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Kuwait police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

Kuwaiti security forces arrive at the scene as tires are burning during a demonstration of supporters of Kuwaiti opposition leader and former MP Mussallam al-Barrak to ask for his release on Sunday, July 6, 2014, in Kuwait City, as Barrak is held in custody for alleged slander and insults to the supreme judicial council.  AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT

Kuwait riot police on Sunday fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse hundreds of opposition protesters who were demanding the release of a detained opposition leader.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Death upheld for Kuwaiti royal over killing nephew


Kuwait’s Supreme Court Monday upheld a death sentence for a member of the Gulf state’s ruling family convicted of killing his nephew, also a royal, according to the verdict.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kuwait hangs ‘monster’ child rapist


Authorities in Kuwait on Tuesday hanged a 33-year-old Egyptian man dubbed a “monster” for the abduction and rape of 17 children under the age of 10, the public prosecution said.

Posted: June 18th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kuwait deports expats for ‘grave’ traffic offences


Kuwait has deported 213 foreigners over the past few days for committing “grave” traffic offenses as part of a drive to reduce accidents, a senior interior ministry official said in comments published on Tuesday.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

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In this July 4, 1991 file photo, President George Bush congratulates Desert Storm commander Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf after presenting him with the medal of freedom at the White House in Washington. Schwarzkopf died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 in Tampa, Fla. He was 78. AP Photo/Doug Mills, File

Retired General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »