KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah congratulates the Iraqi people on victory on so-called Islamic State (IS). His statement came during official inauguration of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI).
KUWAIT -- His Highness the Amir pledges USD 1 bln in loans to Iraq and another USD 1 bln for investments in the neighboring country.
KUWAIT -- United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres underscores scope of devastation that the war in Iraq has caused saying the UN is firmly committed to reconstruction process in this country.
KUWAIT -- Kuwait-hosted conference on reconstruction in war-torn Iraq represents a "semblance of opportunity" for a nation that has been tried and tested in many ways, a senior UN official says in exclusive interview with KUNA.
KUWAIT -- European Union (EU) will be investing USD 400 million worth of aid money in Iraq, its High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini announces.
KUWAIT -- World Bank Group reiterates commitment to increasing funds allocated for helping the Iraqi people and the country's reconstruction.
KUWAIT -- Iraq is looking forward to "real and strategic" partnerships, as well as collaborations with countries in the region, says Iraqi Premier Haidar Al-Abadi in a speech at official inauguration of the Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI).
BRUSSELS -- Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament welcome decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe very worrying human rights situation in the Philippines. (end) rk