Mohammed Al Mutairi seeks cyber protection tools for Kuwait at Milipol
After a major hacking attack in September, Kuwait is looking to shore up the cyber protection of its institutions.
Al-Sabah, the ex-defence minister, says El Mahallawy helped facilitate the theft of $160 million he invested with a convicted fraudster in a real estate development project.
Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah allegedly plundered Kuwaiti state money and transferred it to secret accounts established by his business partner, Victorino Noval. The Justice Department wants to seize $100 million of property the two men jointly acquired before they went to war.
Kuwait's minister of foreign affairs has just arrived in Paris with a view to building a new relationship between the two countries. This is his first visit to Europe since his appointment as minister last year.
The Emir of Kuwait, who has begun a major reform of the security and intelligence services, has turned his attention to the national security service. He plans to place it under the authority of the interior ministry, which should further bolster that ministry's role.
The French-Syrian businessman, who is caught up in a scandal involving the Malaysian state fund 1MDB, may see a glimmer of hope in a recent decision by UN experts stating that the prison sentence against him was unlawful.
Having omitted to run background checks, representatives of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence in Washington, DC had enlisted the services of a man pretending to be a lawyer to handle their legal affairs with the US federal agencies for eight years.
In a bid to attract more foreign capital to France, the government is creating a new ambassadorial position for sovereign wealth funds. The new role would establish a direct channel between Paris and SWFs, especially those from the Arab Gulf states such as PIF, ADIA, QIA and ADQ.
The French and Kuwaiti foreign ministers are bidding to boost bilateral relations with a new Franco-Kuwaiti business club. It's set to include the private equity firm Ardian and French organisations looking to become involved in Kuwait's economic future.
A New York court has rejected Omar Alghanim's discovery proceedings against his father Kutayba Alghanim, thereby ending a dispute in which the ultimate loser has been the family conglomerate just as it negotiates several defence contracts.
Hussam bin Saud bin Abdulaziz al-Saud owes money to Kuwaiti telecommunications company Zain. His case is being ruled in London despite his attemps to avoid it. In Riyadh, he has been pushed to the sidelines.
With arms programmes set to increase, the Emir of Kuwait has appointed two relatives to the interior and defence ministries. Meanwhile, the number of recent resignations within the government means that parliament will scrutinise these new appointments closely.
Washington is stepping up the involvement of its CIA agents stationed in the emirate, where the United States has strategic military bases. Charged with safeguarding American security interests, these agents have not been afraid to get involved in the internal affairs of the ruling family, which is beset by ongoing disputes.
Firm Global Partners Governance, which is accustomed to Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office contracts in the Gulf, has been hired to assist Kuwait's anti-corruption agency, whose casebook includes cases involving Airbus Group.
The row between Kutayba and Omar Alghanim has spread from Kuwait City to the US.
Caught up in the Kuwaiti chapter of the vast 1MDB scandal, businessman Bachar Kiwan has filed for arbitration before the ICSID, hoping the anti-corruption drive of the Gulf nation's new parliament will work in his favour.
The focus on electoral reforms ahead of general elections later this year may paralyse Kuwait's international ambitions, including normalisation with Israel.
Kuwait's Crown Prince Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah [...]
The Kuwait Direct Investment Promotion Agency (KDIPA), which is in charge of the country's offset programmes, has been hauled before the courts in New York by a US defence company.
A statement from the Kuwaiti defence minister on February 12 cast some light on the real reasons the country recently refused to take delivery of two Caracal helicopters.
A plethora of intelligence and influence firms are mobilised behind the scenes of a battle between Gulf Investment Corp (GIC) and Kuwait's Port Fund.
The two companies want to use diplomatic channels between Iraq, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates to pin down businessman Raymond Rahmeh, a key figure in the case.
Weakened by Brexit and Angela Merkel's tough stance on German exports to Saudi Arabia, British defence companies are feeling their way in the Gulf.
Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French foreign minister, visited Kuwait City on February 12-13, a few days after Kuwait's Public Anti-Corruption [...]
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