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|

Lebanese foreign minister follows up with Kuwait on ‘Hezbollah’ involvement in Abdali cell

Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil. (NNA) August 16, 2017 Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil telephoned on Friday his Kuwaiti counterpart Sabah al-Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah to follow up on the al-Abdali terrorist cell, the members of which had received training from Lebanon’s “Hezbollah” group. Bassil and his counterpart discussed the official complaint that Kuwait [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Kuwait arrests 12 in Iran spy case

Twelve convicts arrested in Kuwait on Saturday. (Saudi Gazette) August 14, 2017 Authorities on Saturday arrested 12 convicted members of a "terrorist cell" with ties to Iran and Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah after a weeks-long manhunt. The Interior Ministry said the 12 had been captured in different areas across Kuwait. They had been [...]

By |August 14th, 2017|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Kuwait denies its waters are used for transferring Iranian arms to Houthis

An aerial view of Kuwait city. (AFP) August 2, 2017 The Kuwait Foreign Ministry denied on Wednesday a recent Reuters report that alleged that the country’s territorial waters were being used to transfer Iranian weapons to Yemen’s Houthi rebels. A source from the ministry stressed that Kuwait’s territorial waters were under the complete [...]

By |August 2nd, 2017|Kuwait, Yemen|

Qatar, Kuwait’s relations with Iran

By Abdulrahman Al-Rashed July 31, 2017 The brothers in Kuwait always need to find the truth themselves and they are very sensitive to any Gulf or regional warnings. Their relations with Iran is not the first in regard of this matter. Luckily, Tehran’s damage to Kuwait was soon over when Hezbollah’s cell was discovered and [...]

By |July 31st, 2017|Kuwait, Qatar|

Kuwait MP proposes jail terms for Hezbollah backers

Young women wave Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah flags as well as an Iranian flag in the southern Lebanese town of Bint Jbeil on August 13, 2016. (AFP) July 24, 2017 A Kuwaiti Islamist member of parliament on Monday proposed legislation calling for members and supporters of Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement be sentenced to [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Saudi Arabia supports Kuwait’s steps against Iran’s diplomatic mission after Abdali cell verdict

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz chairs a cabinet session. (SPA) July 24, 2017 Saudi Arabia’s cabinet hailed on Monday the security agencies’ efforts in countering terrorism and cracking down on fugitives, affirming that they will continue to pursue anyone seeking to harm the kingdom, reported the Saudi Press [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Kuwait, Saudi Arabia|

Why is Kuwait angry with Iran

Kuwait emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah Mashari Althaydi July 24, 2017 Kuwait’s decision to expel Iranian diplomats and close down some of the Iranian embassy’s offices suggests that the situation has become intolerable and that Kuwait, the Gulf state, which has been friendly to its Iranian neighbor, has run out of patience. Kuwait has been [...]

By |July 24th, 2017|Kuwait|

Saudi Arabia supports Kuwait’s measures against Iran

Kuwait City. Photo by Mohammad Alatar, Wikipedia Commons. July 21, 2017 Kuwait on Thursday expelled Iranian diplomats after the country’s top court convicted a “terror” cell of links to Tehran. A Kuwaiti Supreme Court ruling last month convicted 21 people of belonging to a cell that had been formed and trained by Iran’s [...]

By |July 21st, 2017|Kuwait, Saudi Arabia|

Kuwait orders Iranian embassy to reduce staff, close technical offices

Iran’s embassy in Kuwait. Reuters photo July 20, 2017 Kuwait told the Iranian embassy on Thursday to reduce its staff and close down some of its technical offices following a court ruling that implicated some Iranians in a spying case, state news agency KUNA reported. “The government of the state of Kuwait decided [...]

By |July 20th, 2017|Kuwait|