Iran-backed Hezbollah said to have penetrated the Kuwait University

Kuwaiti protesters hold placards against Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah's chief Hassan Nasrallah (portrait) during a protest in front the Lebanese embassy against Hezbollah's and Iran's involvement in Syria, in Kuwait city on June 11,2013. (AFP) January 4, 2017 Hezbollah of Lebanon is said to have penetrated the Kuwait University through one of the [...]

By |January 4th, 2017|Kuwait, Lebanon|

Iran frees four detained Kuwaitis

December 20, 2016 Iran has released four Kuwaitis arrested several days ago in the Islamic republic’s southwestern region, Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister said on Monday. Khaled Al-Jarallah noted on Monday that the four Kuwaiti detainees were handed to the emirate’s embassy in Tehran and soon will be returning home. Kuwait summoned the Iranian ambassador on [...]

By |December 20th, 2016|Kuwait|

Kuwaiti-Iranian relations: The energy angle

Kuwait City (Lindsay Silveira) BY GIORGIO CAFIERO AND CINZIA MIOTTO October 1, 2016 Although oil-rich, Kuwait has modest gas reserves. Consequently, the Arab Gulf state has been a net importer of the resource since 2008, and in 2009 Kuwait became the first Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member to import Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). [...]

By |October 1st, 2016|Kuwait|

Iranian military boats encroach Saudi, Kuwaiti waters

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have submitted a complaint to the UN on Iran’s repeated transgressions in the area. July 28, 2016 Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have presented a complaint to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon regarding repeated transgressions and assaults committed by Iranian military boats in the waters of the submerged area adjacent [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Kuwait, Saudi Arabia|

Kuwaiti MPs demand Iran apology for offending Kuwait’s Amir – MP Dashti jailed for 14 years, six months in absentia

Kuwaiti MP Abdulhameed Dashti. (Kuwait Times) July 28, 2016 A number of MPs yesterday strongly criticized Iran over remarks aired by Fars news agency deemed insulting to HH the Amir, who a day earlier criticized Iran in a speech at the Arab summit. MP Abdullah Al-Turaiji said the government must summon the Iranian [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|Kuwait|

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|