| 31 January 2023, Tuesday |

Kuwait investigating four suspects over ties with Lebanon’s Hezbollah

According to local media reports, Kuwait’s Public Prosecution office has launched an investigation into four Kuwaiti citizens accused of having ties to the Lebanese Hezbollah group.

Kuwaiti authorities arrested a group last Thursday on suspicion of working and collaborating with the Lebanese Hezbollah and forming a cell within the country.

According to the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Seyassah, the State Security Service arrested a group that collaborated with Hezbollah and held them on charges of recruiting young people to work for the party in Syria and Yemen.

According to sources, the Ministry of Interior received a security report from a neighboring country stating that the group consisted of four people, one of whom is a son of a former Member of Parliament, another a brother of a former MP, a third who was already named in previous cases linked to the hijacking of the Jabriya plane in the 1980s, and a fourth who is said to be a senior figure working in charitable works within Kuwait.

In response to comments made by a Lebanese cabinet minister criticizing the Arab intervention in Yemen, Kuwait ordered Lebanon’s charge d’affaires to leave the country and recalled its ambassador from Beirut last month.

  • alarabiya