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Injured Kuwaitis brought home

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 4: Commander of Kuwait’s Air Force Major General Abdullah Al-Fodari stressed on Friday that the Kuwaitis, injured during a road accident in Iraq, were professionally transported to the country. Upon instructions by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister …

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Lebanon PM quits, blasts Iran, Hezbollah

HARIRI TARGET OF ASSASSINATION BID DAYS AGO BEIRUT, Nov 4, (Agencies): Lebanon’s prime minister Saad al-Hariri resigned on Saturday, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing strife in the Arab world. His resignation thrusts Lebanon back into …

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Shia militia in border clashes with DAESH

BEIRUT, Nov 4, (AP): Clashes have erupted on the Syrian-Iraqi border between Islamic State group militants and Iraqi paramilitary fighters as the extremist group defends its last stronghold in the region, a Syria monitoring group and an Iraqi official said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the …

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US strikes DAESH in Somalia for 1st time

WASHINGTON, Nov 4, (Agencies): The US conducted a pair of drone strikes against Islamic State fighters in Somalia on Friday, the first time America has hit the jihadists in the Horn of Africa nation, officials said. The strikes occurred in northeastern Somalia and killed “several terrorists,” the US military’s Africa …

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Amir condoles loss of 5 Kuwaitis in Iraq crash – Bus overturns … 13 injured

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2, (KUNA): Five Kuwaiti citizens were killed and 13 others injured during a road accident while visiting the southern Iraqi city of Karbala, said Kuwaiti Ambassador to Iraq Salem Al-Zamanan Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, Ambassador Al-Zamanan said that a bus, transporting the Kuwaiti nationals, had toppled over …

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Central Bank of Kuwait warns over virus – ‘Bad Rabbit’ spread by e-mail

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2: The Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) has warned Kuwaiti banks about the ‘Bad Rabbit’ virus, which hit computers in Russia, Ukraine and various parts of Europe days ago, causing them to be encrypted and disrupted, reports Al-Anba daily. Bad Rabbit disrupts the ability to use computers …

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Trump wants death penalty

NEW YORK, Nov 2, (RTRS): US President Donald Trump on Thursday reiterated his call that the Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path should get the death penalty. The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, told investigators he was inspired by …

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US Tehran’s worst enemy: Khamenei – Iran woos Russia

ANKARA, Nov 2, (RTRS): The United States is Iran’s “number one enemy” and Tehran will never succumb to Washington’s pressure over a multinational nuclear deal, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a televised speech on Thursday. US President Donald Trump broke ranks with other major powers last month …

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CIA Laden trove points to Iran links – Files seized in 2011 raid released

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov 2, (AP): The CIA’s release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran’s support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11 terror attacks. US intelligence officials and prosecutors have long …

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Amir reappoints PM to form Cabinet – Grilling planned

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 1: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah on Wednesday issued an Amiri Decree reappointing His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al- Sabah as Prime Minister and instructed the latter to appoint members of the new Cabinet. The Amiri Decree states that having considered …

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