350 nurses in illegal confinement in Kuwait

Kerala Women's Commission on Friday urged the Central and state governments to intervene immediately for the release and safe return of 350 Malayalee nurses, who are allegedly held in illegal confinement in Kuwait.

India takes up with Kuwait issue of arrest of its nationals

 India has taken up with Kuwait the matter of arrest of nearly two dozens of its nationals there after an incident of a brawl with people of a different country and has asked the Indians to abide by the local law.

Ensure safe release of Indian workers arrested in Kuwait: Congress to govt

Congress leader Anand Sharma on Friday asked the Centre to take up the matter concerning the arrest of Indian workers in Kuwait with the government there, and said all those responsible for perpetrating atrocities should be brought to justice.

Kuwait police fire teargas to break up opposition demo

Kuwaiti police fired teargas and stun grenades to disperse an opposition rally demanding the release of prominent dissident Mussallam al-Barrak, activists said today.

IAF may fly out stranded Indians from Iraq

As per plans, the Air Force may use its planes to fly out Indian nationals stranded in Iraq to safer places nearby such as Kuwait or UAE from where commercial airliners would ferry them back to India.

Kuwait to send urgent aid to displaced Iraqis

Kuwait said on Sunday it is sending urgent humanitarian aid to thousands of Iraqis who have been displaced by ongoing fighting in the neighbouring Arab country.

Kuwait top court jails activist over insulting emir

Kuwait`s supreme court on Sunday upheld a two-year jail sentence handed to an opposition online activist for writing tweets deemed offensive to the Gulf state`s ruler.

Kuwait judge orders 2 newspapers to stop printing

A Kuwaiti court has ordered two newspapers to stop printing for a second time in less than two months over articles about a secret probe into allegations of a coup plot to overthrow the Gulf monarchy`s government.

Kuwait`s emir embarks on landmark visit to Iran

Kuwait`s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah flew to Tehran on Sunday for a landmark visit expected to focus on mending fences between Shiite Iran and Sunni-ruled Gulf states.

Kuwait`s emir makes landmark visit to Iran

Kuwait`s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday started a landmark visit to Tehran focused on mending fences between Shiite Iran and the Sunni-ruled monarchies in the Gulf.

Iran must change to improve ties with Gulf: analysts

Iran must prove through actions that it is willing to make key policy changes to mend fences with Gulf Arabs, analysts said ahead of a landmark visit by Kuwait`s emir.

Iran says Kuwait`s emir to visit, turn "new page" in ties

Kuwait`s ruling emir will visit Iran at the end of the month to help turn a "new page" in bilateral ties, Iran`s foreign ministry said on Tuesday, in the latest sign that Tehran seeks to improve relations with its Arab neighbours.

BPCL inks deals to import crude oil from Kuwait, UAE

New Delhi: State-owned Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) has signed contracts to import over 7 million tonnes of crude oil from Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
BPCL, the nation`s second biggest state refiner, signed term contracts for import of crude oil with Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) during a visit of high-level delegation led by company Chairman S Varadarajan.

Kuwait minister accused by US of jihad links `to stay`

Kuwait`s Islamic affairs minister, accused by a senior US official of promoting jihad in Syria, was reported Monday as saying he will stay on after his resignation was rejected.

Arab summit opens with calls to arm Syria rebels

Syria`s opposition called for "sophisticated" arms at an Arab summit in Kuwait on Tuesday while Saudi Arabia stressed the need for a change in military balance to "end the impasse".

Gulf-Russia talks to focus on Syria: Kuwait

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet his Gulf Arab counterparts on February 18 for talks expected to focus on the Syria conflict, a Kuwaiti official has said.

Egypt Army Chief Sisi says to run for president: Kuwait paper

Egypt`s Army Chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in comments published in a Kuwait paper Thursday he has decided to run in the presidential election scheduled by mid-April.

UN out to raise whopping USD 6.5 bn for Syrians at Kuwait meet

Delegates from some 60 nations meet in Kuwait Wednesday at a UN donors conference which aims to raise a whopping USD 6.5 billion (4.7 billion euros) in aid for more than 13 million Syrians affected by war.

US hits bin Laden son-in-law with new charges

US prosecutors linked Osama bin Laden`s son-in-law to the 2001 shoe bomber plot and added two extra charges against the Kuwaiti, who faces life behind bars if convicted.

Kuwait Cabinet resigns before reshuffle

Kuwait`s Cabinet resigned on Monday, ahead of a reshuffle and plans by some legislators to submit a number of ministers to parliamentary grilling.