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Families invoke Trump for JASTA support

WASHINGTON, Dec 1, (AP): The families of Sept 11 victims are voicing their stern opposition to a proposed change to a new law that allows them to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged backing of the attackers, invoking the support of President-elect Donald Trump for their cause. In a statement …

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GCC deplores JASTA

MANAMA, Nov 23, (KUNA): The 10th meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) parliament speakers yielded condemnation of the US’s Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), since it violates basic principles of international law and relations. JASTA is an infraction of the sovereignty enjoyed by all nations and United Nations …

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JASTA not applicable to Kuwait: lawyer – ‘No link to 9/11’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 14: US lawyer Stanley Cohen, who is defending Sulaiman Abu Gaith, whose Kuwaiti nationality had been withdrawn and is being tried in US courts on charges of belonging and supporting al-Qaeda, said in a statement The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) is not applicable to …

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RIYADH, Oct 27, (Agencies): The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states have pressed the US government to mitigate any detrimental effects induced by the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), Saudi Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf said on Thursday. In a statement to the press after a meeting of GCC …

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Amir terms JASTA breach of trust – ‘Respect covenants, treaties’

BANGKOK, Oct 10, (KUNA): Addressing the 2nd Asia Cooperation Dialogue Summit (ACD) which began in Bangkok on Monday, His Highness the Amir, who heads the State of Kuwait delegation to the top-level convention, called on Asian nations to utilize joint potentials and diverse capacities that can be capitalized upon to …

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JASTA effects on Kuwait mulled – ‘Time to curb rising flat rents’

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 9: The government will form a team consisting of members from the ministries of Interior, Foreign Affairs and Finance in addition to the Fatwa and Legislation Department to follow up consequences of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), reports Al-Jaridah daily quoting sources. Sources disclosed …

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JASTA could open a can of worms on 9/11

NOW that Congress has passed the ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’ (JASTA) into law permitting individuals, including the family members of 9/11 victims, to sue a sovereign state for the actions of its nationals in contravention of international law, the door is open for a comprehensive independent investigation into …

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JASTA nail in coffin of US-GCC ties

CONGRESS has done the unimaginable by almost unanimously passing a law allowing the families of 9-11 victims to lodge civil cases against Saudi Arabia (and other states) for aiding and abetting terrorism, which flouts all international laws and conventions protecting sovereign states from frivolous lawsuits. Congress has arrogantly rewritten international …

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Cabinet voices concern on JASTA, urges rethink

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 5, (KUNA): Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al- Mubarak Al-Sabah said on Wednesday the Cabinet monitors, with much interest and concern, US Congress’ rejection of US President Barack Obama’s veto against Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). He said in a statement …

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US lost between camel … elephant

THE ‘Cowboy Congress’ never anticipated the global campaigns against the so-called ‘Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act’ (JASTA), because the way of thinking in America is based on three principles that contradict norms and values. The first principle is that the founding fathers came to the new found land due …

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