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Kuwait Army Prepares as Regional Tensions Soar

Kuwait's army said Wednesday it was raising its readiness levels and carrying out military exercises, amid soaring regional tensions after neighbouring Iran was accused of attacking Saudi oil infrastructure.

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Kuwait Probes Drone that 'Intruded' on Day of Saudi Strike

Kuwait is investigating accounts that a drone intruded its airspace and flew over the royal palace Saturday, the same day a devastating strike was launched on Saudi oil infrastructure.

Yemen's Huthi rebels -- who are aligned with Tehran -- claimed the attack on two oil facilities which cut Saudi production by half, but the United States has blamed Iran and there is also speculation the assault may have been launched from Iraq.

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Kuwait Ruler Leaves US Hospital after 'Successful Checkups'

Kuwait says its ruling 90-year-old emir has left a U.S. hospital after having "successful checkups" that forced him to cancel a visit to the White House.

The state-run KUNA news agency reported early Friday that Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah's checkups "showed reassuring results."

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Kuwait Ruler in US Hospital for 'Tests', Trump Meeting Postponed

The ruler of Kuwait, Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, has been admitted to a hospital in the United States for "medical tests", a senior official said on Sunday.

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Kuwait Receives $270 Million in War Reparations

Kuwait has received another $270 million in compensation for Iraq's 1990 invasion, the UN said Tuesday, as it aims to wrap up reparations more than a decade after Saddam Hussein's death. 

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Syrian Businessman Linked to Assad Arrested in Kuwait

A prominent Syrian businessman with close ties to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been arrested in Kuwait, his lawyer said Tuesday.

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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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