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The alleged suicide of 11-year-old Khaled Alshammari has brought the plight of the impoverished, stateless community to the fore in Kuwait.

A 27-year-old from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon community attempted to set himself alight over dire living conditions, local media have reported.

Kuwait holds parliamentary election under shadow of coronavirus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Kuwait holds parliamentary election under shadow of coronavirus

Kuwaitis have begun voting in a parliamentary election overshadowed by coronavirus, with special polling stations allowing infected people to vote, and an absence of campaign events.

Kuwaiti social media influencers under investigation for 'money laundering'

The New Arab Staff

Kuwaiti social media influencers under investigation for 'money laundering'

Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling outside Kuwait ...

Greece extends coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps again

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece extends coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps again

Greece on Saturday announced a new extension to a coronavirus lockdown in its overcrowded refugee camps as cases of the disease increased.

The New Arab Staff

Stateless Kuwait student’s suicide attempt leads to outcry

The attempted suicide of a medical student from Kuwait’s persecuted Bidoon, who are denied citizenship, has led to anger on social media about the government’s treatment of the stateless community.

Zarqa Parvez

Why we need to talk about othering and belonging

Comment: It's high time we abandoned the 'us' and 'them' paradigm in favour of a more inclusive approach, writes Zarqa Parvez.

The New Arab & agencies

Oman reports first two coronavirus cases, bans Iran flights

Two people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Oman, making it the first case in the Gulf state.

The New Arab

Iraq confirms first coronavirus case, despite closing Iran border

The first novel coronavirus case was confirmed in Iraq on Monday, despite Baghdad closing its border this week.

Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases from Iran

The New Arab

Kuwait, Bahrain announce first coronavirus cases from Iran

Three people in Kuwait and one person in Bahrain have been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, authorities said on Monday, noting all of the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Greek police arrest seven for planning attacks on refugees

Police on the Greek island on Lesbos have arrested seven people for planning attacks on refugees living in nightmarish camps, following tensions ...

Amnesty slams 'heavy prison sentences' for Kuwait's stateless activists

The New Arab

Amnesty slams 'heavy prison sentences' for Kuwait's stateless activists

Amnesty International said Kuwait sentenced three protesters to between 10 years and life in prison after they had demanded greater rights for ...

Watch: Kuwaiti married couple arrested for posting 'immoral' video

The New Arab

Watch: Kuwaiti married couple arrested for posting 'immoral' video

A suit has been filed with the Kuwait's public prosecution against the married couple, charging them with violation of public decency.

Anger as Prince William meets with infamous Kuwaiti ‘racist’

The New Arab

Anger as Prince William meets with infamous Kuwaiti ‘racist’

On a visit to Kuwait Prince William was pictured with Balsam Al-Ayoub, a Kuwaiti athlete who has previously compared stateless Bidoon ...

Anti-corruption protests reach Kuwait amid regional uprisings

The New Arab

Anti-corruption protests reach Kuwait amid regional uprisings

The protesters demanded the resignation of the speaker of parliament amid widespread anger at government corruption.

The New Arab

Sudan ‘reviewing’ nationality granted to Syrian refugees under Bashir

Authorities will re-examine cases of foreigners granted Sudanese citizenship under Omar al-Bashir in a bid to ‘preserve Sudanese identity’, Sudan’s police chief announced.

The New Arab & agencies

Governor of Greek 'hell-hole' refugee camp resigns

The governor of the notorious Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, where refugees suffer from overcrowding, disease, and ...

The New Arab

Kuwait promises 'solutions' for Bidoon population, but rejects citizenship

Rights groups have repeatedly accused Kuwait of mistreating about 100,000 stateless Arabs, saying the Gulf country has failed to recognise the ...

The New Arab

Kuwait arrests stateless Bidoon protesters demanding citizenship

Rights groups have repeatedly accused Kuwait of mistreating about 100,000 stateless Bidoon Arabs, saying the Gulf country has failed to ...

Seven refugees drown as boat capsizes off Greek island

The New Arab & agencies

Seven refugees drown as boat capsizes off Greek island

Seven people have died as a boat smuggling refugees from Turkey to the Greek island of Lesbos capsized in the Aegean Sea.

The New Arab & agencies

UAE activist Ahmed Mansoor loses appeal against prison term

Emirati activist Ahmed Mansoor has lost an appeal against a ten year jail sentence after criticising the government on social media.

Power, passports and privilege: the state of the UAE

Paul McLoughlin

Power, passports and privilege: the state of the UAE

The UAE passport was last week reported to be the most powerful in the world. But the country's treatment of its stateless population and ...

Former Comoros president charged in passport scandal

The New Arab & agencies

Former Comoros president charged in passport scandal

The scandal dates back to 2008 when Comoros launched a programme, in cooperation with the UAE and Kuwait, to give citizenships to their ...

Former Comoros president charged with graft

The New Arab

Former Comoros president charged with graft

Ex-Comoros President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi has been charged with corruption over a passport sale scheme.

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