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Role of Gulf state pilots said marginal to ineffective in war on ISIL

Saudi jet fighters. / Fayez Nureldine / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — Gulf Arab partners have conducted a tiny portion of air strikes on Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. Officials said Arab partners have conducted less than 15 percent of air strikes on ISIL in Iraq […]

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ISIL Internet sites threaten American schools, teachers in Gulf

Twitter images uploaded by ISIL supporters.

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has threatened the U.S. presence in the Gulf. The U.S. Navy said ISIL could attack Americans and Western facilities in the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation […]

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Poll of legal Gulf Arab residents negative to U.S., backs peace with Israel


Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — A poll has reported that most Gulf Arab nationals support peace with Israel and oppose the United States. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy commissioned a poll in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United […]

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Gulf states planning first major construction development since 2008

Kuwait / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The Gulf Cooperation Council plans to launch an ambitious development plan, a report said. MEED Projects said that the six-member GCC would award $180 billion for construction in 2014. MEED said the development plan […]

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Canada’s military joins U.S. in expanded NATO force against ISIL


Special to WorldTribune.com   WASHINGTON — Kuwait has agreed to host Canada’s military in the war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. On Oct. 9, Kuwait issued final approval to a Canadian request to deploy an unspecified number of troops […]

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Gulf conclave to address region’s decline in global energy influence

Kuwait Oil Minister Ali Al Omair

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Kuwait plans to host regional natural gas talks. The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry said the Gulf Cooperation Council sheikdom would host an energy conference on Sept. 10-11. The GCC is said to have been concerned […]

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U.S. Treasury reports ISIL funded by Kuwaiti networks, social media appeals

Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has again identified Kuwait as a financier of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The Treasury Department asserted that Kuwait was being used to funnel large amounts of money to ISIL […]

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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 WorldTribune.com 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 WorldTribune.com 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 WorldTribune.com 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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