Opinion

In memory of Abdulhussain Abdulredha

The popular Kuwaiti actor, director, playwright and producer left a legacy of laughter, unity and defiance.

Alaa Shehabi

by Alaa Shehabi

Alaa Shehabi

Middle East

Emergency teams battle to contain oil spill off Kuwait

Oil analysts estimate about 35,000 barrels of crude may have leaked into waters near a Kuwaiti-Saudi offshore oilfield.

Emergency teams battle to contain oil spill off Kuwait

Opinion

GCC crisis: Why is Kuwaiti mediation not working?

The Saudi-led bloc is obstructing Kuwait's efforts to mend the GCC rift.

Ali Bakeer

by Ali Bakeer

Ali Bakeer

Inside Story

Will calls for direct talks to end Gulf crisis work?

During Gulf Arab tour, Turkey's president says blockade against Qatar must end for diplomatic efforts to be effective.

Middle East

Kuwait closes Iran cultural mission, expels diplomats

State news says move relates to the 2015 case of a broken up 'terror' cell that authorities said had contacts with Iran.

Kuwait closes Iran cultural mission, expels diplomats

Middle East

Arab states send Qatar list of steep demands

Saudi Arabia-led bloc asks Qatar to shut Al Jazeera, close a Turkish army base and scale down Iran ties within 10 days.

United Kingdom

UK foreign secretary urges dialogue to end Gulf rift

Boris Johnson visits Gulf states in bid to ease tension between Qatar and four other Arab countries.

Middle East

Qatar FM delivers response to Saudi-led demands

Response will be the focus of a meeting on Wednesday between ministers from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and UAE.

Gulf crisis: Qatar FM in Kuwait to respond to demands

Eid al-Fitr 2017

How long is your Eid?

Eid al-Fitr holidays in 2017 range from 23 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

Eid al-Fitr holiday: How many days is it by country?

Middle East

Morocco supports Kuwait mediation in Gulf crisis

Emir of Kuwait received Moroccan foreign minister who delivered a message from King Mohamed, hailing Kuwaiti efforts.

Morocco supports Kuwait mediation in Gulf crisis

GCC

Kuwait: Gulf rift may lead to undesirable consequences

Emir of Kuwait vows to spare no efforts to bridge up difference among GCC member states and resolve the crisis.

Kuwait: Gulf rift may lead to undesirable consequences

Middle East

Kuwait: Qatar willing to hold dialogue on Gulf dispute

Kuwaiti FM says Qatar is ready to discuss the crisis with Arab states that have cut diplomatic ties with Doha.

Kuwait: Qatar willing to hold dialogue on Gulf dispute

Middle East

Emir of Kuwait wraps up Gulf mediation visits

Sheikh Sabah leaves Doha as part of his mediation mission that also took him to Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Inside Story

Can the GCC still be relevant?

The ongoing Gulf rift is not the first crisis to hit the bloc, but what is the effect going to be this time around?

Middle East

Kuwaiti Emir returns home after crisis talks in Riyadh

As diplomatic crisis hits the Gulf, Kuwait urges Qatar to calm tensions with allies and refrain from escalating dispute.