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  • Kuwait royal family member sentenced to death

    08/12/2008 2:57:46 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 12 replies · 252+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 12, 2008 | Raed Rafei
    BEIRUT -- It was an open-and-shut case. Kuwaiti cops showed up at the dealer's house and seized more than 22 pounds of cocaine and 165 pounds of hashish. The suspect was accused of drug trafficking and, a few months later, sentenced to death. But the convicted drug dealer, Talal Nasser al Sabah, was no ordinary Kuwaiti -- he was a member of the Persian Gulf kingdom's ruling family. Now everyone is watching to see whether the authorities will follow through on the ruling by the independent-minded judiciary or grant Talal the immunity considered a right by royal families throughout the...
  • Bin Laden Son Wants to be Peace Activist

    01/17/2008 3:16:08 PM PST · by Melinda · 7 replies · 108+ views
    AP via Yahoo ^ | 01.17.08 | Paul Schemm
    CAIRO, Egypt - Omar Osama bin Laden bears a striking resemblance to his notorious father — except for the dreadlocks that dangle halfway down his back. Then there's the black leather biker jacket. The 26-year-old does not renounce his father, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but in an interview with The Associated Press, he said there is better way to defend Islam than militancy: Omar wants to be an "ambassador for peace" between Muslims and the West. Omar — one of bin Laden's 19 children — raised a tabloid storm last year when he married a 52-year-old British woman, Jane...
  • Bin Laden Son Wants to Be Peace Activist

    01/17/2008 12:21:48 PM PST · by Quilla · 67 replies · 14,919+ views
    breitbart ^ | January 17, 2008 | Paul Schemm
    CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - Omar Osama bin Laden bears a striking resemblance to his notorious father—except for the dreadlocks that dangle halfway down his back. Then there's the black leather biker jacket. The 26-year-old does not renounce his father, al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, but in an interview with The Associated Press, he said there is better way to defend Islam than militancy: Omar wants to be an "ambassador for peace" between Muslims and the West. Omar—one of bin Laden's 19 children—raised a tabloid storm last year when he married a 52-year-old British woman, Jane Felix-Browne, who took the name...
  • Kuwait - The cabinet submits its resignation to HH the prime minister

    03/04/2007 3:31:14 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 464+ views
    Kuwait News Agency ^ | March 4, 2007
    Urgent... The cabinet submits its resignation to HH the prime minister.
  • Iraq - Two killed, twenty wounded in attack against Al-Sabaah newspaper

    08/26/2006 10:41:18 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 268+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | August 27, 2006
    At least two died, 20 wounded in an attack against a newspaper in Baghdad BAGHDAD - At least two people died and 20 others were wounded Sunday morning at the time of the explosion of a booby-trapped car on the parking space of governmental daily newspaper Al-Sabah, in the north of Baghdad, one learned from sedentary source. The explosion, which occurred towards 08h45 local (04h45 GMT), was particularly important, destroying a score of cars and causing the collapse of a part of the seat of the newspaper which is in the Waziriyah district. According to the source, the assessment...
  • Kuwait emir dissolves parliament over row with govt

    05/21/2006 8:05:50 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 162+ views
    Reuters | May 21, 2006
    KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's emir dissolved parliament on Sunday a week after lawmakers and the government clashed over an election reform law ahead of 2007 polls. The official Kuwait News Agency said a decree by Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah ordered the dissolution of the house a few days after reformist MPs submitted an unprecedented request to grill Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah over the disputed draft law aimed at curbing voting irregularities.
  • Kuwait ruler relieved of duties by parliament; PM named as new Amir

    01/24/2006 12:22:14 PM PST · by knighthawk · 5 replies · 298+ views
    al Bawaba ^ | January 24 2006
    Kuwait's National Assembly (parliament) on Tuesday voted unanimously for relieving the Amir Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Al-Salem Al-Sabah from leadership for health reasons, and declared the vacancy of the position in line with article No. 3 of the law for the succession of leadership in the country. According to Kuna, National Assembly Speaker Jasem Al-Kharafi said that "the Assembly established without any doubt based on the medical report" that Sheikh Saad was incapable of performing his duties for health reasons. He explained that all 65 MPs and Cabinet members present at the session approved the vacating of the position of Amir...
  • Ailing Kuwait emir asks to take oath on Sunday

    01/21/2006 9:38:43 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 239+ views
    Agence France Presse | January 21, 2006
    Ailing Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah officially asked to take the oath of office on Sunday, parliament speaker Jassem al-Khorafi said Saturday. "I have received a letter from his Highness the Emir asking for convening parliament to take the oath ... on Sunday," Khorafi told reporters as The announcement came as the cabinet met to discuss constitutional procedures to ask parliament to consider removing Sheikh Saad, who is said to be too ill to read out the two-line oath.
  • Kuwait - Kuwaiti ruling family selects PM to replace emir: source

    01/20/2006 1:07:53 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 245+ views
    Agence France Presse | January 20, 2005
    Kuwait's ruling al-Sabah family has overwhelmingly backed Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah to become emir to replace the emirate's new ailing ruler, a top family source told AFP Friday. "The overwhelming majority of the family came this morning to the house of Sheikh Sabah and expressed complete trust in him to become new emir in light of the health condition of the current emir," the source said on condition of anonymity. "Sheikh Sabah accepted their request" during the meeting attended by nearly all senior members of the ruling family, said the source. Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah, 75, who...
  • Kuwait rulers in succession wrangle after death of emir

    01/19/2006 10:12:23 PM PST · by Thinkin' Gal · 129+ views
    Jordan Times ^ | Friday-Saturday, January 20-21, 2006
    Kuwait rulers in succession wrangle after death of emir KUWAIT CITY (AFP) — The Kuwaiti ruling family remained at odds Thursday over succession issues following the emir's death, leaving the oil-rich Gulf state in a political impasse. Top members of the Al-Sabah family held lengthy meetings Tuesday and Wednesday on issues such as the appointment of a new crown prince and a prime minister, but failed to reach decisions, sources close to the family told AFP. They also discussed further arrangements to strike a balance between various wings of the family, especially the Al Salem and Al Jaber lines which...
  • Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber dies

    01/14/2006 8:35:43 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 78 replies · 2,947+ views
    BBC News ^ | January 15, 2006
    The emir of oil-rich Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber al-Ahmad al-Sabah, has died aged 77, a court statement has said. Sheikh Jaber, who had led the country since December 1977, suffered ill health and was seldom seen in public after suffering a minor stroke in 2001. The statement announcing his death was read on Kuwaiti state television. Concerns have grown in recent years for the Gulf state's future leadership, with the country's crown prince also in his 70s and said to be in poor health. A 40-day period of mourning has been declared and government offices will be closed for three days.
  • Emir of Kuwait Dead

    01/14/2006 8:13:26 PM PST · by Thinkin' Gal · 67 replies · 1,695+ views
    CNN | 14 January 2006
    Per CNN...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 7.01.05

    07/01/2005 5:48:46 PM PDT · by MJY1288 · 280 replies · 3,421+ views
    White House, Netscape | 7/01/05
    Today President Bush met with Kuwait's Prime Minister Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah in the Oval Office of the White House. The Prime Minister is visiting on official business. The President also held a breif presser in the Rose Garden to announce the retirement of Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Conner and with the announcement millions of Liberals will spend many a sleepless nights. Later on President Bush went to Walter Reed Army Medical Center to visit the wounded Troops and their families.
  • FReeper help requested with email interview with the editors of Iraqi newspaper Al-Sabah Editors.

    07/22/2004 9:07:56 AM PDT · by numberonepal · 3 replies · 253+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 07-21-2004 | Ernest Fretwell
    Hi all. I am writing a letter to the editors at Al-Sabah to request a bit of a clarification on the story they released yesterday and again today on the supposed nuclear missile find. I am not accustomed to dealing with ME folks and would like the help of FReepers to word this properly so I might get results. I'm trying to butter them up a bit in the letter, but I'm not real sure what might be either lost in translation or just look plain dumb. I'm also concerned about the wording of the questions being difficult to translate....
  • Official denies nuclear arms found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 11:04:20 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 1,438+ views
    UPI ^ | July 21, 2004
    Baghdad, Iraq, Jul. 21 (UPI) -- A U.S. military official Wednesday denied a report of Iraqi missiles carrying nuclear warheads being found in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad. The daily al-Sabah newspaper Wednesday had quoted sources as saying three missiles armed with nuclear warheads were discovered in a trench near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue. "Nothing's been found. The report is not factual," said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division, based...
  • Nuclear arms reportedly found in Iraq

    07/21/2004 5:52:33 AM PDT · by NY Catholic · 227 replies · 11,817+ views
    UP | july 21 2004 | UPI
    BAGHDAD, July 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi security reportedly discovered three missiles carrying nuclear heads concealed in a concrete trench northwest of Baghdad, official sources said Wednesday. The official daily al-Sabah quoted the sources as saying the missiles were discovered in trenches near the city of Tikrit, the hometown of ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. "The three missiles were discovered by chance when the Iraqi security forces captured former Baath party official Khoder al-Douri who revealed during interrogation the location of the missiles saying they carried nuclear heads," the sources said. They pointed out that the missiles were actually discovered in...
  • KHUDIR AL- DORI UNVEILS THREE HIDDEN NUCLEAR MISSILES (Nukes found in Iraq?)

    07/21/2004 4:15:51 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 68 replies · 3,019+ views
    Baghdad, As-Sabah , July 21, Page 1 The official sources at the ministry of interior and the national security advisor department have refrained commenting on the news of seizing three missiles of nuclear heads in the course of arresting Khudir al- Dori the former leader at the dissolved Baath party.Notably, Iraqi political sources on anonymity affirmed that the detaining of al- Dori by the Iraqi security departments resulted in the seize of three nuclear heads missiles .The sources indicated that Khudir al- Dori occupied top party and security posts during ex-regime. Al-Dori death announced after the collapse of the regime...
  • UPDATED: Iraqi paper reports discovery of nuclear warheads

    07/20/2004 11:14:11 PM PDT · by propertius · 552 replies · 31,801+ views
    Al Sabah (Iraqi paper) / Wash Times ^ | 21 July, 2004 | Al Sabah
    <p>A U.S. military spokesman in Tikrit told United Press International that the report was untrue. "Nothing's been found. The report is not factual," said Master Sgt. Robert Cowens, a spokesman for the 1st Infantry Division...</p> <p>A spokesman with Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's office told UPI that the report concerning the alleged missiles and warheads emerged "while gathering information for Saddam Hussein's tribunal" during the interrogation of a captured former official of Saddam's regime.</p>
  • Editor-in-chief of U.S.-funded Iraqi newspaper quits, complaining of American control

    05/03/2004 11:36:33 PM PDT · by NutCrackerBoy · 18 replies · 185+ views
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The head of a U.S.-funded Iraqi newspaper quit and said Monday he was taking almost his entire staff with him because of American interference in the publication. On a front-page editorial of the Al-Sabah newspaper, editor-in-chief Ismail Zayer said he and his staff were "celebrating the end of a nightmare we have suffered from for months ... We want independence. They (the Americans) refuse."
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah

    04/14/2003 3:35:22 PM PDT · by Hipixs · 7 replies · 201+ views
    Dept of Defense ^ | 4/14/03 | Rumsfeld, Sabah, media
    Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability with Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah Photos of the Media Availability are at http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Apr2003/030414-D-2987S-018.html, http://www.defenselink.mil/photos/Apr2003/030414-D-2987S-004.html RUMSFELD: Good afternoon. I have had the privilege and pleasure of hosting the foreign minister of Kuwait for a meeting and a luncheon, and had the opportunity to express the appreciation of our country and the American people for the steadfast support that Kuwait has offered in this coalition effort, both with respect to the global war on terrorism and certainly with respect to Operation Iraqi Freedom. I should also add that we expressed our appreciation to the minister, His...