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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...

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...

Fire strikes terminal under construction at Kuwait airport

Mar. 28, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A fire broke out Monday at an under-construction new terminal at Kuwait International Airport, authorities said, causing damage but no casualties. Firefighters struggled to control the flames for hours in Kuwait City, Interior Ministry spokesman...

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...