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Political Power Struggle Seen at the Heart of Kuwait Sports Saga

A lingering sports crisis in Kuwait that triggered international sanctions is seen as part of a power struggle in the Gulf state involving ruling family members and politicians, analysts say.

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Kuwaitis Protest against Russia over Aleppo

Hundreds of Kuwaitis protested outside the Russian embassy on Wednesday to condemn Moscow's support for the Syrian regime besieging rebel-held Aleppo.

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Kuwait Emir Tells MPs Spending Cuts 'Inevitable'

Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah opened the new parliament Sunday by declaring that a reduction in public spending is "inevitable" in the face of weak oil prices.

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Kuwait to Buy 28 F-18 Warplanes

Kuwait will buy 28 Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornets to replace a fleet of earlier versions of the U.S. fighter jets, a top official said Monday. 

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Kuwait Opposition in Strong Election Showing

Islamist-dominated opposition groups and their allies secured nearly half of the Kuwaiti parliament's seats, official results showed Sunday, raising fears of fresh political wrangling in the oil-rich Gulf state.

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Kuwait Emir Dissolves Parliament

Kuwait's emir dissolved parliament Sunday following tensions between lawmakers and the government over a petrol price hike, setting the stage for early elections within two months.

The surprise move came after lawmakers in the oil-rich emirate strongly opposed the government's unilateral hike of petrol prices -- one of a host of austerity measures following a sharp drop in crude revenues.

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Yemen Govt. Team Quits Talks until Rebels Accept Deal

Yemen's government delegation to peace talks left Kuwait on Monday after the rebel side rejected a draft peace plan proposed by the United Nations, its representatives said.

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Kuwait Busts Three IS Cells Plotting Attacks

Kuwaiti security authorities have broken up three Islamic State cells plotting "terror" attacks in the oil-rich Gulf state, the interior ministry said Monday.

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U.N.'s Ban to Push Peace Talks with Yemen Warring Sides

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was to meet Sunday with Yemen's warring sides in a bid to push forward peace talks that have made no headway after two months.

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Mistrust Clouds Yemen Peace Talks, Eight Weeks On

Yemen's warring parties are struggling to seal a peace deal as mutual mistrust has overshadowed eight weeks of U.N.-brokered talks in Kuwait that have failed to achieve any major breakthrough.

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