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Turkey FM urges dialogue to solve Qatar crisis after meeting emir

Istanbul - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu on Wednesday urged dialogue to end a crisis that has left Ankara's ally Qatar diplomatically and economically isolated after key Gulf neighbours cut ties, following talks with the Qatari emir in Doha.

Two suspected IS members arrested in Philippines

Manila - Philippine authorities said Thursday they had foiled a possible terror attack after arresting a Kuwaiti man and his Syrian wife, both alleged members of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Two suspected IS members arrested in Philippines

Manila - Philippine authorities said Thursday they had foiled a possible terror attack after arresting a Kuwaiti man and his Syrian wife, both alleged members of the Islamic State (IS) group.

Two suspected IS members arrested in Philippines

Manila - Philippine authorities said Thursday they had foiled a possible terror attack after arresting a Kuwaiti man and his Syrian wife, both alleged members of the Islamic State (IS) group.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

Yemen peace talks to take two-week break: UN envoy

Kuwait City - Yemen's warring parties are taking a two-week break in peace talks, the UN special envoy said on Wednesday, after more than two months of negotiations that made little headway.

Kuwait upholds death sentence for mosque blast ringleader

Kuwait City - Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld the death sentence handed down to the main convict in the Islamic State group bombing of a Shiite mosque that killed 26 people.

Greek jets scrambled to US plane after EgyptAir crash: source

Atenas - Greece scrambled fighter jets to monitor a US passenger plane that failed to identify itself when entering Greek airspace this week, an official said Saturday, confirming media reports.

Yemen govt temporarily suspends talks with rebels

Kuwait City - Yemen's government temporarily suspended Sunday its participation in talks with Iran-backed rebels in protest at their takeover of a military base and continued ceasefire violations, officials said.

Yemen foes begin direct peace talks in bid to end conflict: UN

Kuwait City - Yemen's warring parties began face-to-face peace talks on Saturday on "key issues" in a bid to end the conflict in the impoverished Arab country, the United Nations said."All delegations are present.

UN envoy hails Yemen peace talks in Kuwait

Kuwait City - The UN envoy hailed a "constructive" first full day of Yemen peace talks Friday but called for a halt to air strikes by a Saudi-led coalition and missile fire by Iran-backed rebels.

Hard-won Yemen peace talks open with call for compromise

Kuwait City - UN-brokered peace talks to end 13 months of armed conflict in Yemen opened Thursday in Kuwait with a call for compromise between the rebel and government delegations from the impoverished state.

Yemen rebels arrive in Kuwait for delayed peace talks

Kuwait City - UN-brokered peace talks on Yemen's war were set to finally set to kick off Thursday as a rebel delegation arrived at the crucial negotiations in Kuwait after three days of delay.

Yemen rebels say to join delayed peace talks in Kuwait

Sanaa - Yemen's Shiite Huthi rebels and their allies have agreed to join delayed UN-brokered peace talks in Kuwait, their representatives said on Wednesday.
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Supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former parliament member Mussallam al-Barrak (portrait) demonstrate on July 2, 2014 in Kuwait City
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A Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 fighter jet from 409 Squadron touches down in Kuwait on Oct. 28
A Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 fighter jet from 409 Squadron touches down in Kuwait on Oct. 28
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Kuwaiti security forces arrive at the scene as tires are burning during a demonstration of supporter...
Kuwaiti security forces arrive at the scene as tires are burning during a demonstration of supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former MP Mussallam al-Barrak on July 6, 2014
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A drunk Kuwaiti man knocks out a cop
A drunk Kuwaiti man knocks out a cop
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Palin visits soldiers of the Alaska National Guard  in Kuwait  July 24  2007.
Palin visits soldiers of the Alaska National Guard, in Kuwait, July 24, 2007.
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A Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 fighter jet from 409 Squadron touches down in Kuwait on Oct. 28
A Canadian Armed Forces CF-18 fighter jet from 409 Squadron touches down in Kuwait on Oct. 28
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