Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: Kuwait

US soldier commits suicide at camp Arifjan in Kuwait

The Interior Ministry of Kuwait announced on Thursday that an American soldier has committed suicide by shooting himself with his gun. The incident took place inside the US camp Arifjan in the country’s southern region, Kuwaiti media reported. “The soldier

Kuwait re-routes 14 flights due to bad weather

Kuwait has re-routed fourteen incoming flights on Monday due to bad weather conditions, state news agency KUNA said, quoting the country’s civil aviation authority. Flights were re-routed to airports in Damam, Doha and Manama since 0400 local time until visibility

Kuwaiti politician sentenced 10 years in prison over insulting Saudi Arabia

Abdul-Hamid Dashti

Kuwaiti court of appeals canceled an “innocence judgement” that was handed to parliament member Abdul-Hamid Dashti. Instead the court sentenced to 10 years in the jail, according to al-Watan newspaper. Earlier this year, Dashti was sentenced in separate sentence for

Kuwait ‘keen on aiding’ injured people in Mosul

Kuwait has said it is prepared to treat those injured escaping the ongoing military operations in Mosul in neighboring Iraq, Kuwait’s General Consul to Erbil Omar al-Kanderi has said. The Gulf-Arab nation is currently coordinating efforts with their Iraqi counterparts

Kuwait cabinet steps down after parliament polls

The Kuwaiti cabinet on Monday submitted its resignation to the emir of Kuwait following snap parliamentary polls, an official statement said. The move falls in line with the emirate’s constitution which requires the cabinet to step down after polls. After

Amid high turnout, Kuwait elects new parliament

Results of Kuwait’s local elections indicate that many of the old-guard will not be returning as it is expected that 60 percent of the incoming parliament will consist of new faces. Voter turnout is expected to be at 70 percent

Kuwaiti voters elect new parliament

Polls have closed in Kuwait’s parliamentary elections as voters cast their ballots in five districts to elect 50 new lawmakers for the next four years. In total, 293 candidates including 15 women are competing for seats in the parliament. Around

Who are the women running in Kuwait’s election?

Kuwait’s interior ministry said on Saturday that there are 14 women out of 287 candidates running in the parliamentary elections scheduled on Nov. 26. The number of women is the second lowest figure since they were allowed to vote as

Kuwait: US arms deal include 28 F-18 helicopters, worth $5 bln

Kuwait’s Minister of Defense Sheikh Khalid Al-Jarrah said his country’s arms deal with the United States includes only 28 F/A-18 fighter jets, worth $5 billion, local Al Rai newspaper reported him as saying on Sunday. Jarrah, who is also Kuwait’s

Kuwaiti comedians using satire in run-up to local elections

Less than before Kuwaiti citizens head to the polls for parliamentary elections, comedians are taking the opportunity to capitalize on their nation’s attention by churning out sketches tackling political and social issues. One of those is veteran comedian Ali Kamal,

In Kuwait, opposition candidates return to ballot divided

Kuwait’s upcoming election will give the tiny emirate a chance to elect new representatives to the legislature, as the country is squeezed by low oil prices and fearful of extremist attacks. But what does one prominent candidate think ranks among

Kuwait has ‘a lot to do’ to choke off ISIS funding

Kuwait still needs to do more to combat the financing of militants, a top Kuwaiti official said Monday at a meeting aimed at choking off funding for ISIS. “We still have a lot to do, though we are satisfied with

Kuwait parliament elections set for Nov 26

The Kuwaiti cabinet announced on Monday that elections for the next parliament will be held on November 26, state news agency KUNA reported. Kuwait’s emir ordered the dissolution of parliament on Sunday, saying “security challenges” in the region could best

Kuwait emir dissolves parliament

Kuwait’s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, on Sunday dissolved the Gulf nation’s parliament, the official KUNA news agency announced. “Due to the delicate regional developments and the need to face the dangers of security challenges, it became necessary to go

Kuwait truck collision was ‘terrorist attack’

A collision between a truck driven by an Egyptian and a vehicle carrying three US soldiers in Kuwait was a “terrorist attack,” not an accident as first thought, the embassy confirmed Sunday. “US Embassy in Kuwait confirms that what at

Kuwait arrests Egyptian after failed attack on US soldiers

An Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and ISIS papers rammed into a car carrying five US soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. The attempted attack is the first in the

Kuwait ‘ready to receive’ Yemenis for more talks

Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al Jarallah has confirmed his country’s willingness to receive delegations from all Yemeni sides in the future if and when peace talks are agreed on. Jarrallah also spoke against allegations made by Iranian FARS news

Egyptian, Syrian wounded in shooting by Kuwaiti

Two expats were wounded in a shooting by a Kuwaiti citizen at Salmiya area in Hawally Governorate on Sunday, the Ministry of Interior said, according to KUNA, Kuwait’s official news agency. Initial investigations showed that the citizen claimed that he

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