Kuwait hands Muslim Brotherhood-linked militants to Egypt

Kuwait said the Egyptians belonged to a “terrorist” cell linked to the Brotherhood. (AFP/File photo)
Updated 15 July 2019

Kuwait hands Muslim Brotherhood-linked militants to Egypt

DUBAI: Kuwait has handed over to Egyptian authorities eight members of a militant cell arrested on its territory and who it said were linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Kuwait’s interior ministry said on Friday the Egyptians belonged to a “terrorist” cell linked to the Brotherhood. They had fled to Kuwait after being sentenced by Egyptian authorities to jail terms of up to 15 years, it said.
The men were returned under the terms of bilateral agreements, the state news agency KUNA said late Sunday. The interior ministry said investigations were ongoing to discover other cell members.


OIC members call for action against Israel over Jordan Valley annexation

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OIC members call for action against Israel over Jordan Valley annexation

  • Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki warns dispute with Israel is now religious conflict
  • Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Al-Assaf calls on international community to shoulder its responsibilities

DUBAI: Members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) have condemned Israel for its continued plans to annex more parts of Palestine.

Speaking at an emergency meeting in Jeddah, the Saudi Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ibrahim Al-Assaf called on the international community to “shoulder its responsibilities’ regarding the “ongoing Israeli violations against the Palestinian people.”

“We condemn the dangerous escalation by the Israeli Prime Minister,” Al-Assaf added.                  

And he said that any announcements or actions on the matter by Israel were “null and void.”

The minister’s remarks came in response to the recent announcement on Sept. 8, by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that he intended to annex the Jordan Valley in the West Bank.

Netanyahu’s pledge, widely viewed as an attempt to attract hardline right-wing votes in next week’s Israeli elections, was also condemned by the Gulf Cooperation Council, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the UN, the EU, Jordan, Turkey and Palestinian leaders in the West Bank.

“We condemn Israel’s continued attempt to change the historical identity of Palestine,” OIC Secretary General, Yousef Al-Othaimeen told the emergency meeting on Sunday.

And he added: “We call on the international community to put an end to Israel’s aggressive policies against the Palestinian people.”

Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Maliki warned the meeting that the dispute with Israel had become a religious conflict because of its violations.

And he described the announcement regarding the Jordan Valley as a “serious threat.”

“Netanyahu’s announcement of its intention to include the Jordan Valley undermines international agreements and resolutions,” Al-Maliki added.