Risk Watch  03/08/12

New cabinet announced in Kuwait

The Emir of Kuwait has re-appointed Sheikh Jabel Al Mubarak Al Sabah as prime-minister. ...
Risk Watch  03/07/12

Court annuls recent elections and returns previous parliament

Kuwait’s constitutional court has reinstated the previous parliament, causing heavy criticism and mass protest from the opposition....
Risk Watch  18/06/12

Kuwait cabinet minister resigns amid rising political tensions

A second Kuwaiti minister has resigned in less than a month as Islamist led opposition are actively demanding half of the cabinet posts....
Risk Watch  17/05/12

GCC countries fail to agree on Saudi-Bahrain proposed union as Iran threatens

The failure of the GCC to accept or even negotiate a Saudi proposal for further integration is a blow to the Saudi regional position....
Risk Watch  03/05/12

Kuwaiti Parliament rejects key four-year development plan

Kuwait parliament's rejection to pass the government's four year development plan raises the level of both economic and political risk....
Risk Watch  18/04/12

Kuwait’s parliament passed a law making blasphemy punishable by law

Kuwait’s parliament passed a law making blasphemy punishable by law. The law could be used to prosecute Shiites, potentially creating a serious long-term rift between Shiites and Sunnis....
Risk Watch  17/06/11

Emir threatens crackdown, Sheikh Ahmed resigns in Kuwait

The Emir of Kuwait attacks parliament and threatens to heavily crackdown on dissenters....
Risk Watch  03/06/11

Government and parliament clash as cracks appear in government

Cracks have appeared within the pro-government supporters in the Kuwaiti parliament, possibly indicating increasing tensions within the ruling family....
Risk Watch  17/05/11

New Kuwaiti government sworn in and grilling requests submitted

The new Kuwaiti government has been sworn in, immediately to face grilling requests from the opposition....
Risk Watch  02/05/11

Iran relations with GCC deteriorate markedly

The relationships between the GCC and Iran have deteriorated on a number of fronts....
Risk Watch  18/04/11

Sheikh Nasser re-appointed as Prime-minister

Threats by the Kuwaiti opposition to grill Sheikh Nasser as soon as he forms his seventh government in less than five years will likely lead to a complication of the political situation....
Risk Watch  04/04/11

Kuwaiti government falls as ruling family members threatened with questioning

The Kuwaiti government has resigned, the first in the GCC to fall in an indirect result of the Bahrain uprising and as a result of worsening GCC-Iranian relations....
Risk Watch  16/03/11

Bidoons clash with police as tensions rise in Kuwait

Kuwait’s Bidoons have staged protests demanding naturalization and other rights....
Risk Watch  16/02/11

Emir accepts interior minister resignation and appoints another

The Emir of Kuwait has accepted the resignation of the interior minister and appointed a replacement....
Risk Watch  01/02/11

GCC markets tumble after Egypt protests

Stock markets across the GCC have tumbled as a result of the demonstrations in Egypt....
Risk Watch  17/01/11

PM narrowly survives no confidence vote but opposition still call on resignation

The Kuwaiti prime minister narrowly survived a vote of non-compliance in parliament. The very small margin in which the motion was defeated has prompted immediate calls for him to resign....
Risk Watch  03/01/11

Prime minister questioned in parliament as pressure mounts on him to resign

Kuwaiti prime minister is under unprecedented pressure by parliament to resign....
Risk Watch  03/01/11

Oil prices remain above $90 per barrel

The increase of oil price to over US$ 90 per barrel is a positive development for all GCC states and Yemen....
Risk Watch  16/12/10

Kuwait on brink of unprecedented political crisis as police beats MP’s

Kuwait is going through unprecedented tensions between the government and the opposition, with MP’s beaten at a demonstration by police....
Risk Watch  01/12/10

Wikileaks claim GCC leaders urged attack on Iran

The US diplomatic cables published by wikileaks is likely to increase the risk of Iranian or Shiite attacks against some GCC states, who are claimed to have pushed the US to bomb Iran....

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