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On 8 January, after many delays, Kuwait awarded the contract for the Az-Zour North independent water and power project (IWPP) to the preferred bidder, a consortium of GDF Suez, Japan’s Sumitomo and Kuwait’s AH Sagar & Brothers Group. It was the first contract to be awarded since the Partnerships Technical Bureau (PTB) was established in 2008, raising hopes that the new parliament, for all its faults, may be more efficient in pushing through development plans.

Kuwait
Issue 939 - 24 January 2013

Two more Kuwaiti tweeters sentenced

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Two more Kuwaitis have been sentenced to two years in prison for insulting the emir on Twitter. Newswires said Rashid Saleh Al-Anzi and Ayyad Al-Harbi, sentenced on 6 and 7 January respectively, were both expected to appeal.

Kuwait
Issue 939 - 24 January 2013

New Kuwait government

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Kuwait’s new government, announced on 11 December, contained no major surprises – most noteworthy was a return to the finance ministry for Mustafa Al-Shamali, who resigned after a parliamentary grilling in May 2012.

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The past year has been a political rollercoaster for Kuwait, and there has been little progress in dealing with the system’s underlying problems. The opposition won a parliamentary majority in February but, in June, the emir dissolved parliament on a technicality. Fresh elections were held on 1 December, but were boycotted by the opposition, angry that the emir decreed a change to the electoral law, cutting the number of votes to one per person, a move the opposition says favours pro-government candidates.

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The Co-operation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) was officially set up on 25 May 1981 in Abu Dhabi, when the leaders of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates agreed to set up a council whose aims were to “achieve unity”, formulate “similar regulations” in fields including economics, customs, commerce, communications, education and culture, and to stimulate scientific and technological progress.

Iran | Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Oman | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Qatar
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Bahrain hosted the 33rd summit of the Gulf Co-operation Council on 24 and 25 December, with the summit’s final statement, the Sakhir Declaration, reiterating a ‘commitment to implementing all the decisions of the supreme council on GCC integration in all areas’

Iran | Kuwait | Bahrain
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Global Investment House (Global) shareholders approved a plan to delist the company from the Kuwait Stock Exchange at an extraordinary meeting on 2 December. The company wants to proceed with a significant restructuring, and had asked the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) to grant it an exemption from mandatory tender offer regulations that were standing in its way

Kuwait
Issue 937 - 06 December 2012

Who is in the new Kuwait parliament?

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Thirty of parliament’s 50 seats went to candidates who have not previously been MPs. Three seats went to women – Maasouma Al-Mubarak, who has held several ministerial positions and was elected in 2009, and two newcomers, Safa Al-Hashem, who has previously worked in the higher education ministry, and lawyer Thikra Al-Rashidi.

Kuwait
Issue 937 - 06 December 2012

Scaremongering in Bahrain

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Elsewhere in the region, the election of so many Shia candidates in Kuwait appears to have caused some jitters. The Gulf Daily News, considered a mouthpiece for the Bahraini government, ran a front page article on 3 December which claimed several newly elected Kuwait MPs had ‘terror links’.

Kuwait | Bahrain
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Parliamentary elections on 1 December went ahead as planned, albeit with turnout at a historic low as a result of an opposition boycott. The new assembly looks likely to be more pro-government than the last, but opposition plans for further mass protests and the inexperience of almost two thirds of new MPs suggest the crisis is far from over.

Kuwait
Issue 937 - 06 December 2012

Kuwait election results

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List of candidates elected in 1 December 2012 parliamentary election. Source: Kuwait News Agency.

Kuwait
Issue 937 - 06 December 2012

Kuwait Emir’s state visit to UK

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Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah made a state visit to the UK in late November, the first such visit by Kuwait in 17 years. The emir was greeted by Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles in the centre of Windsor, before heading to Windsor Castle, where he was given a full ceremonial welcome.

Kuwait
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Kuwait faces a tense run-up to polling day on 1 December, with a court hearing on its controversial voting system and a large opposition rally expected in the final week of campaigning. The administrative court verdict is due on 26 November and will decide whether a recent Emiri decree changing the electoral law is legal.

Kuwait
Issue 936 - 22 November 2012

Kuwaiti Tweeters detained

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Four Twitter users in Kuwait have been detained for ten days for insulting the emir, according to local newspapers. Seven people described as opposition sympathisers were arrested on 14 November, and remanded in police custody pending investigation into tweets deemed offensive and critical of Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah.

Kuwait
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Kuwait’s Global Investment House (Global) will ask shareholders to approve a delisting of its shares, at an extraordinary meeting on 2 December. In a statement on 19 November, Global said it had so far failed to secure the regulatory waiver from Kuwait’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) which it needs to implement a $1.7bn debt restructuring plan, and that it would ask shareholders to agree to removing the stock from the Kuwait Stock Exchange.

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