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Kuwait Jails Three Royals for Insulting Emir

A Kuwait court on Monday sentenced three members of the Al-Sabah ruling family and four others to jail terms for insulting the emir and the judiciary on the Internet.

The court sentenced the three royals and two others to five years each, a sixth man for one year and handed down a 10-year term to a seventh man in absentia.

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Kuwait Emir Urges Yemen Foes to Press on with Peace Talks

Kuwait's emir on Wednesday urged Yemen's warring parties to press ahead with peace talks, a day after the government delegation threatened to pull out of the U.N.-brokered negotiations.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, whose country is hosting the talks, called on the two sides to continue negotiating to "reach positive results", the official KUNA news agency reported.

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Top Kuwait Court Jails Stateless Activist over Protest

Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld a one-year jail sentence against leading stateless rights activist Abdulhakeem al-Fadhli and five others for demonstrating.

The six men were convicted of illegal assembly, defying orders and assaulting police, according to the court ruling which also states they will be deported from the oil-rich Gulf state after serving the jail term.

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Kuwait Emir Urges Yemen Negotiators to Achieve Peace

The Kuwaiti emir met with Yemen's peace negotiators Tuesday and urged them to forge ahead with a peace agreement to end 13 months of war in the impoverished Arab nation.

A source close to the talks in Kuwait City meanwhile said the two sides finally approved a general framework for the talks and were set to start looking into the central issues.

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Report: Kuwait Begins Deporting Businessmen, Media Officials Linked to Hizbullah

Kuwait authorities have started to prepare lists of Hizbullah supporters to prevent their arrival in the country and others in anticipation of their deportation, reported the Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper on Thursday.

Security sources from Kuwait's state security general directorate revealed that the names include Lebanese, Syrians and supporters from other nationalities.

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Kuwait Top Court Jails Activist for Insulting Judges

Kuwait's supreme court on Monday upheld a four-year jail term against an online activist for insulting judges on Twitter.

The court, whose rulings are final, convicted Ahmad Fadhel for writing comments on Twitter deemed offensive to a number of judges, the court verdict said.

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Kuwait MPs Approve Extra $500 Million for Eurofighter Jets

Kuwait's parliament on Tuesday approved a bill allowing the government of the oil-rich Gulf state to spend an additional $500 million on buying Eurofighter "Typhoon" warplanes.

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Kuwait, Qatar Latest Gulf State to Urge Citizens to Leave Lebanon

Kuwait called on its citizens in Lebanon on Wednesday to leave the country, making it the latest Gulf country to issue a travel warning.

Unless they have pressing issues to stay in the country, citizens are advised to leave Lebanon, said a statement from Kuwaiti embassy in Beirut

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Top Commanders of Anti-IS Coalition Meet in Kuwait

Top military commanders from 30 nations fighting the Islamic State group gathered Monday in Kuwait to discuss ways to defeat the jihadists who occupy large areas in Syria and Iraq.

Chief of staff of host country Kuwait, General Mohammad al-Khader, urged increased efforts to defeat extremists worldwide.

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Security Forces Free Kuwaiti after Weeks of Abduction

The Internal Security Forces Intelligence Bureau released on Friday a Kuwaiti national, who was abducted in the eastern Bekaa region in January, announced the bureau in a statement.

It said that the security forces carried out a security operation in the town of Taanayel in the Bekaa to free Mohsen Barrak al-Majed, who was abducted from his Qab Elias farm on January 17.

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