Sep 30, 2014

Kuwait revokes citizenship of leading opposition activist

Kuwait revoked the citizenship of a prominent opposition activist Monday, something he said was a political move by a government that has vowed to crack down on people deemed to be undermining state stability. Kuwait-born Saad Al-Ajmi, spokesman of the nationalist opposition Popular Action ...

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near future.” Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference ...

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, ...