Mar 19, 2013 11:27 EDT
Kuwait's parliament on Tuesday passed in principle a bill that requires the government to buy billions of dollars of bank loans owed by citizens and reschedule them after waiving interest.
Mar 03, 2013 16:59 EST
Kuwait opposition groups on Sunday formed a broad-based coalition, apparently to reinvigorate a sagging protest movement, and demanded fundamental reforms including a multi-party democratic system.
Feb 27, 2013 13:37 EST
An Iraqi Airways plane landed in Kuwait City on Wednesday for the first time since Iraq's invasion of the emirate in August 1990, after a commercial dispute was resolved.
Feb 14, 2013 03:01 EST
An Iranian official was killed in Syria overnight by "armed terrorists" while travelling from Damascus towards Lebanon, the Iranian embassy in Beirut said in a statement on Thursday.
Feb 12, 2013 13:23 EST
Human rights conditions deteriorated in Kuwait last year as police used excessive force against protesters and the government clamped down on online activists, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Feb 10, 2013 11:27 EST
A Kuwaiti MP on Sunday filed to question in parliament the interior minister over allegations that his ministry was dealing with Israel and for failing to control opposition-led protests.
Feb 07, 2013 06:58 EST
A bill to grant Kuwaiti citizenship to at least 4,000 stateless people this year passed the first stage of approval in the Gulf state's parliament on Thursday.
Feb 06, 2013 09:03 EST
Kuwait's parliament on Wednesday voted to form a special panel to probe allegations of irregularities in two contracts worth $5.0 billion awarded to two foreign-led consortia.
Feb 05, 2013 14:21 EST
Thousands of Kuwaitis demonstrated Tuesday after a court sentenced three former MPs to three years in jail for insulting the emir, in a ruling the opposition described as "political".
Jan 30, 2013 11:14 EST
International donors at a Kuwait conference on Wednesday pledged more than the targeted $1.5 billion in aid for stricken Syrians, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said.
Jan 22, 2013 10:09 EST
Kuwait MPs Tuesday overwhelmingly ratified a settlement deal between the Kuwaiti and Iraqi national carriers under which Baghdad will pay $500 million in compensation, ending a 22-year-old dispute.
Jan 13, 2013 14:39 EST
Hundreds of Kuwait opposition supporters demonstrated on Sunday to demand the dissolution of the parliament elected last month in general polls boycotted by almost all political groups, witnesses said.
Jan 10, 2013 07:06 EST
Kuwait Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled al-Sabah on Thursday received the first Palestinian ambassador to the Gulf state since the Iraqi invasion in 1990, state news agency KUNA reported.
Dec 17, 2012 08:37 EST
Kuwait's provisional budget surplus surged 43 percent to 14.7 billion dinars ($52.2 billion) in the first seven months of the fiscal year, boosted by oil income, government data showed on Monday.
Dec 09, 2012 07:07 EST
Kuwaiti activists have called for protesters to camp outside parliament next Saturday on the eve of its opening session as they step up pressure to dissolve the newly elected house.
Dec 03, 2012 10:26 EST
Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah on Monday accepted the resignation of the cabinet which quit as part of a routine process after election, the official KUNA news agency reported.
Dec 03, 2012 03:15 EST
The Kuwaiti opposition is to stage a demonstration at the weekend to protest against the new parliament which was elected amid a huge boycott, organisers said on Monday.
Dec 01, 2012 17:08 EST
Kuwait's Shiite minority candidates appeared Saturday set to win around 15 seats of the 50-member parliament in the polls boycotted by the Sunni-dominated opposition, their biggest ever tally.
Dec 01, 2012 05:26 EST
Kuwaitis cast ballots on Saturday to elect a second parliament in 10 months, but early turnout was low as voters appeared to heed an opposition call to shun the poll over a disputed electoral law.
Nov 30, 2012 11:31 EST
Tens of thousands of supporters of the Kuwaiti opposition marched in the capital Friday on the eve of parliamentary elections, urging a poll boycott in protest at changes to the electoral law.