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Gulf War redux? Kuwait to redeploy troops to Iraq border for first time since 1991

Oil fires set in Kuwait during the Gulf War by Iraqi forces in 1991. / U.S. Army, Tech. SGT Perry Heimer

Special to ABU DHABI — Kuwait plans to return its military to the border with Iraq. Kuwaiti sources said the Gulf Cooperation Council sheikdom has decided to redeploy army units along the border with Iraq. They said the order was […]

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Kuwaiti opposition breaks silence, resumes anti-government protests

Kuwaiti citizens gather at al-Irada Square, Kuwait City on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Kuwaitis protested against government corruption.  /AP/Gustavo Ferrari

Special to ABU DHABI — After nearly two years of silence, Kuwait’s opposition has resumed mass protests. The Islamist opposition has renewed activities against the government and ruling family of the Gulf Cooperation Council sheikdom. After a crackdown in […]

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Kuwaiti emir breaks ice with Iran, signs energy agreements

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, left, greets the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al Sabah in Teheran on June 1.  /AFP/Atta Kenare

Special to ABU DHABI — Iran and Kuwait, holding their first summit in decades, have been examining the prospect of energy cooperation. Officials said Kuwait’s Emir Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah discussed energy cooperation with Iranian President […]

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Investigators interrogate Kuwaiti royal family member in probe of coup plot

Emir Sabah Al Jaber Al Sabah.  /Xinhua

Special to ABU DHABI — Kuwait has been investigating a plot to overthrow the royal family. Officials said the Gulf Cooperation Council sheikdom launched a probe of former senior officials alleged to have plotted a coup against Emir Sabah […]

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U.S. calls out top Kuwaiti official for helping finance Al Qaida

Kuwaiti Justice Minister Nayef Al Ajmi

Special to ABU DHABI — A Kuwaiti minister has been challenged to confirm allegations by the United States that he helped fund Al Qaida. Kuwaiti Justice Minister Nayef Al Ajmi was accused by a senior U.S. official of promoting […]

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Kuwait to acquire key retail fuel sector from Shell


Special to ABU DHABI — Kuwait has entered the European energy market. The state-owned Kuwait Petroleum International has reached an agreement to purchase a key division of Royal Dutch Shell. Under the agreement, estimated at 500 million euro, KPI […]

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U.S. firm, Kuwaiti subcontractors implicated in kickback scheme

U.S. Attorney for the Central District of
Illinois Jim Lewis.  /Amanda Vinicky/IPR

Special to WASHINGTON — The United States has implicated Kuwait in a major kickback scheme in Iraq. The Justice Department has joined a lawsuit against a leading U.S. defense provider accused of corruption in Iraq from 2002 through 2004. […]

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Gulf states slash oil workers’ pay, Kuwait braces for strike, shutdowns

A worker walks at Gathering Center 15 oil facility in northern Kuwait.  /AFP

Special to ABU DHABI — Kuwait has been bracing for a shutdown of its energy sector. Union leaders said they were preparing for a strike of Kuwait oil facilities. The union leaders said the 19,000 Kuwaiti workers would not […]

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Gulf states fear shale boom will lead to drop in crude oil prices


Special to ABU DHABI — Crude oil prices were expected to fall over the next few years. A Gulf Arab think tank has assessed that the price of crude could fall to $80 per barrel because of the growth […]

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GREATEST HITS 2013: 20,000 U.S. M-16s stolen from unguarded warehouse in Kuwait

A U.S. soldier on the range with an M-16 assault rifle.

Special to Originally published April 9, 2013 ABU DHABI — Kuwait has reported the theft of a massive amount of U.S. weapons. The Interior Ministry said thieves broke into a warehouse and stole a huge amount of firearms and […]

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