NEWS ALERT | Kuwait’s Emir Names Security Czar Sheikh Meshal As Crown Prince

MILAN | ITALY – Kuwait’s new ruler Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Wednesday named Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad, deputy head of the country’s National Guard, as Crown Prince of the U.S. – allied OPEC member state. The selection of Sheikh Meshal, which must be approved by the Gulf Arab state’s parliament, ‘was blessed by the … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Kuwait’s Emir Names Security Czar Sheikh Meshal As Crown Prince

BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait Mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah, Veteran Defender Of Arab Unity

MILAN | ITALY – Kuwait’s ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died, his office announced on Tuesday, plunging his country into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and a humanitarian champion. Sheikh Sabah, 91, had ruled the wealthy oil producer and U.S. ally since 2006 and … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait Mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah, Veteran Defender Of Arab Unity

BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait’s Ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Died: State TV

MILAN | ITALY – Kuwait’s ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died said an official statement read out on state television on Tuesday. Sheikh Sabah, 91, had ruled the Gulf Arab oil producer and U.S. ally since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years. His designed successor is his brother, … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait’s Ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Died: State TV

WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit, Degree Chief Commander, to Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, the White House said in a statement on Friday, adding that it was the first time the honor had been given since 1991. The 91-year-old emir arrived in the United States in July … Continue reading WORLD NEWS | Trump Awards Kuwaiti Emir ‘Prestigious’ Decoration, White House Says

NEWS | Kuwait To Rebuild Lebanon’s Only Large Grain Silo After Blast: Report

BEIRUT | LEBANON – Kuwait said it will rebuild Lebanon’s only large grain silo that was destroyed by the massive Beirut port explosion, raising fears of food shortages in a country already in financial meltdown. The destruction of the 120,000 – tonne capacity structure at the port, the main entry point for food imports, meant … Continue reading NEWS | Kuwait To Rebuild Lebanon’s Only Large Grain Silo After Blast: Report

BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait Emir’s Health Shows ‘Positive Improvement’: Cabinet Twitter

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Kuwait emir’s health has shown ‘positive improvement’, the cabinet quoted the prime minister as saying, in a tweet on Monday night. The cabinet prayer ‘for a speedy recovery and complete health and wellness, and to return him to the homeland in the near future’, it said. Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Kuwait Emir’s Health Shows ‘Positive Improvement’: Cabinet Twitter

BREAKING NEWS | Qatar, Iraq And Kuwait Are All Sending Aid To Lebanon

MILAN | ITALY – Qatar, Iraq and Kuwait plan to send medical assistance to Lebanon in the aftermath of the deadly explosion, according to the state news agency in the Middle East. Lebanon’s NNA news agency reported that Qatar will send supplies to outfit two 500-bed field hospitals on Wednesday. NNA also reported that Iraq … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Qatar, Iraq And Kuwait Are All Sending Aid To Lebanon

NEWS ALERT | Kuwait Ruler To Travel to U.S. For Medical Treatment

KUWAIT – Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah will travel to the United States on Thursday for medical treatment after he underwent surgey this week, his office said. Sheikh Sabah, who has ruled Kuwait since 2006, underwent surgery on Sunday that his office described as successful, for an unspecified condition. ‘(Sheikh Sabah) will … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Kuwait Ruler To Travel to U.S. For Medical Treatment

NEWS | Saudi Leadership Congratulates Kuwait Emir On Successful Surgery

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, congratulated Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah on his successful surgery, reported the Saudi Press Agency. In separate cables, they wished the Emir continued health. … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Leadership Congratulates Kuwait Emir On Successful Surgery

ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll

DUBAI – Economic activity in the Gulf will contract sharply this year before recovering in 2021, hit by the double shock of the coronavirus pandemic and an oil price crash, a quarterly Reuters poll showed on Tuesday. Analysts in the July 7-20 poll see a deep economic contraction in the hydrocarbon – producing region this … Continue reading ECONOMY | Gulf Economies Seen Shrinking Sharply In 2020, To Pick Up In 2021: Reuters Poll