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Kuwait battles oil spill in Persian Gulf waters

2017-08-13 18:03

Kuwait says an oil spill has struck its waters in the Persian Gulf.

1000s of North Korean labourers in US-allied Gulf nations

2017-07-28 19:32

Thousands of North Korean labourers work in four US-allied nations in the Persian Gulf, earning hard currency for Pyongyang despite international sanctions.

Kuwait trying to mediate Gulf crisis

2017-06-06 19:05

Kuwait is trying to mediate and solve a diplomatic crisis after Arab nations cut diplomatic ties, Qatar's foreign minister says.

Anti-jihadist Ramadan advert goes viral

2017-05-28 21:16

A video advertisement that depicts a would-be suicide bomber confronted by the faithful has gone viral two days into the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

Kuwait detains 5 Islamic State suspects, foils attack

2016-07-04 11:54

Kuwait's Interior Ministry says police have arrested five Islamic State suspects, including an 18-year-old Kuwaiti man planning to attack a Shiite mosque.

Fire at under-construction Qatar shopping complex

2016-04-02 19:22

A fire has broken out at a shopping complex under construction near one of the stadiums that will host matches during the World Cup in 2022, Qatar's interior ministry says.

Zim govt brings back 15 women trafficked to Kuwait - ministry

2016-03-27 17:47

President Robert Mugabe's government has warned Zimbabweans to be "extremely circumspect" before accepting job offers abroad after reports that up to 200 women have been trafficked to Kuwait and forced into domestic slavery.

Saudi Arabia arrests brothers linked to ISIS bombing in Kuwait

2015-07-07 10:23

Saudi authorities have arrested three brothers linked to a suicide bombing by a Saudi man on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in neighbouring Kuwait last month, a report says.

A week after Kuwait bombing, Sunnis and Shi'ites pray together for unity

2015-07-03 17:55

Hundreds of Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims have prayed for national unity at Kuwait's grand mosque, vowing to block any attempt to stir sectarian division a week after an Islamic State staged the country's deadliest militant attack.

ISIS issues audio clip purporting to be of Kuwait bomber

2015-06-29 10:07

Islamic State has released an audio clip purporting to be a posthumous statement by a militant who killed 27 people in a suicide bombing attack on a Kuwait mosque.

 

Kuwait arrests 12 'terrorists' with alleged ties to Iran

2017-08-12 14:02

Kuwait's Interior Ministry says 12 men with links to a terrorist group associated with Hezbollah and Iran's Revolutionary Guard have been arrested.

Johnson urges Arab states to end Qatar boycott

2017-07-08 22:13

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday urged Arab states to end their Qatar boycott, downplaying the odds of a military escalation in the worst crisis to grip the Gulf in years.

Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve diplomatic rift

2017-06-06 08:21

Qatar's foreign minister says Kuwait is trying to mediate and solve a diplomatic crisis that has seen Arab nations cut off diplomatic ties.

Kuwait to start importing gas from Iraq - ministers

2016-12-29 13:01

Kuwait is set to begin importing gas daily from neighbouring Iraq, oil ministers from the two Arab nations say.

Zim calls on Kuwait to help fight human trafficking

2016-05-18 15:00

Zimbabwean authorities have urged Kuwait government to immediately ban issuing article 21 visas to Zimbabwean nationals in order to curb human trafficking.

21 Zim women find refuge in shelter after being lured to Kuwait

2016-04-01 17:13

Twenty-one Zimbabwean women who were allegedly trafficked to Kuwait are being held there at a "shelter for run-away maids", the official Herald reports.

Saudi-Iran crisis widens as Kuwait recalls envoy

2016-01-05 17:14

The diplomatic crisis surrounding Saudi Arabia and Iran have widened as Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Tehran.

Women held over ISIS mosque attack in Kuwait

2015-07-06 17:28

Kuwait has detained 26 people suspected of involvement in a suicide bombing on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque that killed 27 people.

Kuwait says bust 'terror cell' after mosque blast

2015-06-30 17:00

Kuwait's interior minister says the Gulf state has bust a "terror cell" responsible for the suicide bombing at a Shi'ite mosque and is hunting for others.

Mideast stocks sink on fear attacks may spread in Gulf nations

2015-06-28 15:25

Stocks in Dubai led regional declines on concern militants could target other Arab Gulf nations after Kuwait’s deadliest attack in decades killed 27 people.

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