VIDEO: Israeli MP walks out after Kuwait’s speaker slams his remarks

Thursday, 19 October 2017

An Israeli member or parliament walked out of an international conference held in Russia after Kuwait's chief lawmaker slammed his comments on imprisoned Palestinian lawmakers at an international conference on Wednesday. “The saying ‘if you have no shame do as you please’ applies to the comments made by this rapist (Israeli) parliament,” National Assembly Speaker Marzouq al-Ghanim told lawmakers gathered at Inter-Parliamentary Union talks, Kuwait’s news agency, KUNA ...

Saudi King receives Kuwaiti Emir to discuss issues of common concern

Monday, 16 October 2017

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz has received at his palace in Riyadh Kuwaiti Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.Both Gulf leaders discussed the “close brotherly relations and the overall events in the region were reviewed as well as a number of topics of mutual interest,” according to a statement on Saudi Press Agency.The Saudi monarch then hosted a luncheon in honor of the Kuwaiti emir.

Kuwait oil minister says market moving in right direction

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Kuwait’s oil minister Essam al-Marzouq said on Sunday that the oil market was moving in the right direction and it was too early to decide on extending the OPEC-led supply cut pact now. “It is still too early, we should not make such a decision before November ... yes we are in the right direction,” al-Marzouq told an industry conference in Kuwait. “We have seen reduction in surplus of stocks, we have seen improvement in prices, I think everybody should be happy with the ...

Fire at Kuwait’s Burgan oilfield injures four people

Thursday, 12 October 2017

A fire that broke out at a work site at Kuwait's Burgan oilfield has injured four people, Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said on Thursday. The fire, which occurred on Wednesday evening, was brought under control, according to a KOC statement reported by state news agency KUNA. 

Has Kuwait sided with Qatar?

Thursday, 12 October 2017

The Gulf Cooperation Council annual summit is near. This year’s summit is set to be held in Kuwait. Will the summit be held? If so, will Qatar be invited? What’s the stance of Kuwait, the summit host country? I am afraid the last question’s answer is foggy as Kuwait’s stance is not clear enough even though it’s acting as a mediator. This raises a legitimate question: Has Kuwait sided with Qatar and is it still humoring it? It actually seems that Kuwait is not ...

Jameel al-Thiyabi

What next for Kuwaiti-North Korean relations?

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Amid the United States and North Korea’s intensifying standoff, Washington is pressuring its Middle Eastern allies to help Washington further isolate Pyongyang. Along with Egypt, Kuwait is doing so. Despite Kuwait’s close alignment with the United States and North Korea’s support for Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War of 1990/91, Kuwait and Pyongyang established diplomatic relations in 2001. There have been thousands of North Korean laborers in Kuwait for years with the regime in ...

Giorgio Cafiero

Is Hamad bin Khalifa obstructing Qatar’s return to Gulf fold?

Monday, 11 September 2017

We wait for the day when Qatar returns as an Arab country to its strategic depth and Gulf fold. We hope the day comes when we celebrate this return together.However, this cannot be achieved by voicing hopes. It has become clear that as long as Hamad bin Khalifa is present, he will not let Qatar return to its fold. This is based on evidence and we must deal with the situation accordingly.The issue is also not about opposing media campaigns. It is actually governed by a firm decision taken by ...

Sawsan Al Shaer

Qatar stabs Kuwaiti mediation

Monday, 11 September 2017

Only an hour after Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed announced in Washington Qatar’s approval of the 13 demands to end its crisis with the four countries, Doha’s foreign minister was quick to “strongly” deny the claim. He even went so far as to say that the conditions “are part of the past.”After it seemed that Sheikh Sabah brought some form of optimism that a breakthrough was imminent and that Doha as complying a bit with his three-month mediation, the ...

Salman al-Dosary

Anti-terror states: Military option was never suggested to resolve Qatar crisis

Friday, 8 September 2017

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt issued an official statement on Friday September 08, 2017, asserting that they appreciate the mediation of His Highness Amir of Kuwait and his commendable efforts to restore Qatari authority to the right path. Kuwait’s Emir Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah declared Qatar's willingness to recognize the 13 demands and to prepare for negotiations durring a joint press conference with ...

Trump offers to mediate talks on Qatar crisis

Friday, 8 September 2017

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he would be willing to step in and mediate the worst dispute in decades among the US-allied Gulf Arab states and Qatar, and said that he thinks a deal could come quickly. “If I can help mediate between Qatar and, in particular, the UAE and Saudi Arabia, I would be willing to do so, and I think you would have a deal worked out very quickly,” Trump said at a joint news conference with Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al ...

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