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Kuwait: Country on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf
Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As of 2016, Kuwait has a population of 4.5 million people: 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 3.2 million are expatriates. Expatriates account for approximately 70% of the population.


Kuwait welcomes U.S. bid to end Arab-Israeli conflict: state news agency

Kuwait "highly appreciates" U.S. efforts to end the Arab-Israeli conflict, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, a day after U.S President Donald Trump announced a new peace plan.
Reuters - Published

Kuwait to thermal screen all passengers arriving from countries affected with coronavirus: state news agency

Kuwait ministry of health said on Thursday that thermal cameras were added to border crossings so passengers arriving from countries affected with coronavirus could be thermally screened, according to..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Kuwait

U.S. now says 11 were injured in Iranian attack [Video]U.S. now says 11 were injured in Iranian attack

The United States military said 11 of its troops were injured after an Iranian missile attack on an Iraqi base, with some sent to Germany or Kuwait for "follow-on screening". That's after initially..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:00Published

Anyone attacking Israel will be dealt 'strongest blow': Netanyahu [Video]Anyone attacking Israel will be dealt 'strongest blow': Netanyahu

As the crisis between Iran and the U.S. rapidly unfurls, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday that Israel would hit back hard against anyone who attacked his country.. Zachary..

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U.S. deploying 750 paratroopers after protestors breach U.S. embassy in Iraq: Pentagon chief [Video]U.S. deploying 750 paratroopers after protestors breach U.S. embassy in Iraq: Pentagon chief

The U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division is deploying paratroopers to Kuwait, after Iran-affiliated rioters swarmed the U.S. embassy in Baghdad.

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Protesters burn security post at U.S. Embassy in Iraq in new foreign policy test for Trump [Video]Protesters burn security post at U.S. Embassy in Iraq in new foreign policy test for Trump

The United States is deploying about 750 soldiers to the Middle East in response to the violent protests at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Tuesday. Chris Dignam has..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:44Published

Trump Attempting To Avoid Another Benghazi [Video]Trump Attempting To Avoid Another Benghazi

The unit, which goes by the unwieldy name Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Central Command, was created in Kuwait in 2013, less than a year after the Benghazi attack that..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published


Soldier adopts skinny, flea-ridden puppy from Kuwait

The last thing he ever thought he'd bring home from Kuwait is a puppy, but Army Specialist Dakota Campbell had to bring this little guy home with him. - Published

Today in History for January 12th

Highlights of Today in History: Congress authorizes military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait; Soviet forces begin large offensive against Nazi Germany; First woman elected to U.S. Senate; Writer Agatha.. - Published

Denmark to move some of its troops from Iraq to Kuwait

Denmark will temporarily move some of its military personnel based at the Iraqi al-Asad base and in Baghdad to Kuwait due to security concerns in the wake of an Iranian missile attack on the air base..
Reuters - Published

U.S. committed to Kuwait's security: U.S. embassy statement

The United States is committed to the security of Middle East ally Kuwait, the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait said on Wednesday, following Iranian missile attacks on U.S.-led forces in neighboring Iraq.
Reuters - Published

Kuwait says report of U.S. troop withdrawal incorrect, KUNA agency hacked

Kuwait's government said on Wednesday state news agency KUNA had been hacked and this had resulted in an incorrect report being issued saying U.S. military forces in Kuwait would be withdrawn..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait receives letter saying all U.S. forces to leave in three days: KUNA

Kuwait's defense minister said it has received a letter from the Commander in Chief of a U.S. military camp in Kuwait "declaring imminent withdrawal of all U.S. military forces in three days," state..
Reuters - Published

Oman sees no scope for U.S.-Iran mediation for now: Kuwait newspaper

Oman does not see room for now for mediation to ease tensions between the United States and Iran, a Kuwaiti newspaper said on Wednesday, after last week's killing of an Iranian general in a U.S. strike..
Reuters - Published

Germany, NATO withdraw 'some personnel' from Iraq

germany, nato withdraw 'some personnel' from iraq
BRUSSELS - Germany moved 35 soldiers serving in Iraq to neighboring Jordan and Kuwait on Tuesday, while NATO said it was also shifting some of its troops out of the country amid tensions over the US..
WorldNews - Published

Canada says some troops in Iraq to be moved temporarily to Kuwait for safety

Some of Canada's 500 military personnel based in Iraq will be temporarily moved to Kuwait for safety reasons, the country's top military official said on Tuesday, due to fears of possible retaliation..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait foreign minister affirms with U.S. Pompeo importance of de-escalation: KUNA

Kuwait's foreign minister Sheikh Ahmad Nasser al-Mohammad al-Sabah received a phone call on Monday from U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Kuwait's state new agency (KUNA) said.
Reuters - Published

U.S. Sending 3,000 More Troops to Mideast as Reinforcements

u.s. sending 3,000 more troops to mideast as reinforcements
WASHINGTON — The United States is sending nearly 3,000 more Army troops to the Mideast as reinforcements in the volatile aftermath of the killing of an Iranian general in a strike ordered by..
WorldNews - Published

AP Top Stories January 3 A

Here's the latest for Friday January 3rd: US airstrike in Baghdad kills Iran's top general; US troops arrive in Kuwait; Tens of thousands evacuate from Australia wildfires; Utah officials trigger.. - Published

Trump deploys more troops to Mideast after US embassy attack

trump deploys more troops to mideast after us embassy attack
WASHINGTON – Charging that Iran was “fully responsible” for an attack on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq, President Donald Trump ordered about 750 U.S. soldiers deployed to the Middle East as about..
WorldNews - Published

Iran summons Kuwait envoy in Tehran to protest about 'anti-Iranian' meeting: statement

Iran summoned Kuwait's envoy in Tehran on Saturday to protest about Kuwaiti officials meeting a representative of a "terrorist group" and hosting an "anti-Iranian" meeting, Iran's foreign ministry said..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait could agree in days with Saudis on neutral-zone oil

kuwait could agree in days with saudis on neutral-zone oil
Kuwait: Kuwait and Saudi Arabia could reach an agreement by the end of this year to renew oil output in the shared neutral zone along their border, Kuwaiti Oil Minister Khalid Al Fadhel said. The..
WorldNews - Published

Russia, China veto UN extending Syria cross-border aide

russia, china veto un extending syria cross-border aide
United Nations—Russia and China used their vetoes Friday to block a UN Security Council resolution that would have extended for a year cross-border humanitarian aid to four million Syrians...
WorldNews - Published

Kuwait appoints new cabinet after parliament tension

Kuwait formed a new government on Tuesday that replaced the son of the emir as defense minister and named an interior minister from outside the ruling family, a month after the former cabinet quit due..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait appoints new defense, interior, finance, foreign ministers - KUNA

Kuwait appointed new interior, defense, foreign and finance ministers, state news agency KUNA reported, after a new government was announced on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Kuwait announces new government: KUNA

Kuwait announced on Tuesday a new government had been formed, state news agency KUNA reported, a month after the government resigned due to a row between ruling family members and parliament.
Reuters - Published

US replaces Kuwait as India's 6th biggest oil supplier

us replaces kuwait as india's 6th biggest oil supplier
The United States has surpassed Kuwait to become India's sixth largest oil supplier as it supplied 70 per cent more crude to the world's third largest energy consumer during April-September. According..
WorldNews - Published

Qatar, Kuwait told U.S. they will join naval coalition, official says

Qatar and Kuwait have told the United States that they will join a U.S.-led naval coalition in the Gulf which was established in response to a series of attacks on oil tankers, a U.S. military official..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Aramco markets IPO in Dubai after approaching Kuwait fund

Saudi Aramco met investors in Dubai on Sunday to market its initial public offering (IPO), after trying to secure demand from Kuwait's sovereign wealth fund for the deal, worth up to $25.6 billion,..
Reuters - Published

Saudi Aramco's CEO met Kuwait sovereign fund to discuss IPO: source

Saudi Aramco's top executives have met officials of Kuwait's sovereign wealth fund to convince them to invest in the oil giant's initial public offering (IPO), which could raise as much as $25.6..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait's foreign minister named new PM amid government feud

Kuwait's ruler on Tuesday named Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister, elevating him from his role as foreign minister, after a row between ruling family members and parliament in the Gulf..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait PM declines reappointment, emir removes senior ministers

Kuwait's caretaker prime minister Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak declined to be reappointed as premier on Monday, the state news agency KUNA reported, rebuffing the offer from the ruling emir after submitting..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait's Jazeera unhappy with Airbus delays, no plans for aircraft order this week

Jazeera Airways is not happy with Airbus production delays that have delayed delivery of aircraft to the airline and it has not plans to place an aircraft order at this week's Dubai Airshow, its chief..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait's ruling emir accepts government resignation

Kuwait's emir accepted the resignation of the government on Thursday, two days after parliament filed a no-confidence motion against Interior Minister Sheikh Khalid al-Jarrah al-Sabah, who is a senior..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait's emir accepts cabinet resignation: government spokesman

Kuwait's ruler has accepted the resignation of the government submitted by the prime minister earlier on Thursday, a government communication office said.
Reuters - Published

Kuwait's government submits resignation

Kuwait's prime minister has submitted his cabinet's resignation to the ruling emir of the Gulf Arab state, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Kuwait government resigns: spokesman

Kuwait's prime minister has submitted the resignation of his government to the Gulf Arab state's ruler, a government spokesman said in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Kuwait's emir has no intention of dissolving parliament: KUNA

The Emir of Kuwait has no intention of dissolving parliament, the parliament speaker said, in a report carried by state news agency KUNA.
Reuters - Published

Ex-Main Line woman, boss sentenced to 15 years in Kuwait case

ex-main line woman, boss sentenced to 15 years in kuwait case
Marsha Lazareva, a Russian citizen with a Wharton MBA whose effort to clear her name in a pair of Kuwaiti fraud cases has been endorsed by a handful of conservative Republican Congress members and U.S...
WorldNews - Published

Better in a safe than sorry: Amid unrest, some Lebanese stash cash at home

Having lived next door to Iraq during the U.S.-led invasion to oust Saddam Hussein in 2003, Diana is no stranger to geopolitical unrest. Back then her family withdrew cash from their bank in Kuwait and..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain: official

Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that Kuwait conveyed messages from Iran to Saudi Arabia and Bahrain regarding the situation in the Gulf region, and "until now no..
Reuters - Published

Kuwait says talks with Saudi regarding Neutral Zone are continuing

Kuwait’s deputy foreign minister Khaled al-Jarallah said on Tuesday that positive consultations with Saudi Arabia regarding the Neutral Zone are continuing, and "they are looking forward to the final..
Reuters - Published

Britain's Prince William to visit Kuwait and Oman in December

Britain's Prince William will visit Kuwait and Oman in December at the request of the Foreign Office, Kensington Palace said in a statement on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Kuwait moves on Instagram slave traders after BBC investigation

Authorities summon the owners of several social media accounts used to sell domestic workers.
BBC News - Published

How Silicon Valley enables online slave markets

how silicon valley enables online slave markets
Nine out of 10 Kuwaiti homes have a domestic worker - they come from some of the poorest parts of the world to the Gulf, aiming to make enough money to support their family at home. Posing as a couple..
WorldNews - Published

Kuwait, Gulf central banks cut key rates following Fed

Kuwait’s central bank cut its benchmark interest rate on Wednesday, joining the Federal Reserve-led monetary easing cycle with its Gulf peers for the first time since July.
Reuters - Published

Kuwait's ruler opens parliament after medical treatment

Kuwait's 90-year-old ruler opened the country's parliament on Tuesday with a call to fellow Gulf Arab states to end a row that has shattered regional unity, in his first public address since being..
Reuters - Published

S Jaishankar meets counterparts from Kuwait, Bahrain; discusses bilateral ties

IndiaTimes - Published

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