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Kuwait's crown prince dissolves parliament, calls elections

Jun. 22, 2022 09:25 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's crown prince on Wednesday dissolved Parliament and called for early elections, a move to ease government gridlock that has bred popular opposition and paralyzed the tiny country for months. In his televised national address, the...

Kuwait's crown prince, 81, resting after 'minor discomfort'

Jun. 14, 2022 05:55 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait said Tuesday its 81-year-old crown prince was resting after experiencing what it described as “minor discomfort.” The two-sentence story from the state-run KUNA news agency did not elaborate on what ailed Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmed Al...

Venezuela's Maduro visits Kuwait, speaks to crown prince

Jun. 13, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro visited Kuwait on Monday and spoke to the small, oil-rich nation's crown prince, state media reported. “We are on this necessary tour to reactivate ties of work, cooperation, commonality, solidarity,...

Muslim nations slam India over insulting remarks about Islam

Jun. 06, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India is facing major diplomatic outrage from Muslim-majority countries after top officials in the governing Hindu nationalist party made derogatory references to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, drawing accusations of blasphemy across some Arab nations that have left New Delhi...

Rainbow Flap: Biden Pride tweet draws objection from Kuwait

Jun. 03, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Embassy tweet of a rainbow-flag-festooned message by President Joe Biden in support of Pride Month has drawn a face-to-face diplomatic protest from Kuwait and sparked a rare Twitter fight between the two close allies. On Friday, U.S. diplomats were doubling...

More hardship as new sandstorm engulfs parts of Middle East

May. 23, 2022 21:45 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A sandstorm blanketed parts of the Middle East on Monday, including Iraq, Syria and Iran, sending people to hospitals and disrupting flights in some places. It was the latest in a series of unprecedented nearly back-to-back sandstorms this year that have bewildered...

EU moves to lift visa rules for travelers from Qatar, Kuwait

Apr. 27, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union moved Wednesday to lift visa requirements for people from Qatar and Kuwait to make it easier for them to enter many European countries for stays of up to 90 days. The EU’s executive branch, the European Commission, said it recommended allowing...