Kuwait tweep jailed for ‘defaming Saudi Arabia’

A Kuwaiti criminal court has sentenced a Twitter user to seven years in prison with hard labour on charges that include “defaming Saudi Arabia” and “disseminating false news”, local newspaper Al-Qabas reported. The paper did not name the defendant; however the ruling pointed to a number of tweets referring to[…]

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GCC nations issue more threats against Qatar

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) threatened to impose an economic embargo against Qatar while Bahrain said “any options” were on the table as the crisis in the Gulf showed no signs of abating on Thursday. The tough talk from the Gulf Cooperation Council members came on Wednesday despite efforts by[…]

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Qatar seeks Kuwaiti mediation after Arab rift

Qatar’s ruler postponed an address to his country today following its sudden diplomatic isolation from other leading Arab nations, in order to allow Kuwait some time and room to mediate. In a sign of the potential consequences for the Qatari economy, a number of banks in the region began stepping[…]

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Kuwait sues IOC for $1bn over Olympic suspension

Kuwait has filed a lawsuit against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Switzerland for more than $1bn in damages over the suspension of the Arab nation’s Olympic committee. The dispute comes after the IOC and world football governing body, FIFA, suspended Kuwait in October on grounds of government interference in[…]

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