Activist insult charge upheld in Kuwait

2015-05-18 17:26

The Kuwait supreme court has upheld a 2-year prison sentence against an opposition leader on an insult charge.

Emwazi father says no proof his son is 'Jihadi John'

2015-03-04 13:11

The father of "Jihadi John" says there was no proof that his son was the Islamic State executioner, adding there were a number of "false rumours" circulating.

Most of Kuwait hit by power blackout

2015-02-12 12:45

A power blackout has hit most of the energy-rich Kuwait, disrupting traffic and a number of vital facilities but leaving oil installations unaffected.

Gulf stocks mixed after heavy losses

2014-12-15 16:35

Stock markets in most Gulf Arab states have shed most of the gains they made at the start of trading to close lower or flat.

Gulf energy subsidies worth $160bn a year

2014-11-05 09:45

Arab states in the Gulf, which pump a fifth of the world's crude oil, spend more than $160bn on energy subsidies annually, a top World Bank official says.

Kuwait plays down row over shared oilfield

2014-10-27 09:50

Kuwait has played down a row with Saudi Arabia over its decision to halt production at an offshore oilfield jointly operated by the two Gulf neighbours.

Kuwaiti court acquits 67 stateless protesters

2014-09-23 16:25

Kuwait's lower court has acquitted 67 stateless people charged with taking part in an illegal protest and assaulting police.

Kuwait court jails tweeter for emir 'insult'

2014-05-22 19:25

Kuwait's appeals court has ordered an opposition activist to jail to start serving a two-year sentence handed down last year for tweets deemed offensive.

Africa to get a R20bn development boost

2013-11-20 10:04

Kuwait will loan African countries over R10bn over the next five years and invest another R10bn, the ruler of the Gulf state says.

Opposition boycotts Kuwait polls

2013-07-27 11:33

Polls have opened in Kuwait for the Gulf emirate's second general election in eight months with turnout the key issue as the opposition called for a boycott.


Kuwait arrests ex-lawmaker over Iran tweet

2015-05-02 07:30

Kuwait has arrested a former opposition lawmaker for alleging Iran was pressuring the oil-rich emirate to change the crown prince, the government and relatives say.

Kuwait hails faster than expected oil price rally

2015-02-16 12:15

Kuwaiti Oil Minister Ali al-Omair says that world crude prices have recovered "faster" than expected and that recent gains will likely hold.

US Navy chopper crashes in Kuwait

2014-12-22 10:29

A US Navy helicopter has crashed during a training mission in the Gulf state of Kuwait, slightly injuring three crew members, the Bahrain-based Naval Forces Central Command says.

Gulf stocks reel on sliding oil prices

2014-12-14 10:18

Share prices in energy-rich Gulf Arab states have fallen sharply, dragged down after oil prices plunged to new lows.

Kuwait awards $4.8bn airport project

2014-11-03 16:22

Kuwait has awarded a contract worth $4.8bn to a local company for the expansion of the country's only international airport.

Kuwait slams Saudi's halt to joint output

2014-10-20 11:04

A Kuwaiti oil trade union has condemned the unilateral closure by Saudi Arabia of an offshore oilfield jointly operated by the Arab neighbours.

Several jihadist suspects held in Kuwait

2014-09-18 12:35

Kuwait has arrested several suspected members of the Islamic State group and is monitoring dozens more under its commitment to the US-led international coalition against the jihadists, media reported Thursday.

Kuwait minister rejects terror fund accusation by US

2014-04-01 13:01

Kuwait's justice and Islamic affairs minister has rejected remarks from a senior US official that he called for jihad in Syria and promoted the funding of terrorism.

Kuwait's Zain telecom profits dive 14%

2013-07-29 12:02

Kuwait telecoms giant Zain says its net profits have taken a 14.0% dip in the second quarter due to currency fluctuations at its Sudan unit.

Kuwait sends $200m worth of oil to Egypt

2013-07-15 07:56

Kuwait has reportedly sent two oil tankers carrying crude and diesel worth $200m to Egypt, part of a $4bn aid package after the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi.

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