Alwaght- With the death of the late Kuwaiti Emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah at the age of 91, his brother the 83-year-old crown prince of the royal family Sheikh Nawaf has been sworn in on Wednesday as Kuwait’s 16th Emir (the fifth Emir since Kuwait’s independence from Britain in 1961) and took over the affairs of one of the richest countries in the world. This event is very important at the present time because of the effects it can have on both internal and regional affairs.
Kuwait’s cabinet presented its resignation to the country’s ruler on Wednesday, days before Prime Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah was due to be questioned in parliament over his choice of ministers and other issues.
Kuwait has forbidden the entry of commercial vessels carrying goods to and from the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, days after the Persian Gulf kingdom reiterated its support for Palestine and condemned a controversial visit by the Israeli president to the Ibrahimi Mosque in al-Khalil.
Teenage Kuwaiti tennis player Muhammad al-Awadi, who withdrew from an international tennis tournament held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to avoid facing an Israeli opponent, has earned widespread praise over his support for the Palestinian cause.
A Kuwait academic delegation withdrew a conference hosted by the University of Bahrain after finding out that an Israeli delegation would participate in the event, as the Persian Gulf kingdom has frequently reiterated its support for Palestine.
Iran soon will begin drilling at the Arash natural gas field shared with Kuwait and Saudi Arabia after the two Arab states signed a document to build the offshore reservoir without Tehran’s participation, Iranian Minister of Petroleum said.
A Kuwaiti chess player has refused to play against an Israeli opponent at Spain’s Sunway International Chess Championship, in an act of solidarity with the Palestinian people whose rights are violated by the occupying Tel Aviv regime.