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Kuwait

Kuwait  16/11/10

MPs demand minister's resignation over 'meat scandal'

Tensions in Kuwait continue to mount as opposition MPs call for questioning the Minister of Municipalities....
Kuwait  02/11/10

Kuwait stops naturalization of wives and children to non-Kuwaiti mothers

Naturalizing wives of Kuwaiti citizens or non-Kuwaiti children of female citizens have been put on hold by the government....
 
Kuwait  02/11/10

Mob attacks Kuwait TV station over royal insult

A crowd of over 150, reportedly led by members and supporters of the Kuwaiti royal family, stormed a Kuwaiti private TV station, ransacking its offices and damaging furniture and other equipment....
Kuwait  18/10/10

Tensions between government and parliament rise in Kuwait

Political tensions are rising in Kuwait as MPs threaten to question senior government ministers and implying corruption....
 
Kuwait  01/10/10

Interior minister finally attends panel probe; Education minister under fire

Increasing tensions between the Kuwaiti interior minister and education minister with parliamentary opposition appears to be heading towards a confrontation....
Risk Watch  01/10/10

Kuwait to end sponsorship system for foreign workers

Kuwait’s announcement that it is abolishing the kafeel system is a welcome move as it makes the country more competitive compared to other GCC states....
 
Kuwait  20/09/10

Kuwait to announce launch of nuclear program this year

Kuwait’s announcement that it intends to launch its nuclear program this year is a significant step in the country’s efforts to tackle its chronic and severe power shortages. ...
Bahrain  17/08/10

Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman rule out a BlackBerry ban

The announcements by Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman that they do not intend to ban the BlackBerry from operating in their territories are good in demonstrating their commitment to business-friendliness....
 
Risk Watch  02/08/10

Opposition criticize Prime Minister’s visit to Latin America

Kuwait appears to be heading towards a serious political confrontation after leading opposition MP questions a trip by the prime minister to Latin America....
Iraq  16/07/10

Kuwaiti anger over Iraqi border comments

A spat between Kuwait and Iraq could lead into more serious crisis for Kuwait both internally and externally....
 
Kuwait  16/07/10

Kuwait allows women to sponsor husbands

Kuwait’s decision to allow Kuwaiti women to sponsor their non-Kuwaiti husbands marks a very important step in giving greater rights to Kuwaiti women....
Kuwait  01/07/10

Drama in Kuwaiti parliament

Fierce debate in the Kuwaiti parliament is likely to spill into major crises after the summer recess....
 
Kuwait  16/06/10

US criticizes Kuwait over arrest of blogger

The arrest of a prominent Kuwaiti blogger has prompted the US State Department to criticize Kuwait....
Kuwait  01/06/10

Opposition MP files for questioning prime-minister

An opposition Kuwaiti MP has filed a request to grill the prime-minister....
 
Iran  17/05/10

Kuwait imposes blanket media ban on Iranian espionage cell

The media blanket ban by the Kuwaiti authorities on the busted Iranian spy-cell indicate that a confrontation between Iran and the West will almost certainly spill into the GCC states. ...
Kuwait  17/05/10

Kuwaiti parliament passes privatization bill

The privatization law passed by the Kuwaiti parliament is a very important step in diversifying the Kuwaiti economy....
 
Kuwait  03/05/10

Emir launches unprecedented attack against parliament

An attack by the Emir of Kuwait against parliament indicate that in the event of a clash between the parliament and government, the Emir will suspend parliamentary life....
Iran  03/05/10

Kuwait busts Iranian spy cell

The alleged bust of an Iranian spy cell in Kuwait implies that Iran will turn an attack against it by the West into a regional war....
 
Kuwait  19/04/10

Kuwait expels Egyptian expatriates for supporting El Baradei

Kuwait has expelled Egyptian expatriates for voicing support for Mohammed El Baradei to stand for president of Egypt....
Kuwait  19/04/10

Defence related clash between parliament and government

Kuwaiti Islamist MP’s have threatened to grill government ministers about the purchase of French fighters....
 
 

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