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Kuwait turns Silk Road into a massive causeway

Kuwait City - Kuwait is building one of the world's longest causeways to its remote north where it will pump billions into "Silk City", aiming to revive the ancient Silk Road trade route.

Kuwait jails senior official for joining IS jihadists

Kuwait City - Kuwait's supreme court on Sunday sentenced a top bureaucrat to 10 years in jail for joining and fighting with the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria and Iraq.

Kuwait executions part of 'alarming trend' in Middle East: HRW

Kuwait City - Human Rights Watch criticised Kuwait on Thursday for ending a moratorium on executions by hanging seven people, saying the action was part of a worrying regional rise in use of the death penalty.

Kuwait hangs seven people including royal

Kuwait City - Kuwait on Wednesday hanged seven people including a member of the ruling family and a woman who burned dozens of people to death at a wedding party, the authorities said.

Trump, US administration 'fully' committed to NATO: chief

Kuwait City - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday the new US administration was "fully committed" to the Western military alliance despite strong criticism from President Donald Trump.

Kuwait opposition in strong election showing

Kuwait City - Islamist-dominated opposition groups and their allies secured nearly half of the Kuwaiti parliament's seats, official election results showed Sunday, raising fears of fresh political wrangling in the oil-rich Gulf state.

Heavy turnout at Kuwait polls as opposition returns

Kuwait City - Kuwaitis turned out in large numbers Saturday for the first election contested by the opposition in nearly four years amid fresh disputes over cuts in subsidies due to falling oil revenues.

Kuwaitis vote amid disputes over subsidies

Kuwait City - Kuwaitis vote Saturday to elect the seventh parliament in a decade in the oil-rich Gulf emirate, at a time of sharp disputes over subsidy cuts due to falling oil revenues.

Kuwaitis head to polls hoping to stop austerity

Kuwait City - Kuwaitis vote on Saturday for a new parliament they hope will halt austerity measures forced by falling oil revenues in the emirate, known for its cradle-to-grave welfare system.

Government austerity tops Kuwait election campaign

Kuwait City - Candidates in Kuwait's parliamentary elections have focused their campaigns on unpopular government austerity measures as the oil-dependent Gulf country faces financial stress due to low crude prices.

Kuwaiti royal to contest election, in rare move

Kuwait City - A member of Kuwait's ruling family announced Wednesday his candidacy for next month's parliamentary election, a rare move in the oil-rich Gulf state where royals normally stay away from polls.

Emir Sheik Sabah dissolves Kuwaiti parliament

Kuwait City - The emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Sabah, has issued a decree today dissolving the Kuwaiti National Assembly, according to the official state news agency KUNA.

Kuwait sacks heads of Olympic committee, football federation

Kuwait City - Kuwait announced Thursday that it had sacked the board of directors of both its Olympic committee and football association.The country's General Commission for Sports announced it had named a new head and deputy head for both organisations.

Yemen peace talks on hold after rebels name governing body

Kuwait City - The UN suspended talks between Yemen's warring parties Saturday after the Iran-backed Shiite rebels and their allies appointed a council to run the country in a blow to the peace process.

Yemen government team quits talks until rebels accept deal

Kuwait City - Yemen's government delegation to peace talks left Kuwait on Monday after the rebel side rejected a draft peace plan proposed by the United Nations, its representatives said."We now leave Kuwait...

Yemen govt accepts UN peace plan, rebels reject it

Kuwait City - Yemen's government on Sunday accepted a UN-proposed plan to end fighting that has killed thousands, but the rebels rejected it, insisting that any settlement must first tackle a unity administration.

Yemen government accepts UN peace deal

Kuwait City - The Yemeni government said Sunday it has accepted a UN-proposed peace agreement to end more than a year of armed conflict, but there has been no word from the rebels.

Yemen peace talks extended for a week: Kuwait

Kuwait City - The UN-brokered Yemen peace talks have been extended for one week following a request by the UN special envoy, the foreign ministry of host nation Kuwait said on Saturday.

Yemen govt team says leaving UN-backed peace talks

Kuwait City - Yemen's government delegation to UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait said it will leave on Saturday, signalling the collapse of four months of UN-brokered negotiations with Shiite Huthi rebels."Today (Friday), we are holding some farewell meetings...

Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

Kuwait City - Kuwait has set a minimum wage for its hundreds of thousands of mostly Asian domestic staff, the first country in the Gulf to do so, local media reported on Thursday.
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