Kuwait News

  • 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.

  • Kuwait's opposition leader and former MP, Mussallam al-Barrak greeted by supporters in February
    Kuwait top court orders bail for opposition leader AFP - Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Kuwait's supreme court on Monday ordered prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak released on bail as it considers charges against him of insulting the emir, his … More »Kuwait top court orders bail for opposition leader

    Kuwait's opposition leader and former MP, Mussallam al-Barrak greeted by supporters in February

    Kuwait's supreme court on Monday ordered prominent opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak released on bail as it considers charges against him of insulting the emir, his group said. A Kuwaiti appeals court in February sentenced Barrak to two years in prison on the charges, and he began serving the sentence on March 1.  …

  • CBI to seek Interpol's help in nurses' job scam … IANS - Mon, Apr 20, 2015

    Kochi, April 20 (IANS) The CBI will seek the assistance of Interpol to bring back a key accused in the Rs.200-crore Kuwait nurses job scam, said a CBI official. The … More »CBI to seek Interpol's help in nurses' job scam …

    Kochi, April 20 (IANS) The CBI will seek the assistance of Interpol to bring back a key accused in the Rs.200-crore Kuwait nurses job scam, said a CBI official. The CBI had asked Uthup Varghese, who owns the agency which recruited nurses for Kuwait, to appear before the agency Monday. "Now that he has not presented before …

  • Kochi nursing job scam runs into Rs.200 crore: CBI IANS - Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Kochi, April 18 (IANS) The CBI has estimated that the Kochi nursing employment scam runs into nearly Rs.200 crore. A Central Bureau of Investigation source told IANS … More »Kochi nursing job scam runs into Rs.200 crore: CBI

    Kochi, April 18 (IANS) The CBI has estimated that the Kochi nursing employment scam runs into nearly Rs.200 crore. A Central Bureau of Investigation source told IANS that a Kochi-based agency, for some time recruiting nurses for Kuwait, was collecting from them Rs.19.5 lakh each instead of the service charge of Rs.19,500. …

  • Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid on the pace in Bahrain GT3 practice
    Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid on the pace in Bahrain … Sport360 - Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid was on the pace in first free practice for the final two rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at Bahrain International … More »Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid on the pace in Bahrain …

    Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid on the pace in Bahrain GT3 practice

    Al Nabooda Racing’s Clemens Schmid was on the pace in first free practice for the final two rounds of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East at Bahrain International Circuit on Friday evening. The season finale is being held as part of a support race of the Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix where Schmid is hoping …

  • Obama to meet with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders May … Reuters Middle East - Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House on May 13 and at the presidential … More »Obama to meet with Gulf Cooperation Council leaders May …

    WASHINGTON, April 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with leaders from Gulf Cooperation Council countries at the White House on May 13 and at the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland the following day, the White House said on Friday. The summit, to include leaders from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, …

  • Kerala court rejects PoE's anticipatory bail ple … IANS - Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Kochi, April 17 (IANS) A court in Kerala on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Protector of Emigrants (PoE) L. Adolfus in an alleged scam pertaining to recruitment … More »Kerala court rejects PoE's anticipatory bail ple …

    Kochi, April 17 (IANS) A court in Kerala on Friday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of Protector of Emigrants (PoE) L. Adolfus in an alleged scam pertaining to recruitment of nurses to Kuwait, said a CBI source. Following the rejection of the anticipatory bail plea, Adolfus can be arrested, the source added. The PoE …

  • 136 Bangladeshis evacuated from Yemen IANS - Fri, Apr 17, 2015

    Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) As many as 136 Bangladeshis have been further evacuated from Yemen, bringing the total number of evacuees to 496, media reported on Friday. The … More »136 Bangladeshis evacuated from Yemen

    Dhaka, April 17 (IANS) As many as 136 Bangladeshis have been further evacuated from Yemen, bringing the total number of evacuees to 496, media reported on Friday. The foreign ministry, in a statement, said an Indian Navy ship took them to Djibouti on Thursday, bdnews24 reported. Bangladesh is operating a repatriation …

  • Clemens Schmid leads as Al Nabooda Racing close in on Porsche GT3 Cup title double
    Clemens Schmid leads as Al Nabooda Racing close in on … Sport360 - Thu, Apr 16, 2015

    Clemens Schmid plans to lead by example and put titles to the back of his mind as Al Nabooda Racing look to underline their dominance of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge … More »Clemens Schmid leads as Al Nabooda Racing close in on …

    Clemens Schmid leads as Al Nabooda Racing close in on Porsche GT3 Cup title double

    Clemens Schmid plans to lead by example and put titles to the back of his mind as Al Nabooda Racing look to underline their dominance of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Middle East this weekend in Bahrain. Closing in on a third successive team crown, the defending champions head into the final two races of the season carrying …

  • Gambhir donates Rs.4 lakh to cash-strapped ice hockey … IANS - Tue, Apr 14, 2015

    Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday donated Rs.4 lakh to help the cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team in their quest … More »Gambhir donates Rs.4 lakh to cash-strapped ice hockey …

    Kolkata, April 14 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Gautam Gambhir on Tuesday donated Rs.4 lakh to help the cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team in their quest for participation in the 2015 Challenge Cup of Asia in Kuwait. The ice hockey team is faced with a financial crisis going into the tournament and has …

  • Yemeni Prime Ministr Khaled Bahah looks on during a 2014 parliamentary session in Sanaa
    Yemen's premier sworn in as vice president in ex … AFP - Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Yemen's Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was sworn in as vice president on Monday at the country's embassy in Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition pressed on with its air campaign … More »Yemen's premier sworn in as vice president in ex …

    Yemeni Prime Ministr Khaled Bahah looks on during a 2014 parliamentary session in Sanaa

    Yemen's Prime Minister Khaled Bahah was sworn in as vice president on Monday at the country's embassy in Riyadh, as a Saudi-led coalition pressed on with its air campaign against Yemeni rebels. Bahah was sworn in in front of exiled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, a day after his appointment, Saudi official state news …

  • Cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team seeks help IANS - Wed, Apr 8, 2015

    New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team has resorted to crowd funding via social media to participate in an upcoming international tournament. … More »Cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team seeks help

    New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The cash-strapped Indian ice hockey team has resorted to crowd funding via social media to participate in an upcoming international tournament. Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) has launched a campaign on Twitter to raise funds using the hashtag #SupportIceHockey and setting up a website …

  • Obama, in calls with Middle East leaders, makes case … Reuters Middle East - Sat, Apr 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday spoke with the leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to share details on … More »Obama, in calls with Middle East leaders, makes case …

    WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday spoke with the leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to share details on the framework agreement reached with Iran, the White House said in a statement. Obama also invited the leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council to meet with …

  • #360Podcast: Is Falcao off to Valencia? Can Kluivert guide Curacao to WC 2018?
    #360Podcast: Is Falcao off to Valencia? Can Kluivert … Sport360 - Fri, Apr 3, 2015

    Sport360 have launched a new podcast with the latest debates and topical issues from the world of sport. Our inaugural podcast includes an interview with Falcao after … More »#360Podcast: Is Falcao off to Valencia? Can Kluivert …

    #360Podcast: Is Falcao off to Valencia? Can Kluivert guide Curacao to WC 2018?

    Sport360 have launched a new podcast with the latest debates and topical issues from the world of sport. Our inaugural podcast includes an interview with Falcao after Monday night’s game against Kuwait. Can Colombia's all-time record goal scorer recapture his form for the Red Devils or will he leave at the end of the …

  • 'Donations not enough to meet Syrian refugees' … IANS - Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    Kuwait City, April 1 (IANS) The UN relief and humanitarian organisations may not be able to launch relief and assistance on a massive scale for over millions of Syrian … More »'Donations not enough to meet Syrian refugees' …

    Kuwait City, April 1 (IANS) The UN relief and humanitarian organisations may not be able to launch relief and assistance on a massive scale for over millions of Syrian refugees as member nations committed only $3.8 billion at a donors conference in Kuwait City as against the requirement of $8.4 billion. The crisis in Syria …

  • Iran asks U.N.'s Ban to press for end to Yemen s … Reuters Middle East - Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    KUWAIT, April 1 (Reuters) - Iran's deputy foreign ministerhas asked United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to doeverything possible to immediately halt Saudi-led … More »Iran asks U.N.'s Ban to press for end to Yemen s …

    KUWAIT, April 1 (Reuters) - Iran's deputy foreign ministerhas asked United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to doeverything possible to immediately halt Saudi-led air strikes inYemen, state news agency IRNA reported. "The military path in Yemen is doomed to failure. Nationaldialogue without external meddling …

  • Donors pledge $3.8bn at Syria crisis meeting in Kuwait
    Donors pledge $3.8bn at Syria crisis meeting in Kuwa … Al Jazeera - Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Third pledging conference for Syria attended by 78 member states, as violence continues in cities across the country. More »Donors pledge $3.8bn at Syria crisis meeting in Kuwa …

    Donors pledge $3.8bn at Syria crisis meeting in Kuwait

    Third pledging conference for Syria attended by 78 member states, as violence continues in cities across the country.

  • A Yemeni man looks at the ruins of his house, which was destroyed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes, near Sanaa Airport on March 31, 2015
    Yemen nears 'total collapse' as Mideast powers … AFP - Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran traded accusations Tuesday over the escalating conflict in Yemen, which the UN rights chief warned was on the brink of "total collapse". … More »Yemen nears 'total collapse' as Mideast powers …

    A Yemeni man looks at the ruins of his house, which was destroyed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes, near Sanaa Airport on March 31, 2015

    Regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran traded accusations Tuesday over the escalating conflict in Yemen, which the UN rights chief warned was on the brink of "total collapse". The Huthi rebels and their ally, former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, "decided with the support of Iran to destabilise Yemen," Saudi Foreign Minister …

  • Countries have pledged $3.8 billion toward Syria humanitarian … Reuters Middle East - Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    KUWAIT, March 31 (Reuters) - Countries have pledged $3.8billion to help with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, UnitedNations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said at a summit … More »Countries have pledged $3.8 billion toward Syria humanitarian …

    KUWAIT, March 31 (Reuters) - Countries have pledged $3.8billion to help with the humanitarian crisis in Syria, UnitedNations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said at a summit in theKuwaiti capital on Tuesday. The United Nations is seeking to fund aid efforts to help 18million people inside Syria and those scattered throughout …

  • Falcao equals Colombia's goal-scoring record IANS - Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    London, March 31 (IANS) Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has equalled Colombia's national scoring record with his 24th goal for his country. The 29-year-old, … More »Falcao equals Colombia's goal-scoring record

    London, March 31 (IANS) Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao has equalled Colombia's national scoring record with his 24th goal for his country. The 29-year-old, at Manchester United on a season's loan from Ligue 1 club Monaco, drew level with former forward Arnoldo Iguaran's record by converting a penalty in a 3-1 …

  • Syria needs political solution, says UN chief IANS - Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Kuwait City, March 31 (IANS) The Syrian crisis can be resolved only through political means, UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon said on Tuesday. Addressing the third Syrian … More »Syria needs political solution, says UN chief

    Kuwait City, March 31 (IANS) The Syrian crisis can be resolved only through political means, UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon said on Tuesday. Addressing the third Syrian donors conference here, Ban said the Syrian crisis would remain the "world's worst humanitarian disaster" if there was no political solution. He added …

  • Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C), United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah attend a donor conference for Syria in Kuwait City, on March 31, 2015
    EU, Kuwait pledge 1.6 bn euros in Syria humanitarian … AFP - Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Kuwait and the European Union announced Tuesday around 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait's emir called … More »EU, Kuwait pledge 1.6 bn euros in Syria humanitarian …

    Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah (C), United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) and Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah attend a donor conference for Syria in Kuwait City, on March 31, 2015

    Kuwait and the European Union announced Tuesday around 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to help alleviate war-torn Syria's humanitarian crisis, which Kuwait's emir called the worst in "modern history". Stressing the gravity of the situation, UN chief Ban Ki-moon told participants at a Tuesday meeting in Kuwait aimed at …

  • Kuwait opens Syria donor conference with $500-mn ple … IANS - Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Kuwait City, March 31 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah kicked off Kuwait III, the Third International Pledging Humanitarian Conference for Syria, on Tuesday … More »Kuwait opens Syria donor conference with $500-mn ple …

    Kuwait City, March 31 (IANS) Kuwaiti Emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah kicked off Kuwait III, the Third International Pledging Humanitarian Conference for Syria, on Tuesday with a more than 465 million-euro ($500 million) donation in financial assistance, urging the UN to put an end to the war in Syria. Al-Sabah, who co-chairs …

  • Syrian Kurdish people return to the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 30, 2015
    EU doubles Syria aid pledge to 1.1 billion euros AFP - Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    The European Union announced a pledge of nearly 1.1 billion euros in humanitarian aid for war-torn Syria at a donor conference in Kuwait, double the amount the bloc promised … More »EU doubles Syria aid pledge to 1.1 billion euros

    Syrian Kurdish people return to the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 30, 2015

    The European Union announced a pledge of nearly 1.1 billion euros in humanitarian aid for war-torn Syria at a donor conference in Kuwait, double the amount the bloc promised last year.