KUNA main news for Tuesday, March 15, 2016

 Local:
   KUWAIT — The Yemeni president arrived in Kuwait on a two-day official visit during which he would hold talks with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad. (issued at 10:56 local time or 07:56 GMT)

   KUWAIT – His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received the visiting Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and his accompanying delegation, at Bayan Palace on Tuesday. (issued at 14:53 local time or 11:53 GMT)

   KUWAIT — Second session of the food safety conference kicked off on Tuesday with the participation of several international experts and specialists in the field. (issued at 13:24 local time or 10:24 GMT)

   KUWAIT — The parliament on Tuesday approved a public prosecution’s request to strip MP Abdulhamid Dashti of his parliamentary immunity. (issued at 13:55 local time or 10:55 GMT)

   Economic:
   KUWAIT — Transactions by the KSE-listed companies are forecast to impact on the bourse trades. (cancelled)

   International:
   MADRID — Spain is suffering a political stalemate in the wake of the Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez’s failure to secure parliamentary backing for his bid to become prime minister. Analysis by Hanadi Watfa. (issued at 09:05 local time or 06:05 GMT)

   RAMALLAH — Al-Birwa Park was inaugurated in Ramallah in 2012 in memory of Mahmoud Darwish, a patriotic Palestinian poet, author and founder of the cultural creative project of Palestine. Photo Feature by Nojoud Qassem. (issued at 09:02 local time or 06:02 GMT)

   VIENNA — The State of Kuwait addresses the UN 59th session on narcotics, tackling issues related to combating drugs.

   SEOUL — Kuwait Minister of State for Housing Affairs Yasser Abul explores South Korea’s smart cities, which reserve energy and conserve the environment.

   GENEVA — The State of Kuwait addressed the UN sessions on human rights. (issued at 15:24 local time or 12:24 GMT)

   CAIRO — KFAED signs accords with the Egyptian Government to fund construction of a power station in South Halwan.

   MOSCOW — The Moroccan King and the Russian president are scheduled to hold summit talks on regional issues namely Syria, ties and boosting economic cooperation.

   BEIRUT — KRCS launches new phase in its humanitarian campaign for aiding Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

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