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KUNA main news for Thursday, Dec 7, 2017

KUNA main news for Thursday, Dec 7, 2017


KUWAIT -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday sponsored, and attended the launch ceremony of the Kuwait Integrated Petrochemical Industries Company (KIPIC)'s Al-Zour Oil Complex. (Issued at 15:09 local time or 12:09 GMT).

BRUSSELS -- The embassy of the State of Kuwait here held last night its first charity reception in support of refugees with the cooperation of a local organisation. (Issued at 11:03 local time or 08:03 GMT).


KUWAIT -- Kuwait Stock Exchange or Boursa Kuwait on Thursday closed down, as the Price, Weighted and KSX 15 indexes went down 6186.94, 0.13 and 0.33 points respectively. (Issued at 14:26 local time or 11:26 GMT).

KUWAIT -- The price of Kuwaiti crude oil went up 22 cents, settling at USD 59.76 per barrel (pb), compared to USD 59.54 pb last Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) on Thursday. (Issued at 09:21 local time or 06:21 GMT).


RAMALLAH -- A general strike has been staged in most occupied Palestinian territories, including West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem, in protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (Issued at 15:08 local time or 12:08 GMT).

BRUSSELS -- EU High Representative Federica Mogherini announced Thursday that she will meet Jordanian foreign minister Ayman Safadi in Brussels tomorrow to discuss the latest developments regarding Jerusalem. (Issued at 15:47 local time or 12:47 GMT).

CAIRO -- President of Arab Parliament Mishaal Al-Salmi called for an urgent meeting to discuss the recent US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and moving its embassy from Tel Aviv.. (Issued at 11:24 local time or 08:24 GMT).

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