Kuwait's foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an "escalation" by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in Kuwait.Full Story
President Michel Aoun arrived for an official visit to Kuwait on Tuesday where he was received by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, the National News Agency reported.
The President and the Emir headed to the main palace of the Emir, the Bayan Palace, where Aoun will stay during his two-day visit, NNA added.Full Story
A Kuwaiti court on Monday sentenced to jail 67 people, including an opposition leader and Islamist deputies, over a 2011 raid on parliament, a defense lawyer said.Full Story
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed Al-Sabah on Monday accepted his government's resignation, a week after a fresh dispute broke out in the oil-rich Gulf state's parliament.Full Story
Speaker Nabih Berri assured on Tuesday that relations with the Gulf emirate of Kuwait are “not broken as some believe,” and stressed that “things have been addressed,” the State-run National News Agency reported.Full Story
A Mustaqbal bloc delegation led by ex-PM Fouad Saniora on Monday visited Kuwaiti Ambassador to Lebanon Abdul-Al al-Qinai to condemn alleged Hizbullah involvement in a “terrorist cell” that has been busted in the Gulf emirate.Full Story
Kuwait on Thursday ordered the expulsion of about 15 Iranian diplomats after the emirate's top court convicted a "terror" cell of links to the Islamic republic, a government source told AFP.
Kuwait also ordered the closure of the Iranian "military, cultural and trade" missions, said the government official, who asked not to be named.Full Story
Kuwait's oil minister said Thursday that OPEC and independent producers have exceeded their targeted oil output cuts, but without stemming a decline in commodity prices.
"The commitments to production cuts in May reached 106 percent, the highest percentage since the start of output reductions in January," said Essam al-Marzouk, who heads a joint ministerial committee overseeing adherence to the cuts.Full Story
Human Rights Watch criticised Kuwait on Thursday for ending a moratorium on executions by hanging seven people, saying the action was part of a worrying regional rise in use of the death penalty.
"Kuwait's killing of seven people on January 25 highlights the alarming trend in the region for countries to return to or increasingly use the death penalty," said Sarah Leah Whitson, HRW's Middle East director.Full Story
Kuwait on Wednesday hanged seven people including a member of the ruling family and a woman who burned dozens of people to death at a wedding party, the authorities said.
The three women and four men are the first to be executed in the oil-rich Gulf state since mid-2013.Full Story