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  • Media gather outside a residential address in London on February 27, 2015, where Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi, identified by experts and  media as masked Islamic State militant 'Jihadi John', is once believed to have lived
    'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwai … AFP - 11 hours ago

    Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press … More »'Jihadi John' relatives under watch in Kuwai …

    Media gather outside a residential address in London on February 27, 2015, where Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi, identified by experts and  media as masked Islamic State militant 'Jihadi John', is once believed to have lived

    Kuwaiti authorities are closely monitoring several relatives of "Jihadi John" who live and work in the Gulf emirate where the Islamic State executioner was born, press reports said on Sunday. A number of relatives of Mohammed Emwazi, named as the militant who has beheaded at least five Western hostages, are working in …

  • 'Jihadi John' had anger therapy at school: T … IANS - Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    London, Feb 28 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militant known as 'Jihadi John' received anger management therapy in his first year of secondary school after getting into … More »'Jihadi John' had anger therapy at school: T …

    London, Feb 28 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) militant known as 'Jihadi John' received anger management therapy in his first year of secondary school after getting into fights, a former teacher has said. The militant, pictured in the videos of the beheadings of Western hostages, has been named as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born …

  • Armed supporters of Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi take to the streets on February 24, 2015 in southern Aden
    Kuwait reopens Yemen embassy in Aden, instead of San … AFP - Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Kuwait has joined its Gulf partners Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and decided to reopen its Yemeni embassy in Aden, instead of the militia-controlled capital … More »Kuwait reopens Yemen embassy in Aden, instead of San …

    Armed supporters of Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi take to the streets on February 24, 2015 in southern Aden

    Kuwait has joined its Gulf partners Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates and decided to reopen its Yemeni embassy in Aden, instead of the militia-controlled capital Sanaa. "In the framework of supporting constitutional legitimacy in Yemen represented in President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi... the state of Kuwait has decided …

  • An arrangment of British daily newspapers photographed in London shows the front-page headlines and stories regarding the identification of the masked Islamic State group militant dubbed 'Jihadi John' on February 27, 2015
    'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who developed … AFP - Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Mohammed Emwazi, named by British and US media as the Islamic State executioner known as "Jihadi John", has been described as a quiet but intense young man who gradually … More »'Jihadi John': quiet football fan who developed …

    An arrangment of British daily newspapers photographed in London shows the front-page headlines and stories regarding the identification of the masked Islamic State group militant dubbed 'Jihadi John' on February 27, 2015

    Mohammed Emwazi, named by British and US media as the Islamic State executioner known as "Jihadi John", has been described as a quiet but intense young man who gradually developed a taste for war. People who knew him quoted in British media reports said they could not reconcile their impressions of football-loving Emwazi …

  • 'Jihadi John', named as London man Mohammed Emwazi, was identified to the Washington Post by friends and others familiar with the case
    Cameron vows justice after media unmask 'Jihadi  … AFP - Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to defeat jihadists and defended Britain's secret services on Friday after media reports named Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" … More »Cameron vows justice after media unmask 'Jihadi  …

    'Jihadi John', named as London man Mohammed Emwazi, was identified to the Washington Post by friends and others familiar with the case

    Prime Minister David Cameron vowed to defeat jihadists and defended Britain's secret services on Friday after media reports named Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John" as London graduate Mohammed Emwazi. "We will do everything we can with the police, the security services, with all that we have at our disposal, to find …

  • 'Jihadi John should be caught alive' IANS - Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    London, Feb 27 (IANS) The widow of a man killed by a masked Islamic State (IS) militant known as 'Jihadi John' has said that she wants him caught alive, a media report … More »'Jihadi John should be caught alive'

    London, Feb 27 (IANS) The widow of a man killed by a masked Islamic State (IS) militant known as 'Jihadi John' has said that she wants him caught alive, a media report said Friday. Dragana Haines says the "last thing" she wants for the man who killed her husband, British aid worker David Haines, is an "honourable death", …

  • IS executor 'Jihadi John' identified IANS - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    London, Feb 26 (IANS) The masked Islamic State (IS) militant known as "Jihadi John," who has appeared in several execution videos, has been identified as Briton Mohammed … More »IS executor 'Jihadi John' identified

    London, Feb 26 (IANS) The masked Islamic State (IS) militant known as "Jihadi John," who has appeared in several execution videos, has been identified as Briton Mohammed Emwazi of London, according to people familiar with the matter. Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton in his mid-20s from west London, was previously known to …

  • Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' believed to … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Two U.S. government sources on Thursday said investigators believe that Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" is Mohammed Emwazi. … More »Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' believed to …

    WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - Two U.S. government sources on Thursday said investigators believe that Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" is Mohammed Emwazi. Earlier on Thursday, the Washington Post reported that "Jihadi John," the nickname for a masked Islamic State man shown in videos of the beheading …

  • 'Jihadi John', named as London man Mohammed Emwazi, was identified to the Washington Post by friends and others familiar with the case
    IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named by media AFP - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State militant apparently responsible for beheading Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer … More »IS executioner 'Jihadi John' named by media

    'Jihadi John', named as London man Mohammed Emwazi, was identified to the Washington Post by friends and others familiar with the case

    "Jihadi John", the masked Islamic State militant apparently responsible for beheading Western hostages, was named on Thursday as Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi by experts and the media. The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at London's King's College, a leading resource for studying …

  • Clemens Schmid under pressure from Zaid Ashkanani in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge
    Clemens Schmid under pressure from Zaid Ashkanani in … Sport360 - Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    The Middle East’s leading drivers will battle for top honours at the penultimate race weekend of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Dubai Autodrome this … More »Clemens Schmid under pressure from Zaid Ashkanani in …

    Clemens Schmid under pressure from Zaid Ashkanani in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

    The Middle East’s leading drivers will battle for top honours at the penultimate race weekend of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at the Dubai Autodrome this weekend. With everything still to play for in both the drivers’ and team championships, all eyes will be on either end of the grid as the slightest of margins …

  • Yemeni soldiers loyal to the Huthi Shiite militia walk past a tank inside the vicinity of the presidential palace on February 25, 2015, in the capital Sanaa
    GCC reiterates support for beleaguered Yemen preside … AFP - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    The Gulf Cooperation Council reiterated its support Wednesday for Yemen's beleaguered president against the Shiite militia that holds Sanaa, as militiamen opened fire … More »GCC reiterates support for beleaguered Yemen preside …

    Yemeni soldiers loyal to the Huthi Shiite militia walk past a tank inside the vicinity of the presidential palace on February 25, 2015, in the capital Sanaa

    The Gulf Cooperation Council reiterated its support Wednesday for Yemen's beleaguered president against the Shiite militia that holds Sanaa, as militiamen opened fire to disperse thousands of his backers demonstrating in the capital. Days after Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi escaped house arrest and fled to safety in the southern …

  • Modi calls for closer ties with Kuwait IANS - Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India looked forward to further strengthening the close relations it shared with Kuwait. More »Modi calls for closer ties with Kuwait

    New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday said India looked forward to further strengthening the close relations it shared with Kuwait.

  • President greets Kuwait on national day IANS - Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday extended greetings and felicitations to the Amir and the people of the State of Kuwait who celebrate their … More »President greets Kuwait on national day

    New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday extended greetings and felicitations to the Amir and the people of the State of Kuwait who celebrate their national day Feb 25, an official statement said. "On behalf of the government and the people of India and on my own behalf, I am pleased to extend warm greetings …

  • Iraqi soldiers regroup during a military operation against jihadists near the village of Sharween, in Diyala province, on January 24, 2015
    Iraqis 'fighting to recapture western town from Islamic … AFP - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    About 800 Iraqi forces backed by US warplanes are waging a battle to retake the western town of Al-Baghdadi from Islamic State jihadists, a US military commander said … More »Iraqis 'fighting to recapture western town from Islamic …

    Iraqi soldiers regroup during a military operation against jihadists near the village of Sharween, in Diyala province, on January 24, 2015

    About 800 Iraqi forces backed by US warplanes are waging a battle to retake the western town of Al-Baghdadi from Islamic State jihadists, a US military commander said Monday. Kurdish militia, meanwhile, rebuffed an attempt by the IS group on Sunday night to recapture an Iraqi town standing on a crucial supply route to …

  • Japanese tsunami victims' blanket makes Guinness … IANS - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) A blanket measuring 464 square metres (4,994 square feet) stitched together by the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked northeastern … More »Japanese tsunami victims' blanket makes Guinness …

    Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS/EFE) A blanket measuring 464 square metres (4,994 square feet) stitched together by the victims of the earthquake and tsunami that rocked northeastern Japan in 2011 has entered the Guinness World Records 2015 as the largest one in the world, media reported Monday. It was the initiative of German knitter …

  • Ashton Carter has flown to Kuwait for a meeting with senior military officers and ambassadors at the US Army base of Camp Arifjan
    US Pentagon chief vows 'lasting defeat' against … AFP - Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will hold talks Monday in Kuwait with top US commanders and diplomats to discuss the war effort against the Islamic State jihadist group, … More »US Pentagon chief vows 'lasting defeat' against …

    Ashton Carter has flown to Kuwait for a meeting with senior military officers and ambassadors at the US Army base of Camp Arifjan

    New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will hold talks Monday in Kuwait with top US commanders and diplomats to discuss the war effort against the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said. Carter flew to Kuwait City from Afghanistan on Sunday to chair the extraordinary meeting that will see more than two dozen senior military …

  • US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in Kabul, Afghanistan, on February 21, 2015
    US defence chief convenes anti-IS war council in Kuw … AFP - Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will hold talks Monday in Kuwait with top US commanders and diplomats to discuss the war effort against the Islamic State jihadist group, … More »US defence chief convenes anti-IS war council in Kuw …

    US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter in Kabul, Afghanistan, on February 21, 2015

    New Pentagon chief Ashton Carter will hold talks Monday in Kuwait with top US commanders and diplomats to discuss the war effort against the Islamic State jihadist group, officials said. Carter flew to Kuwait City from Afghanistan on Sunday to chair the extraordinary meeting that will see more than two dozen senior military …

  • Prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak speaks during a press conference in Kuwait city on April 12, 2014
    Kuwait jails opposition leader for insulting ruler AFP - Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Kuwait's appeals court sentenced prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak to two years in jail on Sunday on charges of insulting the Gulf state's ruler, his group … More »Kuwait jails opposition leader for insulting ruler

    Prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak speaks during a press conference in Kuwait city on April 12, 2014

    Kuwait's appeals court sentenced prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak to two years in jail on Sunday on charges of insulting the Gulf state's ruler, his group said. The charges relate to a speech he gave to tens of thousands of demonstrators in October 2012 protesting changes to the electoral law which he said …

  • Headquarters of Kuwait's leading newspaper Al-Watan, one of the largest dailies in the Gulf state, in Kuwait City
    Kuwait court upholds government decision to shut dai … AFP - Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Kuwait's lower court on Wednesday upheld a government decision to shut leading newspaper Al-Watan which has been highly critical of the government, a lawyer for the paper … More »Kuwait court upholds government decision to shut dai …

    Headquarters of Kuwait's leading newspaper Al-Watan, one of the largest dailies in the Gulf state, in Kuwait City

    Kuwait's lower court on Wednesday upheld a government decision to shut leading newspaper Al-Watan which has been highly critical of the government, a lawyer for the paper said. In January, the ministry of commerce and industry revoked the commercial licence of Al-Watan saying it had violated minimum capital requirements …

  • A handout picture released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on February 2, 2015 shows King Salman in the capital, Riyadh
    Saudi king, Qatar emir discuss ties, IS seen on agen … AFP - Tue, Feb 17, 2015

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman held talks in Riyadh Tuesday with Qatar's emir, in what an analyst sees as part of a regional effort to strengthen ties against the Islamic … More »Saudi king, Qatar emir discuss ties, IS seen on agen …

    A handout picture released by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on February 2, 2015 shows King Salman in the capital, Riyadh

    Saudi Arabia's King Salman held talks in Riyadh Tuesday with Qatar's emir, in what an analyst sees as part of a regional effort to strengthen ties against the Islamic State (IS) group. Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani is the latest Gulf leader to visit Riyadh this week, after Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Zayed …

  • Kuwaiti firm to build refinery, petro chemical complex … IANS - Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) The government of Andhra Pradesh will sign a MoU with Kuwait-based Al Qebla Al Watya for a major refinery and petro chemical complex. Al Qebla … More »Kuwaiti firm to build refinery, petro chemical complex …

    Hyderabad, Feb 13 (IANS) The government of Andhra Pradesh will sign a MoU with Kuwait-based Al Qebla Al Watya for a major refinery and petro chemical complex. Al Qebla Al Watya, part of Al Kharafi Group, has significant experience in oil and gas sector, including refineries and petro-chemical complexes. The company has …

  • Prince Charles to tell Saudi king to halt blogger's … Reuters Middle East - Sun, Feb 8, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles will intervene in the case of a jailed Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and urge Saudi Arabia's new king to halt the punishment, the … More »Prince Charles to tell Saudi king to halt blogger's …

    Britain's Prince Charles will intervene in the case of a jailed Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes and urge Saudi Arabia's new king to halt the punishment, the Mail on Sunday newspaper reported. Charles embarked on a six-day tour of the Middle East this weekend beginning in Jordan and is expected to also visit …

  • Zaid Ashkanani accomplishes back-to-back wins in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round 4
    Zaid Ashkanani accomplishes back-to-back wins in Porsche … Sport360 - Sat, Feb 7, 2015

    Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge defending champion Zaid Ashkanani romped home to back-to-back victories in Round 4 over the weekend and considerably slashed the gap to leader … More »Zaid Ashkanani accomplishes back-to-back wins in Porsche …

    Zaid Ashkanani accomplishes back-to-back wins in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Round 4

    Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge defending champion Zaid Ashkanani romped home to back-to-back victories in Round 4 over the weekend and considerably slashed the gap to leader Clemens Schmid. Ahead of the two races in Round 4, Schmid held a 10-point lead over Kuwait’s Ashkanani, found extra pace which Schmid was unable to match. …

  • Rope used to hang Saddam may be auctioned IANS - Fri, Feb 6, 2015

    Baghdad, Feb 6 (IANS) The rope used to hang former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein may be put on auction, with bids starting at $7 million, media reported Friday. According … More »Rope used to hang Saddam may be auctioned

    Baghdad, Feb 6 (IANS) The rope used to hang former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein may be put on auction, with bids starting at $7 million, media reported Friday. According to a report in The Independent, the rope was in the possession of a former Iraqi minister who was tortured thrice by the Saddam regime and it was coveted …

  • Al Kuwait Club terminates Iranian Ghoochan-Nejad's … IANS - Wed, Feb 4, 2015

    Tehran, Feb 4 (IANS) Iran international striker Reza Ghoochan-Nejad has parted company with Al Kuwait football club by mutual consent. More »Al Kuwait Club terminates Iranian Ghoochan-Nejad's …

    Tehran, Feb 4 (IANS) Iran international striker Reza Ghoochan-Nejad has parted company with Al Kuwait football club by mutual consent.

 

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