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Kuwait Condemns Israeli Deadly Raids On Gaza

KUWAIT, Nov 14 (NNN-KUNA) – Kuwait expressed utter rejection and condemnation of Israel’s raid on the Palestinian Gaza Strip, the Foreign Ministry said.

Israel’s ongoing airstrikes on the Palestinian territory, is a continuation of Israeli crimes against defenceless Palestinians, constituting a flagrant violation of international laws and norms, the ministry said.

This will only lead to more violence and undermine any chance for peace, the statement added.

Kuwaiti government resigns

14 Nov 2019; MEMO: The Kuwait government has submitted its resignation, government spokesman Tariq Al-Mazram announced today.

In a press statement, Al-Mazram said Prime Minister Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah submitted the resignation of the government to the Emir Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah “in order to re-arrange the ministerial work”.

The emir still has to accept the resignation in order for it to be final. He would then request a new cabinet to be formed.

Female Kuwait minister who ‘hindered the state’, resigns

13 Nov 2019; MEMO:Kuwait’s Minister of Public Works and Housing Affairs, Janan Boushahri, yesterday announced her resignation as she was being questioned at the country’s National Assembly, official news site KUNA  reported.

“From my rostrum, I announce my resignation because, unfortunately, companies and influential people are stronger than the right,” Boushahri said.

Hundreds protest against corruption in Kuwait

7 Nov 2019; MEMO: Hundreds of protestors gathered yesterday evening in front of Kuwait’s parliament against poor public services and the state’s perceived unwillingness to fight corruption.

Reports suggest that the protest was called by a former lawmaker, Saleh Al-Moulla, who mobilised Kuwaitis on social media under the slogan “That’s enough”. The demonstration was organised with the permission of the authorities.

Preventive diplomacy helps avoid disputes: Kuwaiti FM

KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- Preventive diplomacy helps stop the eruption of disputes and conflicts, and enhance dialogue and mediation amongst countries, Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Kuwait's deputy prime minister and foreign minister, said on Sunday.

He made the remarks at a ceremony held by the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Representative and Resident Coordinator to Kuwait Tareq Al-Sheikh in Hawalli Governorate.

Egypt, Kuwait sign $1bn deals to develop Sinai

22 Oct 2019; MEMO: Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and his Kuwaiti counterpart Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Hamad Al Sabah yesterday attended an event held for the signing of deals worth $1.09 billion to fund the second phase of the Sinai development programme, state-run newspaper Al-Ahram reported.

Included in the deals is a $86 million project to carry out an infrastructure project at Al-Nafaq Road in the coastal resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh.

Kuwait buys $281m worth of armoured vehicles from US

14 Oct 2019; MEMO: The Pentagon has agreed to sell Kuwait 19 armoured recovery vehicles and associated heavy equipment to the tune of $281 million, the New Khaleej reported yesterday.

The M88 Recovery Vehicle is one of the largest armoured recovery vehicles and it is referred to as HERCULES – Heavy Equipment Recovery Combat Utility Lifting Extraction System. It would be used to ensure the sustainability of Kuwait’s new tank defence system.

Kuwait Says Turkish Military Operation In Syria Threatens Regional Stability

KUWAIT, Oct 10 (NNN-KUNA) – The military operation, launched by the Turkish army in Syria, poses a direct threat to the security and stability in the region, Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry said, on Wednesday.

“The military escalation risks undermining the chances of political solution, sought by international community, after the tangible progress made in the quest for peace in Syria,” an official source at the ministry said.

Kuwait, U.S. sign deal on aviation security cooperation

KUWAIT, Oct 9 (NNN-KUNA) – Kuwait and the United States, on Tuesday, signed a deal to bolster cooperation on aviation security.

The deal was inked by Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

After signing the agreement, DGCA’s President, Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, said that, the deal encourages further cooperation between the two sides at administrative, technical, or security levels.

Kuwait attaches importance to human rights under constitution: deputy FM

KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Kuwait attaches great importance to protecting human rights in adherence to its constitution, Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said Tuesday.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of a seminar themed "Kuwait's Efforts in Relieving the Elderly," Al-Jarallah said that Kuwait's keenness on human rights comes from its belief.

He pointed out that Kuwait contributed to supporting the elderly through various governmental bodies and spreading the awareness on the problems that faces the elderly.

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