait’s economic growth in the past. Report by Israa Ali. Moved at 10:35 a.m. (07:35 GMT).

KUWAIT — US Assistant Secretary of State Ambassador Thomas Shannon expresses admiration, in exclusive interview with KUNA, for Kuwait’s hosting of the inter-Yemeni conciliation consultations. By Hanadi Al-Bloushi.


ISTANBUL — Death toll of Tuesday’s triple attack on Ataturk Airport has risen to 42, including four Saudi women and other Arabs. Moved at 10:01 a.m. (07:00 GMT).

PARIS — In the wake of the deadly terror attack in Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Tuesday night, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault urges greater cooperation and coordination among countries that are targets of terrorist attacks. Moved at 10:02 a.m. (07:00 GMT)

MOSCOW — The historic Bolshoi Theater in Russia, built in 1776, reconstructed after huge fire in 1805, stands out as Russia’s theatrical minaret, having been renovated at USD one billion. Photo feature by Adib Al-Sayed. Moved at 10:02 a.m. (07:02 GMT).

WASHINGTON — Experts argue that while President Barack Obama’s initiative to normalize relations with Cuba will be remembered as one of his landmark foreign policy achievements, one year on, things are not as “normal” as they could be. Report by Yasmine El-Sabawi. Moved at 10:52 a.m. (07:52 GMT).

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