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Kuwaiti Sculptors Struggle for Right to Be Seen

Kuwaiti sculptor Sami Mohammed finished his towering statue of the country's first emir over four decades ago, but now it just gathers dust unseen in a long-shuttered office block.

Stymied by a conservative view of Islam that bans representations of the body, the 75-year-old faces any artist's nightmare: he can't get his work displayed to the public in his homeland.

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Foreign Ministry Denies Refusing Kuwaiti Ambassador Accreditation

Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry denied in a statement on Thursday reports published in al-Akhbar daily claiming it rejected the accreditation of a new Kuwaiti ambassador.

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Kuwait Jails Lawmakers, Activists for Storming Parliament

Kuwait's top court on Sunday sentenced two serving opposition lawmakers and six former legislators to 42 months in jail after convicting them of storming parliament and assaulting police in 2011.

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Kuwait Expels Philippine Envoy amid Tensions over Domestic Workers

Kuwait said Wednesday it is expelling the Philippine ambassador and recalling its envoy from Manila as tensions rise over the treatment of domestic workers.

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Kuwait Condemns Manila Ban on Filipino Workers

Kuwait's foreign minister on Tuesday condemned what he called an "escalation" by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in Kuwait. 

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Aoun in Kuwait on Two-Day Official Visit

President Michel Aoun arrived for an official visit to Kuwait on Tuesday where he was received by Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah, the National News Agency reported.

The President and the Emir headed to the main palace of the Emir, the Bayan Palace, where Aoun will stay during his two-day visit, NNA added.

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Kuwait Jails MPs, Dissidents over 2011 Parliament Raid

A Kuwaiti court on Monday sentenced to jail 67 people, including an opposition leader and Islamist deputies, over a 2011 raid on parliament, a defense lawyer said.

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Kuwait Cabinet Resigns after No-Confidence Vote

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed Al-Sabah on Monday accepted his government's resignation, a week after a fresh dispute broke out in the oil-rich Gulf state's parliament.

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Berri Says 'No Rift' with Kuwait after Emirate Protests over Hizbullah

Speaker Nabih Berri assured on Tuesday that relations with the Gulf emirate of Kuwait are “not broken as some believe,” and stressed that “things have been addressed,” the State-run National News Agency reported.

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Saniora Meets Kuwait Envoy to Deplore 'Hizbullah Cell', Mashnouq Ready to 'Cooperate'

A Mustaqbal bloc delegation led by ex-PM Fouad Saniora on Monday visited Kuwaiti Ambassador to Lebanon Abdul-Al al-Qinai to condemn alleged Hizbullah involvement in a “terrorist cell” that has been busted in the Gulf emirate.

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