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Kuwait Airways announces flights to Mashhad to evacuate more than 700 people

Shrine of 8th Shiite Imam in the northwest city of Mashhad. (MEHR) February 22, 2020 Kuwait Airways announced on Saturday that several special flights to the Iranian city of Mashhad will operate in order to evacuate more than 700 people today. The airline suspended all flights to Iran on Thursday but said it would operate [...]

By |February 22nd, 2020|Kuwait|

Kuwait Airways, ports authority suspends travel to and from Iran amid coronavirus fears

Iranian students repatriated from Wuhan arrived in Tehran on February 5. (Supplied) February 21, 2020 Kuwait's ports authority suspended the movement of people to and from Iran until further notice because of concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in that country, state news agency KUNA said early on Friday. Two Iranians who tested positive [...]

By |February 21st, 2020|Kuwait|

Kuwait summons Iran envoy over Soleimani killing claim

Iranian people carry a coffin of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani during a funeral procession in Tehran, Iran January 6, 2020. (Reuters) January 24, 2020 Kuwait’s foreign ministry summoned Iran’s ambassador Friday after a high-level Iranian official implicated the country in the US drone attack that killed top general Qassem Soleimani, official news agency [...]

By |January 24th, 2020|Kuwait|

Iran summons Kuwait envoy to protest ‘anti-Iranian’ meeting

An unidentified man chants as others wave the flag of the Al Ahwaz Liberation Organization during a protest in front of the European Council building in Brussels, on April 18, 2008. (AP) December 30, 2019 Iran summoned Kuwait's envoy in Tehran on Saturday to protest about Kuwaiti officials meeting a representative of a [...]

By |December 30th, 2019|Kuwait, Minorities|

Qatar, Kuwait have said they will join US-led naval coalition amid US-Iran tensions

US navy launches 'largest maritime exercise' to protect Gulf allies following Iran tensions, June 2019. (Getty) November 26, 2019 Qatar and Kuwait have told the United States that they will join a US-led naval coalition in the Arabian Gulf which was established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, a [...]

By |November 26th, 2019|Kuwait, Qatar|

Iran offers citizenship to stateless people with ‘Iranian roots’ in Kuwait

An aerial view of Kuwait city. (AFP) September 9, 2019 Iran is offering Iranian citizenship to stateless people with “Iranian roots” residing in Kuwait, said the country’s ambassador to Kuwait on Sunday, according to Kuwaiti newspaper al-Rai. Iran’s ambassador to Kuwait, Mohammad Irani, stressed his country’s readiness to naturalize stateless residents in Kuwait, [...]

By |September 9th, 2019|Kuwait|

Kuwait: Houthi militias threaten international borders with Iran missiles

Surface-to-air missiles are paraded past a portrait of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, on April 18. (AFP) September 27, 2018 Kuwait’s Foreign Minister has asked the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to take actions to stop Houthi militias from threatening international borders. Kuwait said that the Houthi militias use [...]

By |September 27th, 2018|Kuwait, Yemen|

Kuwait says will not appoint ambassador to Tehran until Iran changes policies

Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al Jarallah. (Supplied) September 21, 2018 While Kuwait has agreed to the new appointment of the Iranian ambassador who will replace Ali Reza Enayati, it reaffirmed on Thursday that it would not appoint an ambassador to Tehran in return until Iran changes its approaches and policies in the [...]

By |September 21st, 2018|Kuwait|

Kuwait speaks out about Iran

Khalid Al Jarallah, Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister. (Gulf News) September 15, 2017 Iran’s interference in Arab domestic affairs and its spread of terrorism represent a grave menace to the security and stability of the Arab region, Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister has said. “Despite Kuwait’s efforts to open up communication channels for dialogue between [...]

By |September 15th, 2017|Kuwait|

Gulf Arab states urged to unite against Iran by US

President Donald Trump listens as Kuwait leader Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP) September 12, 2017 According to a White House spokesperson, on September 8th, U.S. President Donald Trump urged Saudi Arabia and [...]

By |September 12th, 2017|Kuwait, Middle East, North America, Qatar, UAE, USA|