Author: El Sasus

Iraq’s parliament is prioritising minor laws over the sovereign issue of the Khor Abdullah waterway due to “Kuwaiti interferences and bribes” that impacted Iraqi decision-makers on the dossier, Jamal al-Halbousi, an Iraqi expert and former head of Iraq’s delegation for border and maritime negotiations with Kuwait, claimed to The New Arab during a lengthy interview in Baghdad.   Al-Halbousi, who holds a PhD in political sciences and is an expert on the international border as well as maritime demarcation, claims that Kuwait is exploiting Israel’s inhumane war on Gaza to influence Iraqi decision-makers on the Khor Abdullah waterway agreement. He also argued that Iraq…

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Kuwait Finance House (KFH) has been ranked number one in Kuwait by The Banker, the world`s most prestigious banking magazine owned by the Financial Times Group. The ranking affirms the continuous progress of KFH, which is built on financial stability, robust operational performance, consistent growth in all indicators, in addition to its Sharia-compliant innovative solutions that cater to the banking and financial needs of businesses and individuals according to the highest global standards. On this occasion, Acting Group Chief Executive Officer, Abdulwahab Iesa Al Rushood, said that KFH is dedicated to maintaining its exceptional standing as the foremost bank at…

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Colleagues, despite a rushed process and lack of appropriate consultation by the resolution’s authors, the United States engaged in good faith on this text. We proposed language with an eye toward a constructive resolution that would have reinforced the life-saving diplomacy we have undertaken since October 7; increased opportunities for humanitarian aid to enter Gaza; encouraged the release of hostages and the resumption of humanitarian pauses; and laid a foundation for a durable peace. Unfortunately, nearly all of our recommendations were ignored. And the result of this rushed process was an imbalanced resolution that was divorced from reality, that would…

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Some 1,500 Kenyan citizens are set to join various skilled positions in Kuwait, having successfully passed recruitment tests. Out of over 5,000 applicants, these individuals were selected and are expected to arrive in Kuwait this December, according to Halima Mahmoud, Ambassador of Kenya to Kuwait. Ambassador Mahmoud said discussions are underway to sign a memorandum of understanding for the recruitment of domestic workers from Kenya. She expressed optimism that the agreement would be finalised and signed shortly. This progress comes despite the absence of a formal labour agreement between Kenya and Kuwait, and the delay in signing is attributed to…

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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 26: Kuwait slipped one spot in the FIFA rankings, now standing at 136th place in the classification released by the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA). Meanwhile, the Argentine national team maintains its top position in the rankings.Kuwait played two friendly matches this month, suffering a 1-0 defeat to the United Arab Emirates and securing a 2-1 victory over Syria.In the top five positions, Argentina remains the front-runner, followed by France, Brazil, England, and Belgium. Portugal has made a noteworthy jump, advancing two spots to claim the sixth position, surpassing the Netherlands. Spain has also moved up…

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Australia’s World Cup qualifier against Palestine could be played in Kuwait after the Palestinian Football Association asked for the Gulf state to host the November 21 fixture. The Socceroos’ qualification group – which also contains Lebanon and minnows Bangladesh – has been thrown into disarray in recent weeks by the rise in violence in the Middle East. Australia begin their qualification path against Bangladesh in Melbourne on November 16 and were scheduled to travel to the Palestinian capital of Jerusalem for the second of next month’s fixtures. After the second-round qualifying draw was made in July, Football Australia undertook rigorous…

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KUWAIT CITY ( (AA) – Kuwait has called on the international community to prevent the use of starvation as a military and political weapon against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. KUWAIT CITY Kuwait has called on the international community to prevent the use of starvation as a military and political weapon against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. The appeal was made Tuesday by Kuwait’s permanent representative to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Yousef Juhail, during the annual meeting of the Committee on World Food Security at the organization’s…

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The United Arab Emirates’ two home-grown short-haul airlines have come a long way since their foundation – 15 and 20 years ago, respectively – as supposedly low-cost upstarts. Both are following their own growth strategies as they bounce back strongly from the Covid-19 downturn, expand their route maps, and edge towards three-figure fleet sizes. Flydubai is introducing an upgraded business class cabin across its fleet Flydubai, founded in 2008, may have once described itself as a low-cost airline, but with its plush headquarters on Dubai’s developing eastern outskirts, freshly minted code share agreements with two leading North American operators, and…

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Korea’s quest for their third straight Asian Games gold medal in men’s football will start Tuesday against Kuwait in China. The first Group E match between the countries will kick off at Jinhua Sports Centre Stadium in Jinhua, south of the main host city of Hangzhou, at 7:30 p.m. local time, or 8:30 p.m. in Seoul. The opening ceremony of the Asian Games is Saturday, but preliminary action in some sports will begin a few days before that. Coached by Hwang Sun-hong, South Korea’s under-24 team will later play Thailand on Thursday and Bahrain on Sunday. Both of those matches…

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During the call, both sides discussed the strong bilateral relations and the efforts to upgrade them in various domains Kuwait’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received a phone call Sunday from his Iranian counterpart Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. During the call, both sides discussed the strong bilateral relations and the efforts to upgrade them in various domains. They also touched upon the repeated and condemned acts of burning the Holy Quran in Sweden and Denmark and coordinating efforts within the framework of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC), to be held late this month, to take tangible…

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