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KUNA main news for Friday, April 21, 2017
21/04/2017 | LOC16:45
13:45 GMT
| Kuwait News
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KUNA main news for Friday, April 21, 2017

Local:

TUNIS -- Chairwomen of the Council of Arab Businesswomen Sheikha Hessa Al-Sabah affirms Kuwait has been in lead at the level of women economic empowerment.

KUWAIT -- National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim addresses a cable to his French counterpart Claude Partolone decrying the terrorist attack that targeted police officers in Paris. Issued at 13:49 p.m. (10:49 GMT).

AMMAN -- The Kuwaiti Al-Najat society sponsors 1,300 Syrian and Jordanian orphans.

Economic:

KUWAIT -- Kuwait has urged Chinese companies and conglomerates to partake in the national development schemes.

KUWAIT -- Price of Kuwaiti oil went down by USD 1.44 to settle at USD 49.56 per barrel yesterday after being at USD 51.37 pb last Wednesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Friday. Issued at 10:18 a.m. (07:18 GMT).

International:

NEW YORK -- Kuwait Mission to the UN hosts in the heart of Manhattan an event aiming to promote the country's culture and heritage. By Mohammad Al-Otaibi. Issued at 11:04 a.m. (08:04 GMT).

PARIS -- French voters will go to polls on April 23 to pick a new president from 11 candidates, a choice that will have profound impacts on the local, regional, and international political arenas. By Maryam Al-Zanki. Issued at 09:26 a.m. (06:26 GMT).

PARIS -- Elite Special Forces teams and intelligence officers carried out a series of raids in the Paris region after the shoot-out Thursday night on the world-famous Champs Elysees avenue where one police officer died and the gunman was fatally shot. Issued at 10:59 a.m. (07:59 GMT).

PARIS -- Three of France's eleven presidential candidates announce suspending campaigning because of Paris attacks Thursday night in which a police officer and the gunman died, and three other people were injured. Issued at 11:14 a.m. (08:14 GMT).

BAGHDAD -- Up to 26 Qataris held hostages for more than a year in Iraq have been set free, the Iraqi Ministry of Interior says. Issued at 15:31 p.m. (12:31 GMT).

GENEVA -- The International Organisation for Migration IOM says number of Mediterranean migrants and refugees' arrivals to the European south coast in 2017 approaches 43,000. Issued at 14:18 p.m. (11:18 GMT).

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