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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 […]


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 […]


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.


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


Plenty of money for weapons in Syria, little for refugees

Al Qaeda

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.


Kuwait’s Prime Minister said more than 60 Islamists held by the UAE for plotting to overthrow the government were financed by Kuwaiti nationals. The plotters belong to the Muslim Brotherhood.


A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country’s ruler on Twitter. Security forces dispersed several hundred demonstrators protesting against parliamentary elections.