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Yemen peace talks set to start on Thursday

Talks to end the war in Yemen are set to get underway in Kuwait later on Thursday (April 21). The UN-backed talks were supposed to start on Monday

Talks to end the war in Yemen are set to get underway in Kuwait later on Thursday (April 21). The UN-backed talks were supposed to start on Monday

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Kuwait oil workers end strike, crude prices fall

Oil prices slipped again on Wednesday as energy workers in Kuwait ended a three-day strike that had cut the country's production of crude by nearly half.

Oil prices slipped again on Wednesday as energy workers in Kuwait ended a three-day strike that had cut the country's production of crude by nearly half.

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Kuwait oil workers strike buoys crude prices

Oil prices are being supported by a strike by energy workers in Kuwait which has offset an expected price slump following the failure by major oil producers to agree to freeze output levels.

Oil prices are being supported by a strike by energy workers in Kuwait which has offset an expected price slump following the failure by major oil producers to agree to freeze output levels.

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Why aren't rich Gulf states welcoming Syrian refugees...or are they?

As EU countries try to find the best way to deal with an influx of refugees that is unprecedented in recent years, the Gulf states have come under

As EU countries try to find the best way to deal with an influx of refugees that is unprecedented in recent years, the Gulf states have come under

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Seven sentenced to death in Kuwait mosque suicide bombing

A court in Kuwait has sentenced seven people to death over a suicide bombing in June, the state news agency reports. The attack, at a Shi’ite Muslim

A court in Kuwait has sentenced seven people to death over a suicide bombing in June, the state news agency reports. The attack, at a Shi’ite Muslim

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Kuwait court sentences seven to death over mosque attack

A court in Kuwait has sentenced seven people to death over a suicide bombing in June, according to state news agency KUNA. The attack, at a Shi’ite

A court in Kuwait has sentenced seven people to death over a suicide bombing in June, according to state news agency KUNA. The attack, at a Shi’ite

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Kuwait: Thousands gather to bury the mosque blast victims

Thousands of Shi’ite mourners gathered at the Jaafari cemetery of Kuwait City on Saturday (June 27) to bury victims of Friday’s Islamic State mosque

Thousands of Shi’ite mourners gathered at the Jaafari cemetery of Kuwait City on Saturday (June 27) to bury victims of Friday’s Islamic State mosque

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Kuwait: national day of mourning after Friday mosque attack

A national day of mourning is being observed in Kuwait, as the funerals take place of 27 people who died in Friday’s suicide attack on a mosque. The

A national day of mourning is being observed in Kuwait, as the funerals take place of 27 people who died in Friday’s suicide attack on a mosque. The

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Kuwait: suspects arrested following deadly attack on Shi'ite mosque

As Kuwait marked a day of national mourning, officials announced the arrest of several suspects following a deadly suicide bomb explosion at a

As Kuwait marked a day of national mourning, officials announced the arrest of several suspects following a deadly suicide bomb explosion at a

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ISIL claims it carried out Kuwait mosque bombing

The first terror attack in Kuwait claimed by ISIL militants struck as worshipers gathered for Friday prayers at a Shi’ite mosque

The first terror attack in Kuwait claimed by ISIL militants struck as worshipers gathered for Friday prayers at a Shi’ite mosque

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Kuwait: suicide attack kills many in mosque

A suicide bomb attack at a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait City has left several people dead. The group calling itself Islamic State says it was behind the

A suicide bomb attack at a Shi’ite mosque in Kuwait City has left several people dead. The group calling itself Islamic State says it was behind the

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Global gold price setting arrives in the 21st century

A new era of gold pricing and Kuwait’s budgetary concerns are the issues in this edition of Business Middle East. Better late than never, the gold

A new era of gold pricing and Kuwait’s budgetary concerns are the issues in this edition of Business Middle East. Better late than never, the gold

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Oil prices in further decline

Global oil prices have fallen again. The decline comes amid worries about slow growth and reports key producers want to maintain output

Global oil prices have fallen again. The decline comes amid worries about slow growth and reports key producers want to maintain output

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Arab League disunity offers no hope for the region

The Arab League summit in Kuwait has been a meeting to deal with the differences arising from the war in Syria, instability in Libya and Egypt and

The Arab League summit in Kuwait has been a meeting to deal with the differences arising from the war in Syria, instability in Libya and Egypt and

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Syrian opposition leader seeks Arab League seat

Syria’s opposition leader has urged leaders at the Arab League Summit to give Syria’s empty seat to his Syrian National Coalition (SNC). Ahmad

Syria’s opposition leader has urged leaders at the Arab League Summit to give Syria’s empty seat to his Syrian National Coalition (SNC). Ahmad

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Referee sees red as he punches angry players

Official Saad al Fadhli was surrounded by angry Al Nasar players after awarding a penalty to visiting side Al Arabi at which point the situation got

Official Saad al Fadhli was surrounded by angry Al Nasar players after awarding a penalty to visiting side Al Arabi at which point the situation got

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Kuwait elections see Shia MPs lose out

Kuwait’s minority Shia MPs have lost more than half their seats in parliamentary elections. Liberals and tribal groups were the main winners. There

Kuwait’s minority Shia MPs have lost more than half their seats in parliamentary elections. Liberals and tribal groups were the main winners. There

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Kuwaitis go to polls for sixth time in seven years

Kuwaitis are voting in their sixth parliamentary election in seven years. The country is a constitutional monarchy and the Emir has the power to

Kuwaitis are voting in their sixth parliamentary election in seven years. The country is a constitutional monarchy and the Emir has the power to

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Donations for Syria aid exceed UN target

Money pledged for aid for the Syria crisis has exceeded the UN’s target, after a fundraising conference in Kuwait. One and a half billion

Money pledged for aid for the Syria crisis has exceeded the UN’s target, after a fundraising conference in Kuwait. One and a half billion

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Parliamentary poll divides Kuwait

Polls have closed in Kuwait after one of the most divisive parliamentary elections in the Gulf nation’s recent history. Islamist, tribal and

Polls have closed in Kuwait after one of the most divisive parliamentary elections in the Gulf nation’s recent history. Islamist, tribal and

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Kuwait opposition boycotts parliamentary vote

Saturday’s vote to elect 50 MPs to Kuwait’s parliament is like an election in any other country. Candidates’ posters are up all over town. They say

Saturday’s vote to elect 50 MPs to Kuwait’s parliament is like an election in any other country. Candidates’ posters are up all over town. They say

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Kuwait election declared void previous council restored

Kuwait’s constitutional court has declared a parliamentary election held in February as void and has restored the previous assembly. The

Kuwait’s constitutional court has declared a parliamentary election held in February as void and has restored the previous assembly. The

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Last US troops leave Iraq

From Mission Accomplished to Mission Over – American troops have completed their withdrawal from Iraq into Kuwait after almost nine years. They

From Mission Accomplished to Mission Over – American troops have completed their withdrawal from Iraq into Kuwait after almost nine years. They

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American troops leave Iraq

The last convoy of U.S. soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, ending nearly nine years of war that cost almost 4,500 American and tens of thousands

The last convoy of U.S. soldiers pulled out of Iraq on Sunday, ending nearly nine years of war that cost almost 4,500 American and tens of thousands

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Kuwait parliament stormed by protesters

A growing political crisis in Kuwait yesterday erupted into the storming of parliament by anti-government protesters. Their aim was to call for the

A growing political crisis in Kuwait yesterday erupted into the storming of parliament by anti-government protesters. Their aim was to call for the

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$100 oil won't break world economy

Kuwait’s Oil Minister says the world economy can withstand an oil price of 100 dollars a barrel. Several oil exporters have indicated OPEC may

Kuwait’s Oil Minister says the world economy can withstand an oil price of 100 dollars a barrel. Several oil exporters have indicated OPEC may

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Last American combat brigade leaves Iraq for Kuwait

Seven years and five months after the US-led invasion, the last American combat brigade left Iraq via Kuwait by military convoy where they waited for

Seven years and five months after the US-led invasion, the last American combat brigade left Iraq via Kuwait by military convoy where they waited for

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Women and children Kuwaiti wedding inferno

The Kuwaiti wedding tent that became an inferno killing 35 women and six children had only one exit, which led to a crush compounding the death toll

The Kuwaiti wedding tent that became an inferno killing 35 women and six children had only one exit, which led to a crush compounding the death toll

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Dozens die in Kuwaiti wedding blaze

A fire in a wedding party tent in Kuwait has killed at least 41 women and children. More than 70 others are said to have been critically injured

A fire in a wedding party tent in Kuwait has killed at least 41 women and children. More than 70 others are said to have been critically injured