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Kuwait calls for restoring calm in region

May 22 2019
Kuwait
Source: 
XINHUANET
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Tuesday called for restoring calm in the Middle East region, amid rising tensions between Iran and the United States
 
During a visit to Kuwait's Foreign Ministry, the emir was quoted by the official news agency KUNA as saying that the escalation of tensions has been accelerating in the region and "we hope calm is restored and wisdom prevails."
 

Kuwait’s Apprehension about Normalizing Relations with Syria

May 21 2019
Kuwait
Syria
Source: 
Atlantic Council
With the Syrian civil war winding down, politicians and observers alike recognize that President Bashar al-Assad has managed to retain his position as Syria’s head-of-state. Some countries have moved swiftly in acknowledging the outcome of the conflict by reinstating diplomatic ties with the Assad regime and reopening embassies in Damascus. The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, which, to varying degrees, opposed Assad after the civil war erupted, are two salient examples of this trend.
 

Al-Mulla, Al-Kandari win, ICM, Salafi lose – Turnout low

Mar 17 2019
Kuwait
Source: 
Arab Times Online

KUWAIT CITY, March 16: Islamic Constitutional Movement (ICM) and the Salafists lost woefully in the supplementary elections of the National Assembly held on Saturday, March 15, 2019 in a bid to occupy seats left vacant by former MPs Jama’an Al-Harbash and Waleed Al-Tabtabaei. Only 42 percent of eligible voters took part in the elections.

Amir accepts resignation of Cabinet

Oct 30 2017
Kuwait
Source: 
Arab Times online

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 30: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Sunday issued an Amiri Order accepting the resignation of His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah’s Cabinet. The Amiri Order, effective as of Monday, stipulates the acceptance of the resignation, whereby the premier and ministers will proceed amid urgent circumstances as a caretaker Cabinet, pending the formation of a new Cabinet.

Cabinet expected to submit resignation Monday

Oct 26 2017
Kuwait
Source: 
Arab Times online

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: MP Faisal Al-Kandari said he went to the Speaker’s office on Thursday to present his interpellation against the oil minister, but the Speaker informed him that there was no need for that because the government will not attend the next session. Al-Kandari said, “We all know that the government has resigned and will submit its resignation officially on Monday. Consequently, there is no point in submitting the interpellation request.”

Kuwait is first in GCC on press freedom index, drops globally

Apr 21 2016
Kuwait
Source: 
Arab Times online

KUWAIT CITY, April 20, (Agencies): Kuwait ranked first in the GCC and 103rd internationally in the 2016 World Press Freedom Index released Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders — an advocacy group based in Paris. A total of 180 countries were ranked based on the following indicators: pluralism, media independence, environment and selfcensorship, legislative framework, transparency, infrastructure and abuses. These countries obtained scores ranging from 0 to 100, with 0 being the best possible score and 100 the worst.

Kuwait’s Prosecutor issues arrest warrant for Dashti

Mar 24 2016
Kuwait
Source: 
Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Attorney General Chancellor Dherar Al-Assousi yesterday issued an arrest warrant against MP Abdulhameed Dashti after the parliament lifted his immunity over a case filed against him for slandering Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the judges in the Abdali cell case. Notably, Bahrain’s Public Prosecution had issued a directive including an Interpol arrest warrant against Dashti.

1,100 Hezbollah supporters to leave Kuwait

Mar 18 2016
Kuwait
Source: 
Gulf News

Manama: Around 1,100 Lebanese and Syrian citizens living in Kuwait will be asked to leave the country over their links to Lebanese militia Hezbollah, a Kuwaiti daily said.

The expatriates have direct support and organisational links with the group classified as terrorist this month by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the Arab League, and condemned by the Arab interior ministers in the Tunisia Declaration.

Some of the men on the black lists have already been informed they had only one month to finalise their arrangements and leave Kuwait, Al Qabas reported on Friday.

Top expert calls for full-scale ‘reforms’ for Kuwait economy – ‘Expenditure rationalization must cover fuel prices’

Mar 09 2016
Kuwait
Source: 
Arab Times online

KUWAIT CITY, March 9, (KUNA): An eminent expert has called for comprehensive structural reforms to boost integration among the country’s various sectors and enhance the financial basis to minimize effects on the State budget due to low oil prices.

Amir opens new Assembly term with first grilling on the agenda – MP Turaiji files graft case against customs chief

Oct 27 2015
Kuwait
Source: 
Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah today opens the new term of the National Assembly which is expected to start with a discussion of a grilling against the Social Affairs and Labor Minister over alleged irregularities. The Amir will address the lawmakers about the local, regional and international situation. The address will be followed by the government statement to be delivered by the Prime Minister in which he will outline the government projects over the next year.

Jeeran plans amendments to electoral law, constitution – Proposal calls to boost strength of Assembly, Cabinet

Oct 05 2015
Kuwait
Source: 
Kuwait Times

KUWAIT: Islamist MP Abdulrahman Al-Jeeran said yesterday that he plans to submit amendments to the electoral law and to the constitution with the aim to increase the number of MPs in a bid to allow membership of the Cabinet to be raised.

Jassar quits after ruling

Oct 01 2015
Kuwait
Source: 
Kuwait Times

Minister of Electricity and Water and Public Works Ahmad Al-Jassar submitted his resignation yesterday and did not attend the regular meeting of the Cabinet as a result. Jassar tendered his resignation after the lower court on Monday sentenced him and 14 former and current officials from the ministry of electricity and water to a two-year jail term and dismissal from service, with an option to pay KD 1,000 to suspend the imprisonment. They were also fined KD 20,000 each.

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