Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah reappointed Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as the country’s prime minister and assigned him the task of forming a new government, Kuwait News Agency reported on Sunday
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The U.S. State Department has approved the potential sale to Kuwait of Apache helicopters and spare parts for the Patriot missile system in two separate deals that could have a value of $4.2 billion, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
Kuwait’s Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Sabah, the eldest son of the late emir, who emerged as an influential reformer in the oil-rich Gulf Kingdom, died on Sunday, the country’s state-run news agency reported. He was 72.
The arrests come as part of the ongoing coordination between Kuwait’s security services and their Egyptian counterparts for the exchange of criminals.
Kuwait and the United States are close allies, bound by a defense agreement that expires in 2022.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, that Kuwait could likely face pressure to normalize its relations with Israel, after the death of its Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Leaders from around the world expressed on Tuesday their deepest condolences to the people of Kuwait and its government following the death of the Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
He was sworn into the role of Kuwait’s leader in 2006 following the death of his half-brother Sheikh Jaber al-Sabah.
WASHINGTON—President Trump met briefly on Friday with the leader of Kuwait and afterward said the small Gulf Arab state would soon become the next country to normalize relations with Israel.
The Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has called on Palestinian leaders, headed by President Mahmoud Abbas, to apologize for the “provocative and erroneous” statements issued by some Palestinian factions against the GCC states.