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Kuwait's government resigns as political crisis intensifies

Apr. 05, 2022 10:44 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's government resigned on Tuesday, just months after its formation, opening up new uncertainty as the tiny country grapples with a worsening political crisis that has blocked critical economic and social reforms. Kuwaiti Prime Minister...

Kuwait, among world's hottest places, lags on climate action

Mar. 21, 2022 02:08 AM EDT

JAHRA, Kuwait (AP) — It was so hot in Kuwait last summer that birds dropped dead from the sky. Sea horses boiled to death in the bay. Dead clams coated the rocks, their shells popped open like they’d been steamed. Kuwait reached a scorching temperature of 53.2...

Kuwait's ex-premier, officials acquitted in corruption case

Mar. 08, 2022 12:55 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Kuwaiti court on Tuesday acquitted two former ministers and their co-defendants of the corruption charges they faced in an explosive case that tarnished the government and was widely seen as a test of accountability. The charges against...

Kuwait's pardoned dissidents return to a country in crisis

Mar. 02, 2022 05:59 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — More than a decade after a wave of uprisings swept across the Middle East, countless dissidents have encountered grim fates: exiled, imprisoned, disappeared, dead. Until mere months ago, Musallam al-Barrak, the icon of opposition in Kuwait, seemed another Arab...