Kuwait News

  • Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah speaks during the opening session of the parliament in Kuwait City, on October 29, 2013
    Kuwait MPs ask to quiz PM over alleged corruption AFP - 15 hours ago

    Three opposition MPs on Thursday sought to question Kuwait's prime minister, accusing him of giving cash handouts to lawmakers and mismanagement in sovereign wealth fund … More »Kuwait MPs ask to quiz PM over alleged corruption

    Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah speaks during the opening session of the parliament in Kuwait City, on October 29, 2013

    Three opposition MPs on Thursday sought to question Kuwait's prime minister, accusing him of giving cash handouts to lawmakers and mismanagement in sovereign wealth fund investments. The request, filed by Riyadh al-Adasani, Abdulkarim al-Kundari and Hussein al-Mutairi, could lead to a no-confidence vote that may force …

  • UN fund pays $990m in Kuwait compensation
    UN fund pays $990m in Kuwait compensation Al Jazeera - 17 hours ago

    United Nations panel that settles claims for damages resulting from Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait makes new payment. More »UN fund pays $990m in Kuwait compensation

    UN fund pays $990m in Kuwait compensation

    United Nations panel that settles claims for damages resulting from Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait makes new payment.

  • Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah meets with his Kuwaiti counterpart on April 23, 2014 at the foreign ministry in Kuwait City
    Qatar says dispute with Gulf neighbours 'over' AFP - Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    Qatar's dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is "over", the Qatari foreign minister said Wednesday, while insisting … More »Qatar says dispute with Gulf neighbours 'over'

    Qatari Foreign Minister Khaled al-Attiyah meets with his Kuwaiti counterpart on April 23, 2014 at the foreign ministry in Kuwait City

    Qatar's dispute with three fellow Gulf states, which withdrew their envoys from Doha last month, is "over", the Qatari foreign minister said Wednesday, while insisting his country had made no concessions. "The statement issued in Riyadh on April 17 was clear ... For the brothers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) the …

  • Kuwait papers suspended over coup plot story
    Kuwait papers suspended over coup plot story Al Jazeera - Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    Al Watan and Alam Al Yawm newspapers ordered to stop printing for weeks after violating media blackout of investigation. More »Kuwait papers suspended over coup plot story

    Kuwait papers suspended over coup plot story

    Al Watan and Alam Al Yawm newspapers ordered to stop printing for weeks after violating media blackout of investigation.

  • Influential cleric attempts to soothe Gulf rift Reuters Middle East - Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric whose sermons have often admonished the authorities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said all views … More »Influential cleric attempts to soothe Gulf rift

    Sheikh Youssef al-Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric whose sermons have often admonished the authorities in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said all views expressed in his preaching were his own and not those of Qatar. The ageing cleric used unusually placatory language about Qatar's neighbours, some of …

  • Atletico Mineiro call off Anelka pursuit IANS - Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Belo Horizonte (Brazil), April 16 (IANS) Brazilian football club Atletico Mineiro said they have ended their pursuit of former France international Nicolas Anelka. Atletico … More »Atletico Mineiro call off Anelka pursuit

    Belo Horizonte (Brazil), April 16 (IANS) Brazilian football club Atletico Mineiro said they have ended their pursuit of former France international Nicolas Anelka. Atletico last week announced the 35-year-old had agreed to join the club after his sacking in March by West Bromwich Albion for an alleged anti-Semitic gesture. …

  • Kuwait says coup-plot clip 'tampered with'
    Kuwait says coup-plot clip 'tampered with' Al Jazeera - Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Prime minister's reported statement to legislators at parliament session stirs more controversy over videotape. More »Kuwait says coup-plot clip 'tampered with'

    Kuwait says coup-plot clip 'tampered with'

    Prime minister's reported statement to legislators at parliament session stirs more controversy over videotape.

  • Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab wo … Reuters Middle East - Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    * Lieberman sees formal relations with Arab states by 2019 * Foreign minister says Iran is a unifying factor * Saudi Arabia, Kuwait deny any talks, ties with Israel … More »Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab wo …

    * Lieberman sees formal relations with Arab states by 2019 * Foreign minister says Iran is a unifying factor * Saudi Arabia, Kuwait deny any talks, ties with Israel (Adds Kuwaiti denial) By Dan Williams JERUSALEM, April 14 (Reuters) - Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognise it, looking …

  • Kuwait orders media blackout on 'coup' video
    Kuwait orders media blackout on 'coup' video Al Jazeera - Fri, Apr 11, 2014

    Media ban enforced on videotape allegedly showing former senior officials scheming to topple government of Gulf nation. More »Kuwait orders media blackout on 'coup' video

    Kuwait orders media blackout on 'coup' video

    Media ban enforced on videotape allegedly showing former senior officials scheming to topple government of Gulf nation.

  • The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah is pictured at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on March 26, 2014
    Blackout ordered on Kuwait 'coup plot' video AFP - Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    Kuwait's attorney general Thursday ordered a news blackout on a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting a coup in the oil-rich Gulf emirate. The … More »Blackout ordered on Kuwait 'coup plot' video

    The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah is pictured at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on March 26, 2014

    Kuwait's attorney general Thursday ordered a news blackout on a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting a coup in the oil-rich Gulf emirate. The attorney general said his office was conducting "a probe into reports indicating the existence of a tape containing information and data implicating some …

  • The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah is pictured at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on March 26, 2014
    Kuwait royal court urges calm over 'plot' video AFP - Wed, Apr 9, 2014

    Kuwait's royal court appealed for calm Wednesday as the country was abuzz with rumours about a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting to overthrow … More »Kuwait royal court urges calm over 'plot' video

    The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah is pictured at the Bayan Palace in Kuwait City on March 26, 2014

    Kuwait's royal court appealed for calm Wednesday as the country was abuzz with rumours about a videotape allegedly showing former senior officials plotting to overthrow the oil-rich Gulf state's government. The appeal comes two days after Sheikh Ahmad Fahad al-Sabah, a senior member of the family and former minister, was …

  • Arab youths speak out on issues close to their hearts in major survey
    Arab youths speak out on issues close to their hearts … 7DAYS - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    The sixth annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, unveiled in Dubai on Monday, included interviews with 3,500 men and women aged 18 to 24 from 16 countries … More »Arab youths speak out on issues close to their hearts …

    Arab youths speak out on issues close to their hearts in major survey

    The sixth annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey, unveiled in Dubai on Monday, included interviews with 3,500 men and women aged 18 to 24 from 16 countries in the Arab world.  As well as the UAE, the survey also included young people from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Algeria and Iraq, alongside …

  • Man with forged seals arrested Saudi Gazette - Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    AL-KHAFJI - A man in his 60s was arrested after being caught with more than 10 forged government seals in his possession. Police grew suspicious of the man while his … More »Man with forged seals arrested

    AL-KHAFJI - A man in his 60s was arrested after being caught with more than 10 forged government seals in his possession. Police grew suspicious of the man while his car was parked near a gas station. When police searched the car, they found the forged seals inside. Police said the man was on his way to Kuwait.© Copyright …

  • A picture taken on April 1, 2014 in Kuwait City shows Kuwaiti Minister of Justice, Awqaf (Islamic endowments) and Islamic Affairs, Nayef al-Ajmi talks during a parliament session at Kuwait's National Assembly
    Kuwait minister accused by US of jihad links 'to sta … AFP - Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Kuwait's Islamic affairs minister, accused by a senior US official of promoting jihad in Syria, was reported Monday as saying he will stay on after his resignation was … More »Kuwait minister accused by US of jihad links 'to sta …

    A picture taken on April 1, 2014 in Kuwait City shows Kuwaiti Minister of Justice, Awqaf (Islamic endowments) and Islamic Affairs, Nayef al-Ajmi talks during a parliament session at Kuwait's National Assembly

    Kuwait's Islamic affairs minister, accused by a senior US official of promoting jihad in Syria, was reported Monday as saying he will stay on after his resignation was rejected. Al-Qabas daily cited Nayef al-Ajmi as saying he will remain in the post after a request from the "political leadership" following a meeting on …

  • UAEJJF boss lobbies for Jiu Jitsu to become Olympic sport
    UAEJJF boss lobbies for Jiu Jitsu to become Olympic  … Sport360 - Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    President of both the Asian Jiu Jitsu Union (JJU) and the UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) Abdulmunam Al Hashmi met with International Olympic Committee president Thomas … More »UAEJJF boss lobbies for Jiu Jitsu to become Olympic  …

    UAEJJF boss lobbies for Jiu Jitsu to become Olympic sport

    President of both the Asian Jiu Jitsu Union (JJU) and the UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) Abdulmunam Al Hashmi met with International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach during his visit to the Gulf region and discussed the development programme and the popularity of the sport. Al Hashmi met the IOC president on …

  • A general view of Kuwait's National Assembly in Kuwait City on November 12, 2013
    Kuwait parliamentary panel rejects Gulf security pac … AFP - Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    The Kuwaiti parliamentary committee for foreign relations on Thursday rejected a security pact ratified by other Gulf nations, with MPs saying the government-backed treaty … More »Kuwait parliamentary panel rejects Gulf security pac …

    A general view of Kuwait's National Assembly in Kuwait City on November 12, 2013

    The Kuwaiti parliamentary committee for foreign relations on Thursday rejected a security pact ratified by other Gulf nations, with MPs saying the government-backed treaty is unconstitutional. Leaders of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) approved the pact at a summit in December 2012 after it was signed by …

  • A passenger plane taxis at Latakia airport on Syria's northwestern Mediterranean coast on May 15, 2013
    Syria plans new commercial airline despite war AFP - Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    "We hope to operate our first flights in mid-May," Kinda Airlines chairman Naim al-Jarrah said, adding that the exact timing of the launch hangs on international insurance … More »Syria plans new commercial airline despite war

    A passenger plane taxis at Latakia airport on Syria's northwestern Mediterranean coast on May 15, 2013

    "We hope to operate our first flights in mid-May," Kinda Airlines chairman Naim al-Jarrah said, adding that the exact timing of the launch hangs on international insurance issues and aircraft testing. Founded three years ago, the Damascus-based Kinda Airlines received a licence in 2013 to fly from the capital and the Mediterranean …

  • Stateless Arab, known as bidoon, take part in a protest to demand citizenship and other basic rights in Jahra, 50 kms (31 miles) northwest of Kuwait City, on November 9, 2013
    Kuwait urged to probe torture claims of detained bid … AFP - Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Human Rights Watch called on Kuwait Wednesday to investigate allegations of police torture of three stateless men detained for taking part in protests. Prosecutors have … More »Kuwait urged to probe torture claims of detained bid …

    Stateless Arab, known as bidoon, take part in a protest to demand citizenship and other basic rights in Jahra, 50 kms (31 miles) northwest of Kuwait City, on November 9, 2013

    Human Rights Watch called on Kuwait Wednesday to investigate allegations of police torture of three stateless men detained for taking part in protests. Prosecutors have rejected demands by brothers Abdulhakim and Abdulnasser al-Fadhli and Abdullah al-Enezi to investigate, New York-based HRW said. "Instead of ordering …

  • US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financing David Cohen, testifies before the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on May 15, 2013
    Kuwait defends minister after US charge of funding j … AFP - Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Kuwait's government has criticised a senior US official for having accused a minister of the Gulf state of funding jihadist fighters in Syria, local media reported on … More »Kuwait defends minister after US charge of funding j …

    US Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financing David Cohen, testifies before the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on May 15, 2013

    Kuwait's government has criticised a senior US official for having accused a minister of the Gulf state of funding jihadist fighters in Syria, local media reported on Tuesday. "The cabinet followed with great attention and displeasure accusations by a US official ... against the justice and Awqaf (Islamic endowments) minister," …

  • Kuwait summit: Arab unity or disunity?
    Kuwait summit: Arab unity or disunity? Al Jazeera - Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Behind customary public pronouncements, representatives from the 22-member League of Arab States clashed in private. More »Kuwait summit: Arab unity or disunity?

    Kuwait summit: Arab unity or disunity?

    Behind customary public pronouncements, representatives from the 22-member League of Arab States clashed in private.

  • Rebel fighters of the al-Sham Brigade take part in a training session in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor, on March 25, 2014
    Arabs urge Syria political solution, reject 'Jewish  … AFP - Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Arab leaders called Wednesday for a political solution to the conflict in Syria sidestepping Saudi-backed demands for greater military support for rebel forces to tip … More »Arabs urge Syria political solution, reject 'Jewish  …

    Rebel fighters of the al-Sham Brigade take part in a training session in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor, on March 25, 2014

    Arab leaders called Wednesday for a political solution to the conflict in Syria sidestepping Saudi-backed demands for greater military support for rebel forces to tip the balance in the war. But they were fully united in their support for Palestinian refusal to recognise Israel as a Jewish state, a flashpoint issue threatening …

  • Osama's son-in-law convicted of terror charges IANS - Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    Washington, March 27 (IANS) Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a Kuwaiti national, was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans at a trial in New York … More »Osama's son-in-law convicted of terror charges

    Washington, March 27 (IANS) Osama Bin Laden's son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a Kuwaiti national, was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans at a trial in New York city Wednesday, the media reported. Federal prosecutors for the US government argued at the trial that Ghaith worked within the top ranks of the terror group …

  • Kuwait summit merely papers over Arab rifts Reuters Middle East - Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    * Arab rifts show little sign of resolution at annual summit * Egypt and Syria among contentious issues * Qatar and Saudi have clashed over regional influence (Adds … More »Kuwait summit merely papers over Arab rifts

    * Arab rifts show little sign of resolution at annual summit * Egypt and Syria among contentious issues * Qatar and Saudi have clashed over regional influence (Adds analyst comment and more regional context) By Sylvia Westall and Amena Bakr KUWAIT, March 26 (Reuters) - Arab leaders, at loggerheads over inter-Arab issues …

  • UN chief reiterates need for political solution in S … IANS - Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Kuwait, March 26 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought the cooperation of the international community to end the ongoing Syrian conflict, which he said … More »UN chief reiterates need for political solution in S …

    Kuwait, March 26 (IANS/WAM) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sought the cooperation of the international community to end the ongoing Syrian conflict, which he said can only be resolved politically, ruling out any military solution. Ban in a wide-ranging speech to the 25th Arab League Summit in Kuwait - delivered by …

  • Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they walk along a trench in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on March 24, 2014
    Arms for Syria war dominate Arab summit debate AFP - Wed, Mar 26, 2014

    Syria's opposition called for "sophisticated" arms at an Arab summit in Kuwait while Saudi Arabia said the military balance needed to change to "end the impasse" in Syria's … More »Arms for Syria war dominate Arab summit debate

    Rebel fighters carry their weapons as they walk along a trench in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on March 24, 2014

    Syria's opposition called for "sophisticated" arms at an Arab summit in Kuwait while Saudi Arabia said the military balance needed to change to "end the impasse" in Syria's civil war. But UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi insisted on the need for a "political solution" to the three-year conflict, urging an "end …

 

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