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A letter from Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah conveyed Kuwait's commitment to close relations between the two friendly countries and expanding their ties.

The draft law will now to go Kuwait's emir for approval.

Kuwait government drops threat to prosecute lawmakers

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Kuwait government drops threat to prosecute lawmakers

The move comes amid a months-long standoff between Kuwait's publicly-elected MPs and its appointed prime minister.

Kuwait ruling emir flies to US for 'medical checks'

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Kuwait ruling emir flies to US for 'medical checks'

State media has described Sheikh Sabah's trip as involving "usual medical check-ups". Yet given his advance age, questions abound over ...

Olympic powerbroker to go on trial in Geneva

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Olympic powerbroker to go on trial in Geneva

Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah will go on trial for forgery, allegations he claims are motivated by ...

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Kuwait emir re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid Al-Sabah as premier

Kuwait's cabinet and parliament are in a stand-off, leading to the resignation of the government.

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Kuwait government resigns one month after formation

Kuwait's government has been subject to bitter disagreements, leading to its fall on Tuesday.

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Saudi's MbS says Gulf states sign 'solidarity deal'

This news of a 'solidarity' comes as Gulf countries gather in Saudi Arabia for GCC Summit talks.

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Gulf delegations arrive at GCC summit in Saudi Arabia

All six GCC delegations have arrived at Saudi Arabia's al-Ula to commence the 41st summit, which will mark the end of the three-year ...

Qatar emir lands in Saudi Arabia for GCC summit

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Qatar emir lands in Saudi Arabia for GCC summit

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani has landed in the Saudi city of Al-Ula to participate in the GCC summit.

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Saudi Arabia to end blockade on Qatar: Kuwait

Saudi Arabia will reopen its borders and airspace to Qatar, the Kuwaiti foreign minister said, more than three years after Riyadh sealed both ...

Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

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Gulf crisis resolution in balance ahead of summit

GCC states are scheduled to meet in Riyadh for the annual summit on Tuesday, where a much-anticipated resolve to the crisis is expected.

The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

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The New Arab's Most Important Stories from 2020

A retrospective of our coverage of 2020's leading stories

Kuwait starts Covid-19 jabs as Gulf begins mass vaccinations

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Kuwait starts Covid-19 jabs as Gulf begins mass vaccinations

Kuwait's prime minister was the first person in the small Gulf nation to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.

Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

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Kuwaitis lambast appointment of all-male parliamentary committee for women

News of the appointment of three Islamists to a committee for women's rights was roundly criticised by Kuwaiti social media users, including ...

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Kuwait's key reformer dies at 72

The KUNA state-run news agency did not specify how Sheikh Nasser died.

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Kuwait emir urges parliament to cast aside 'fabricated conflicts'

Sheikh Nawaf warned parliament there is 'no room' to waste efforts in tackling Kuwait's dire financial crisis.

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GCC 'looks forward to normal relations' soon: Kuwait FM

The GCC is looking forward to resuming normal relations between member states in the near future, Kuwait's Foreign Minister Sabah ...

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Kuwait forms cabinet with new oil, finance ministers

Kuwait's new government, whose formation was due after parliamentary elections earlier this month, has 10 new faces.

Kuwait opposition makes strong gains in parliamentary elections

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Kuwait opposition makes strong gains in parliamentary elections

Twenty-four of the National Assembly's 50 seats were won by candidates belonging to or leaning towards the opposition.

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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 ...

Gulf nations, US signal progress to resolve Qatar crisis

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Gulf nations, US signal progress to resolve Qatar crisis

Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Kuwait said progress had been made towards resolving the Gulf crisis.

Saudi Arabia thanks Kuwait for Gulf crisis mediation efforts

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Saudi Arabia thanks Kuwait for Gulf crisis mediation efforts

Prince Faisal bin Farhan expressed hope that the Kuwaiti and US efforts will be successful in finding a solution to the dispute.

Kuwait FM says Gulf crisis negotiations 'fruitful'

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Kuwait FM says Gulf crisis negotiations 'fruitful'

There was some movement on the reconciliation talks between Gulf countries, but how much remains to be seen.

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