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Personnel from Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE are among the 8,000 troops from 19 African, European and Middle East countries involved in the Bright Star 23 exercise, which is being led by the United States and Egypt, and is centred around the Mohammed Neguib Military Base, west of Alexandria.

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Kuwait's National Assembly (parliament) agreed to set up a High Election Commission to supervise future elections, a role until now held by the Ministry of Interior. The commission will be run by a panel of five senior judges and be overseen by the Ministry of Justice.

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Kuwait's Crown Prince Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah was in London in late August to mark the 70th anniversary of the opening of the Kuwait Investment Office in London. The KIO was set up in February 1953, eight years before Kuwait gained independence from the United Kingdom, and is generally seen as the world's first sovereign wealth fund. It is now part of the Kuwait Investment Authority.

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Kuwait's education minister Hamad Al-Adwani resigned, reportedly due to a lack of official support for his reform plans in the face of opposition from members of the National Assembly (parliament). Adwani was the second cabinet member to quit in July, following the resignation of finance minister Manaf Al-Hajeri earlier in the month .

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Kuwait's finance minister Manaf Al-Hajeri resigned on 11 July, less than a month after his appointment to Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Sabah’s cabinet, reportedly in protest at the decision to move responsibility for the Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) over to minister of state for economic affairs and investment Saad Al-Barrak, who also serves as oil minister.

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Iran has been flexing its muscles in oil and gas disputes with its Arab neighbours, in what could be an attempt to ensure the recent trend towards rapprochement with regional and international powers happens on its terms. But factional disputes within the Iranian elite may also be playing a role, as rivals in Tehran try to ensure their vested interests aren’t damaged.

Iran | Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Israel | Iraq
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Audit chief resigns: State Audit Bureau (SAB) president Faisal Al-Shaye resigned on 6 July, citing political interference in his work. A number of members of the recently elected National Assembly including Hamad Al-Mudlej had called on Al-Shaye to resign or be sacked over unspecified violations and mismanagement.

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Kuwait's Sheikh Talal Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah was elected president of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) at its general assembly held in Bangkok, Thailand in July. His term in office will run until 2027. He is the third member of his immediate family to hold the position.

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Gulf Co-operation Council foreign ministers were in Moscow on 10 July for the sixth round of the Russia-GCC strategic dialogue – the first time the meeting had been held in Russia since 2016. Moscow appeared keen to ensure the Ukraine war did not dominate the talks.

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The Kuwaiti Ministry of Defence had signed a contract with the Turkish government to buy an unspecified number of Bayraktar TB2 combat drones built by Baykar Technology. The deal was said to be worth $367m and aims to strengthen Kuwait's defence capabilities.

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Gulf leaders have been prominent interlocutors with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the days since an abortive mutiny by the Wagner Group mercenary force led by Yevgeny Prigozhin.

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Issue 1172 - 29 June 2023

Iran proposes regional forum with GCC

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Iran's foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has said he received a favourable reception to the idea of forming a new dialogue forum with Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries, following a series of meetings with his counterparts around the region in June.

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Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah returned home on from his latest round of medical treatment in Italy. The Kuwaiti ruler has made repeated trips to Italy over the past 18 months to seek medical care.

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The appointment of the polarising figure of Sheikh Ahmed Al-Fahad Al-Sabah as Kuwait's defence minister in the new cabinet unveiled on 18 June could set the scene for further clashes between parliament and the executive, and could also lead to battles within the ruling family coming back into public view.

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Most members of the annulled 2022 chamber retained their seats in Kuwait's 6 June National Assembly election, leaving opposition figures with a clear majority and likely to push for reforms unpalatable to the government of returning Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nawaf Al-Sabah. Adding to a complex situation is the poor health of the PM's father, Emir Sheikh Nawaf.

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