Kuwait minister’s grilling sought

Updated 11 February 2013
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Kuwait minister’s grilling sought

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti MP yesterday filed to question in Parliament the interior minister over allegations that his ministry was dealing with Israel and for failing to control opposition-led protests.
Lawmaker Faisal Al-Duwaisan claimed in his grilling request that the Interior Ministry has purchased a border security system to fortify the emirate’s border with Iraq from SENSTAR Corp. in Canada.
Duwaisan said that SENSTAR is totally owned by Israel’s Magal Security Systems which means that the interior minister has violated the Israel boycott laws and committed a “grave mistake.”
He said Interior Minister Sheikh Ahmad Al-Homud Al-Sabah is responsible for sending a delegation from the ministry to SENSTAR plant in Canada to inspect the security system. Duwaisan also charged that the minister has so far failed to control opposition-led protests by giving contradictory orders to the security forces, which means “he is incapable of handling this sensitive issue.”
Meanwhile, Kuwait’s appeals court yesterday suspended the implementation of a three-year jail term for three former opposition MPs sentenced last week for insulting the emir, their lawyer said. “The court set them free until their case has been settled,” Mohammad Al-Jumia wrote on his Twitter account.

 


Yemen army captures Houthi leader, 7 Hezbollah members in Saada

Updated 31 min 55 sec ago
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Yemen army captures Houthi leader, 7 Hezbollah members in Saada

  • Forces carried out an operation that captured the leader of the militia along with seven military experts from Hezbollah
  • Meanwhile the commander of the third brigade said the battles lasted a week in Mount al-Ruqi and surrounding areas

Yemen’s national army captured a senior leader of the Houthi militia, and seven members of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia in the Al-Malahit district, southwest of the northern province of Saada.

A military source told the official website of Yemen’s National Military, “26 September Net,” that the forces carried out an operation that captured the leader of the militia along with seven military experts from Hezbollah during fierce battles in the province.

The group has been listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the European Union.

Meanwhile the commander of the third brigade, Major General Abdul Karim Al-Sudai said the battles lasted a week in Mount al-Ruqi and surrounding areas.

He pointed out that the Arab coalition fighters supported the army during the operations and bombed militia positions.