Kuwait News

  • Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah attends the Organization of Islamic Corporation (OIC) summit at the Bayan palace in Kuwait City, on May 27, 2015
    Kuwait emir asks Muslim states to increase extremism … AFP - 4 hours ago

    Muslim countries must increase measures to fight extremism, Kuwait's emir said Wednesday, at the start of a conference aimed at combatting the spread of jihadist organisations … More »Kuwait emir asks Muslim states to increase extremism …

    Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah attends the Organization of Islamic Corporation (OIC) summit at the Bayan palace in Kuwait City, on May 27, 2015

    Muslim countries must increase measures to fight extremism, Kuwait's emir said Wednesday, at the start of a conference aimed at combatting the spread of jihadist organisations such as the Islamic State group. "We are required to intensify efforts with the world to combat terrorism being waged by terrorist organisations," …

  • Germany defeats Thailand to win the 7th Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament
    Germany defeats Thailand to win the 7th Fazza International … Sport360 - Thu, May 21, 2015

    The 7th Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament drew to a close yesterday as Germany won their maiden title by emerging victorious in the final match held … More »Germany defeats Thailand to win the 7th Fazza International …

    Germany defeats Thailand to win the 7th Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament

    The 7th Fazza International Wheelchair Basketball Tournament drew to a close yesterday as Germany won their maiden title by emerging victorious in the final match held against Thailand, with a score of 58-49. The 5-day tournament took place at Al Ahli Club in cooperation with the General Authority for Youth and Sports …

  • China bids for 2019 Military World Games IANS - Thu, May 21, 2015

    Kuwait City, May 21 (IANS) China's military delegation made here on Wednesday its presentation to bid for the 2019 Military World Games, a media report said on Thursday. … More »China bids for 2019 Military World Games

    Kuwait City, May 21 (IANS) China's military delegation made here on Wednesday its presentation to bid for the 2019 Military World Games, a media report said on Thursday. In his presentation report, Ma Kaiping, head of the Chinese military delegation, said China is one of world's most ancient civilizations, and the fastest …

  • Kuwaiti opposition leader and former MP Musallam al-Barrak celebrates among his supporters as he leaves the  appeals court in Kuwait City on April 22, 2013
    Amnesty condemns conviction of Kuwait opposition lea … AFP - Tue, May 19, 2015

    Amnesty International on Tuesday condemned a Kuwaiti court ruling to uphold a two-year jail term against opposition leader and former parliamentarian Musallam al-Barrak … More »Amnesty condemns conviction of Kuwait opposition lea …

    Kuwaiti opposition leader and former MP Musallam al-Barrak celebrates among his supporters as he leaves the  appeals court in Kuwait City on April 22, 2013

    Amnesty International on Tuesday condemned a Kuwaiti court ruling to uphold a two-year jail term against opposition leader and former parliamentarian Musallam al-Barrak for insulting the emir. "Kuwait's authorities should ensure his conviction and sentence are quashed and that he is not returned to prison," said the London-based …

  • Yemeni men run for cover as smoke billows following reported air strikes in Sanaa, on May 10, 2015
    Kuwait MPs reject minister's grilling over Yemen … AFP - Tue, May 19, 2015

    Parliament on Tuesday rejected a demand by a Shiite MP to question the foreign minister over Kuwait's participation in Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite Huthi rebels … More »Kuwait MPs reject minister's grilling over Yemen …

    Yemeni men run for cover as smoke billows following reported air strikes in Sanaa, on May 10, 2015

    Parliament on Tuesday rejected a demand by a Shiite MP to question the foreign minister over Kuwait's participation in Saudi-led air strikes against Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen. A majority of lawmakers approved Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Sabah's stand that questioning on the Yemen war would breach the constitution. …

  • Kuwaiti opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak speaks to reporters in Kuwait City, on February 22, 2015
    Kuwait court upholds opposition leader jail sentence AFP - Mon, May 18, 2015

    Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld a two-year jail sentence against prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak for insulting the emir, his group said. "The … More »Kuwait court upholds opposition leader jail sentence

    Kuwaiti opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak speaks to reporters in Kuwait City, on February 22, 2015

    Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld a two-year jail sentence against prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak for insulting the emir, his group said. "The supreme court upheld the two-year jail term against Barrak," the Popular Action Movement (PAM) said on its Twitter account, adding that the former lawmaker, …

  • US President Barack Obama (C) poses with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council during a summit meeting at Camp David in Maryland on May 14, 2015
    Gulf nations say reassured by Obama's 'ironclad' … AFP - Sat, May 16, 2015

    Gulf nations were reassured by a pledge from US President Barack Obama that Washington would stand by them despite its overtures to Iran, a senior Arab official said … More »Gulf nations say reassured by Obama's 'ironclad' …

    US President Barack Obama (C) poses with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council during a summit meeting at Camp David in Maryland on May 14, 2015

    Gulf nations were reassured by a pledge from US President Barack Obama that Washington would stand by them despite its overtures to Iran, a senior Arab official said Friday. "We're very happy the outcome of the results disappointed pundits, and exceeded beyond most expectations," said Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg, assistant secretary …

  • Persian Gulf states support 'verifiable' Iran … IANS - Fri, May 15, 2015

    Washington, May 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that the officials of the six Arab Persian Gulf nations with whom he met expressed to him their support for … More »Persian Gulf states support 'verifiable' Iran …

    Washington, May 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has said that the officials of the six Arab Persian Gulf nations with whom he met expressed to him their support for a nuclear agreement with Iran that is "comprehensive and verifiable", adding that none of them is seeking an endless confrontation with Tehran. Obama made …

  • Obama seeks to reassure Gulf allies on Iran, security … Reuters Middle East - Thu, May 14, 2015

    (Repeats with no change in content) By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek to convince Gulf allies including … More »Obama seeks to reassure Gulf allies on Iran, security …

    (Repeats with no change in content) By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek to convince Gulf allies including Saudi Arabia on Thursday that the United States is committed to their security despite deep concern among Arab leaders about U.S. efforts to broker …

  • India's Gagan Toor suggests winning name for Mercury … IANS - Thu, May 14, 2015

    Washington, May 14 (IANS) Enheduanna, the name suggested by Gagan Toor of India, is one of the winners of a contest to name five new craters on the planet Mercury. Toor … More »India's Gagan Toor suggests winning name for Mercury …

    Washington, May 14 (IANS) Enheduanna, the name suggested by Gagan Toor of India, is one of the winners of a contest to name five new craters on the planet Mercury. Toor chose the name after Enheduanna, a princess of the Sumerian city of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Kuwait), the first known poet and author, …

  • Saudi King Salman (R) walks alongside US President Barack Obama (C) and First Lady Michelle Obama at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on January 27, 2015
    Saudi king's US absence signals discontent with Iran … AFP - Tue, May 12, 2015

    Discontent with American policy toward Iran is behind the last-minute pullout by Saudi King Salman from a summit with US President Barack Obama this week, analysts say. … More »Saudi king's US absence signals discontent with Iran …

    Saudi King Salman (R) walks alongside US President Barack Obama (C) and First Lady Michelle Obama at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh on January 27, 2015

    Discontent with American policy toward Iran is behind the last-minute pullout by Saudi King Salman from a summit with US President Barack Obama this week, analysts say. Obama invited Salman along with five other Gulf rulers to the White House on Wednesday followed by a retreat the following day at Camp David. He hopes …

  • Summit explores increased opportunities for women IANS - Sat, May 9, 2015

    New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Federation Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE) in collaboration with the Indo-African-Arab Women Chamber of Commerce on Saturday hosted the … More »Summit explores increased opportunities for women

    New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The Federation Indian Women Entrepreneurs (FIWE) in collaboration with the Indo-African-Arab Women Chamber of Commerce on Saturday hosted the 5th International Women Entrepreneurs Summit here on Saturday. More than 100 nations, including from middle east and African region, participated in the …

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman during a meeting in Riyadh, on May 7, 2015
    Kerry attempts to reassure Gulf ministers in Paris m … AFP - Fri, May 8, 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met Gulf foreign ministers in Paris on Friday ahead of a summit in which President Barack Obama will seek to reassure the Arab monarchies … More »Kerry attempts to reassure Gulf ministers in Paris m …

    US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) shakes hands with Saudi Arabia's King Salman during a meeting in Riyadh, on May 7, 2015

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met Gulf foreign ministers in Paris on Friday ahead of a summit in which President Barack Obama will seek to reassure the Arab monarchies over his Iran policy. Fresh from a trip to Riyadh where he urged a ceasefire in Yemen, Kerry met foreign ministers from the six members of the Gulf Cooperation …

  • France supports GCC intervention in Yemen IANS - Tue, May 5, 2015

    Riyadh, May 5 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday expressed his support for the Saudi-led Arab military intervention in Yemen and reiterated France's … More »France supports GCC intervention in Yemen

    Riyadh, May 5 (IANS) French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday expressed his support for the Saudi-led Arab military intervention in Yemen and reiterated France's commitment to stand by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He also said he understood the fears around Iran's divisive regional influence and nuclear programme. …

  • Kerala targets Arab market with biodiversity, ayurve … IANS - Tue, May 5, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Lush green flora, placid backwaters, monsoon downpour and ayurveda were the main themes of the Kerala Tourism pavilion which welcomed … More »Kerala targets Arab market with biodiversity, ayurve …

    Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Lush green flora, placid backwaters, monsoon downpour and ayurveda were the main themes of the Kerala Tourism pavilion which welcomed visitors at the Arabian Travel Market 2015, being held at the Dubai World Trade Center. Kerala Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar said Saudi Arabia was the …

  • A Yemeni woman in Taez on May 4, 2015, as she reportedly presents herself to join the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi
    Gulf leaders gather amid growing concern over Yemen AFP - Tue, May 5, 2015

    French President Francois Hollande will become the first Western leader to sit in on the Sunni-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, which is also expected to air … More »Gulf leaders gather amid growing concern over Yemen

    A Yemeni woman in Taez on May 4, 2015, as she reportedly presents herself to join the Popular Resistance Committees loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi

    French President Francois Hollande will become the first Western leader to sit in on the Sunni-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council meeting, which is also expected to air concerns over a potential final nuclear deal with Shiite Iran. The Riyadh summit brings together leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia …

  • Joshna loses, takes bronze in squash championships IANS - Mon, May 4, 2015

    Kuwait, May 4 (IANS) Joshna Chinnappa went down 6-11, 9-11, 7-11, to World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia in the semi-finals but secured a bronze medal in the Asian Senior … More »Joshna loses, takes bronze in squash championships

    Kuwait, May 4 (IANS) Joshna Chinnappa went down 6-11, 9-11, 7-11, to World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia in the semi-finals but secured a bronze medal in the Asian Senior Individual Squash Championship here on Monday.

  • UAE National Ladies Golf Team wins Silver at GCC Golf Championship in Kuwait
    UAE National Ladies Golf Team wins Silver at GCC Golf … Sport360 - Sun, May 3, 2015

    The UAE National Golf Teams traveled to Kuwait to compete in the 2015 GCC Golf Championships. The UAE had three different teams competing in three different divisions. … More »UAE National Ladies Golf Team wins Silver at GCC Golf …

    UAE National Ladies Golf Team wins Silver at GCC Golf Championship in Kuwait

    The UAE National Golf Teams traveled to Kuwait to compete in the 2015 GCC Golf Championships. The UAE had three different teams competing in three different divisions. The UAE National Ladies Team won the Silver Medal in the Team Gross Division and Abdullah Al Qubaisi placed third in the Individual Gross Category. Leading …

  • Squash: Joshna in semis, Dipika loses IANS - Sun, May 3, 2015

    Kuwait, May 3 (IANS) Joshna Chinappa eased into the semi-finals in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship here on Sunday while fellow-Indian and much fancied … More »Squash: Joshna in semis, Dipika loses

    Kuwait, May 3 (IANS) Joshna Chinappa eased into the semi-finals in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship here on Sunday while fellow-Indian and much fancied second seed Dipika Pallikal crashed out.

  • Squash: Dipika, Joshna among last 8 IANS - Sat, May 2, 2015

    Kuwait, May 2 (IANS) Second seed Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa entered the quarter-finals in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship here on Saturday. More »Squash: Dipika, Joshna among last 8

    Kuwait, May 2 (IANS) Second seed Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa entered the quarter-finals in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship here on Saturday.

  • Indians advance in Asian squash IANS - Fri, May 1, 2015

    Kuwait, May 1 (IANS) Indians made a good start to their campaign in the Asian senior individual squash championship here on Friday with three of them who made their appearance … More »Indians advance in Asian squash

    Kuwait, May 1 (IANS) Indians made a good start to their campaign in the Asian senior individual squash championship here on Friday with three of them who made their appearance - Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu Aand Mahesh Mangaonkar - moving to the third round.

  • Former Kuwaiti Islamist Waleed al-Tabtabai has been arrested for "spreading false news"
    Kuwait arrests ex-lawmaker over Iran tweet AFP - Fri, May 1, 2015

    Kuwait on Friday arrested a former opposition lawmaker for alleging Iran was pressuring the oil-rich emirate to change the crown prince, the government and relatives … More »Kuwait arrests ex-lawmaker over Iran tweet

    Former Kuwaiti Islamist Waleed al-Tabtabai has been arrested for "spreading false news"

    Kuwait on Friday arrested a former opposition lawmaker for alleging Iran was pressuring the oil-rich emirate to change the crown prince, the government and relatives said. The interior ministry said Waleed al-Tabtabai had been "arrested on the orders of the public prosecution for spreading false news about the internal …

  • Norway is to increase aid to Syrian refugees and send another boat to patrol the Mediterranean
    Norway increases aid to Syrian refugees, migrants AFP - Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Norway said Thursday it would increase its financial aid to Syrian refugees to nearly 120 million euros ($134 million) and would send another vessel to help patrol the … More »Norway increases aid to Syrian refugees, migrants

    Norway is to increase aid to Syrian refugees and send another boat to patrol the Mediterranean

    Norway said Thursday it would increase its financial aid to Syrian refugees to nearly 120 million euros ($134 million) and would send another vessel to help patrol the Mediterranean. In the government's spring budget bill to be presented on May 12, humanitarian aid to refugees in Syria and neighbouring countries will be …

  • Kuwait deports political activist to Saudi Arabia - local … Reuters Middle East - Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Kuwait has deported a prominent activist to Saudi Arabia after withdrawing his Kuwaiti citizenship last year, local media reported, a move he and other opposition … More »Kuwait deports political activist to Saudi Arabia - local …

    Kuwait has deported a prominent activist to Saudi Arabia after withdrawing his Kuwaiti citizenship last year, local media reported, a move he and other opposition figures said was politically motivated. The Kuwaiti government last year ordered a crackdown on people suspected of trying to "undermine the stability" of …

  • Kuwait orders bail for prominent opposition leader
    Kuwait orders bail for prominent opposition leader Al Jazeera - Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Supreme court orders Musallam al-Barrak to be released ahead of court appearance on charges of insulting the emir. More »Kuwait orders bail for prominent opposition leader

    Kuwait orders bail for prominent opposition leader

    Supreme court orders Musallam al-Barrak to be released ahead of court appearance on charges of insulting the emir.