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Kuwait gives North Korea envoy a month to leave: diplomat

Kuwait City - US ally Kuwait has given North Korea's ambassador a month to leave the Gulf state and will downgrade its diplomatic representation with Pyongyang, a senior Kuwaiti diplomat told AFP Sunday.

Erdogan in the Gulf seeking to ease Qatar crisis

Kuwait City - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Sunday began a key trip to the Gulf aimed at defusing the standoff over Turkey's ally Qatar, saying no one had an interest in prolonging the crisis.

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror' cell: official

Kuwait City - Kuwait on Thursday ordered the expulsion of about 15 Iranian diplomats after the emirate's top court convicted a "terror" cell of links to the Islamic republic, a government source told AFP.

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.

Tillerson looks to defuse Qatar crisis on Gulf tour

Kuwait City - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives Monday in Kuwait, the key mediator between Qatar and its Arab neighbours, for talks aimed at defusing the Gulf's worst crisis in years.

Kuwait airline says US laptop ban lifted

Kuwait City - Kuwait Airways said Sunday that a ban on laptops and tablets in the cabins of its US-bound flights had been lifted by Washington.

UK foreign minister urges Arab states to end Qatar boycott

Kuwait City - British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday urged Arab states to end their Qatar boycott, downplaying the odds of a military escalation in the worst crisis to grip the Gulf in years.

Qatar hands over response to Saudi-led demands to Kuwait

Kuwait City - Qatar on Monday handed its official response to a list of demands by Saudi Arabia and its allies to the emir of Kuwait, a Gulf official told AFP.

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.

Kuwaiti woman held for 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.

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.
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