Kuwait News

  • Kuwait charges 'terror cell tied to Iran and Hezbollah'
    Kuwait charges 'terror cell tied to Iran and Hez … Al Jazeera - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Twenty-five Kuwaitis and one Iranian accused of plotting attacks and spying in Gulf state amid rising tension with Iran. More »Kuwait charges 'terror cell tied to Iran and Hez …

    Kuwait charges 'terror cell tied to Iran and Hezbollah'

    Twenty-five Kuwaitis and one Iranian accused of plotting attacks and spying in Gulf state amid rising tension with Iran.

  • A Kuwaiti special forces vehicle pictured outside the constitutional court in Kuwait City on August 4, 2015
    Kuwait charges 24 'linked to Iran' with plotting … AFP - Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Kuwait on Tuesday charged 24 people suspected of links to Iran and Shiite militia group Hezbollah with plotting attacks against the Gulf state, prosecutors said. The … More »Kuwait charges 24 'linked to Iran' with plotting …

    A Kuwaiti special forces vehicle pictured outside the constitutional court in Kuwait City on August 4, 2015

    Kuwait on Tuesday charged 24 people suspected of links to Iran and Shiite militia group Hezbollah with plotting attacks against the Gulf state, prosecutors said. The men were charged with "spying for the Islamic republic of Iran and Hezbollah to carry out aggressive acts against the State of Kuwait" by smuggling in and …

  • Kuwait and Iran were on relatively good terms for years until the Gulf state this month broke up a "terrorist cell" and seized large quantities of weapons and explosives
    Iran is 'true enemy' of Gulf Arabs: Kuwaiti  … AFP - Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    A senior Kuwaiti lawmaker on Sunday described Iran as the "true enemy" of Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab states, in a sign of growing tensions with the Shiite power. "It has … More »Iran is 'true enemy' of Gulf Arabs: Kuwaiti  …

    Kuwait and Iran were on relatively good terms for years until the Gulf state this month broke up a "terrorist cell" and seized large quantities of weapons and explosives

    A senior Kuwaiti lawmaker on Sunday described Iran as the "true enemy" of Sunni-ruled Gulf Arab states, in a sign of growing tensions with the Shiite power. "It has become clear to all that Iran is an enemy plotting to swallow up our states and resources and is the true enemy of the region," Hamad al-Harashani, the head …

  • Didn't discuss CBI probe on Louis Berger with Modi: … IANS - Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) The issue of handing over the Louis Berger bribery case to the CBI did not come up during an interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Goa … More »Didn't discuss CBI probe on Louis Berger with Modi: …

    Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) The issue of handing over the Louis Berger bribery case to the CBI did not come up during an interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Thursday. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of a post-cabinet media briefing at the state secretariat, Parsekar …

  • Aaqib Javed targets UAE Under-19 win over Nepal in ACC Premier League opener
    Aaqib Javed targets UAE Under-19 win over Nepal in ACC … Sport360 - Thu, Aug 27, 2015

    UAE Under-19 coach Aaqib Javed believes his team must beat Nepal in their ACC Premier League opener if they want to achieve their target of a top-two finish. After an … More »Aaqib Javed targets UAE Under-19 win over Nepal in ACC …

    Aaqib Javed targets UAE Under-19 win over Nepal in ACC Premier League opener

    UAE Under-19 coach Aaqib Javed believes his team must beat Nepal in their ACC Premier League opener if they want to achieve their target of a top-two finish. After an intense three-week training period at the Dubai Sports City-based ICC Academy, his 14-man squad arrived in Malaysia on Wednesday for the six-team 50-over …

  • No immediate blacklisting of Louis Berger: Goa minis … IANS - Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) Goa PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Tuesday ruled out immediate 'blacklisting' of consultancy firm Louis Berger indicted in an international bribery … More »No immediate blacklisting of Louis Berger: Goa minis …

    Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) Goa PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar on Tuesday ruled out immediate 'blacklisting' of consultancy firm Louis Berger indicted in an international bribery scandal, saying such a step would only be taken after the police probe is complete. A new director had been appointed for the Rs.1,031 crore Japan International …

  • How Lebanon's rubbish spurred a budding revolution
    Gulf countries issue travel warnings for Lebanon Al Jazeera - Tue, Aug 25, 2015

    Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia issue warnings after escalation of protests that began over uncollected rubbish. More »Gulf countries issue travel warnings for Lebanon

    How Lebanon's rubbish spurred a budding revolution

    Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia issue warnings after escalation of protests that began over uncollected rubbish.

  • Gang blackmailing women online busted Saudi Gazette - Mon, Aug 24, 2015

     Authorities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Palestine arrested 14 individuals accused of blackmailing women from Gulf countries by using fake social media accounts named … More »Gang blackmailing women online busted

     Authorities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Palestine arrested 14 individuals accused of blackmailing women from Gulf countries by using fake social media accounts named after popular celebrities and important figures. Former representative for Arab Union Anti-Forgery and Money Laundering, Minahi Al-Thifairy, said the individuals …

  • Syrian Kurdish militia expands with its territory Reuters Middle East - Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    * Group says it now has 40,000 fighters * Has signed up thousands in recent months * Says it controls large area of northern Syria By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Aug 14 (Reuters) … More »Syrian Kurdish militia expands with its territory

    * Group says it now has 40,000 fighters * Has signed up thousands in recent months * Says it controls large area of northern Syria By Tom Perry BEIRUT, Aug 14 (Reuters) - A Kurdish militia that has captured swathes of northern Syria from Islamic State has signed up thousands of fighters in recent months as it seeks …

  • Kuwait uncovers 'terror' cell's giant arms cache
    Kuwait uncovers 'terror' cell's giant arms … Al Jazeera - Fri, Aug 14, 2015

    Authorities say they arrested three members of "terrorist" cell and seized huge amounts of arms smuggled from Iraq. More »Kuwait uncovers 'terror' cell's giant arms …

    Kuwait uncovers 'terror' cell's giant arms cache

    Authorities say they arrested three members of "terrorist" cell and seized huge amounts of arms smuggled from Iraq.

  • A photo released by the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA on August 13, 2015, shows Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Khaled al-Sabah (C) alongside a policeman looking at seized weapons in Kuwait City
    Kuwait breaks ups 'terror' cell AFP - Thu, Aug 13, 2015

    Kuwait has broken up a new three-member "terror" cell and seized large amounts of weapons, ammunition and explosives, the interior ministry said on Thursday. Three Kuwaiti … More »Kuwait breaks ups 'terror' cell

    A photo released by the Kuwaiti news agency KUNA on August 13, 2015, shows Interior Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Khaled al-Sabah (C) alongside a policeman looking at seized weapons in Kuwait City

    Kuwait has broken up a new three-member "terror" cell and seized large amounts of weapons, ammunition and explosives, the interior ministry said on Thursday. Three Kuwaiti citizens were arrested and have confessed to joining a "terror" group, a statement said. Security forces seized "19 tonnes of ammunition" as well as …

  • PLC go ahead with scheduled Arabian Gulf Super Cup clash despite Gulf Cup confusion
    PLC go ahead with scheduled Arabian Gulf Super Cup clash … Sport360 - Wed, Aug 12, 2015

    The Pro League Committee has confirmed the Arabian Gulf Super Cup will kick off the domestic campaign as scheduled on Saturday, though no declaration has yet been made … More »PLC go ahead with scheduled Arabian Gulf Super Cup clash …

    PLC go ahead with scheduled Arabian Gulf Super Cup clash despite Gulf Cup confusion

    The Pro League Committee has confirmed the Arabian Gulf Super Cup will kick off the domestic campaign as scheduled on Saturday, though no declaration has yet been made about the other competitions. The organising body has been left in limbo by political infighting in Kuwait about whether last week’s sanctioned request …

  • A Kuwaiti special forces vehicle is parked outside the constitutional court in Kuwait City on August 4, 2015
    Kuwait court frees 11 suspects in Shiite mosque atta … AFP - Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    A Kuwaiti court trying 29 suspects in a deadly bomb attack on a Shiite mosque freed 11 defendants Thursday, while the main accused said he had been told worshippers would … More »Kuwait court frees 11 suspects in Shiite mosque atta …

    A Kuwaiti special forces vehicle is parked outside the constitutional court in Kuwait City on August 4, 2015

    A Kuwaiti court trying 29 suspects in a deadly bomb attack on a Shiite mosque freed 11 defendants Thursday, while the main accused said he had been told worshippers would not be harmed. Of the 29 initial suspects, five have gone on trial in absentia. Abdulrahman Sabah Saud, the main suspect, renewed his confession at …

  • Palestine-Kuwait relations: 'Ice has started to melt'
    Palestine-Kuwait relations: 'Ice has started to  … Al Jazeera - Thu, Aug 6, 2015

    On the 25th anniversary of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, Palestinians reflect on how the war affected their community. More »Palestine-Kuwait relations: 'Ice has started to  …

    Palestine-Kuwait relations: 'Ice has started to melt'

    On the 25th anniversary of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, Palestinians reflect on how the war affected their community.

  • Kuwaiti security forces gather 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 mosque attack suspect admits being in IS AFP - Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The main suspect in a deadly attack on a Kuwaiti Shiite mosque in June confessed in court on Tuesday to being in the jihadist Islamic State group. Abdulrahman Sabah … More »Kuwait mosque attack suspect admits being in IS

    Kuwaiti security forces gather 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 main suspect in a deadly attack on a Kuwaiti Shiite mosque in June confessed in court on Tuesday to being in the jihadist Islamic State group. Abdulrahman Sabah Saud told the first hearing of the trial of 22 men and seven women that he joined IS just a day before the June 26 suicide bombing that killed 26 people and …

  • Iraq-Kuwait war trauma is 'like an open wound'
    Iraq-Kuwait war trauma is 'like an open wound … Al Jazeera - Tue, Aug 4, 2015

    The 25th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion has brought painful memories back to the surface for many Kuwaitis. More »Iraq-Kuwait war trauma is 'like an open wound …

    Iraq-Kuwait war trauma is 'like an open wound'

    The 25th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion has brought painful memories back to the surface for many Kuwaitis.

  • Louis Berger case: Former India head arrested for gr … IANS - Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Louis Berger group's former vice president Satyakam Mohanty was arrested here on Monday by the Crime Branch for paying off Goa politicians and officials … More »Louis Berger case: Former India head arrested for gr …

    Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Louis Berger group's former vice president Satyakam Mohanty was arrested here on Monday by the Crime Branch for paying off Goa politicians and officials in 2010 while he was serving as the head of the international consultancy firm in India. Mohanty, who resides in Gurgaon in the National Capital Region, …

  • 2 infiltrators held on Kuwait border Saudi Gazette - Mon, Aug 3, 2015

    Border guards arrested two infiltrators as they tried to illegally leave the Kingdom across the Kuwaiti border. Spokesman for the Border Guard in the Eastern Province … More »2 infiltrators held on Kuwait border

    Border guards arrested two infiltrators as they tried to illegally leave the Kingdom across the Kuwaiti border. Spokesman for the Border Guard in the Eastern Province Capt. Omar Al-Aklabi said guards arrested the two infiltrators near Al-Khafji Governorate as they tried to cross the border on foot. Al-Aklabi added that …

  • The day Kuwait would rather forget
    The day Kuwait would rather forget Al Jazeera - Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    As regional turmoil surrounds them, Kuwaitis are quietly marking the 25th anniversary of Iraq's invasion. More »The day Kuwait would rather forget

    The day Kuwait would rather forget

    As regional turmoil surrounds them, Kuwaitis are quietly marking the 25th anniversary of Iraq's invasion.

  • Arrest Louis Berger officials for offering bribes: C … IANS - Thu, Jul 30, 2015

    Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Former Louis Berger officials who allegedly bribed Goa politicians should be arrested for corruption, leader of opposition Pratapsing Rane said … More »Arrest Louis Berger officials for offering bribes: C …

    Panaji, July 30 (IANS) Former Louis Berger officials who allegedly bribed Goa politicians should be arrested for corruption, leader of opposition Pratapsing Rane said in the Goa legislative assembly on Thursday. "If some Tom, Dick or Harry from Louis Berger makes such remarks, catch those rascals. Former senior officials …

  • Kuwait: Class of 1990
    Kuwait: Class of 1990 Al Jazeera - Wed, Jul 29, 2015

    Former classmates separated during Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 reunite decades later. More »Kuwait: Class of 1990

    Kuwait: Class of 1990

    Former classmates separated during Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 reunite decades later.

  • Louis Berger probe: Alemao appears before crime bran … IANS - Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    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 …