Kuwait


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 promises Egypt $4bn in aid

2013-07-10 20:04

Kuwait will provide $4bn in aid to Egypt, matching pledges by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates that showed Gulf Arab approval of the Egyptian army's ousting of Morsi.

 

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.

UN eases Saddam-era Iraq sanctions

2013-06-27 21:19

The UN Security Council has eased sanctions against Iraq dating from Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait amid a significant thaw between the neighbours.

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