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Kuwait Foreign Minister Submits Resignation

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Reports in Kuwait say Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammad al-Sabah has resigned. Local newspapers say the minister submitted his resignation Monday, but no reason was reported. The government has not commented. The newspapers say the Kuwaiti foreign minister did not attend the weekly Cabinet meeting Monday after missing a Sunday Arab League meeting to discuss the […]

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Kuwaiti Food Company Disputes US Charges of Fraud

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kuwaiti-based food supplier has pleaded not guilty in U.S. federal court to charges of fraud in connection with multi-billion-dollar contracts with the U.S. Army. The Public Warehousing Company, also known as Agility, says it welcomes the opportunity to have its name cleared by an impartial jury. The company says the U.S. Justice Department has […]

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$1 Billion in Iraqi Reparations Released to Kuwait

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A United Nations’ commission has approved the release of more than $1 billion in compensation payments for victims of Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait. It is the latest installment in a program of reparations that began in 1994. In a Thursday statement, the U.N. Compensation Commission said the latest payments will be distributed to nine […]

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Iraq Urges Kuwait To Stop Port Building

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iraq has asked Kuwait to suspend work on a controversial megaport in the Persian Gulf due to concerns that it could hurt Baghdad’s shipping interests. Iraqi spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh released a statement Wednesday saying his government has asked Kuwait to stop construction of the Mubarak Port on Bubiyan Island until it could assure Iraq that […]

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Kuwaiti Prime Minister Survives No-Confidence Vote

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kuwait’s prime minister has survived a no-confidence vote in parliament, which stemmed from allegations he favored relations with Iran over those with other nations in the region. Lawmakers defeated the motion Thursday, with 25 members voting in support of Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammed al-Ahmad al-Sabah and 18 others backing the no-confidence measure. It is […]

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Human Rights Watch Criticizes Kuwait Over Stateless Residents

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Human Rights Watch has criticized Kuwait for its treatment of 106,000 stateless people who have been denied citizenship for decades. A report issued Monday by the organization says the stateless people, known as bidoons, have been denied basic human rights in areas of work and education. Kuwait’s human rights record has drawn increased international scrutiny […]

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