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Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Kuwait for talks

Saudi Prince is accompanied by Energy Minister

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The grade 20 officer who stole a Kuwaiti official’s wallet has been suspended

He was caught on camera swiping the wallet of an official attending the Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission meeting

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Kuwait jails 13 lawmakers, activists for storming parliament

Kuwait’s top court on Sunday sentenced two serving opposition lawmakers and six former legislators to 42 months in jail after convicting them of storming parliament and assaulting police in 2011. The Supreme Court sentenced five opposition activists to the same term for the same offences, according to the ruling seen by AFP. The nighttime storming…

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Kuwait wants draft Gaza resolution, US defends Israel

  The UN Security Council held an emergency meeting Tuesday on the violence in Gaza, with Kuwait preparing a draft resolution to protect Palestinian civilians and the United States defending ally Israel’s use of “restraint.” The emergency talks began at UN headquarters in New York with a moment of silence to honor the 60 Palestinians…

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Iraq brings forward awarding of new oil contracts to April 15

BAGHDAD – Iraq plans to award oil and gas exploration and development contracts in 11 new blocks on April 15, oil ministry spokesman Asim Jihad said on Sunday. Iraq had initially set June 21 as the date to open the bids for the new blocks, located in border areas with Iran and Kuwait, and in…

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Bus collision kills 15 oil workers in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: Fifteen oil workers, most of them from the Indian subcontinent, were killed Sunday in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Kuwait, officials said. Seven of those killed were Indian nationals, five were Egyptians and the other three from Pakistan, said Mohammed al-Basri of the state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). Two Indian…

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Helicopter carrying Kuwait army chief crashes

KUWAIT CITY: A helicopter carrying a Kuwaiti military delegation including its army chief crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday. The Kuwaiti Defense Ministry announced Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed al-Khuder and all other members of the delegation were safe. “The helicopter suffered an accident while landing in the Silit area, where the heavy fog obscured…

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Kuwaitis hold rare protest to denounce Trump’s Jerusalem move

KUWAIT CITY: Dozens of people took part in an authorised but rare protest Saturday in Kuwait City to denounce US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters gathered at Irada Square outside the National Assembly carrying banners reading “Jerusalem is an eternal Palestinian capital” and “Terrorism is an American…

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Saudi, Kuwait call on citizens to leave Lebanon

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Thursday urged their citizens to leave Lebanon immediately, days after Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation while visiting Riyadh. “Due to the situation in the Republic of Lebanon, the kingdom asks its nationals visiting or living in Lebanon to leave as soon as possible, and advises its…

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Oil producers may not need to extend cuts: Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: Oil producers may not need to roll over a deal to cut production beyond March if all members fully comply with their pledges, the Kuwaiti oil minister said Sunday.

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Erdogan sees progress in Qatar crisis, says more time needed

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said his visit to the Gulf region made a contribution to easing the crisis surrounding Ankara’s ally Qatar, but indicated that more time was needed to end the standoff.

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Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over ‘terror’ cell

Kuwait on Thursday expelled Iranian diplomats and closed some embassy missions after the emirate’s top court convicted a “terror” cell of links to the Islamic republic, the foreign ministry said. Sunni-ruled Kuwait, which has a sizeable Shiite minority, is trying to mediate an end to the Gulf’s worst crisis in years after regional powerhouse Saudi…

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Tillerson looks to defuse Qatar crisis on Gulf tour

KUWAIT CITY: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived Monday in Kuwait, the key mediator between Qatar and its Arab neighbours, for talks aimed at defusing the Gulf’s worst crisis in years.

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Qatar responds to demands after deadline extended

KUWAIT CITY: Qatar on Monday responded to a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies after they agreed to give a defiant Doha another 48 hours to address their grievances.

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10 ways how Qatar’s economy will be affected by the Saudi-led boycott

The severing of ties by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Maldives with Qatar is obviously going to impact the economy of the oil-rich gulf country. Here are 10 important things you should know about the whole scenario and how it will play out with Qatar:- 1. Qatar imports a huge quantity of perishable goods…

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10 things you should know about Qatar diplomatic crisis

1. Bahrain was the first to announce it had severed ties with Qatar on June 5. It was followed by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt. 2. The reason given by the countries for severing ties with Qatar is that the gulf country supports terrorism and interferes in the internal affairs of other gulf countries. It…

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Trump intervenes in Gulf rift, pointing at Qatar over militant funding

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump, wading into the worst split between powerful Arab states in decades, said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was “already paying off” with leaders there taking a hard new line in accusing Qatar of funding of militant groups. His blunt remarks cast the anti-Islamist speech he gave at…

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Qatar calls for calm and dialogue

Doha, Qatar: Qatar’s foreign minister on Tuesday called for dialogue and insisted ties to the US would remain strong despite a diplomatic storm that has seen Saudi Arabia and others cut ties with Doha. In a speech broadcast on the Doha-based satellite channel Al-Jazeera in the early hours, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani…

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Kuwaiti woman arrested over filming maid attempting suicide

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti police have detained a woman for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without trying to rescue her, media and a rights group said Friday. The Kuwaiti woman filmed her maid land on a metal awning and survive, then posted the incident on social media,…

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Kuwaiti woman arrested for posting suicide attempt on social media

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti police have taken into custody a woman on Friday, for not rescuing her maid after she unsuccessfully tried to commit a suicide and instead filmed her. According to details, the Kuwaiti woman’s Ethiopian maid could be seen in the video grabbing the frame of the window, screaming for help as she hung…

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