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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
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
As Kuwait marked a day of national mourning, officials announced the arrest of several suspects following a deadly suicide bomb explosion at a
The first terror attack in Kuwait claimed by ISIL militants struck as worshipers gathered for Friday prayers at a Shi’ite 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
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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
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
Syria’s opposition leader has urged leaders at the Arab League Summit to give Syria’s empty seat to his Syrian National Coalition (SNC).
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
Kuwait’s minority Shia MPs have lost more than half their seats in parliamentary elections. Liberals and tribal groups were the main winners.
In Kuwait’s parliamentary election, liberal candidates made gains while Shi’ites suffered losses.
Many opposition groups, from Islamists 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
Polls have closed in Kuwait after one of the most divisive parliamentary elections in the Gulf nation’s recent history.
Islamist, tribal and
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
Kuwait’s constitutional court has declared a parliamentary election held in February as void and has restored the previous assembly.
A growing political crisis in Kuwait yesterday erupted into the storming of parliament by anti-government protesters.
Their aim was to call for the
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
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
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
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