Category Archives: Kuwait

Yemen government quits talks after Houthis reject deal

The Houthis rejected the peace plan which called for them to withdraw from Sanaa and hand over heavy weapons

Yemen’s government delegation to peace talks has decided to leave Kuwait on Monday after the Houthis rejected a draft peace plan proposed by the United Nations, a spokesman said.

Oil unions in Kuwait resume negotiations over demands

In an effort to end the indefinite strike announced in April, a delegation from IndustriALL Global Union’s affiliate the Oil and Petrochemical Industries Workers Confederation (OPIWC) and oil unions in the country met with the Kuwaiti prime minister on 20 April.

Explainer: World reaction to Iran-Saudi hostilities

Diplomatic row between Mideast heavy weights has triggered various global responses – here’s what they’re saying:

Diplomatic tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran began with the kingdom’s execution of 47 people convicted of terrorism charges – including a prominent Shia cleric – and later saw attacks on Saudi diplomatic posts in the Islamic Republic.

Has Chinese weapon purchased in Ukraine?

Scandalous news continues about weapon from Ukraine sent to Islamic state. New details appear.
The Interior minister of Kuwait said arrested Osama Khayat, the cell leader of ISIL in Kuwait “confessed that he has been in contact with the group leaders in Syria and has made several arms` deals for the main organization including deals for purchasing FN-6 missiles and other weaponry from Ukraine. Khayat told investigators that purchased weaponry was being shipped to Turkey and being smuggled to Syria later. He admitted that he … transferred money to the ISIL related bank accounts in Turkey. The Ministry statement pointed that Khayat gave the names of five cell members in Kuwait and were all arrested.” One of them “Abdulkarim Mohammad Selem (Syrian national born in 1962) who has Ukraine based arms company and was about to purchase shoulder-fired missiles and telecommunication devices…”

Islamic state armed with Ukrainian weapon

Kuwait disrupts extremist cell supporting the Islamic State

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait’s Interior Ministry said Thursday it cracked down on an extremist cell that was aiding the Islamic State group with support that included brokering arms deals, arresting six people from various nationalities who were operating inside the country.
The official Kuwait News Agency said police arrested a Lebanese citizen described as the ringleader named Osama Khayat, who admitted to helping IS recruit fighters and raise money that was sent to IS-related bank accounts in Turkey. The Interior Ministry said Khayat also admitted to closing weapons deals in Ukraine and using Turkey as a route to send weapons to IS fighters in Syria, where the group controls territory.
Police said they also arrested three Syrians, one of whom was an arms dealer for the IS group and another who was in charge of finances and communication. Police also detained an Egyptian who they described as a member of the IS group and a Kuwaiti national who was responsible for logistical support.
The statement said two Syrians and two Australian-Lebanese dual nationals are still at large.
A shorter, earlier statement from the news agency provided different details, including the number of arrests.
The predominantly Sunni Muslim country suffered its most devastating terrorist attack in decades in June when a suicide bomber attacked one of the Gulf nation’s oldest Shiite mosques, killing 27 people in the capital.
One of the Islamic State group’s affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula, calling itself Najd Province, claimed responsibility for that attack.