Kuwait: dialogue with Iran is possible as long as sovereignty is respected

Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Khaled al-Jarallah. KUNA July 27, 2016 Kuwait Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs Khaled Jarallah stressed that Kuwait’s position towards Iran conforms with that of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He saidthat his country welcomes dialogue with Iran as long as the important bases are maintained. According to Jarallah, once sovereignty [...]

By |July 27th, 2016|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Kuwait court upholds death penalty in terror case

In January, lower court found 23 of the 26 guilty of various crimes and two were sentenced to death. July 21, 2016 Kuwait’s Court of Appeal on Thursday upheld the death sentence of one of the two defendants who were awarded capital punishment by a lower court in the terrorist cell case No. [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Kuwaiti MP calls for adding Hezbollah, Dawa to anti-terror bill

Nuri al-Maliki, Dawa Party leader and Iraq's former PM. July 13, 2016 MP Abdullah Al-Maayouf said yesterday that a draft law proposed by fellow lawmaker Saleh Ashour to counter terrorist groups should have included Lebanon’s Hezbollah and Iraq’s Dawa Party besides the Islamic State group. A few days ago, Ashour submitted a draft [...]

By |July 13th, 2016|Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon|

Terror case opens up Kuwait’s divisions

Iranian and Hezbollah politics ‘playing a role in the agitation of differences in Kuwait’. June 3, 2016 Kuwaiti security service officers raided farmhouses near the Iraqi border late last summer, slicing through carpets and smashing open concrete floors. Hidden in large plastic containers was a weapons cache, the largest discovered in Kuwait’s history. [...]

By |June 3rd, 2016|Kuwait|

Kuwait returns 47 Iranian prisoners to Tehran

May 29, 2016 Forty seven Iranian nationals imprisoned in Kuwait under different names were transferred to Iran to serve the rest of their sentences in the country. The handover took place under the terms of a bilateral agreement between the two countries. Last February, Tehran and Kuwait City agreed to implement an extradition agreement signed years ago, in the presence [...]

By |May 30th, 2016|Kuwait|

Kuwait upholds death sentence for mosque blast ringleader

Kuwait considered new 'anti-terror' laws after a string of mosque bombings last year. (AFP) May 30, 2016 Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld the death sentence handed down to the main convict in the Islamic State (IS) group bombing of a Shia mosque that killed 26 people last June. The court confirmed the [...]

By |May 30th, 2016|Kuwait|

Three Houthis Operation Rooms in Kuwait…Affiliated with Tehran

May 6, 2016 Riyadh-Yemeni informed sources revealed for Asharq Al-Awsat that the Houthi delegation, which is participating in the Kuwait talks, has three operation rooms that are responsible for helping the delegation to manipulate the talks track that are supervised by the United Nations. The sources added that these operation rooms include Iranian and foreign [...]

By |May 6th, 2016|Kuwait, Yemen|

Kuwait calls on Iran to join oil production freeze plan

Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Jarallah said Saturday the market could not support a production increase from Iran, adding oil exporting countries must freeze output. May 16, 2016 aKuwait has called on Iran to join an oil production freeze plan after major producers failed to agree on keeping output at current levels. The [...]

By |May 5th, 2016|Kuwait|

Kuwait will not mediate between GCC and Iran

March 24, 2016 A Kuwaiti official has denied any mediation role by his country in the standoff between Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Iran. Earlier this month, a Kuwaiti daily reported that Mahmoud Alavi, the Iranian minister of intelligence, visited Kuwait and handed over to leaders there a written message from President Hassan Rouhani [...]

By |March 24th, 2016|Kuwait|

Kuwait sentences two to death for ‘spying for Iran’

January 12, 2016 A court in Kuwait has sentenced two men to death after finding them guilty of spying for Iran and plotting attacks in the emirate. One of the men was a Kuwaiti and the other an Iranian convicted in absentia. They were convicted alongside 20 other Kuwaitis, who were sentenced to between five [...]

By |January 12th, 2016|Kuwait|