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Egypt, Kuwait air forces conduct joint drill in Egyptian airspace

Egyptian air forces began on Sunday joint military exercises with their Kuwaiti counterparts in Egyptian airspace, Egypt’s army said on Sunday. The drills aim to “bolster joint air capabilities using air forces from the two sides and strengthen military cooperation,” the army spokesman said in a statement. The exercise involved carrying out offensive and defensive sorties and conducting aerial reconnaissance ...

Kuwait arrests Egyptian after failed attack on U.S. soldiers

Egyptian driving a garbage truck loaded with explosives and Islamic State papers rammed into a truck carrying five U.S. soldiers in Kuwait on Saturday, injuring only himself in the attack, authorities said. The attempted attack is the first by the Islamic State group to target American troops in the tiny, oil-rich emirate that’s a stalwart U.S. ally. It comes as ...

ZIMBABWE WOMEN TRAFFICKED TO KUWAIT

WRITTEN BY KALAHAN DENG Young Zimbabwe women are being lured to Kuwait to work as housemaids under unbearable conditions in their masters houses.Their traffickers promised them with high salaries of $ 600.00 U.S.Dollars a month, but these women ended up with only $ 200.00 if any is lucky enough to be paid by her master.They are forced to work 12 long hours ...

Kuwait Towers shroud with Australian Flag on the National Day

On the occasion of the National Day of Australia, Mr Najeeb Al-Bader, the Ambassador of the State of Kuwait to Australia, has conveyed his sincere congratulations and warm wishes to the friendly people and Government of Australia for further progress and prosperity.  Ambassador of Kuwait noted that the political, economic and educational bilateral relations between Australia and the State of ...

Kuwait Airways scraps London-New York flight after dispute over Israeli passengers

Did Kuwait Airways just scrap an entire flight service to avoid carrying Israeli passengers? The airline has this week pulled its connection between New York’s JFK airport and London Heathrow after U.S. authorities threatened legal action over alleged discrimination. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in September warned the Kuwaiti carrier that it had “unlawfully discriminated” against a passenger using ...

Kuwait set up a permanent committee to fight against “terrorism”

The Gulf state of Kuwait decided to set up a permanent committee on Monday in order to fight against “terrorism” and extremism. “We decided to form a permanent committee to coordinate between various bodies to ensure security and fight against all forms of terrorism… and extremism,” the cabinet said in a statement at weekly meeting. A Saudi suicide bomber blew ...

Bomber was young Saudi ma

Kuwait Sunday identified the suicide bomber behind its worst militant attack as a young Saudi man, and said it had detained the driver of the vehicle that took him to a Shiite mosque where he killed 27 people. The disclosure of the bomber’s Saudi nationality is likely to focus the attention of authorities investigating Friday’s suicide bombing on ties between ...

Saudi and Kuwait shut the second oilfield in the neutral zone

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait decided to shut the second oilfield in the neutral zone, effectively halting output in the area which produced 500,000 barrels of oil, an official said Monday. “A decision has been taken today to shut operations at Wafra oilfield… for two weeks for periodical maintenance,” head of the trade union of Kuwait Gulf Oil Co. (KGOC) Fadghoush ...

Air Arabia from Kuwait to UAE was diverted to a UAE military airbase after a passenger warned plane explosion

An Air Arabia airliner flying from Kuwait to the United Arab Emirates was diverted to a UAE military airbase on Sunday after a passenger warned the plane was about to explode, the UAE state news agency WAM reported. The aircraft was boarded after landing at the al Minhad airbase by the authorities who resolved the situation using “appropriate standard procedures”, ...

Kuwait is considering keeping Kuwait Airways in state hands

The Kuwaiti parliament is considering keeping Kuwait Airways in state hands by reducing the proportion of shares its impending sale to 25 percent. The debt-riddled airline is already be prepped for privatisation under legislation passed five years’ ago. Under that plan, the state would retain only 20 percent of the airline, with 40 percent allocated to each citizens and investors. ...

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