Asian soccer candidate files complaint about Kuwaiti sheikh

Sports 04/18/19, 04:43

A candidate who lost an election to join the FIFA Council this month has filed a formal complaint accusing Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of "threats and manipulation."Mariyam Mohamed of Maldives says in a letter to the Asian Football Confederation's election oversight committee that "women's football should work and ...

Infantino holds Kuwait talks on staging 2022 World Cup games

Soccer 04/14/19, 13:44

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has held talks with Kuwaiti politicians and soccer leaders about the country staging games at the 2022 World Cup if the Qatar tournament is enlarged from 32 to 48 teams.Infantino was flying to Qatar on Sunday night to talk to the World Cup leadership about his ...

From Israel, Pompeo arrives in Beirut for two-day meetings

Asia & Pacific 03/22/19, 04:11

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in Lebanon, the last leg of a Mideast tour that took him to Kuwait and Israel.Pompeo is scheduled to meet with a host of Lebanese officials, including allies of the Iran-backed Hezbollah during the two-day visit, his first as secretary of state.Pompeo ...

Pompeo, in Kuwait, again urges resolution to Gulf crisis

Politics 03/20/19, 07:55

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is renewing calls for a resolution to a festering dispute between Qatar and four other Arab nations, all America's Mideast partners. On a visit to Kuwait, Pompeo says the crisis that has roiled the Gulf Cooperation Council for almost two years is hindering efforts to ...

Source: FIFA explores Kuwait, Oman as 2022 WCup co-hosts

World 03/06/19, 12:53

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press FIFA is exploring Oman and Kuwait becoming co-hosts of the 2022 World Cup with Qatar if the field of teams is expanded from 32 to 48.Although Qatar won a bid for a 32-team tournament and its infrastructure is already ...

Update: Australia considering resettlement for Saudi

Asia & Pacific 01/09/19, 01:39

The Latest on the Saudi woman in Thailand seeking asylum abroad (all times local):1:25 p.m.Australia says it is considering granting a Saudi who fled from her family refugee resettlement based on referral by the U.N.The Department of Home Affairs confirmed in a statement on Wednesday that the U.N. High Commissioner ...

Saudi woman seeking asylum barricades herself in Thailand

World 01/07/19, 02:02

A Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia barricaded herself in an airport hotel in the Thai capital on Monday and was sending out desperate pleas for help over social media.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun began posting on Twitter late Saturday after her ...

Pompeo’s Mideast trip comes on heels of Trump Syria decision

Politics 01/04/19, 09:02

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to the Middle East next week in an effort to shore up support from America's Arab allies. The State Department says Pompeo will visit eight countries in the region, starting with Jordan and ending in Kuwait. It'll be Pompeo's first Mideast trip since President Donald ...

Climate talks pause as battle over key science report looms

Europe 12/09/18, 09:24

Negotiators at the U.N. climate summit are resting after the first week of talks ended on a sour note Saturday when the U.S. sided with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in blocking endorsement of a key scientific report on global warming.Scientists and campaigners expressed frustration Sunday at diplomats' inability to ...

Bush hailed across party and global lines as man of decency

Politics 12/01/18, 18:07

Former President George H.W. Bush is returning to Washington as a revered political statesman, hailed by leaders across the political spectrum and around the world as a man not only of greatness but also of uncommon decency and kindness. Bush, who died late Friday at his Houston home at age 94, ...

Like father, like son? Not so much in Bush dynasty

Politics 12/01/18, 13:49

George Herbert Walker Bush and George W. Bush had only so much in common as presidents. They shared one big thing besides name, family and party, though. They were both conservatives for their time. Very different times. Bush the father was a Republican who could carve a moderate path here and there ...

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

World 12/01/18, 02:08

He was the man who sought a "kinder, and gentler nation," and the one who sternly invited Americans to read his lips — he would not raise taxes. He was the popular leader of a mighty coalition that dislodged Iraq from Kuwait, and was turned out of the presidency after ...

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

Politics 12/01/18, 00:18

George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, ...

Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial

Soccer 11/19/18, 08:29

Facing a criminal trial in Switzerland, Olympic powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al Fahad al Sabah temporarily stepped aside from his IOC work on Monday.The Kuwaiti sheikh denies wrongdoing but said in a statement he did not want "these politically motivated allegations to distract attention" from the Olympic movement's work."Sheikh Ahmad has ...

Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and UAE pledge $10B for Bahrain

World 10/04/18, 09:39

Bahrain said Thursday that Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates pledged $10 billion to support the island kingdom, helping it avoid defaulting on loans as it tries to restructure its finances.Bahrain, though the first Arab nation in the Persian Gulf to strike oil, had faced the specter of ...

Syria’s Assad says ‘understanding’ reached with Arab states

World 10/03/18, 10:04

President Bashar Assad told a little-known Kuwaiti newspaper that Syria has reached a "major understanding" with Arab states after years of hostility over the country's civil war.The interview in the Al-Shahed newspaper, published Wednesday, was Assad's first with a Gulf newspaper since the war began in 2011.Assad doesn't name the ...

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