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Kuwait death toll raised to 4 in oil refinery fire

Jan. 26, 2022 03:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The death toll from a fire at a major oil refinery in Kuwait has been raised to four after two critically injured workers died of their wounds, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said in a statement Wednesday. The fire, which erupted Jan. 14...

Kuwait pursues corruption charges in Eurofighter plane deal

Jan. 24, 2022 15:04 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's government said Monday that it had referred two senior military officers for prosecution in a major corruption case related to the country's purchase of Eurofighter Typhoon combat planes, after an investigation into the jets' improperly inflated price....

Kuwaiti minister in Lebanon over diplomatic row with gulf

Jan. 22, 2022 14:47 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Kuwait’s foreign minister handed Lebanese officials Saturday a list of suggestions for confidence-building measures with oil-rich Gulf states after relations between the two sides deteriorated dramatically in recent months. The visit by Sheikh Ahmed Nasser...

Fire erupts at Kuwait petroleum site, week after fatal blaze

Jan. 21, 2022 03:51 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out early Friday at a site belonging to the Kuwait National Petroleum Company, forcing a suspension of export operations there, the company said in a statement. The fire in the Shuaiba Industrial Area in eastern Kuwait did not result...

20 Tennessee National Guard members deploy to Kuwait

Jan. 19, 2022 04:02 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Twenty Tennessee National Guard members are on their way to Kuwait for a yearlong deployment. The soldiers from the 105th Personnel Company will provide administrative services to service members traveling throughout the Middle East, the guard said. ...

Fire at Kuwait refinery kills 2 and critically injures 5

Jan. 14, 2022 07:10 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted in Kuwait during maintenance work at a major oil refinery on Friday, killing two workers and critically injuring five others, the Kuwait National Petroleum Company said. This is the second fire to erupt at the Mina al-Ahmadi oil...

Middle East foreign ministers head to China for meetings

Jan. 10, 2022 08:17 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Foreign ministers from Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern states are visiting China this week for meetings with officials from the world’s second largest economy, a leading consumer of oil and source of foreign investment. The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday...

Kuwait names new Cabinet amid political, financial troubles

Dec. 28, 2021 12:18 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's ruling emir announced the formation of a new Cabinet on Tuesday, breaking a weekslong deadlock with the nomination of 15 new government ministers who will have to address a series of political and financial difficulties. The new Cabinet...

Kuwait's exiled opposition returns home after royal pardon

Nov. 30, 2021 04:38 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Several prominent Kuwaiti opposition figures have returned home from a decade of self-exile after getting amnesty from the ruling emir, a long-awaited move celebrated Tuesday that's aimed at ending the political paralysis that has burned a hole in public finances. ...

UK: BA flight not informed of Iraq's 1990 invasion of Kuwait

Nov. 23, 2021 13:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — More than 300 passengers and crew on a British Airways flight could have been spared a months-long hostage ordeal in 1990 in Kuwait if Britain’s Foreign Office had informed the airline that Iraq had commenced its invasion of its oil-rich Persian Gulf neighbor, newly...