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Kuwait hangs seven people including royal family member in mass execution

Kuwait hangs seven people including royal family member in mass execution

Kuwait on Wednesday hanged seven people including a member of the ruling al-Sabah family, the KUNA state news agency reported. On the list were two Kuwaiti nationals, including Faisal Abdullah al-Jaber al-Sabah. They are the first executions in the Gulf state since mid-2013. Sabah, the first royal to be executed in the emirate, was convicted of […]

January 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill at least 7- residents

Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen kill at least 7- residents

Jun 26, – Yemen is more than 15 months into a war involving a Saudi-led Arab coalition that intervened to prevent Iran-allied Houthis, who control the capital, from completing a takeover of the country and overthrowing the government. led airstrikes killed at least seven people in Yemen on Sunday, residents said, as U.N. Secretary-General Ban […]

June 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam- poll

Arab Muslim youths say IS, Qaeda distort Islam- poll

Jan 13, – The Zogby Research Services poll of 5,374 young Muslim men and women from the Middle East and North Africa also found that many millennials blame corruption and repressive governments for the rise of jihadist groups. A majority of Arab Muslim youths see the actions of extremists such as the Islamic State group […]

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Kuwaiti court sentences 7 to death over mosque bombing

Kuwaiti court sentences 7 to death over mosque bombing

Sep 15, – Another eight defendants received prison terms ranging from two to 15 years, while another 14 were acquitted by Judge Mohammad Al-Duaij in his verdict, the state-run KUNA news agency reported. A Kuwaiti court sentenced seven people to death Tuesday over an Islamic State-claimed suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the capital […]

September 15, 2015 | By | Reply More
Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32

Death toll in IS Yemen mosque attack rises to 32

Sep 03, – A further 92 people were wounded in Wednesday’s bombings, the latest in a string of attacks carried out by the Sunni extremist group against Shiite targets in Yemen since March. Twin bombings claimed by the Islamic State group against a Shiite mosque in the Yemeni capital killed at least 32 people, medical […]

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Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Yemeni leader Hadi leaves country as Saudi Arabia keeps up air strikes

Mar 27, – Throughout the day, warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck at the Shi’ite Houthis and allied army units, who have taken over much of the country and seek to oust Hadi. Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi left his refuge in Aden for Saudi Arabia on Thursday as Houthi rebels battled with […]

March 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Saudi Arabia launches strikes against Yemen rebels

Mar 26, – The kingdom’s ambassador to the United States announced from Washington that a coalition of 10 countries, including five Gulf monarchies, had been set up to protect the Yemeni government. Saudi Arabia carried out air strikes against Huthi rebels in Yemen on Thursday, launching an operation by a regional coalition to save the […]

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

10 Arab states commit to ‘share’ US-led fight against IS

Sep 11, – “The participating states agreed to do their share in the comprehensive fight” against IS, said a statement at the conclusion of a meeting between US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Arab counterparts. Ten Arab states, including heavyweight Saudi Arabia, agreed Thursday in Jeddah to rally behind Washington in the fight […]

September 11, 2014 | By | Reply More
Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Democratic reforms in Gulf and Arab nations

Oct 05, –  A look at democratic reform efforts in Arab and Gulf nations since the Arab Spring erupted in December 2010: SAUDI ARABIA Saudi women were allowed this year for the first time in the Shura Council, an advisory body, and women will for the first time be allowed to vote and run in […]

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