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Kuwait regrets US Jerusalem move – Speaker deplores embassy shift

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: The State of Kuwait followed with profound regret the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel and move its embassy to the holy city, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. Such a unilateral move contravenes the UN resolutions on maintaining the political, historical, legal …

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‘Compliance in Kuwait with FATCA 100%’

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 7: The compliance of financial institutions with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) in Kuwait is 100 percent, reports Annahar daily quoting regulatory source. The sources added, the rate of compliance by law-abiding individuals who hold the US citizenship has reached the same percentage in the …

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Embassy of Kuwait in Brussels holds event to help ‘refugees’

Al-Budaiwi lauds RANA efforts BRUSSELS, Dec 7, (KUNA): The embassy of the State of Kuwait here held last night its first charity reception in support of refugees with the cooperation of a local organisation. “Tonight we are together to celebrate the work of an amazing NGO, an organisation that makes …

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Syria clears last DAESH pockets – Russia declares ‘mission accomplished’

BEIRUT, Dec 7, (Agencies): Syrian government troops and allied militia have cleared the last pockets held by the Islamic State group on the west bank of the Euphrates River, a monitor said on Thursday. But the jihadists still hold areas on the east bank in the north of oil-rich Deir …

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Trump calls for open Yemen aid flow

WASHINGTON, Dec 7, (RTRS): US President Donald Trump called for Saudi Arabia to immediately allow humanitarian aid to reach the Yemeni people, suggesting Washington had run out patience with a Saudi-led blockade that has been condemned by relief organizations. The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Iran-aligned armed Houthi movement in …

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FIFA lifts Kuwait ban from soccer

INFANTINO VOICES PRIDE KUWAIT BACK IN FIFA FAMILY MPs praise Amiri role, Speaker Al-Ghanim KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, alongside other senior Kuwaiti officials, received on Wednesday at Bayan Palace visiting FIFA President Gianni Infantino and a delegation accompanying him. His Highness …

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Embassy steps in as Egyptian beaten viciously by a Kuwaiti

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 6, (Agencies): Social media users circulated a video captured by CCTV on Tuesday of a Kuwaiti man brutally assaulting an Egyptian worker at a central marketplace in the al- Shuwaikh area in Kuwait. The appearance of the video elicited calls by the public for Egypt’s Foreign Minister …

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Jerusalem Israel’s capital: Trump – Arab allies warn of Mideast turmoil

WASHINGTON, Dec 6, (Agencies): President Donald Trump reversed decades of US policy on Wednesday and recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the gesture further drives a wedge between Israel and the Palestinians. In a speech at the White House, Trump said his …

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95% of suspects detained in Saudi Arabia corruption probe accept settlements

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s attorney general said Tuesday that most of the 159 individuals detained in a corruption sweep have agreed to pay a financial settlement a month after the kingdom’s powerful crown prince launched the unprecedented purge against high-level princes, businessmen, officials and military officers. A little more than a …

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Crackdown, air strikes in Yemen

ADEN/DUBAI, Dec 6, (Agencies): A Saudi-led coalition stepped up air strikes on Yemen’s Houthis on Wednesday as the Iran-allied armed movement tightened its grip on Sanaa a day after the son of slain former president Ali Abdullah Saleh vowed revenge for his father’s death. Former president Saleh plunged the country …

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