President Michel Suleiman will head the Lebanese delegation at a Kuwaiti summit for donor countries, which will be held at the end of January, reported the Kuwaiti al-Anba daily on Saturday.
An official Lebanese source told the daily that the decision was made soon after the Lebanese government approved a plan to tackle the case of refugees heading to Lebanon from Syria.Full Story
Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah on Thursday received the first Palestinian ambassador to the Gulf state since the Iraqi invasion in 1990, state news agency KUNA reported.
Top Foreign Ministry officials attended the reception of Ambassador Rami Tahboub, who is expected to submit his credentials to the emir next week.Full Story
Kuwait's lower court rejected a petition by pro-opposition private television channel al-Youm on Wednesday against its closure by the government last month, the channel's lawyer said.
"We have not seen the reasons for the court's ruling. We plan to file an appeal against the verdict in the coming few days," Nawaf Sari told AFP.Full Story
Kuwait parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved the controversial electoral decree that caused the opposition in the oil-rich Gulf state to boycott the December 1 general elections.
Forty-nine lawmakers voted for the decree issued by Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah in October after he dissolved the previous parliament. Two MPs voted against the decree while three others abstained.Full Story
Kuwait's lower court on Monday handed a two-year jail term to an opposition tweeter for allegedly insulting the emir in the second such sentence in as many days, a human rights activist said.
"Ayyad al-Harbi was sentenced to two years in jail," director of the Kuwait Society for Human Rights Mohammad al-Humaidi said on his Twitter account.Full Story
A Kuwaiti court on Sunday sentenced an opposition youth to two years in jail for writing tweets deemed offensive to the ruler of the oil-rich Gulf state, a rights activist said.
Rashed al-Enezi, who was in the courtroom to hear the sentence, was immediately arrested by police and taken to jail, the head of the independent Kuwait Society for Human Rights, Mohammad al-Humaidi, told AFP.Full Story
A Kuwaiti man was briefly kidnapped in the North Metn area by three gunmen disguised as police officers, the state-run National News Agency reported on Saturday.
NNA said Moeen Rashad Khorshid was driving his BMW X6 on the road of factories in the town of Mansourieh when three men wearing police jackets intercepted him.Full Story
Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused Kuwaiti police of using "excessive force" against opposition protesters and called on the Gulf state's rulers to respect the right to peaceful assembly.
The New York-based group said riot police had on several occasions used "what appears to be excessive force to disperse largely peaceful protesters at a series of demonstrations".Full Story
Kuwait's appeals court Monday upheld a life term on two police officers convicted of torturing a citizen to death at a police station two years ago.
The court also confirmed jailing three officers for 16 years each, a fourth for 15 years and a fifth for two years and ordered their dismissal from the police force.Full Story
A Lebanese dentist was killed in Kuwait from wounds he sustained during a dispute over a parking space, reported LBCI television.
It said that Samir Jaber was stabbed by unknown assailants at a Kuwaiti mall.Full Story