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Kuwait parliamentary race kicks off under shadow of pandemic

Kuwait City - Kuwait is holding parliamentary elections Saturday under the shadow of Covid-19, with facilities laid on for citizens infected with the disease to vote in special polling stations.

In Kuwait, lavish election campaign events off the menu

Kuwait City - Lavish banquets served in opulent marquees are nowhere to be seen this election season in oil-rich Kuwait, where the coronavirus pandemic has forced a ban on traditional over-the-top campaign events.

Kuwait swears in new emir after death of acclaimed ruler

Kuwait City - Kuwait on Wednesday swore in its new emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, and prepared to receive the body of his half-brother, the late ruler Sheikh Sabah who died in the US at the age of 91.

Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91

Kuwait City - Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, the architect of the nation's modern foreign policy and mediator in some of the worst crises to grip the Gulf, died on Tuesday at the age of 91.

Monarch, mediator, maverick: Kuwait's Emir Sabah

Kuwait City - The Arab "dean of diplomacy", Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, who died on Tuesday aged 91, survived Kuwait's worst crises with an iron hand and a reputation as a shrewd, unshakeable monarch.

Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91: palace

Kuwait City - Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, regarded as the architect of the nation's modern foreign policy, died on Tuesday at the age of 91, according to the royal court. "With great sadness and sorrow, we mourn...

Kuwait ousts blue-collar expats as slump, resentment bite

Kuwait City - After more than 45 years washing cars in Kuwait to make ends meet, Egyptian Marzouq Mohammed will soon be kicked out of the country as economic woes and coronavirus stoke anti-foreigner sentiment.

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.
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