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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...

Emirates says IPO a possibility for famed long-haul carrier

Nov. 16, 2021 22:26 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The president of long-haul carrier Emirates said Tuesday that an initial public offering of stock in the Dubai-based airline could happen as the city-state tries to boost its local financial market, while promising that its fleet of iconic double-decker...

Airbus receives order for up to 33 new aircraft to Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways in deal valued over $3.3 billion

Nov. 16, 2021 02:59 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Airbus receives order for up to 33 new aircraft to Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways in deal valued over $3.3 billion.

Kuwaiti emir transfers some duties to crown prince

Nov. 15, 2021 05:58 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait has temporarily handed its crown prince some of the ruling emir's constitutional duties, the royal family's secretariat announced on Monday, without explaining why the transfer was necessary. The brief statement published by the...

In long-awaited move, Kuwait's emir pardons dissidents

Nov. 14, 2021 08:11 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's emir issued a long-awaited amnesty decree, pardoning and reducing the sentences of nearly three dozen Kuwaiti dissidents in a move aimed at defusing a major government standoff. The royal decree, published late Saturday in...

Diplomats concerned Gulf spat could harm Lebanese in region

Nov. 10, 2021 09:27 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s ambassadors who were recently asked to leave Bahrain and Saudi Arabia amid an unprecedented diplomatic spat with Gulf countries expressed fear Wednesday the dispute could harm the interests of Lebanese living in the region. The warning, which...

Kuwait government resigns for the second time this year

Nov. 08, 2021 08:43 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's government resigned Monday for the second time this year, underscoring the political problems plaguing the small, oil-rich nation. The state-run KUNA news agency said Kuwait's ruler, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, received...

Kuwait, UAE join Saudi Arabia with measures against Lebanon

Oct. 30, 2021 23:31 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese politicians scrambled to resolve a diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf nations on Saturday, after comments by a Cabinet minister about the war in Yemen stoked their ire. Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates followed the Saudis with...

Nevada Guard tank unit deploying to Kuwait security force

Oct. 28, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — About 70 soldiers from a Nevada Army Guard cavalry unit will deploy in November for a nine-month assignment supporting the U.S. military security presence in Kuwait, Guard officials said Thursday. A deployment ceremony was being planned Tuesday...