3-Year Jail Term Handed down to 4 Suspects Accused of Smuggling Wanted Person in Political Case via Land
The First High Criminal Court handed down a 3-year jail to 4 suspects accused of smuggling a wanted person in political case since 2015 to outside Bahrain, using his brother's (second suspect) identity card without his knowledge. The court acquitted the second suspect of the charges brought against him.
Bahrain: Where did Gulf Financial Aid Go?
The budget approved by the Government did not contain any information on the Gulf support allocated by 3 States to Bahrain, which raises many questions on the disbursement mechanisms and implementation monitoring.
U.S. Envoy for Iran Traveling to Middle East: State Department
U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday for meetings in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain to discuss "Iran's regional aggression," the State Department said.
Kuwait, Iraq Call for Wisdom to Avoid Tension in Gulf Region
Kuwait and Iraq called for wisdom and reason in dealing with the latest developments in the Gulf region in order to avoid tension and any clashes, Kuwait's news agency (KUNA) said on Wednesday.
Egypt Withdraws from U.S.-Led Anti-Iran Security Initiative
Egypt has pulled out of the U.S. effort to forge an "Arab NATO" with key Arab allies, according to four sources familiar with the decision, in a blow to the Trump administration's strategy to contain Iranian power.
Kuwaiti Minister Withdraws from Economic Congress to be Held in Bahrain Due to Presence of 2 Israeli Speakers
Kuwait's Minister of Commerce and Industry, Khalid Al-Roudhan, has decided not to participate in the Entrepreneurship Congress to be held in Bahrain from 15 to 18 of April, due to the presence of Israeli speakers at the conference.
Bahrain Bailout Tied to "General Assessment" of Rebalancing, Not Specific Numbers: Finance Minister
A $10 billion bailout pledged to Bahrain - one of the Gulf's weakest economies - from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates is tied to a "general assessment" of its progress in rebalancing its fiscal position rather than to specific numbers, its finance minister said.
UAE Releases $496 Million Frozen Funds, Ending Kuwait Dispute
A dispute between Dubai and Kuwait appeared to have ended on Tuesday as the United Arab Emirates' central bank authorized the release of $496 million which had been frozen at Dubai's state-owned Noor Bank since late 2017.
Nasrallah: Mohammed bin Salman’s Weakness May Reflect on Bahraini Issue Positively
Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the weakness of Mohammed bin Salman may reflect on the Bahraini issue positively, noting that what is preventing the start of a dialogue between the authorities and the opposition in Bahrain is Saudi Arabia.
Qatar's Emir Receives Invite from Saudi King to Attend Gulf Arab Summit
Qatar’s emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has received a written invitation from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to attend an annual Gulf Arab summit being held in Riyadh on Dec. 9, the Qatar News Agency said on Tuesday.
S-G of Islamic Alliance in Kuwait Sheikh Hussein Al-Maatouk Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison
The Kuwaiti Criminal Court, presided by Judge Abdullah Al-Othman, sentenced the secretary-general of the Islamic Alliance and prominent Shiite cleric Sheikh Hussein Al-Maatouk to five years in prison.
Kuwaiti Housing Ministry Excludes 6 Companies, One Engineering Office from Tenders after Floods
Minister of State for Housing Affairs and Minister of State for Services announced yesterday that one engineering office and six companies have been excluded from the Ministry’s current and future tenders, Kuwait News Agency reported.
Bad Weather Cancels Friendly Match between Kuwait and Bahrain
The Kuwait Football Federation announced the cancellation of a friendly match that was supposed to take place versus Bahrain due to bad weather.
Flights Resume at Kuwait International Airport: Kuwait Airways
Flights have resumed at Kuwait International Airport, Kuwait Airways said in a tweet on Thursday, after bad weather forced a suspension of air traffic late on Wednesday.
Kuwait Suspends Work on Wednesday after Floods
State-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) has suspended work at all of its companies on Wednesday due to the extreme weather which has hit the Gulf state in recent days.
Floods Kill One in Kuwait a Day after Minister Resigned
Kuwait Oil Company on Saturday lifted its state of emergency following floods across the country in which one person died, and said that facilities were operating normally.
Bahraini Banks outside List of Safest banks in Middle East
The list of safest banks in the Middle East was free from any Bahraini institution, although the kingdom includes dozens of local, regional and international banks.
Kuwait Public Works Minister Resigns after Damaging Flood
Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works, Hussam Al-Roumi, resigned on Friday following heavy rainfall that caused damaging flooding across the country, state news agency KUNA reported on Friday.
Kuwait Asks Dubai to Release Funds Frozen in Money Laundering Probe
Kuwait’s prosecutors have asked Dubai to release $500 million (£385.2 million) in funds belonging to a Kuwaiti private equity fund that were frozen as part of a money laundering investigation, according to a letter seen by Reuters.
Bahrain Defence Force Participates in Military Maneuvers in Egypt
Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) is taking part in the "Arab Shield 1" joint drill which is held in Egypt till November 16.