Latest Kuwait government News

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. ...

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...

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...