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Kuwait defense chief says government quit over embezzlement

Kuwait defense chief says government quit over embezzlement

Kuwait's defense minister said Saturday that the government's recent resignation was triggered by the alleged embezzlement of nearly $800 million from a military aid fund. "It is the main reason for the government's resignation", said Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, two days after...

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U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff hopeful Gulf crisis will end soon

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff hopeful Gulf crisis will end soon

U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein said on Saturday he was hopeful a bitter dispute between Gulf Arab states could soon end and urged them to unify military capabilities as tensions with Iran simmer. Washington sees an ongoing political rift that Saudi Arabia, the United Arab...

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Kuwait cabinet quits after disputes in parliament

Kuwait cabinet quits after disputes in parliament

Kuwait's prime minister submitted his resignation Thursday along with his cabinet, officials said, amid infighting between ministers and criticism of their performance. Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak Al-Sabah "submitted the resignation of the cabinet to the emir... in order to allow...

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Saudi backpedals on video labelling feminism 'extremism'

Saudi backpedals on video labelling feminism 'extremism'

Saudi authorities have distanced themselves from an official video that sparked controversy after it branded feminism, homosexuality and atheism as extremist ideas. Saudi Arabia's state security agency posted the animated video on Twitter last weekend at a time when de facto ruler Crown...

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