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Brotherhood leadership struggles to regroup in exile




The Kuwaiti government accepted the resignation of Justice and Islamic Affairs Minister Nayef al Ajmi. In March, the US Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence warned that Kuwait had become "the epicenter of fundraising for terrorist groups in Syria," and said al Ajmi was known to have promoted Syrian jihad and that his picture had been used in Al Nusrah Front fundraising.




Kuwait, ally on Syria, is also the leading funder of extremist rebels




Iran's one-stop shop for US Army gear




Justice Minister Nayef al Ajmi and the Kuwaiti Cabinet dismissed US Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen's accusations that he financed terrorism and promoted jihad in Syria, calling them "baseless and groundless." On March 4 Cohen charged that al Ajmi had "a history of promoting jihad in Syria" and was linked to fundraising for the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham.




Egypt army extends power by taking charge of Gulf aid




Al Qaeda spokesman convicted on terrorism charges

A New York jury has convicted Sulaiman Abu Ghaith on terrorism charges. In the weeks following 9/11, he became infamous for his threats against America. During questioning by the FBI in 2013, Abu Ghaith admitted he knew a Guantanamo detainee who is still in custody.


Report: Former head of al Qaeda's network in Iran now operates in Syria

Muhsin al Fadhli, a senior al Qaeda leader from Kuwait, is now operating inside Syria as part of the Al Nusrah Front. Al Fadhli has been tied to a string of plots against Western interests.


New Kuwaiti Justice Minister Has Deep Extremist Ties




Syrian conflict said to fuel sectarian tensions in Persian Gulf




Saudi Arabia, Kuwait tighten controls on clerics




Tweeting Gulf Arabs Wire War Chest to Fight Assad on Every Front




Private Donors' Funds Add Wild Card to War in Syria




Syrian conflict: Persian Gulf officials, tired of waiting for US, move to boost aid to rebels




US allies let funds flow to al Qaeda in Syria




Private donations give edge to Islamists in Syria, officials say




Plenty of money for weapons in Syria, little for refugees




Money, guns flowing from Kuwait to Syria's most radical rebel factions




Former bin Laden spokesman in US custody

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith served Osama bin Laden as a spokesman, threatened mass casualty attacks against America, and recruited the al Qaeda cell responsible for a 2002 attack on US Marines in Kuwait. He lived under a loose former of house arrest in Iran for years before being reportedly freed in 2010.


Three former Kuwaiti opposition lawmakers were sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the country's emir. On Sunday, a Twitter user was also sentenced to five years for a post considered offensive to the emir.


 
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