Kuwait in a Week Featured

By Gamal Khattab January 11, 2024 3341

Dr. Muhammad Al-Sabah Becomes Prime Minister of Kuwait

The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Meshaal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has appointed Sheikh Muhammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah as the new Prime Minister of Kuwait. This decision was made after reviewing the constitution and the Emiri order accepting the resignation of the previous Prime Minister on December 20, 2023.

 Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah appointed prime minister of Kuwait  | Arab News

Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad, after consulting with others, ordered the appointment of Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah as Prime Minister. It is now the responsibility of the new Prime Minister to select members for the new cabinet and present their names to the Emir for approval.

The Prime Minister is required to implement this order, inform the National Assembly, and publish it in the Official Gazette.

About Sheikh Muhammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah

Sheikh Muhammad Sabah Al-Salem Al-Sabah, born in October 1955, has held various important positions in the past. He has served as Kuwait's Ambassador to America, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and has held many other distinguished roles.

He has a bachelor's degree in economics and has also earned master's and doctorate degrees in economics from Harvard University.

Kuwait Supports South Africa's Lawsuit Against the Zionist Entity

A group of members from the National Assembly in Kuwait have issued a statement urging the Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry to join and support South Africa's lawsuit in the International Court of Justice against the Zionist entity.

This statement is a continuation of Kuwait's solidarity with the Palestinian cause and follows the recommendations of the National Assembly made in a special session on November 1, 2023.

The statement emphasizes the importance of unity and support for our Palestinian brothers and sisters who are facing terrible crimes committed by the Zionist gangs. It highlights the destruction of homes, displacement of people, and targeting of innocent civilians.

Based on religious and humanitarian principles, Kuwait calls on its government to support the case filed by South Africa against the occupation in the International Court of Justice. This is in line with Kuwait's commitment to supporting just causes and its role in the absence of a unified Arab and Islamic position against the occupation.

Kuwait's Humanitarian Efforts

The State of Kuwait has established itself as a humanitarian leader, providing assistance to those in need around the world. What sets Kuwait apart is its policy of not discriminating between people waiting for aid, regardless of their nationality, race, or affiliation. This approach gives Kuwaiti relief work a deeply humanitarian focus.

Syrian Refugees

In response to the worsening situation for Syrian refugees on the Syrian-Turkish border, Namaa Charitable Society for Social Reform sent a delegation to Turkey to provide urgent assistance. The aim was to meet the immediate needs of refugees and displaced persons.

The delegation distributed food baskets, heating materials, blankets, covers, winter clothes, and clothing to children, orphans, and widows. They also provided medical assistance and support to families in northern Syria.

Achievements of Kaifan Zakat

Jassem Al-Ansari, the General Director of Kaifan Zakat, expressed gratitude to the philanthropists who supported their efforts. During the year 2023, Kaifan Zakat achieved several significant humanitarian milestones.

These achievements include the construction and restoration of mosques in Bangladesh, India, Niger, Benin, and Jordan. They also sponsored mosque imams, Quran memorizers, disabled individuals, and provided financial aid to needy and sick families. Additionally, Kaifan Zakat drilled water wells, sponsored orphans and families, distributed clothing, and supported educational projects.

Winter warmth

  The Islamic Heritage Revival Society in Kuwait has started a campaign called "The Warmth of Winter." They want to help 2,000 Syrian refugee and displaced families who are struggling with the cold and lack of food during winter. And guess what? You can even pay zakat on this project!

The society is working through its Syrian Relief Committee to make sure these families get what they need. They've already helped hundreds of families by giving them emergency winter aid. This aid includes food baskets with enough food for two weeks to a month, warm blankets, and bread. How awesome is that?

Empower the union

Now, let's talk about the Union of Kuwaiti Charitable Societies and Foundations. The President of the Union, Dr. Nasser Al-Ajmi, has some exciting news. The Ministry of Social Affairs approved a resolution to amend and issue the statute of the Union. They changed the name from "the Union of Charitable Societies and Foundations" to "the Union of Kuwaiti Charitable Societies and Foundations."