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North Korea's acting envoy to Kuwait has defected to South Korea: Lawmaker

January 25, 2021 8:40 pm

Ryu Hyun Woo had led North Korea's embassy in Kuwait since former Ambassador So Chang Sik was expelled after a 2017 U.N. resolution sought to scale back the country's overseas diplomatic missions.

Kuwait's government quits, deepening political deadlock

January 13, 2021 9:56 am

Kuwait's Cabinet submitted its resignation on Tuesday, the latest development in a cycle of clashes between the government and lawmakers that long has convulsed the sheikhdom with the strongest parliament in the Gulf

Indian expats from Saudi, Kuwait stranded in UAE get free accommodation

December 25, 2020 6:32 pm

The expats have taken an indirect route of flying via the United Arab Emirates to Saudi and Kuwait since there were no direct flights from their home countries.

India welcomes 'fruitful discussions' among Gulf countries towards resolving rift in their region

December 12, 2020 9:07 am

India shares close civilisational, economic, political and cultural ties with all the Gulf countries, Srivastava said.

Kuwait election delivers all-male parliament

December 07, 2020 1:57 pm

All of the female candidates in Kuwait's vote lost their races, even though younger opposition candidates made gains.

Kuwaitis go to polls as economy poses challenge for new emir

December 05, 2020 4:19 pm

More than 300 candidates, including 29 women, are vying for 50 seats in the Gulf's oldest and most outspoken assembly with legislative powers. Critics say parliament has long stalled investment and economic and fiscal reform in the cradle-to-grave welfare state.

Kuwait's National Guard minister picked as next crown prince

October 07, 2020 5:24 pm

The nomination makes Sheikh Meshal Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah the possible heir apparent to the new emir, 83-year-old Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, who was propelled to power a week ago, following the death of his half-brother.

Kuwait’s new leader takes over an economy paralyzed by politics

September 30, 2020 10:56 am

The new leader comes to power at a time when Kuwait is facing the highest budget deficit in its history, brought on by the drop in oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic. A

Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah has died at 91: State television

September 29, 2020 9:07 pm

In a Middle East replete with elderly rulers, Sheikh Sabah stood out for his efforts at pushing for diplomacy to resolve a bitter dispute between Qatar and other Arab nations that continues to this day.

Kuwait, one of the world's richest petrostates, is running out of cash

September 03, 2020 4:30 pm

The OPEC club of oil-exporters has revived crude from its historic drop this year, but $40 is still too low. The coronavirus pandemic and shift toward renewable energy threaten to keep prices depressed.