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Opposition activists used social media to mobilise thousands of Kuwaitis on 4 November, defying police attempts to stop a protest against changes to the electoral law. The emir met four opposition leaders to discuss the crisis, but there has been no hint of a resolution to the standoff.

Kuwait
Issue 935 - 08 November 2012

Russia looks for SWF partners

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The recently created Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is seeking more Gulf and other sovereign wealth fund (SWF) partners to invest in projects which will mainly focus on Russia and its ‘near abroad’ neighbours.

Kuwait
Issue 934 - 26 October 2012

Kuwait: Timeline of the political crisis

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Should Kuwait’s next election take place, as scheduled, on 1 December, it will be the sixth in a decade. Parliamentary polls have been held in July 2003, June 2006, May 2008, May 2009 and, most recently, February 2012. The following timeline notes some of the key events in the current crisis.

Kuwait
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Kuwait has given final approval to a settlement with Iraq over Gulf war-era debts. Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah signed decree number 23 for 2012, endorsing the agreement reached by the two sides earlier this year to settle the dispute between Kuwait Airways Corporation (KAC) and Iraqi Airways.

Kuwait | Iraq
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Huge protests have brought Kuwait to a critical juncture, as the government tightens control and opposition leaders threaten to boycott elections now scheduled for December. But a conclusive outcome remains far from certain with deference to the Al-Sabah, disunity on both sides and the threat of outside interference all at play

Kuwait
Issue 933 - 12 October 2012

Politics hinder intra-Gulf gas trade

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When Qatar set up its gas export infrastructure, it focused on international markets. A regional energy specialist tells GSN why the rest of the region is paying the price – and why that is unlikely to change.

Kuwait | Bahrain | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Qatar
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Kuwait’s emir has dissolved the National Assembly, meaning that elections must be held by 7 December. The move had been expected after a summer of crisis which saw one parliament declared void, and another fail to reconvene

Kuwait
Issue 933 - 12 October 2012

Kuwait: Timeline of a failed parliament

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Kuwait’s next election – if it takes place, as expected, before 7 December – will be the sixth in a decade. Parliamentary polls have been held in July 2003, June 2006,May 2008,May 2009 and, most recently, February 2012 (see main story).

Kuwait
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On 7 October, Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah dissolved parliament again, meaning that elections must be held within 60 days – the second this year. The move was widely expected, following months of political limbo.The date for the polls has yet to be set.

Kuwait
Issue 932 - 28 September 2012

Kuwait: More funds to go into FGF

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Kuwait plans to raise the proportion of state revenue going into its Future Generations Fund (FGF) to 25% from 10%. State news agency Kuna said on 17 September that economy minister (and acting minister for education and higher education) Nayef Al-Hajraf had been told by the cabinet to raise the sum in the 2012/13 budget.

Kuwait
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Up to 2,000 people took to the streets for a sit-in outside parliament to demonstrate their opposition to proposed changes to electoral law which they claim is an attempt at gerrymandering.

Kuwait
Issue 931 - 14 September 2012

Kuwait: Vodafone partners Zain

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Vodafone has signed a deal with Kuwait’s Zain Group, to significantly expand its reach in the Middle East. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange on 3 September, Vodafone said that, under the non-equity partnership agreement, Vodafone would work with Zain companies in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Jordan and Iraq.

Kuwait
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The Gulf nations were not expected to top the Olympics medal table – and, apart from an impressive 12-medal haul from Iran (putting it 17th on the overall medals table), the region’s athletes did not bring home much metal. Qatar ranked 75th in the table, with two bronzes, and Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain tied 79th with one bronze apiece. But the medals won in London have increased the historical tally of Olympic medals from the region by almost a third – to 70 from just 53.

Iran | Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Qatar
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Kuwait’s first attempt at swearing in the newly formed cabinet failed on 31 July because not enough MPs turned up to parliament. Speaker Jassem Al-Kharafi said he had adjourned the session for one week. It was not an unexpected hiccup.

Kuwait
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Sheikh Mishal Al-Malik Al-Sabah – an extended family member of Kuwait’s ruling Al-Sabah – was detained for several days after posting comments on Twitter accusing the authorities of corruption and calling for political reform.

Kuwait