Obama in Saudi to reassure key ally

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 28, (AP): US President Barack Obama is considering allowing shipments of new air defense systems to the Syrian opposition, a US official said Friday, as Obama sought to reassure Saudi Arabia’s king that the US is not taki…

Britain set to hold first same-sex weddings

LONDON, March 28, (AP): Gay couples in Britain waited decades for the right to get married. When the opportunity came, some had just days to plan the biggest moment of their lives. Londoners Sean Adl- Tabatabai and Sinclair Treadway registered their…

Pakistani Christian gets death in blasphemy case

LAHORE, Pakistan, March 28, (AP): A court convicted a Pakistani Christian man and sentenced him to death Thursday in a blasphemy case that sparked a riot last year in the eastern city of Lahore, according to his lawyer. Naeem Shakir, the lawyer for …

Eurostar services disrupted after lightning strike

LONDON, March 28, (AFP): Hundreds of Eurostar commuters suffered severe delays on Thursday after a lightning strike sparked a fire on the English side of the cross-channel rail link, forcing one train to turn back. According to Eurostar’s official T…

Court acquits young man of cheating, wedding pledge

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: The Cassation Court revoked the ruling of a lower court, which sentenced a young man to two-month imprisonment. It instead acquitted him of swindling a Kuwaiti woman of KD 13,000 after promising to marry her daughter. Accordin…

Kuwaiti and a minor girl caught in action

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: An unidentified Kuwaiti and a minor girl who were caught in a compromising position inside a car have been referred to the General Department for Criminal Investigation, reports Al-Rai daily. The suspects were reportedly caugh…

Kuwaiti woman shot in drug-linked chase

KUWAIT CITY, March 28: A Kuwaiti woman was shot in the head allegedly by a police officer on Al- Ghous Street in Salmiya, reports Al- Rai daily. According to informed sources, the police officer, who belongs to the ruling family, was patrolling Salm…

Kuwait urges world to safeguard human rights

GENEVA, March 28, (KUNA): Kuwait called on Friday on the international community take responsibility in safeguarding human rights, urging all countries to follow the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action of 1993. Human rights must be fulfilled …

Reactions positive to Arab Summit hosted by Kuwait

CAPITALS, March 28, (KUNA): Several Arab governments are pleased with the outcomes of the Wednesday-concluded two-day Arab Summit held in Kuwait, with some non-Arab observers expressing similar views.
The President of Yemen Abd Rabbo Hadi said t…