Kuwaiti emir names top security official as crown prince
Kuwait's new emir, Sheikh Nawaf, on Wednesday named his half-brother Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Jaber Al-Sabah, a long-serving top security official, as crown prince.
Kuwait's late emir body flown home as his successor is sworn in
The body of Kuwait's late ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah arrived home Wednesday after he died in the US at the age of 91, paving the way for his half-brother to be sworn in as the new emir.
Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91: palace
Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, regarded as the architect of the nation's modern foreign policy, died on Tuesday at the age of 91, according to the royal court.
OPEC eyes 60 more years of relevance
The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has given a positive outlook on the future of hydrocarbon, stating that controlling the market for another 60 years is feasible. Speaking as the group, yesterday, marked its 60th anniversary, its Secretary-General, Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, noted that the cartel could sustain its role globally for the next six…
Kuwait's emir travels to US for medical treatment
Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah left for the United States Thursday to undergo medical treatment, his office said, days after he had surgery for an undisclosed illness.
World leaders pay tribute to Oman's leader
World leaders paid homage to Sultan Qaboos of Oman, who died at the age of 79, as a wise and moderate leader and a champion of Arab and Islamic nations.
NMA and unbridled doctors’ exodus
It should be worrisome that an old story of how so many developed and developing economies have been gaining brains from our brain drain in the health sector is still a recent discussion point by the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA). This is a sad commentary on our development.
FIFA to take final decision on 48-team 2022 World Cup in June
FIFA chiefs will decide today whether to back an expansion of the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams but a final decision will only be taken at a meeting in Paris in June, sources said yesterday. According to AFP, the FIFA Council meeting in Miami today will give its verdict on an internal feasibility study,…
Pass the books: Hold the oil
Every so often someone asks me: “What’s your favorite country, other than your own?” I’ve always had the same answer: Taiwan. “Taiwan? Why Taiwan?” people ask. Very simple: Because Taiwan is a barren rock in a typhoon-laden sea with no natural resources to live off of — it even has to import sand and gravel…