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Ruler uses Ramadan as opportunity to set prisoners free and help defuse political tensions after recent elections.
Riots come hours after police raid opposition leader's home in attempt to arrest him after being issued jail sentence.
Opposition leader Mussallam al-Barrak imprisoned for five years after appealing to emir to avoid "autocratic rule".
Police try to disperse thousands of protesters outside the capital calling for the repeal of new electoral law.
Interior ministry says forces will "firmly" confront protests as opposition figure accused of insulting emir is freed.
Court rules that parliamentary poll was void, a verdict opposition describes as "coup against constitution".
Tribesmen clash with riot police after storming TV channel in second day of unrest before Thursday's elections.
Sheikh Sabah denounces protests as a threat to "security and stability" after brief storming of parliament chamber.
Dozens briefly enter building as hundreds protest outside, calling for assembly's dissolution amid claims of corruption
Authorities in Kuwait City close Al Jazeera office over coverage of a police crackdown on an opposition gathering.
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UNHCR says hundreds of people trapped in Yaloke town risk death if they are not evacuated to safety urgently.
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Disproportionately high number of Aboriginal people in prison highlights inequality and marginalisation, critics say.
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