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Emir reappoints prime minister despite opposition, Nigerian kingpin released, Rafsanjani son accused of cheating, Al-Attiyah in line for Arab League job

Kuwait
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Since Kuwait was the first Arab state to have a parliament in 1962, it is no stranger to voices of dissent and opposition within its governing system. It has a powerful and democratically elected National Assembly, with a strong sense of constitutional rights (GSN 891/1). This has earned the emirate a reputation for a vigorous political culture.

Kuwait
Issue 896 - 11 March 2011

Zain profit, Iraq expansion

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Kuwait-based Mobile Telecommunications Company (Zain Group) announced on 3 March a consolidated net profit of $3.675bn for the 12 months ending 31 December 2010. Its total managed active customers rose by 23% to 37.2m, and consolidated revenues reached KD1.35bn ($4.7bn), an increase of 7%. Its active customer base grew in Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Lebanon and Kuwait, but decreased in Bahrain and Jordan.

Kuwait
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After Friday prayers on 18 February, hundreds of stateless Arabs protested to demand their civil rights. The elite special forces used water cannon, tear gas, batons and smoke bombs to disperse the crowds.

Kuwait
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Manama has witnessed Jasmine Revolution-inspired demonstrations calling for political reform. The fervour of opposition has spread to many Gulf states, where aged leaders are being challenged by their youthful populations

Kuwait | Bahrain | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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The involvement of Gulf states in funding a security team in the Puntland region shows that pirates, radical Islamists and warlords are a serious regional problem, and that oil interests may also be at stake

Kuwait | United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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On 5 February, Kuwait Energy Company (KEC) issued its Q4 2010 activities report announcing unaudited earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of $36.4m.

Kuwait
Issue 894 - 11 February 2011

Minister’s resignation accepted

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Interior minister Sheikh Jaber Khaled Al-Sabah’s 13 January resignation request has been accepted by Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, following allegations that a man was tortured to death while in police custody.

Kuwait
Issue 893 - 20 January 2011

Kuwaiti bidoon claim asylum in UK

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Twenty-four males, including a 17-year-old, who say they are Kuwaiti bidoon, are claiming asylum in the UK after the UK Border Agency (UKBA) found them at the Port of Harwich, Essex, in the early hours of 10 January.

Kuwait
Issue 893 - 20 January 2011

Illegal or stateless?

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The status of stateless Arabs in Kuwait, whom the government calls ‘illegal residents’, has been highlighted by human rights organisations for many years. Human Rights Watch Middle East and North Africa researcher Priyanka Motaparthy told GSN: “People who have lived in Kuwait their whole lives have no legal status there.

Kuwait
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Three MPs have filed a request to question interior minister Sheikh Jaber Khaled Al-Sabah over the death of 35-year-old Mohammed Ghazzai Al-Mutairi in a police station. It is alleged he was subjected to severe torture. MPs Waleed Al-Tabtabai, Shuaib Al-Muwaizri and Salem Al-Namlan argue

Kuwait
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Opposition is not well tolerated, and the prime minister has again been grilled by MPs, this time over the heavy-handed police crackdown on a rally in December that left five people injured. The protest was against a ‘government plot’ to amend the constitution, and lift the parliamentary immunity of maverick Islamist Faisal Al-Muslim

Kuwait
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Private investment management company Securities Group (SG), which initially opposed a deal to sell 46% of Kuwait telecommunications group Zain to the UAE’s Etisalat, now says it wants to be part of talks.

Kuwait
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The GCC states have differing views on the Iranian threat, with hardliners pushing for military action and others preferring the diplomatic route

Iran | United Arab Emirates (UAE) | Kuwait | Saudi Arabia | Bahrain | Yemen | Oman | Qatar
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WikiLeaks’ publication of US diplomatic documents sheds light on a well-known but secretive relationship

Saudi Arabia | Israel | Kuwait | Bahrain | Oman | Qatar