U.S. ties in gulf at risk as Obama backs off

Sep 12, 2013

U.S. ties in gulf at risk as Obama backs off

The United States risks damaging relations with Persian Gulf states as it warily embraces a Russian initiative for Syria to relinquish its chemical arsenal, analysts say, with Sunni monarchies fearful that the U.S. pullback from military strikes will bolster President Bashar Assad and the ...

Aug 27, 2013

Japan, Kuwait to start dialogue for maritime security

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed Monday with his Kuwaiti counterpart, Sheik Jaber al-Mubarak al-Hamad al-Sabah, to launch a bilateral dialogue among foreign and defense policy officials on ensuring the security of sea lanes that are vital to transporting crude oil. The two leaders also ...

Jan 8, 2013

Kuwaiti protesters, police clash

Kuwaiti riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and stun grenades at hundreds of opposition protesters who demanded that the new Parliament be dissolved and controversial electoral legislation be scrapped. Police arrested several protesters, including Osama al-Shaheen, a member of the previous opposition-dominated Parliament, ...