Kuwait ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah returns home after US hospital visit

Sheikh Sabah has ruled the US ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years. (File/AFP)
Updated 16 October 2019

Kuwait ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah returns home after US hospital visit

DUBAI: Kuwait’s 90-year-old ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah returned home on Wednesday after hospital treatment in the United States, state news agency KUNA said.
Sheikh Sabah has ruled the US ally and OPEC oil producer since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more than 50 years.
The emir’s office said in August that Sheikh Sabah had suffered a health setback while in Kuwait, without providing details. He then traveled to the United States for a meeting with US President Donald Trump which was canceled when he was admitted to hospital.


Iran hands over Yemen embassy to Houthi militia

Updated 27 min 9 sec ago

Iran hands over Yemen embassy to Houthi militia

  • Aboul Gheit condemned Iran’s step considering it a flagrant violation

DUBAI: Iran handed over the state’s Yemen embassy to the Houthi militia which have resulted to criticisms, state news agency SPA reported on Wednesday.

The Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit condemned Iran’s step considering it a flagrant violation of diplomatic norms and of the United Nations Charter, the Vienna Convention, and the relevant Security Council resolutions - in particular Resolution 2216.

The move, he added, also reflects an Iranian insistence to destabilize Yemen’s conditions, and threaten the security of its neighbouring countries.