Kuwait Cabinet Approves Budget with Huge Deficit
The Kuwaiti government on Monday approved the 2017/2018 budget with a projected huge deficit for the third year running due to the sharp fall in oil prices.
HRW: Kuwait Executions Reflect Growing Trend of Death Penalty in Region
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported on Friday (January 27, 2017), that Kuwait carried out seven executions by hanging on January 25, 2017, the first time the Gulf state carried out the death penalty in four years.
Kuwait Hangs Royal Prince Convicted of Murder
Kuwait hanged a prince in the ruling Al-Sabah family on Wednesday for premeditated murder, state news agency KUNA reported, in what appeared to be the first execution of a member of the royal family in the Gulf state.
Kuwait FM to Visit Iran to Discuss Gulf-Iran Ties, Dialogue
Kuwait's foreign minister will make a rare visit to Tehran on Wednesday to deliver a message to President Hassan Rouhani on a "basis of dialogue" between Gulf Arab states and arch-rival Iran, Kuwait's state news agency reported.
Washington Announces $1B in Proposed Military Sales to KSA, Kuwait
The Pentagon announced on Monday that the United States would sell Saudi Arabia and Kuwait defense equipment, including monitoring blimps to Riyadh, in a bid to enhance US-Gulf alliances.
Bahrain’s FM Describes Appointment of Mattis as US Minister of Defense as “Great News”
Bahrain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Khalid bin Ahmad Al Khalifa described the appointment of James Mattis, the former head of Central Command, as Minister of Defense, as “great news”.
Bahrain’s King Receives Number of Participants in “This is Bahrain” Function, including Kuwaiti Ambassador to Italy
King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa received at Safriya Palace on Wednesday (January 18, 2017) Kuwaiti Ambassador to Italy Ali Khalid Al Jaber Al Sabah as well as a number of officials and participants in "This is Bahrain" function.
Kuwaiti MP Dubs Execution of 3 Bahraini Detainees “Political Madness”
Kuwaiti Member of Parliament, Saleh Ashoor, believed that Bahrain’s execution of three of its citizens by firing squad a “political madness” and an entry into a dark tunnel.
Kuwaiti Dep. FM: Kuwait to Relay GCC Message to Iran on Dialogue
Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah announced on that Kuwait would relay a message to Iran from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states over dialogue.
Reuters: Gulf Arab Countries Commiserate over Iran's Rafsanjani, Saudi Silent
Five Gulf states sent condolences on Monday for former Iranian president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, signaling appreciation for a pragmatist who sought regional detente, but there was no immediate word from Riyadh, Tehran's main Gulf Arab adversary.
Kuwaiti FM Confirms Supporting Iraq’s Anti-Terrorism Efforts
Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah confirmed during his visit to Baghdad Wednesday, his country’s support to Iraq’s anti-terrorism efforts.
Kuwait to Start Importing Gas from Iraq
Kuwait is set to begin importing up to 200 million cubic feet of gas daily from neighboring Iraq, oil ministers from the two Arab nations said after talks Wednesday.
New Verdict Rules 10-Year Imprisonment against Rights Defender Abdulhameed Dashti for “Insulting KSA”
A Kuwaiti appeals court overturned (Thursday December 22, 2016) a first instance verdict ruling the innocence of former Kuwaiti Member of Parliament, and prominent human rights activist, Dr. Abdulhameed Dashti.
Iran Releases 4 Detained Kuwaitis
Authorities in Kuwait say four Kuwaitis detained in Iran were released to the emirate's embassy in Tehran and soon will be returning home, the Associated Press reported.
Three Gulf Central Banks Hike Rates to Avert Currency Pressure after Fed Move
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain raised interest rates within minutes of the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to do so on Wednesday as they scrambled to avoid downward pressure on their currencies due to low oil prices.
Kuwait Emir Tells MPs Spending Cuts 'Inevitable'
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah opened the new parliament Sunday by declaring that a reduction in public spending is "inevitable" in the face of weak oil prices.
Kuwait Court Upholds Cyberactivist's 10-Year Jail Term
Kuwait's appeals court has upheld a 10-year jail sentence against an online activist on charges of insulting the emir and harming national interests, a newspaper reported on Thursday.
Kuwait Prevents Bahrain Teachers’ Association President Mahdi Abu Deeb from Entering its Territories
President of (dissolved) Bahrain Teachers’ Association and former detainee Mahdi Abu Deeb said that Kuwait prevented him from entering its territories through the airport on Monday (November 28, 2016) night, without presenting any justifications.
Kuwaiti PM Submits Government’s Resignation to the Emir
According to KUNA news agency, the Kuwaiti government submitted a resignation letter to Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah after parliamentary elections held in the country last Saturday.
Kuwait Opposition in Strong Election Showing
slamist-dominated opposition groups and their allies secured nearly half of the Kuwaiti parliament's seats, official results showed Sunday, raising fears of fresh political wrangling in the oil-rich Gulf state.