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  • Prosecutors: Group Stole More Than 800 Cell Phones

    08/15/2013 4:05:00 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 18 replies
    NBC-DFW ^ | Aug 15, 2013 | NBC-DFW
    North Texas prosecutors say a 37-year-old man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for serving as the ringleader of a group that stole more than 800 cell phones in a scheme that netted some $1.5 million. A Tarrant County jury on Wednesday convicted Rashad Elqutob of a theft charge and for engaging in organized crime. The Arlington man, originally from Kuwait, was an employee of AT&T who acquired a vast inventory of cell phones from AT&T, RadioShack and another company. Other workers stole the phones and then sold them to Elqutob for about 10 percent of their value....
  • Bin Laden son-in-law seized, held by U.S.

    03/07/2013 10:44:53 AM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/7/13 | Barbara Starr
    Osama bin Laden´s son-in-law has been captured and is in the hands of the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI, two administration officials said on Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, was captured within the last week in Jordan, according to a spokesman for U.S. Rep. Peter King of New York. The lawmaker had been told of the capture by law enforcement officials. Congress was notified when Ghaith was taken into U.S. custody, the officials said.
  • The Jihad Will Be YouTubed

    01/01/2012 3:26:29 PM PST · by Cindy · 25 replies
    FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel ^ | December 15, 2011 | by Raffaello Pantucci
    The Jihad Will Be YouTubed by Raffaello Pantucci December 15, 2011 FOREIGN POLICY - The AFPAK Channel SNIPPET: "While clearly the technology to make such videos is something that is universal, it does seem as though it is aspirant jihadists in the West who find it easiest to use. There was no evidence that Gul was being directed by foreign terrorist organizations to produce his material, and his case shows the continued existence of young Westerners producing radical material on their own. It may indeed be the case that the virtual armies have yet to fully emerge as active warriors...
  • Plans to close Gitmo anger 9/11 victims' families

    01/20/2009 2:48:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 245 replies · 6,546+ views
    AP via WTOP.com News ^ | January 20, 2009 - 3:32am | By BEN FOX,
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) - Plans to close Guantanamo are not sitting well with the Sept. 11 victims' relatives who sat stunned while two alleged terrorists declared they were proud of their role in the plot.
  • Kuwaiti MPs oppose deal for French Rafale warplanes

    03/21/2010 9:56:23 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 275+ views
    Space War ^ | 3/21/2010 | AFP Kuwait
    An Islamist parliamentary bloc in Kuwait on Sunday warned the government against the planned purchase of French-made Rafale warplanes, saying the deal was "suspicious." "The bloc reiterates its firm rejection of this suspicious deal, especially following information that the latest technical reports have recommended the rejection of the deal," said a statement by the Reform and Development Bloc. The written statement did not say why the deal was deemed suspicious, and there has been no official word that Kuwait was reconsidering the purchase. But last November some opposition MPs had claimed the proposed contract was over-inflated. A technical defence ministry...
  • Iraqi troops kill chlorine suicide bomber

    11/23/2009 9:12:17 PM PST · by Cindy · 31 replies · 1,380+ views
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix ^ | November 23, 2009 3:51 PM | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "Iraqi soldiers foiled a potentially deadly suicide attack today at the border crossing at Al Qaim in western Anbar province. From Aswat al-Iraq (Voices of Iraq): “A force from the 28th infantry division managed to defuse a car bomb and to kill its driver in al-Qaim, Anbar province,” said the statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The suicide driver carries the Kuwaiti nationality, and had on his possession a fake ID issued from Baiji,” the statement added. “The car was loaded with three tons of Chlorine and C4 as well as other chemical materials,” it added. Having closely...
  • Judge criticizes U.S. evidence on Guantanamo Bay detainee (Colleen Kollar-Kotelly)

    09/28/2009 8:49:35 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies · 580+ views
    Texarkana Gazette ^ | 09/26/2009
    WASHINGTON (AP)— A federal judge has ordered the release of a Kuwaiti man held at Guantanamo Bay and rebuked the U.S. government for relying on scant evidence, uncredible witnesses and coerced confessions to hold him for more than seven years. In an opinion declassified Friday, U.S. District Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly said government attorneys presented a “surprisingly bare” record during four days of classified hearings last month to oppose Fouad Al Rabiah’s request for release from the U.S. naval detention facility in Cuba. She said the aviation engineer is being held almost exclusively on confessions obtained through abusive techniques and that...
  • Kuwaiti Professor Fantasizes Of A Biological Attack On The White House (youtube)

    02/18/2009 7:29:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 590+ views
    You Tube ^ | 2/18/09 | Memri
    Video of a Kuwaiti "Professor" waxing poetic on his love for humanity.
  • Kuwaiti Paper: Hizbullah Arming Rockets With Gas

    07/14/2008 12:10:17 PM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies · 169+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 7-14-08 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) The Kuwaiti daily al-Siyasa reported today that Hizbullah has acquired the chemicals needed to make chemical weapons such as nerve gas or mustard gas from North Korean suppliers and is allegedly preparing to arm its Katyusha rockets with chemical warheads. The Kuwaiti paper also declared that the assistance of Syria and Iran was crucial for Hizbullah’s efforts. The reports were based on information provided to al-Siyasa by Syrian opposition figures in the United States.
  • Kuwaiti Officer Marks 1990 Invasion Anniversary With Thanks, Resolve

    08/02/2007 4:42:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 365+ views
    KUWAIT CITY, Aug. 2, 2007 – Kuwaiti air force Col. Sulaiman M. al-Otaibi remembers all too well the “dark day” his country faced 17 years ago today, when 100,000 Iraqi troops stormed across the border here, leaving death and destruction in their wake. Memories of Aug. 2, 1990, are still fresh for him and his fellow Kuwaitis as they recall four of Saddam Hussein’s elite Republican Guard divisions and Iraqi army special forces units pushing into Kuwait City. They quickly overran Kuwait’s outnumbered forces, attacked the royal residence, Dasman Palace, and began a brutal six-month occupation. Six days later, Saddam...
  • Dissident Arab Gets the Treatment

    08/19/2006 6:06:54 AM PDT · by epow · 12 replies · 280+ views
    Walid Shoebat Website ^ | unkown | Ahmad Al-Qloushi
    Dissident Arab Gets the Treatment by Ahmad Al-Qloushi What Ahmad Al Qloushi says: * "The Borders of [Israel] should be from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River" * "America and Israel are great democracies" * "I could never believe how Jews were portrayed in my school in Kuwait" * "When I met a Jewish person in America for the first time my initial beliefs were confirmed" * "Walid Shoebat is a brave man and incredible human being and has done more for the Arab world in a short time than all Arab leaders put together" I am a 17-year-old Kuwaiti...
  • Second largest oil field in the world is exhausted and past its peak output

    04/30/2006 6:45:34 PM PDT · by mc6809e · 44 replies · 1,905+ views
    Kuwaiti oil production from the world's second-largest field is ``exhausted'' and falling after almost six decades of pumping, forcing the government to increase spending on new deposits, the chairman of the state oil company said. The plateau in output from the Burgan field will be about 1.7 million barrels a day, rather than as much as the 2 million a day that engineers had forecast could be maintained for the rest of the field's 30 to 40 years of life, said Farouk al-Zanki, the chairman of state-owned Kuwait Oil Co. Kuwait will spend about $3 billion a year for the...
  • 'Seaelks' take flight over Kuwaiti desert (11th MEU (SOC))

    04/18/2006 3:58:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 231+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Staff Sgt. Sergio Jimene
    CAMP BEUHRING, Kuwait (April 18, 2006) -- Pilots and crews from Medium Helicopter Squadron 166 got a change of scenery outside of their cockpit windows when they flew off the USS Peleliu and into Kuwait for some desert sustainment training here April 12-27. The purpose of the training is to allow pilots to hone their skills, practice aerial maneuvers and landings and to become familiar with the desert terrain, said Capt. Kalle G. Kangas, schedule writer and CH-53E Super Stallion pilot, HMM-166, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, San Diego. HMM-166, along with Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment...
  • Kuwait-based Navy SEAL Reservist is building armored vehicles for Iraqi combat

    11/14/2005 6:56:50 AM PST · by Moonraker · 10 replies · 1,464+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | November 11, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith, Jr.
    Berman was supposed to be part of the Blackwater team that was in Fallujah on that ill-fated day. But a last minute schedule change placed him in the south of Iraq at Camp Bucca, near Umm Qasr. On the highway to Baghdad the following day, Berman received the phone call: A Blackwater detail had been hit. Four men were dead.
  • Kuwaiti-born Marine on third deployment in Iraq

    10/28/2005 3:59:51 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 374+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Oct 28, 2005 | Cpl. Ken Melton
    BARWANA, Iraq (Oct. 28, 2005) -- While many service members view a deployment to Iraq as a long separation from their family, Cpl. Yousef A. Badou sees it as a chance to visit his family who live in Kuwait near a U.S. military base. Badou was born in Qurain, Kuwait, which he describes as the “Beverly Hills of the Middle East.” He lived there happily until the Iraqi invasion in 1991 when he and his family left for America, and it was there that he would find his calling in life. “There were a lot of military members during that...
  • Kuwaiti Women Get Voting Rights

    04/20/2005 1:04:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies · 1,735+ views
    Khaleej Times ^ | 20 April 2005
    KUWAIT — Kuwait’s parliament approved a law yesterday allowing women to vote and run for the first time in municipal elections in the country, fuelling hopes for wider female suffrage. “The National Assembly approves women’s participation in the Municipal Council elections,” state news agency Kuna reported. Kuwaiti women are not allowed to vote or run in parliamentary polls but the government has introduced a bill to grant full female suffrage that has yet to be approved by the 50-man house. Last month, Kuwaiti lawmakers passed a municipal elections law without a government-proposed article to let women participate, setting back hopes...
  • Kuwaiti parliament opens debate on granting women full political rights

    03/07/2005 10:28:38 AM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 358+ views
    Kuwait's National Assembly (Parliament) on Monday started deliberations on the request of 10 MPs to refer article one of the electoral law to the Constitutional Court, in an attempt to grant women full political rights. However, parliament Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi adjourned the session for 15 minutes after crowds started clapping hard following the speech given by MP Mohammed Al-Saqer, a pro-women rights activist. According to KUNA, the speaker ordered the crowds to leave the parliament building. A large number of people started gathering outside the parliament building since 8:00 Monday morning before they enetered the parliament to attend the session.
  • Kuwaiti Daily: Iran Delivered Missiles to Hizbullah in Lebanon via Syria

    08/18/2004 9:43:55 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies · 480+ views
    The Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa recently reported that Iran has delivered missiles to Hizbullah in Lebanon via Syria, and that Iran and Syria are cooperating closely in missile development and deployment. The following are excerpts of the article:(1) "Two cargo aircraft landed on the morning of Wednesday, August 4, 2004, at one of the Syrian military airfields in north Damascus. There to greet the planes were Iranian Ambassador to Syria Riza Baqiri and Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mas'ud Idris." Al-Siyassa also reported that "several Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers had arrived the previous day from their headquarters at a Hizbullah military camp...
  • Saffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects

    02/22/2004 9:20:10 PM PST · by Prince Charles · 14 replies · 536+ views
    Insight ^ | 2-23-2004 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Special ReportSaffuri's Ties to Terror Suspects Posted Feb. 23, 2004 By Kenneth R. Timmerman Saffuri (above) has formed relationships with several questionable allies, including Sami al-Arian, who was arrested last year. The rise of Khaled Saffuri to political prominence within the U.S. Muslim community has all the ingredients of a Horatio Alger success story. Brought up as a stateless exile in Kuwait, Saffuri came to America as a student in 1982, went to college in San Diego, and soon gravitated into the world of Muslim activism. A talented fund-raiser and behind-the-scenes power broker, Saffuri built bridges to politicians in both...
  • Kuwaiti arrested for trying to hijack Qatar Air plane

    04/17/2004 6:13:08 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 183+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | April 17 2004 | Reuters
    Egyptian authorities have arrested a Kuwaiti passenger on board a Qatar Airways flight that made an emergency landing in Cairo after he attempted to hijack the plane, an airline official said. Airline spokeswoman Salam al-Shawa said the man had no sharp objects but had caused a disturbance on flight 553 to Doha from Casablanca when he wanted to overtake the flight. "One of the passengers caused trouble as he wanted to enter the cabin and change the route," Ms Shawa said. "The pilot refused and landed in Cairo. He is a Kuwaiti national and he is under the custody of...
  • Shot livery driver told wife he was in Kuwait

    02/09/2004 1:22:13 AM PST · by sarcasm · 20 replies · 333+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | February 9, 2004 | TONY SCLAFANI and BILL EGBERT
    A livery driver with a mysterious personal life was seriously wounded yesterday in Queens, becoming the first livery hack shot on the job in more than a year. Police have neither suspect nor motive in the 2:30 a.m. wounding of Michael Goldberg, 36, at 253rd St. and 147th Drive, in Rosedale. But the incident was even more puzzling to his wife, who said she had believed Goldberg was in Kuwait with his parents. Kate Bontoyan, 52, rushed to her husband's side in the intensive care unit at Mary Immaculate Hospital, where he communicated by writing notes. She said he went...
  • Kuwaiti gets death sentence for shooting Americans

    06/04/2003 9:55:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 179+ views
    AZCentral ^ | June 04 2003 | Associated Press
    <p>KUWAIT CITY - A court in Kuwait sentenced a man to death Wednesday for shooting two Americans, one of them fatally, at a traffic signal near a U.S. base as the Iraq war loomed.</p> <p>The court sentenced three other Kuwaitis, including one who remains at large, to prison for the Jan. 21 ambush on the road leading to Camp Doha.</p>
  • Did translator shortage backfire? Inadequate preparation of Arabic-language interrogators

    03/22/2003 11:59:32 PM PST · by Salvation · 28 replies · 371+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | March 22, 2003, 11:00 p.m. | WorldNetDaily.com
    Did translator shortage backfire?WND exposed inadequate preparation of Arabic-language interrogators Posted: March 22, 200311:00 p.m. Eastern © 2003 WorldNetDaily.com As two Kuwaiti Arabic translators are held along with an American Muslim sergeant in the fragging attack at Camp Pennsylvania, questions are being raised about the Army's heavy reliance on local translators rather than qualified U.S. military Arabic speakers and interrogators. Back in September, WorldNetDaily first blew the whistle on the shortage of trained U.S. military translators and Arabic interrogators. Sources close to the preparations for a U.S. invasion of Iraq were concerned even last fall about what they perceived to be the...
  • Kuwaiti Reportedly Arrested in Shooting

    01/22/2003 4:33:33 PM PST · by knighthawk · 8 replies · 211+ views
    Arab World News ^ | January 22 2003 | AP
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi border guards Wednesday arrested a Kuwaiti suspected of killing one American and critically wounding another in an ambush in Kuwait, the official Saudi Press Agency reported. The agency quoted an unidentified Interior Ministry official as saying the Kuwaiti was arrested "sneaking into Saudi Arabia from Kuwait." "The initial investigation revealed that he was the assailant who fired on the American citizens on Tuesday," the report said.
  • Kuwaiti With Petrol Bombs Arrested Near US Apartments

    10/17/2002 7:00:06 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 272+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 10-17-2002
    Kuwaiti with Petrol Bombs Arrested Near US Apartments Thu Oct 17, 9:45 AM ET KUWAIT (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti man with Molotov cocktails in his vehicle was arrested Thursday near a complex housing scores of U.S. military officers in Kuwait. "The man gave himself up and nothing happened," a senior Kuwaiti security source told Reuters. "He said he had Molotov (cocktails) in his car and that he had received orders by the Internet to carry out an attack" in an area on the outskirts of Kuwaiti City
  • Kuwaiti daily calls for “liberation” of Iraqi people from leader

    09/24/2002 5:50:11 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 178+ views
    Immediate military action should be launched against Baghdad to overthrow Saddam Hussein's regime as a means to “liberate” the Iraqi people, a Kuwaiti newspaper said on Monday. "We don't only support a strike on the Iraqi regime but we also call for immediate military action to topple the regime," Al-Watan said in a front-page editorial. "The liberation of the Iraqi people should be the title of the coming phase," which can only be achieved through toppling the (Iraqi) regime, "as soon as possible." Saddam Hussein poses much less of a direct threat to the United States, Israel and the Gulf...
  • World's Oldest Boat Found in Desert

    06/22/2002 4:13:15 PM PDT · by vannrox · 33 replies · 14,136+ views
    Discovery News ^ | June 17, 2002 | By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News
    World's Oldest Boat Found in Desert The piece of ancient boat on the left bears parallel reed impressions, and a row of small holes, perhaps from pegs. The slab on the right sports barnacles, showing that the slabs had been immersed in sea water for a number of months before they were put into storage. By Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News normalize font   |   increase font June 17 — The world's oldest known boat, built 7,000 years ago out of tarry, bitumen-covered slabs, has been found in an unlikely place: the Kuwaiti desert. If the assessment of British and...