Latest Kuwait government News

Kuwait dissolves its parliament again amid years of political gridlock in oil-rich nation

Feb. 15, 2024 11:34 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's emir on Thursday dissolved parliament after a lawmaker reportedly insulted the ruler, the latest dissolution to strike the oil-rich nation's legislature amid years of political gridlock. The state-run KUNA news agency announced the decree...

Olympic member Sheikh Ahmad has conviction for forgery upheld on appeal though won't serve jail time

Jan. 22, 2024 15:20 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Long-time Olympic power broker Sheikh Ahmad of Kuwait had his conviction for forgery upheld on appeal, a Swiss court said in a ruling published Monday, though he will not serve jail time for his part in a coup plot to implicate public rivals at home. Sheikh Ahmad...

Kuwait's ruling emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, dies at age 86

Dec. 17, 2023 14:30 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, Kuwait’s ruling emir, died on Saturday after a three-year, low-key reign focused on trying to resolve the tiny, oil-rich nation's internal political disputes. He was 86. Kuwait state television broke into...

Kuwait's ruling emir, 86, was hospitalized due to emergency health problem but is reportedly stable

Nov. 29, 2023 11:16 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The ruling emir of oil-rich Kuwait was hospitalized Wednesday “due to an emergency health problem” but later reported to be in stable condition, renewing longstanding concerns over his health since he became ruler in 2020. The report by the...