Kuwait News

  • (From L-R) Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah, UN-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN special humanitarian envoy for the Gulf Abdullah Matouq attend a meeting on March 30, 2015 in Kuwait City
    UN seeks billions for Syria at Kuwait donors' me … AFP - 3 hours ago

    A major UN donors' conference that aims to raise billions of dollars for Syria opens Tuesday in Kuwait with experts warning of a "humanitarian catastrophe" unfolding … More »UN seeks billions for Syria at Kuwait donors' me …

    (From L-R) Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah, UN-Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN special humanitarian envoy for the Gulf Abdullah Matouq attend a meeting on March 30, 2015 in Kuwait City

    A major UN donors' conference that aims to raise billions of dollars for Syria opens Tuesday in Kuwait with experts warning of a "humanitarian catastrophe" unfolding in the war-torn country. The United Nations has launched an appeal to raise $8.4 billion (7.7 billion euros) this year, and hopes to receive major pledges …

  • Syrians dig through the rubble of a building in search of survivors in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, following reported air strikes by regime forces on March 13, 2015
    UN warns of Syria 'catastrophe' as NGOs pledge … AFP - 19 hours ago

    A UN envoy warned Monday of a "horrifying" humanitarian situation brewing in Syria as non-governmental organisations pledged more than $500 million for refugees on the … More »UN warns of Syria 'catastrophe' as NGOs pledge …

    Syrians dig through the rubble of a building in search of survivors in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, following reported air strikes by regime forces on March 13, 2015

    A UN envoy warned Monday of a "horrifying" humanitarian situation brewing in Syria as non-governmental organisations pledged more than $500 million for refugees on the eve of a major donor conference. The United Nations has launched an appeal to raise $8.4 billion for Syria this year and hopes to receive major pledges …

  • Saudi pilot who made history by downing two fighters … Saudi Gazette - Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    The current Saudi-led airstrikes part of Operation Decisive Storm against Houthi rebels in Yemen have brought to memory stories of great courage shown by Saudi Royal … More »Saudi pilot who made history by downing two fighters …

    The current Saudi-led airstrikes part of Operation Decisive Storm against Houthi rebels in Yemen have brought to memory stories of great courage shown by Saudi Royal Air Force pilots during the first Gulf war to liberate Kuwait from the Iraqi occupation under former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein. At 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, …

  • On The Radar, March 30 - April 05: Colombia versus Kuwait and Dubai International Aquatic Championships
    On The Radar, March 30 - April 05: Colombia versus Kuwait … Sport360 - Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    We look at the sporting events lighting up the UAE over the next seven days including Colombia versus Kuwait, Dubai International Aquatic Championships and the Nissan … More »On The Radar, March 30 - April 05: Colombia versus Kuwait …

    On The Radar, March 30 - April 05: Colombia versus Kuwait and Dubai International Aquatic Championships

    We look at the sporting events lighting up the UAE over the next seven days including Colombia versus Kuwait, Dubai International Aquatic Championships and the Nissan Triathlon Festival.

  • Saudi-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Yemen IANS - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Sanaa, March 27 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian-led coalition on Friday launched five more air raids against Shia Houthi positions in Yemen's capital Sanaa and in the northern … More »Saudi-led coalition launches new airstrikes in Yemen

    Sanaa, March 27 (IANS) The Saudi Arabian-led coalition on Friday launched five more air raids against Shia Houthi positions in Yemen's capital Sanaa and in the northern province of Saada, the stronghold of the rebels. According to findings by the Efe news agency, the bombings in Sanaa and its surroundings targeted reserve …

  • Syria expresses "deep concern" over situation … IANS - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Damascus, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has expressed "deep" concern over the situation in Yemen. While Syria stresses the need to respect the sovereignty … More »Syria expresses "deep concern" over situation …

    Damascus, March 27 (IANS) The Syrian Foreign Ministry has expressed "deep" concern over the situation in Yemen. While Syria stresses the need to respect the sovereignty of Yemen and its independence, it calls on all Yemeni parties to embark on a dialogue to reach a political solution that meets the aspiration and will …

  • Minister of Defense Prince Muhammad Bin Salman receives Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Riyadh on Thursday evening. – SPA photo
    Strong Saudi support for ‘Operation Decisive Storm’  … Saudi Gazette - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Saudis took to the Twitter on Thursday in a big way and were united in their support for the operation against the Houthi militia in Yemen. All the tweets expressed … More »Strong Saudi support for ‘Operation Decisive Storm’  …

    Minister of Defense Prince Muhammad Bin Salman receives Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Riyadh on Thursday evening. – SPA photo

    Saudis took to the Twitter on Thursday in a big way and were united in their support for the operation against the Houthi militia in Yemen. All the tweets expressed support of the Hazm Storm (‘Operation Decisive Storm’), which was led by the Kingdom and its allies UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait as well as backed by Pakistan, …

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    King Salman holds phone talks with regional leaders Saudi Gazette - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CUSTODIAN of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman made a series of phone calls to regional leaders amid an ongoing military campaign against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels … More »King Salman holds phone talks with regional leaders

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    CUSTODIAN of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman made a series of phone calls to regional leaders amid an ongoing military campaign against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen, the Saudi Press Agency reported. King Salman made the phone calls to Egyptian President Abdul Fatah El-Sisi, the king of Jordan, emirs of Bahrain, …

  • 24 years between Desert Storm and Decisive Storm ope … Saudi Gazette - Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Two strong military operations started from Saudi territories to protect Saudi and Gulf lands. They are Desert Storm and Decisive Storm which are separated by 24 years. … More »24 years between Desert Storm and Decisive Storm ope …

    Two strong military operations started from Saudi territories to protect Saudi and Gulf lands. They are Desert Storm and Decisive Storm which are separated by 24 years. The first was commanded by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Fahd (May Allah have mercy on his soul) and the current one was announced by Custodian …

  • Kuwaiti deputy prime minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry Abdulmohsen al-Mudej attends a parliament session at Kuwait's national assembly in Kuwait City on March 24, 2015
    Second Kuwaiti minister resigns over grilling AFP - Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Kuwaiti Commerce and Industry Minister Abdulmohsen al-Mudej resigned Wednesday, two days after an MP called for him to be questioned in parliament, the second such case … More »Second Kuwaiti minister resigns over grilling

    Kuwaiti deputy prime minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry Abdulmohsen al-Mudej attends a parliament session at Kuwait's national assembly in Kuwait City on March 24, 2015

    Kuwaiti Commerce and Industry Minister Abdulmohsen al-Mudej resigned Wednesday, two days after an MP called for him to be questioned in parliament, the second such case in as many weeks. The official KUNA news agency said the emir accepted the resignation of Mudej, a liberal, Western-educated minister appointed in January …

  • Falcao & co head to Abu Dhabi for friendly between Colombia and Kuwait
    Falcao & co head to Abu Dhabi for friendly between Colombia … Sport360 - Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado and Inter Milan midfielder Freddy Guarin are among the Cololmbia stars set to grace Abu Dhabi’s … More »Falcao & co head to Abu Dhabi for friendly between Colombia …

    Falcao & co head to Abu Dhabi for friendly between Colombia and Kuwait

    Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao, Chelsea winger Juan Cuadrado and Inter Milan midfielder Freddy Guarin are among the Cololmbia stars set to grace Abu Dhabi’s Zayed Sports City next Monday for an international friendly with Kuwait.

  • Kerala delegation to visit Kuwait over nurses recrui … IANS - Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) A delegation from Kerala will visit Kuwait to discuss about recruitment of Indian nurses, a minister said on Tuesday. State Minister … More »Kerala delegation to visit Kuwait over nurses recrui …

    Thiruvananthapuram, March 24 (IANS) A delegation from Kerala will visit Kuwait to discuss about recruitment of Indian nurses, a minister said on Tuesday. State Minister for Diaspora K.C. Joseph told IANS that he and Minister of Labour Shibhu Baby John held talks over this issue with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday. …

  • Yemen seeks Gulf states' intervention to thwart  … IANS - Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Sanaa, March 24 (IANS) The Yemeni government has called for intervention by the Gulf Arab states to stall the advance of the Shia Houthi rebels in the strife-torn country, … More »Yemen seeks Gulf states' intervention to thwart  …

    Sanaa, March 24 (IANS) The Yemeni government has called for intervention by the Gulf Arab states to stall the advance of the Shia Houthi rebels in the strife-torn country, according to media reports. Yemen's Foreign Minister Riad Yassin confirmed that he had asked the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to intervene, …

  • A view of an earlier protest for the release of jailed opposition leader and former lawmaker Mussallam al-Barrak in Kuwait City on March 9, 2015
    Kuwait riot police break up opposition protest AFP - Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Kuwaiti riot police dispersed hundreds of opposition protesters who rallied Monday to demand the release of political prisoners and press for democratic reforms in the … More »Kuwait riot police break up opposition protest

    A view of an earlier protest for the release of jailed opposition leader and former lawmaker Mussallam al-Barrak in Kuwait City on March 9, 2015

    Kuwaiti riot police dispersed hundreds of opposition protesters who rallied Monday to demand the release of political prisoners and press for democratic reforms in the oil-rich Gulf state. More than 500 activists gathered outside parliament in the capital Kuwait City for the third week in a row after authorities jailed …

  • Kuwait's public prosecutor has said he will not press corruption charges against ex-premier Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, seen here in 2011
    Prosecutor accused of ignoring evidence in Kuwait 'coup … AFP - Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    A senior member of Kuwait's ruling family has accused the public prosecutor of overlooking key evidence when it cleared two former top officials of coup-plotting and … More »Prosecutor accused of ignoring evidence in Kuwait 'coup …

    Kuwait's public prosecutor has said he will not press corruption charges against ex-premier Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, seen here in 2011

    A senior member of Kuwait's ruling family has accused the public prosecutor of overlooking key evidence when it cleared two former top officials of coup-plotting and corruption. Sheikh Ahmad Fahad al-Sabah also vowed to release more information in the case against a former prime minister and the ex-speaker of parliament. …

  • 'Falcao's confidence will be restored on international … IANS - Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Manama, March 22 (IANS) Colombia football team manager Jose Pekerman on Sunday pledged to restore striker Radamel Falcao's diminished confidence when he joins up with … More »'Falcao's confidence will be restored on international …

    Manama, March 22 (IANS) Colombia football team manager Jose Pekerman on Sunday pledged to restore striker Radamel Falcao's diminished confidence when he joins up with his international teammates next week. The Manchester United flop has been named in Pekerman's 24-man squad for Colombia's upcoming games against Bahrain …

  • A refugee woman and children warm up around a fire at a camp housing Syrian families who fled their war torn country, on January 8, 2015 in the village of Wazzani, near the border between Lebanon and Israel
    UN Security Council urges help for Lebanon's Syrian … AFP - Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    The UN Security Council called on the international community Thursday to help Lebanon in its efforts to host more than a million refugees from neighboring Syria. An … More »UN Security Council urges help for Lebanon's Syrian …

    A refugee woman and children warm up around a fire at a camp housing Syrian families who fled their war torn country, on January 8, 2015 in the village of Wazzani, near the border between Lebanon and Israel

    The UN Security Council called on the international community Thursday to help Lebanon in its efforts to host more than a million refugees from neighboring Syria. An estimated 1.18 million Syrians have fled their country's bloody conflict to take refuge in Lebanon, which has struggled to deal with the influx as the war …

  • Saudi cement producers urge govt to lift ban on their … Saudi Gazette - Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Saudi Arabia’s cement producers have again asked the government to lift a three-year-old ban on their exports so they can supply Egypt with six million tons of cement, … More »Saudi cement producers urge govt to lift ban on their …

    Saudi Arabia’s cement producers have again asked the government to lift a three-year-old ban on their exports so they can supply Egypt with six million tons of cement, the chairman of the Gulf Kingdom’s cement makers was quoted on Wednesday as saying. “We are ready to export six million tons of our cement surplus to Egypt …

  • Kuwait's public prosecutor has said he will not press corruption charges against ex-premier Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, seen here in 2011
    Kuwait ex-PM, speaker cleared in 'coup plot' AFP - Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    In April last year, Sheikh Ahmad Fahad al-Sabah, a senior member of the ruling family, presented videotapes allegedly showing former premier Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad … More »Kuwait ex-PM, speaker cleared in 'coup plot'

    Kuwait's public prosecutor has said he will not press corruption charges against ex-premier Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad al-Sabah, seen here in 2011

    In April last year, Sheikh Ahmad Fahad al-Sabah, a senior member of the ruling family, presented videotapes allegedly showing former premier Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and ex-parliament speaker Jassem al-Khorafi planning a coup. Sheikh Ahmad insisted at the time that he had secured a Swiss court ruling that …

  • Three killed in truck bombing near Iraq-Kuwait borde … IANS - Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Baghdad, March 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and seven wounded on Wednesday in a truck bomb explosion near the Iraq-Kuwait border in Iraq's southern province … More »Three killed in truck bombing near Iraq-Kuwait borde …

    Baghdad, March 18 (IANS) At least three people were killed and seven wounded on Wednesday in a truck bomb explosion near the Iraq-Kuwait border in Iraq's southern province of Basra, a security source said. The attack took place in the morning when the booby-trapped truck exploded near a drinking water facility on the …

  • Police find men and women dancing to loud music at party.
    30 arrested in 'debauchery' raid in Kuwait Gulf News - Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Security authorities in Kuwait have arrested 30 people, including 20 young women, for “engaging in acts of debauchery” at a party. The revelers who included 13 Kuwaiti … More »30 arrested in 'debauchery' raid in Kuwait

    Police find men and women dancing to loud music at party.

    Security authorities in Kuwait have arrested 30 people, including 20 young women, for “engaging in acts of debauchery” at a party. The revelers who included 13 Kuwaiti young women, met at the party venue in Kuwait City after they received discreet invitations through their smartphones, a security source told local daily …

  • UAE juniors gear up for GCC Under-15 Golf Championship
    UAE juniors gear up for GCC Under-15 Golf Championsh … Sport360 - Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and hosts UAE. Local knowledge could come in handy for the home team, as they will be targeting a crack at the gross championship … More »UAE juniors gear up for GCC Under-15 Golf Championsh …

    UAE juniors gear up for GCC Under-15 Golf Championship

    Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and hosts UAE. Local knowledge could come in handy for the home team, as they will be targeting a crack at the gross championship after winning the nett title in the inaugural edition at Ghala Golf Club in Muscat in 2014, where they beat Saudi Arabia.

  • Kuwaiti Minister of Electricity, Water and Public Works, Abdulaziz al-Ibrahim (R) speaks on February 12, 2015 during a parliament session in Kuwait City
    Kuwait minister quits after accusing MPs over briber … AFP - Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Kuwait's electricity and water minister resigned on Monday a day after he indirectly accused some lawmakers of accepting bribes to grill him. The cabinet promptly accepted … More »Kuwait minister quits after accusing MPs over briber …

    Kuwaiti Minister of Electricity, Water and Public Works, Abdulaziz al-Ibrahim (R) speaks on February 12, 2015 during a parliament session in Kuwait City

    Kuwait's electricity and water minister resigned on Monday a day after he indirectly accused some lawmakers of accepting bribes to grill him. The cabinet promptly accepted the resignation of Abdulaziz al-Ibraheem, who also held the public works ministry, a statement quoted State Minister for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad …

  • Around four million Syrians have fled abroad to refugee camps, such as this UN-run establishment at Zaatari, on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital Amman, on January 11, 2015
    Kuwait meet aims to raise billions in aid for Syria AFP - Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    As many as 78 nations and 40 international organisations will attend the third donors conference aimed at raising billions of dollars for war-torn Syria, host country … More »Kuwait meet aims to raise billions in aid for Syria

    Around four million Syrians have fled abroad to refugee camps, such as this UN-run establishment at Zaatari, on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital Amman, on January 11, 2015

    As many as 78 nations and 40 international organisations will attend the third donors conference aimed at raising billions of dollars for war-torn Syria, host country Kuwait said Monday. The March 31 gathering at foreign ministers level will be opened by Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and UN Secretary General Ban …

  • Nasser Al Attiyah drives closer to overhauling Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s records
    Nasser Al Attiyah drives closer to overhauling Mohammed … Sport360 - Mon, Mar 16, 2015

    Qatar’s Nasser Al Attiyah is closing in on one of Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s long-standing Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) records, for the most number of wins in the … More »Nasser Al Attiyah drives closer to overhauling Mohammed …

    Nasser Al Attiyah drives closer to overhauling Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s records

    Qatar’s Nasser Al Attiyah is closing in on one of Mohammed Ben Sulayem’s long-standing Middle East Rally Championship (MERC) records, for the most number of wins in the regional series. Ben Sulayem has the most number of wins at 60, unchallenged since 2002 when the Emirati discontinued competitive rallying to concentrate …

 

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