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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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Kuwaiti Shiite Lawmakers Boycott Parliament

Kuwait's Shiite lawmakers boycotted parliament Wednesday, a day after a mass sentencing of members of the minority to prison or death for belonging to an Iran-linked cell.

All nine Shiite lawmakers stayed away from the national assembly, which held a secret debate on the impact of regional conflicts on Kuwait, following attacks on Sunni-ruled ally Saudi Arabia's diplomatic missions in Iran.

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Saudi-Iran Crisis Widens as Kuwait Recalls Envoy

The diplomatic crisis surrounding Saudi Arabia and Iran widened on Tuesday as Kuwait recalled its ambassador to Tehran in the face of growing international concern.

Joining Riyadh and its Sunni Arab allies in taking diplomatic action, Kuwait said it was withdrawing its envoy over a weekend attack on the Saudi embassy in Tehran.

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Report: Kuwait to Send Troops to Saudi for Yemen War

Kuwait has decided to send ground forces to take part in the war on Yemen's Iran-backed Huthi rebels, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.

Al-Qabas daily cited an informed source saying Kuwait's cabinet has approved sending the troops to Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition against the rebels, as soon as early next week.

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Kuwait Airways Bins New York-London Flights after Israeli Complaint

Kuwait Airways is scrapping flights between New York's JFK airport and London Heathrow after U.S. authorities threatened legal action over its refusal to sell tickets to Israelis.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) in September sent a letter to the airline warning it to end what it said amounted to discrimination.

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Kuwait Court Upholds Death Sentence in Mosque Bombing

Kuwait's appeals court Sunday upheld the death penalty for the main organizer of the bombing of a Shiite mosque claimed by the Islamic State group that killed 26 people.

The court however reduced the death sentence handed out to the alleged leader of IS in Kuwait, Fahad Farraj Muhareb, to 15 years in prison.

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