Kuwait News

  • Louis Berger probe: Alemao appears before crime bran … IANS - 2 hours 33 minutes ago

    Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Former Public Works Department minister Churchill Alemao on Tuesday appeared before the Goa Police crime branch in connection with the Louis Berger … More »Louis Berger probe: Alemao appears before crime bran …

    Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Former Public Works Department minister Churchill Alemao on Tuesday appeared before the Goa Police crime branch in connection with the Louis Berger bribery case. State Director General of Police T.N. Mohan said summons had also been issued to former chief minister Digambar Kamat, who along with Churchill …

  • With nuclear deal done, Iran sets out to reassure wary … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    (Adds arrival in Qatar, quotes by Foreign Ministry on Bahrain) By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT, JULY 26 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front … More »With nuclear deal done, Iran sets out to reassure wary …

    (Adds arrival in Qatar, quotes by Foreign Ministry on Bahrain) By Ahmed Hagagy KUWAIT, JULY 26 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister called on Sunday for a united front among Middle Eastern nations to fight militancy, in his first regional trip since Iran reached an agreement with world powers on the country's nuclear …

  • Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (R) receiving Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) in Kuwait City upon his arrival for a Gulf tour
    Iran FM urges Gulf Arabs to cooperate against 't … AFP - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Iran's foreign minister on Sunday called on Gulf Arab neighbours to cooperate against the common threat of "terrorism, extremism and sectarianism", but insisted that … More »Iran FM urges Gulf Arabs to cooperate against 't …

    Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah (R) receiving Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (L) in Kuwait City upon his arrival for a Gulf tour

    Iran's foreign minister on Sunday called on Gulf Arab neighbours to cooperate against the common threat of "terrorism, extremism and sectarianism", but insisted that Tehran's policy will not change. "Our message to the countries of the region is that we should cooperate to face the common threat," Mohammad Javad Zarif …

  • Iran's Zarif urges unity with Gulf Arabs against … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    KUWAIT, July 26 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister urged Gulf Arab countries to join forces with Tehran to fight against extremism and militancy in the Middle East. … More »Iran's Zarif urges unity with Gulf Arabs against …

    KUWAIT, July 26 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister urged Gulf Arab countries to join forces with Tehran to fight against extremism and militancy in the Middle East. "Any threat to one country is a threat to all... No country can solve regional problems without the help of others," Mohammad Javad Zarif said …

  • Iran launches charm offensive among wary Gulf Arabs Reuters Middle East - Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, July 26 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister began a charm offensive in the Gulf on Sunday to defend a nuclear deal seen by some Arab … More »Iran launches charm offensive among wary Gulf Arabs

    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, July 26 (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister began a charm offensive in the Gulf on Sunday to defend a nuclear deal seen by some Arab states as heralding greater Iranian support for armed groups and governments opposed to the hereditary monarchies. Most Gulf Arab states are worried that …

  • Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is reported to be heading to Iraq's holy Shiite town of Najaf on Sunday and on to Baghdad
    Iran's Zarif 'to visit Gulf, Iraq' AFP - Fri, Jul 24, 2015

    Iran's top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq this weekend, the ISNA press agency said Friday, following a landmark nuclear deal between … More »Iran's Zarif 'to visit Gulf, Iraq'

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is reported to be heading to Iraq's holy Shiite town of Najaf on Sunday and on to Baghdad

    Iran's top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif will visit Kuwait, Qatar and Iraq this weekend, the ISNA press agency said Friday, following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers. The accord, struck on July 14, which imposes certain controls on Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for a lifting of crippling …

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry, pictured on July 20, 2015 in Washington, DC, intends to reassure Gulf Arab states about the nuclear agreement signed last week with Iran
    US's Kerry to reassure Gulf states on Iran nuclear … AFP - Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that he intends to reassure Gulf Arab states about the nuclear agreement signed last week with … More »US's Kerry to reassure Gulf states on Iran nuclear …

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, pictured on July 20, 2015 in Washington, DC, intends to reassure Gulf Arab states about the nuclear agreement signed last week with Iran

    US Secretary of State John Kerry said in an interview broadcast Tuesday that he intends to reassure Gulf Arab states about the nuclear agreement signed last week with Iran. "I am going to go through in great detail all of the ways in which this agreement, in fact, makes the Gulf states and the region safer," Kerry told …

  • Goa Crime Branch files FIR in Louis Berger bribery c … IANS - Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The Goa Police Crime Branch on Tuesday filed an FIR against "unknown" people in the Louis Berger international bribery case, in which a Goa minister … More »Goa Crime Branch files FIR in Louis Berger bribery c …

    Panaji, July 21 (IANS) The Goa Police Crime Branch on Tuesday filed an FIR against "unknown" people in the Louis Berger international bribery case, in which a Goa minister and some bureaucrats are linked. A senior official said the first information report (FIR) was made on charges of misappropriation of property, criminal …

  • US gunman who killed five followed Al Qaeda member o … IANS - Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Washington, July 21 (IANS) US authorities have found evidence that a gunman who killed four Marines and fatally wounded a navy sailor in Tennessee followed a radical … More »US gunman who killed five followed Al Qaeda member o …

    Washington, July 21 (IANS) US authorities have found evidence that a gunman who killed four Marines and fatally wounded a navy sailor in Tennessee followed a radical American member of the Al Qaeda online, media reports said on Tuesday. Xinhua news agency reported that the ABC TV network quoted an anonymous source familiar …

  • Louis Berger paid $1 mn in bribes in India IANS - Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    Washington, July 21 (IANS) New Jersey-based construction management company Louis Berger allegedly paid nearly $1 million in bribes to unnamed Indian officials, including … More »Louis Berger paid $1 mn in bribes in India

    Washington, July 21 (IANS) New Jersey-based construction management company Louis Berger allegedly paid nearly $1 million in bribes to unnamed Indian officials, including a minister, to win a major water developmental project in Goa. While the US Department of Justice has not disclosed the names of Indian officials, last …

  • A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch says
    Kuwait DNA tests violate right to privacy: HRW AFP - Tue, Jul 21, 2015

    A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. … More »Kuwait DNA tests violate right to privacy: HRW

    A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch says

    A new Kuwaiti law imposing mandatory DNA tests on citizens and foreigners violates the right to personal privacy and should be amended, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Parliament endorsed the law in early July, less than a week after an Islamic State jihadist blew himself up in a Shiite mosque in Kuwait killing 26 people …

  • Before Tennessee rampage, suspect texted friend link … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    The suspect's friend said he thought nothing of the text message at the time, but now wonders if it was a clue to Thursday's rampage in Chattanooga, which has re-ignited … More »Before Tennessee rampage, suspect texted friend link …

    The suspect's friend said he thought nothing of the text message at the time, but now wonders if it was a clue to Thursday's rampage in Chattanooga, which has re-ignited concerns about the radicalization of young Muslim men. The suspect, Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, a Kuwaiti-born naturalized U.S. citizen, was killed …

  • A police barrier is seen in front of the Armed Forces Career Center on July 17, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee
    US shooter's travel, phone probed for possible m … AFP - Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Investigators trying to determine why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born Tennessee man gunned down four Marines are looking at his travel to Jordan last year to see whether he … More »US shooter's travel, phone probed for possible m …

    A police barrier is seen in front of the Armed Forces Career Center on July 17, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee

    Investigators trying to determine why a 24-year-old Kuwait-born Tennessee man gunned down four Marines are looking at his travel to Jordan last year to see whether he was in contact with extremists, reports said. Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on two military centers in Chattanooga on Thursday, killing the four …

  • Gunman kills four Marines at US military sites
    Gunman kills four Marines at US military sites Al Jazeera - Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    Kuwaiti-born suspect also killed in Tennessee incident, which US attorney called an act of "domestic terrorism". More »Gunman kills four Marines at US military sites

    Gunman kills four Marines at US military sites

    Kuwaiti-born suspect also killed in Tennessee incident, which US attorney called an act of "domestic terrorism".

  • U.S. investigating whether Chattanooga gunman inspired … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Jul 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. officials said on Thursday that law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the Chattanooga gunman who killed four Marines … More »U.S. investigating whether Chattanooga gunman inspired …

    WASHINGTON, July 16 (Reuters) - U.S. officials said on Thursday that law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the Chattanooga gunman who killed four Marines was inspired by Islamic State or a similar militant group. The FBI identified the gunman as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24. News reports said he was a …

  • Mourners carry the body of one of the victims of the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque bombing, during a mass funeral at Jaafari cemetery in Kuwait City on June 27, 2015
    Kuwait 'seeks 11 death terms' over mosque bo … AFP - Wed, Jul 15, 2015

    Kuwait's public prosecution has demanded the death penalty for 11 of 29 suspects charged over the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque last month, a newspaper reported … More »Kuwait 'seeks 11 death terms' over mosque bo …

    Mourners carry the body of one of the victims of the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque bombing, during a mass funeral at Jaafari cemetery in Kuwait City on June 27, 2015

    Kuwait's public prosecution has demanded the death penalty for 11 of 29 suspects charged over the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque last month, a newspaper reported Wednesday. Al-Qabas, citing informed sources, said two of the suspects are currently fighting with the Islamic State jihadist group which claimed the attack. …

  • Kuwaiti emergency personnel pull a man on a stretcher past security forces outside the Shiite Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bomber during Friday prayers on June 26, 2015, in Kuwait City
    Kuwait charges 29 over suicide bombing of Shiite mos … AFP - Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Kuwait charged 29 people Tuesday over the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque last month, claimed by the Islamic State group, that killed 26 people and wounded more than … More »Kuwait charges 29 over suicide bombing of Shiite mos …

    Kuwaiti emergency personnel pull a man on a stretcher past security forces outside the Shiite Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bomber during Friday prayers on June 26, 2015, in Kuwait City

    Kuwait charged 29 people Tuesday over the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque last month, claimed by the Islamic State group, that killed 26 people and wounded more than 200. The attack, carried out by a Saudi, was the worst in Kuwait's history. Ot them, 24 are detained in Kuwait and the remaining five will be tried in …

  • Can Kuwait justify mandatory DNA testing?
    Can Kuwait justify mandatory DNA testing? Al Jazeera - Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    Gulf state to introduce testing for all citizens and foreign residents following last month's ISIL mosque bombing. More »Can Kuwait justify mandatory DNA testing?

    Can Kuwait justify mandatory DNA testing?

    Gulf state to introduce testing for all citizens and foreign residents following last month's ISIL mosque bombing.

  • Kuwaiti emergency personnel pull a man on a stretcher past security forces outside the Shiite Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers on June 26, 2015, in Kuwait City
    Kuwait sets up new anti-'terror' group AFP - Tue, Jul 14, 2015

    The Gulf state of Kuwait, hit by the worst suicide attack in its history last month, decided on Monday to set up a permanent committee to fight "terrorism" and extremism. … More »Kuwait sets up new anti-'terror' group

    Kuwaiti emergency personnel pull a man on a stretcher past security forces outside the Shiite Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers on June 26, 2015, in Kuwait City

    The Gulf state of Kuwait, hit by the worst suicide attack in its history last month, decided on Monday to set up a permanent committee to fight "terrorism" and extremism. At its weekly meeting, the cabinet "decided to form a permanent committee to coordinate between various bodies to ensure security and fight against all …

  • Mourners carry the body of one of the victims of the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque bombing, during a mass funeral at Jaafari cemetery in Kuwait City on June 27, 2015
    Detained Saudis took explosives to Kuwait: ministry AFP - Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Two brothers arrested in Saudi Arabia had transported the explosives used in the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque in Kuwait, the interior ministry said Tuesday. It … More »Detained Saudis took explosives to Kuwait: ministry

    Mourners carry the body of one of the victims of the Al-Imam Al-Sadeq mosque bombing, during a mass funeral at Jaafari cemetery in Kuwait City on June 27, 2015

    Two brothers arrested in Saudi Arabia had transported the explosives used in the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque in Kuwait, the interior ministry said Tuesday. It said Majed al-Zahrani and Mohammad al-Zahrani smuggled in the explosives in an icebox by car through Nuwaiseeb border post from Saudi Arabia, a day before …

  • Saudi brothers arrested over links to Kuwait mosque  … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    (Adds details of alleged conspiracy) DUBAI, July 7 (Reuters) - Three Saudi brothers have been arrested in connection with the suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in … More »Saudi brothers arrested over links to Kuwait mosque  …

    (Adds details of alleged conspiracy) DUBAI, July 7 (Reuters) - Three Saudi brothers have been arrested in connection with the suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in Kuwait last month, the Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities said on Tuesday. Islamic State claimed responsibility. The three brothers were "parties to the crime …

  • Saudi brothers arrested for Kuwait mosque attack IANS - Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Jeddah, July 7 (IANS) Three Saudi brothers have been arrested on a "strong suspicion" of having links with last month's bombing of a Shia mosque in Kuwait, the Saudi … More »Saudi brothers arrested for Kuwait mosque attack

    Jeddah, July 7 (IANS) Three Saudi brothers have been arrested on a "strong suspicion" of having links with last month's bombing of a Shia mosque in Kuwait, the Saudi interior ministry said on Tuesday. The arrests were made in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia after a joint investigation by security authorities in both the countries …

  • Saudi brothers arrested over Kuwait mosque bombing
    Saudi brothers arrested over Kuwait mosque bombing Al Jazeera - Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    Three brothers arrested, included one after shoot-out near Kuwait border that wounded two Saudi police officers. More »Saudi brothers arrested over Kuwait mosque bombing

    Saudi brothers arrested over Kuwait mosque bombing

    Three brothers arrested, included one after shoot-out near Kuwait border that wounded two Saudi police officers.

  • Brothers arrested over links to Islamic State bombing … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Jul 7, 2015

    (Corrects to say arrests were made by Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities in para 1, one to be extradited in para 4, edits headline) DUBAI, July 7 (Reuters) - Three brothers … More »Brothers arrested over links to Islamic State bombing …

    (Corrects to say arrests were made by Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities in para 1, one to be extradited in para 4, edits headline) DUBAI, July 7 (Reuters) - Three brothers have been arrested by Saudi and Kuwaiti authorities for involvement in a suicide bombing by a Saudi man on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in neighbouring …

  • Kuwait detains 26 over Islamic State suicide attack on … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    Kuwait has detained 26 people suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque last month that killed 27 people, a local newspaper reported … More »Kuwait detains 26 over Islamic State suicide attack on …

    Kuwait has detained 26 people suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque last month that killed 27 people, a local newspaper reported on Monday, quoting the public prosecutor. The June 26 attack by Islamic State militants jolted Kuwait, raising the spectre of sectarian strife in the Gulf …