The Kuwaitis celebrated the country’s 54th Independence Day and the 24th anniversary of the end of the Gulf war with the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation, in Kuwait City on February 26, 2015.
Inaugurated last September, the double-fence system and its complementary high-tech surveillance tools have become a front line for the kingdom trying to protect itself from ISIL extremists who have seized parts of Iraq and Syria.
Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani met with the US president Barack in the Oval Office of White House in Washington, DC, February 24, 2015. The two leaders expressed commitment to defeating Islamic State, and also discussed the unrest in Yemen and Libya.
More than 150 firms from 55 countries are attending International Defence Exhibition and Conference (Idex) 2015, which was officially inaugurated by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. During the five day event held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec), the companies are expecting to bag lucrative deals.
The United States is considering slowing a planned withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan to ensure that 'progress sticks' after more than a decade of war, new Defense Secretary Ash Carter said during an unannounced visit to Kabul on Saturday.
During an official visit of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Monday, the new King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud affirmed the kingdom’s fixed position in support of the Palestinian issue and the Palestinian people’s right to establish their own independent state.