Kuwait has sworn in its new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah, to receive the body of his half-brother, the late ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah who died in the United States at the age of 91. The body of Sheikh Sabah, an acclaimed diplomat and mediator who ruled for[…]
The British government announced on Tuesday that it is banning all new arms sales licenses to the Saudi Arabian-led military coalition fighting in the Yemen war following its defeat in a lengthy court battle. The prohibition covers Saudi Arabia as well as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bahrain and Kuwait,[…]
All member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which includes Qatar, are expected to attend its next summit in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, according to Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister. “I am optimistic that the level of representation is expected to be high and reflects the keenness of GCC leaders[…]
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait offered $2.5bn in aid for Jordan to ease its economic crisis following a wave of anti-austerity protests, the Saudi state media announced early Monday. “In light of the close brotherly ties… it was agreed that the three countries would provide an economic[…]
Kuwait has announced that Emir Sheikh Sabah al Ahmed al Jaber Al Sabah would head the Kuwaiti delegation to the extraordinary summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul on Friday, Kuwait’s official KUNA news agency reported. The summit of Muslim countries will focus on the latest incidents[…]
A Kuwaiti criminal court has sentenced a Twitter user to seven years in prison with hard labour on charges that include “defaming Saudi Arabia” and “disseminating false news”, local newspaper Al-Qabas reported. The paper did not name the defendant; however the ruling pointed to a number of tweets referring to[…]
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait have advised their citizens not to travel to Lebanon and urged those who are in the country to leave as soon as possible. Saudi Arabia’s official news agency SPA quoted a source in the foreign ministry on Thursday as saying: “Due to[…]
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) threatened to impose an economic embargo against Qatar while Bahrain said “any options” were on the table as the crisis in the Gulf showed no signs of abating on Thursday. The tough talk from the Gulf Cooperation Council members came on Wednesday despite efforts by[…]
Qatar’s ruler postponed an address to his country today following its sudden diplomatic isolation from other leading Arab nations, in order to allow Kuwait some time and room to mediate. In a sign of the potential consequences for the Qatari economy, a number of banks in the region began stepping[…]
Kuwait has filed a lawsuit against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Switzerland for more than $1bn in damages over the suspension of the Arab nation’s Olympic committee. The dispute comes after the IOC and world football governing body, FIFA, suspended Kuwait in October on grounds of government interference in[…]
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