Rio 2016

Rio 2016: Bittersweet Olympic dream for Kuwaiti swimmer

With Kuwait banned by the IOC, Faye Sultan will participate alongside other displaced athletes at the Rio Games.

Kuwait

Kuwait sets minimum wage for domestic workers

The country becomes the first in the Gulf to regulate the work conditions of domestic staff through legislation.

Middle East

Provocative Kuwaiti artist enjoys bright homecoming

Kuwaiti artist Shurooq Amin has returned home four years after a ban on a previous show labelled as "anti-Islamic".

Middle East

Kuwait 'foils ISIL attack plot' during Ramadan

Seven ISIL suspects believed to be planning attacks on mosque and government building arrested, interior ministry says.

Kuwait

Kuwait sues IOC for $1bn over Olympic suspension

Kuwaiti government has filed a lawsuit against the Olympic body for more than $1bn in damages.

War & Conflict

Yemen peace talks overshadowed by truce violations

No breakthrough in three-week talks as delegations trade blames of violating ceasefire that took effect on April 11.

War & Conflict

The search for common ground in Yemen

A peace agreement in Yemen will be impossible without an innovative form of inclusive local power sharing.

by Sultan Barakat

War & Conflict

Yemen: Fighting continues amid 'constructive' talks

Dozens killed as government forces battle al-Qaeda fighters while peace talks continue in Kuwait.

War & Conflict

UN Yemen envoy hails 'constructive' peace talks

Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed says firming up an April 11 ceasefire essential to success of negotiations in Kuwait.

War & Conflict

Delayed Yemen peace talks start in Kuwait

Talks to end war based on UN resolution which calls for Houthi rebels to withdraw and hand over weapons to government.

War & Conflict

Yemen peace talks set to begin in Kuwait after delay

Houthis agree to take part in UN-brokered talks after assurances that pro-government forces will respect truce.

War & Conflict

Yemen peace talks delayed over fighting accusations

Talks between Houthi rebels and exiled government yet to begin as rebels accuse Arab coalition of air raids.

Middle East

Artists come together for Reuse festival in Kuwait

The annual festival, built around an ethos of sustainability, was founded by Kuwaiti recording artist Zahed Sultan.

War & Conflict

UN envoy: Yemen truce first step in return to peace

Special envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed says now is time to step back from the brink and rebuild the war-torn country.

Kuwait

Bidoon fleeing Kuwait, stuck in the Calais 'jungle'

Hundreds of stateless Arabs from oil-rich Gulf state live in miserable conditions in refugee camps in northern France.