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Kuwait's new emir takes oath, calls for unity at tense time for region

Kuwait's new emir takes oath, calls for unity at tense time for region

Kuwait's new emir was sworn in at parliament on Wednesday as the country prepared to lay to rest late ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, who helped steer the U.S.-allied Gulf state through some of the Middle East's most turbulent decades. The cabinet swiftly named designated successor...

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Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah, veteran defender of Arab unity

Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah, veteran defender of Arab unity

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Tuesday aged 91, plunging his country into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and a humanitarian champion. The cabinet announced his brother and designated successor Crown Prince Sheikh...

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UAE sets sights on the moon

UAE sets sights on the moon

The United Arab Emirates announced Tuesday it will launch an unmanned rover to the moon by 2024 as it seeks to expand its space sector. The UAE -- a collection of seven emirates better known for its skyscrapers, palm-shaped islands and opulent mega attractions -- is a newcomer to the world...

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Kuwait TV cuts to Koranic verses in possible sign of death in ruling family

Kuwait TV cuts to Koranic verses in possible sign of death in ruling family

Kuwait television interrupted regular programming to cut to Koranic verses on Tuesday, a move which often signifies the death of a senior member of the Gulf Arab state's ruling family. There was no immediate announcement from authorities. Kuwait's ruler, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad...

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