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Kuwait's government resigns amid struggle with assembly

Jan. 23, 2023 11:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait's government resigned on Monday amid a power struggle with the Arab Gulf country's assembly less than four months after parliamentary elections delivered a mandate for change. The state-run KUNA news agency confirmed the resignation, which...

Stampede outside stadium in Iraq kills 2, injures dozens

Jan. 19, 2023 14:05 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — A stampede outside a stadium in southern Iraq on Thursday killed at least two people and injured dozens, a health official said. Witnesses blamed the deadly incident on what they said was bad organization of the tournament. The deadly incident happened in the...

Soccer fans hopeful ahead of Gulf Cup in Iraqi city of Basra

Jan. 05, 2023 12:46 PM EST

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — For many Iraqis, the first international soccer tournament their country is hosting in more than four decades is about to kick off in the southern city of Basra, offering a rare moment of joy and optimism. The eight-nation Arabian Gulf Cup starts Friday, with...

US-based Bidoon poet, activist says Kuwait deporting her

Jan. 03, 2023 13:28 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A Bidoon poet and activist who holds U.S. citizenship said Tuesday that Kuwait was deporting her against her will after she traveled to the oil-rich nation to visit her family. Mona Kareem, 35, told The Associated Press that she had been at Kuwait International Airport...

Kuwait puts to death 7 inmates in rare mass execution

Nov. 16, 2022 06:27 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait on Wednesday put to death seven prisoners in a rare mass execution in the small, oil-rich nation despite facing international criticism over its plans. The state-run KUNA news agency described those executed as all being convicted of...

Kuwait says it executes seven death-row prisoners, including four Kuwaitis, a Syrian, a Pakistani and an Ethiopian

Nov. 16, 2022 05:14 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait says it executes seven death-row prisoners, including four Kuwaitis, a Syrian, a Pakistani and an Ethiopian.