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The opposition has also stepped up a campaign to urge voters to shun the ballot
Potential setback for Egyptian political parties in Gulf countries
Charged with illegal assembly and likely to be deported
Three major protests in the past three weeks have turned violent but a massive rally on Sunday passed peacefully
Young royal Sheikh Meshaal Al-Malek Al-Sabah was detained for a few days in July for expressing political views deemed offensive
Opposition leaders insist they have no desire to undermine the Al-Sabah ruling family and on Friday pledged their loyalty to the emir while renewing their demand for the new electoral law to be repealed.
An Egyptian in Kuwait was allegedly beaten and insulted by police
The three defendants were brought to the court in Kuwait City in handcuffs, blindfolded with their heads shaven and dressed in dark-red prison uniforms.
Riot police earlier prevented protesters from gathering at three sites set by organisers, using tear gas and batons to disperse them and arresting several people including former Islamist MP Waleed al-Tabtabai.
The opposition has called for a massive demonstration on Sunday to protest the decision to change the electoral constituency law, charging it is a bid by the government to influence the results and elect a rubber-stamp assembly.
More than two million voters have registered for parliamentary elections, the commission said on Monday.
Kuwaiti riot police late Monday used batons to beat up opposition protesters.
The Kuwaiti government, represented by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), has a signed a deal to loan 17 million Kuwaiti Dinars ( $60 million) to aid the expansion and development of the Egyptian natural gas distribution grid. In the presence of Prime Minister Hesham Qandil, the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation …
The book narrating the life of the prophet Muhammed enters Guinness Records as the largest book in the world
The dilemma surrounding Issam Al-Houti comes to an end
Despite statements by his wife, Lebanese media denies Al-Hooty’s abduction
Opposition calling for mass protests, demanding changing electoral law
Policy change come amid rights groups pressure
By AFP KUWAIT CITY: Hundreds of Kuwaiti firemen on Tuesday fought to contain a massive fire in a dump for used tires, with some members of parliament calling the blaze an environmental catastrophe. Firemen from the national guard, the army and the oil sector joined efforts to extinguish the fire that was still raging 10 …
By Ahmed Hagagy / Reuters KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Finance & Investment Co. has completed a restructuring to partially deal with the 158 million dinar ($567.22 million) debt it had built up by the end of last year, its chief executive said in an interview. The company suffered net losses of more than 75 percent of its capital …
By Sylvia Westall / Reuters KUWAIT: Kuwait’s state budget for next fiscal year envisages a spending increase of about 13 percent from the current year’s plan, state news agency KUNA reported on Monday as the oil-rich state grappled with a wave of industrial unrest. The budget for the 2012/2013 fiscal year, which starts on April 1, …
KUWAIT: Facing a bigger and bolder opposition swept into parliament by voters frustrated with Kuwait’s dysfunctional politics, the country’s rulers are under pressure to appoint a cabinet that can survive long enough to deliver much-needed reforms. Opposition candidates won a solid majority in the 50-seat assembly last week, tapping into a surge of anger over …
DUBAI: Kuwait’s interim government tendered its resignation on Sunday, state television said, making way for the formation of a new cabinet following a snap parliamentary election on Thursday. Under the constitution, a new cabinet must be formed before the new parliament’s first session, which is held two weeks after the vote. The outgoing cabinet was …