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Kuwait's emir travels to US for medical treatment

Kuwait City - Kuwait's 91-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah left for the United States Thursday to undergo medical treatment, his office said, days after he had surgery for an undisclosed illness.

Kuwait's ruler hospitalised, crown prince steps in

Kuwait City - Kuwait's crown prince stepped in as partial ruler on Saturday after the hospitalisation of the 91-year-old emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, state news agency KUNA said.

Shuttered salons deprive Kuwaiti women of social outlet

Kuwait City - Warda is a 37-year-old teacher whose family only allow her to go to two places: work, and the beauty salon that was her only social outlet before coronavirus restrictions shut it down.

NATO faces most 'complex security' environment in its history: chief

Kuwait City - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday the powerful western military alliance was facing the most "complex security" environment in its history amid rising tensions between member states.

EU opens new mission in Kuwait

Kuwait City - The EU's diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday the bloc is increasing its engagement in the Middle East, as she opened a new mission in Kuwait City.

US envoy calls on world to 'urge Iran to de-escalate'

Kuwait City - The US special envoy for Iran on Sunday urged "all nations to use their diplomatic effort to urge Iran to de-escalate and meet diplomacy with diplomacy" amid soaring tensions in the Gulf."We are not interested in...

Kuwait inaugurates massive causeway to free trade zone

Kuwait City - Kuwait on Wednesday inaugurated one of the world's longest causeways, linking the oil-rich Gulf state's capital to an uninhabited border region set to become a major free trade hub.

Oil market likely to rebalance early 2019: OPEC ministers

Kuwait City - Oil ministers from leading OPEC nations said Sunday they expect prices will arrest their recent slide and rebalance early next year, when a deal on new production cuts takes effect.

Kuwait pays tribute to Bush for Gulf War support

Kuwait City - Kuwait paid tribute to former US president George H.W. Bush on Saturday, saying his support during the first Gulf War "will not be forgotten".

Heavy rains unearth Iraqi mines in Kuwaiti desert

Kuwait City - Unprecedented heavy rains which recently lashed Kuwait unearthed dozens of land mines planted by Iraqi troops during their 1990-91 occupation, disrupting the emirate's popular desert camping season, officials said Wednesday.

Kuwait's first soprano brings Puccini to the Gulf

Kuwait City - Amani Hajji is nothing if not stubborn: for 20 years, she has refused to give up on her dream of making opera mainstream in her native Kuwait.

Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

Kuwait City - A senior Kuwaiti official on Monday sought to calm a crisis with the Philippines over the treatment of domestic workers in the oil-rich Gulf state.

Kuwait expels Philippine envoy amid tensions over domestic workers

Kuwait City - Kuwait said Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its own envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers.

Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights as Syria tensions grow

Kuwait City - Kuwait's national carrier halted flights to Beirut on Thursday citing security concerns, after an air safety watchdog warned of potential military strikes on Syria in the coming days.

Truffle-addicted Kuwaitis flock to specialty souk

Kuwait City - White or beige, but never black, the "desert truffle" is a rare delicacy with a dedicated marketplace in Kuwait, where remnants of the Iraqi invasion and changing weather patterns have decimated local production.

Murder shocks Filipinas in Kuwait, but some vow to stay

Kuwait City - The murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found in a freezer in Kuwait has triggered outrage and prompted Manila to impose a departure ban for its citizens planning to work in the Gulf state.

Donors pledge $30 bn for Iraq reconstruction at Kuwait conference

Kuwait City - Governments, global funds, organisations and investors on Wednesday pledged billions of dollars in loans and investment for the reconstruction of Iraq, a nation reeling from a three-year war against the Islamic State group.

$30 bn pledged for Iraq reconstruction: Kuwait FM

Kuwait City - Iraq received pledges Wednesday totalling $30 billion at an international conference for reconstruction of the war-torn country, the host Kuwait announced.

Turkey pledges $5 bn for Iraq reconstruction: minister

Kuwait City - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday pledged $5 billion in loans and investment for Iraq's reconstruction after its devastating three-year war with the Islamic State group.

Tillerson says end of combat does not spell end of IS

Kuwait City - Washington's top envoy Tuesday called on allies to keep fighting the Islamic State group, saying that the end of major combat did not mean "enduring defeat" of the extremists.
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