Israel navy seizes control of Gaza protest boat: organizers

Photo showing two Palestinian fishing boats carrying 20 people including medical patients and students unable to leave through overland crossings, in Gaza City, May 29, 2018. (AP)
Updated 29 May 2018

Israel navy seizes control of Gaza protest boat: organizers

GAZA: The Israeli navy stopped and seized control of a Palestinian protest boat on Tuesday, organizers said, as those aboard sought to demonstrate against the Jewish state’s blockade of Gaza.
“Israeli forces surrounded it and intercepted it,” Salah Abdul Atti, one of the organizers, told AFP.
Communications had been lost with the boat for more than 30 minutes, he added.


Kuwait’s government resigns ahead of anticipated elections

Updated 14 November 2019

Kuwait’s government resigns ahead of anticipated elections

  • An election is also expected for the 50-seat parliament in early 2020
KUWAIT: Kuwait’s state-run news agency says the Arab Gulf country’s Cabinet has resigned.

The move comes ahead of parliamentary elections early next year.

KUNA reported on Thursday that Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al Sabah formally submitted his Cabinet’s resignation to the country’s ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al Sabah.

The government in Kuwait has resigned in the past, particularly when faced with no-confidence votes and grilling of ruling family members.

An election is also expected for the 50-seat parliament in early 2020.