Kuwait News Agency, abbreviated KUNA, was founded according to an Amiri Decree, which was issued on the 6th of October, 1979.
The state newswire’s goals are gathering news and distributing it to individuals and media institutions thus providing them with objective news services, which focus on Kuwait's just causes on a regional and international scale.
KUNA's building is located in the Kuwait City suburb of Shuwaikh on Jahra Road, between the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Kuwait Red Crescent Society building, and opposite Kuwait Sports Club.
The agency employs 365 people, including staff who work in Kuwait City and several cities around the world, according to 1999 figures.
The average of news in both Arabic and English was a total 72,500 stories in that year.