US appreciates Kuwait’s support for mutual return to compliance with Iran nuclear deal: Blinken

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken. (Reuters) January 26, 2022 US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US appreciates Kuwait’s support for a mutual return to compliance with the Iran nuclear deal. Speaking at a joint conference during Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah’s visit to the US, Blinken said [...]

By |January 26th, 2022|Kuwait, North America, USA|

Kuwait stops issuing visas for Iranian merchants

Iran has been losing trade also as a result of US sanctions, which impose banking restrictions on Tehran. (Getty) December 20, 2021 The head of Iran-Kuwait Joint Chamber of Commerce in Tehran says Kuwait has stopped issuing visas for Iranian businesspeople. Hani Feysali made the remarks in an interview on Monday, clarifying that [...]

By |December 20th, 2021|Kuwait|

Five suspects arrested in Kuwait over Hezbollah financing charges

Hezbollah fighters stand atop a car mounted with a mock rocket, as they parade during a rally in the southern village of Seksakiyeh, Lebanon. (AP) December 3, 2021 Five suspects were arrested in Kuwait for financing Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah group, a month after 18 individuals were arrested for the same charges, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Qabas reported [...]

By |December 3rd, 2021|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Kuwait detains 18 suspected of financing Iran-allied Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Shiite Hezbollah militants stand to attention as hundreds of people gather in a huge hall waiting to watch a televised speech by the group leader Hassan Nasrallah, in Beirut, Feb 22, 2008. (AFP) November 18, 2021 Prosecutors in Kuwait have detained 18 people suspected of financing Lebanon's Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, local newspapers [...]

By |November 18th, 2021|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Kuwait PM urges Iran to build trust in region

Kuwaiti prime minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah. (Reuters) September 25, 2021 The prime minister of Kuwait has called on Iran to take serious steps to build trust and start a serious dialogue in the Gulf region based on respect for the sovereignty of neighboring nations and non-interference. He said nations in the region [...]

By |September 25th, 2021|Kuwait|

Kuwait busts 150 kilos of hash smuggled from Iran

Kuwaiti customs officials check the seized drug haul. (Kuwaiti Customs) August 12, 2021 Kuwaiti customs officers had seized nearly 150 kilograms of hashish hidden into air conditioners shipped from Iran, the latest such foiled attempt in the country in recent months. Kuwait’s General Administration of Customs said that its officers had seized at [...]

By |August 12th, 2021|Kuwait|

Qatar says to evacuate its citizens and Kuwait’s from Iran due to coronavirus

Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP) February 27, 2020 Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani ordered on Thursday the evacuations of Qatari and Kuwaiti citizens from Iran over concerns of the spread of coronavirus. “The Amir has issued directives to [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Kuwait, Qatar|

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|