March 31, 2015 -- Updated 4:10 pm GMT

Articles from category: "Kuwait"

Kuwaiti Emir on State Visit to Jordan

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah began his state visit to Jordan Monday, becoming the first Kuwaiti leader to make such a visit in 20 years. KHALIL MAZRAAWI/AFP/Getty Images He was greeted by King Abdullah II and his brothers – Princes Feisal, Ali and Hamzah – at an Amman airport. The King then took to Emir to the palace, where the official welcoming ceremony took place. Once that was done, the two leaders went indoors for talks. They mostly discussed the Mideast Peace Process, but they also focused on renewing ties between Jordan and Kuwait. The tiny Gulf state cut off ties with Jordan when it accused it of siding with Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during the Gulf War

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Gulf Monarchs Meet at Riyadh Summit

The leaders of six Gulf nations gathered in Riyadh for the 12th annual Gulf Cooperation Council. Royals from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates came to Dirriyah Palace to discuss among Iran, Iraq, Yemen and the Mideast peace process. Xinhua/Saudi Photo Agency All those in attendance agreed to back the U.S.-backed Mideast peace process, which broke down last year. They also called for a revival of the peace talks and for Israel to stop settlements in Palestinian territories. In addition, the Gulf leaders sided with Kuwait in an alleged Iranian spy group discovered in that country. The secretary-general of the GCC, Abdulrahman al-Attiyah, said “The secur

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Kuwaiti Emir Begins European Tour

Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah began his visit to Europe Monday, beginning with a stop in Germany. He was welcomed by German President Horst Koehler in Berlin and later met with Chancellor Angela Merkel. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz The Emir and the Chancellor discussed mainly joint reconstruction projects in Iraq and Afghanistan. The two leaders also talked about Iran’s nuclear program, which could have an effect on tiny Kuwait and other Gulf states if the country got nuclear weapons. Finally, they talked about Kuwait’s relationship with the European Union and it’s plan to sign a free trading deal with the EU. Sheikh Sabah’s European visit comes just days after he bl

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Kuwait’s Sheikha Fariha Visits Morocco

Sheikha Fariha al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sahad of Kuwait is making a visit to Morocco this week. The trip was part of Kuwait-Morocco relations in regards to the disabled. In her country, Fariha is the chairperson of the Committee of the Ideal Mother, which deals with women’s issues. Maghreb Arabe Presse She arrived in Rabat on Sunday and was greeted by Princess Lalla Hasna, sister to King Mohammed VI, and Princess Lalla Soumaya. Upon arriving, the Sheikha and the Princesses inspected the honor guard before heading off to one of the royal palaces, where the Moroccan royal women threw a dinner party for their guest. On Monday, Fariha paid a visit to the Mohammed VI National Center for the Dis

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Kuwaiti Emir Meets With President Obama

Monday had U.S. President Barack Obama meet and have talks with Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah in the Oval Office at the White House. AFP Among the topics the two leaders spoke about were the Mideast peace process, which the Emir said will be achieved once Israel “implements and fulfills its obligations.” “I affirmed to President Obama that we are interested in bringing about peace in the Middle East. It is in our interest that peace be brought about,” the Emir said through a translator. The President and the Emir also discussed U.S. troops in Iraq. Obama thanked the Emir for being an “outstanding host for the United States armed forces during

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Nasrah Al Shamery Released from Kuwaiti Jail

The Australian woman who was jailed for allegedly bashing the Emir of Kuwait at the country’s airport, has been set free. Nasrah Al Shamery will stay in the Kuwait jail that she’s been in since December until she is at last deported back to Australia. She was originally given a two year sentence but now it has been suspended. Al Shamery’s family is overjoyed not only because they insisted she was innocent of the charges, but because they were concered for her health. Al Shamery reportedly suffers from diabetes, heart, breathing and back problems and is now unable to walk. “I understand she is in a wheelchair right now and she is suffering … a few pains but you k

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