China donates $500,000 to restore water to Maldives

 The Chinese government donated $500,000 to the Maldives government to speed up the repairs of a desalination plant and restore water to the capital, an official said here.

Kuwaiti kidnapped in Lebanon in August freed: Source

A Kuwaiti man kidnapped in August in the eastern Lebanese Bekaa valley on Tuesday was released and handed over to the authorities, a security source said.

Kuwait says stateless to be offered Comoros citizenship

Tens of thousands of stateless people in oil-rich Kuwait will be offered citizenship of the impoverished African nation of Comoros to end their decades-old problem, the government said today.

Egypt arrests suspect over threats to American schools

Egypt on Saturday announced the arrest of a US-Egyptian citizen accused of having posted on jihadist websites a threat to attack American and other international schools in the region.

Kuwaiti Guantanamo detainee sent home: US official

One of two remaining Kuwaitis held in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay was sent home Wednesday after nearly 13 years in detention, a Pentagon spokesman told AFP.

Kuwait and Saudi in new row over energy: Report

Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are locked in a new energy row, this time over a jointly operated offshore natural gas field also shared with Iran, a newspaper reported today.

Kuwait emir in Saudi amid oil row

Kuwait`s emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, held talks in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday with King Abdullah during a visit overshadowed by a row between the two Gulf neighbours over a shared offshore oilfield.

PM hails student who collected relief fund for JK victims

A Kuwait-based Indian student, who collected over Rs two lakh for flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday received appreciation from Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a personal letter to her.

Kuwait plays down row with Saudi over shared oilfield

Kuwait has played down a row with Saudi Arabia over its decision to halt production at an offshore oilfield jointly operated by the two Gulf neighbours.

Arab League chief to lead delegation to Gaza

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi will lead a ministerial delegation to war-ravaged Gaza on October 23, an official said on Thursday.

Gulf states plan joint naval force: Kuwaiti official

Arab states in the Gulf plan to launch a joint naval force, a top Kuwaiti defence official said on Wednesday, in a bid to protect waters shared with neighbouring Iran. 

Drug kingpin, aide arrested: Heroin worth Rs 1 crore seized

A drug kingpin with links in Sri Lanka and Kuwait was arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau officials at the international airport here on Saturday, while heroin worth Rs one crore was seized from his aide in Chennai.

Asian Games: Heads we win for Kuwaiti cricketers
Asian Games: Heads we win for Kuwaiti cricketers

The toss of a coin put Kuwait into the Asian Games men`s cricket quarter-finals and sent Maldives crashing out when steady rain made play impossible in their group match Monday.

Asian Games: Ankita Das  through to women's singles TT second round
Asian Games: Ankita Das through to women's singles TT second round

India's Ankita Das registered a comprehensive 4-0 win over her Kuwait opponent to advance to the women's singles second round of the table tennis in the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here on Monday.

Indian TT players continue to impress in Asian Games
Indian TT players continue to impress in Asian Games

On a day when India got a bagful of medals, Sharath Kamal and company kept the country's hopes alive in table tennis as the men's and women's team paddlers won their respective preliminary round matches in the 17th Asian Games, here on Saturday.

UN Security Council blacklists foreign fighters, recruiters

 A United Nations Security Council committee blacklisted on Tuesday more than a dozen foreign extremist fighters, fundraisers and recruiters tied to militant groups in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Tunisia and Yemen, including a senior Islamic State leader. 

Kuwaiti court acquits 67 stateless protesters

Kuwait`s lower court on Tuesday acquitted 67 stateless people charged with taking part in an illegal protest and assaulting police.

Indian school boy in Kuwait collects Rs 2 lakh for J&K relief

An Indian student in Kuwait has collected over Rs two lakh for humanitarian assistance to the flood victims in Jammu and Kashmir, where millions of people have been impacted by the worst floods in over a century.

Kuwait beefs up security against ISIS threat

Kuwait has undertaken new security measures to combat the militants of Islamic State (IS) Sunni extremist group in the Gulf nation, media reported.

Several jihadist suspects held in Kuwait: Report

Kuwait has arrested several suspected members of the Islamic State group and is monitoring dozens more under its commitment to the US-led international coalition against the jihadists, media reported Thursday.