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Apple once threatened Facebook ban over Mideast maid abuse

Oct. 25, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two years ago, Apple threatened to pull Facebook and Instagram from its app store over concerns about the platform being used as a tool to trade and sell maids in the Mideast. After publicly promising to crack down, Facebook...

Fire erupts at Kuwait oil refinery; minor injuries reported

Oct. 18, 2021 03:20 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire erupted on Monday at a major oil refinery in Kuwait, the state-owned oil company said, reporting that some workers suffered from smoke inhalation and other light injuries. The blaze at the key Mina al-Ahmadi oil refinery along...

Kuwaiti plane lands in Turkey following bomb threat

Oct. 07, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Kuwaiti passenger plane made an emergency landing at Trabzon airport in northern Turkey on Thursday following a bomb threat reported to the airline's headquarters, an official said. The Jazeera Airways flight from Kuwait, with 51 passengers and...

Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad found guilty of forgery

Sep. 10, 2021 23:33 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of Kuwait was found guilty on Friday of forgery linked to implicating his political rivals in Kuwait in a coup plot — a verdict that puts his long career in global sports politics at risk. Sheikh Ahmad,...

Olympic official Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait found guilty of forgery in Geneva court

Sep. 10, 2021 08:57 AM EDT
GENEVA (AP) — Olympic official Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait found guilty of forgery in Geneva court.

Pentagon chief: al-Qaida may seek comeback in Afghanistan

Sep. 09, 2021 03:03 AM EDT

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday the al-Qaida extremist group that used Afghanistan as a staging base to attack United States 20 years ago may attempt to regenerate there following an American withdrawal that has left the Taliban in power. ...

Documents show US investigation of 2 Kuwaitis in FIFA case

Sep. 02, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Two senior Olympic officials from Kuwait, one reputed to be the “kingmaker” of IOC elections and another who is president of swimming’s international governing body, have been targeted by the U.S. Department of Justice for suspected racketeering and bribery related to...

Olympic official quizzed for 5 hours in Geneva forgery trial

Aug. 31, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah was questioned in court for more than five hours Tuesday about his part in an alleged plot against political rivals in Kuwait. Sheikh Ahmad and four others are on trial in Geneva on charges of forgery as...

Trial of Olympic sheikh on forgery charges opens in Geneva

Aug. 30, 2021 16:48 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — An influential Olympic official accused of forgery in an alleged plot that implicated political rivals in Kuwait in a coup attempt had his trial open on Monday. Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah was publicly sidelined as an IOC member and president of the...

The Latest: India evacuates 168 people on flight from Kabul

Aug. 21, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW DELHI — An Indian official says an air force transport plane has left Kabul for New Delhi carrying 168 people on board. Arindam Bagchi, the External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, says the plane took off from Kabul on Sunday morning and the passengers include 107...