Kuwait

Kuwait’s oil workers end 3-day strike

Over 7,000 oil and gas workers have ended a three-day strike to protest government plans to cut wages and benefits, according to local newspaper reports. The strike has cut Kuwait’s oil production by almost half. The labor union said on Twitter that the strike succeeded in sending a clear message[…]

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Seven sentenced to death over Kuwait bombing

A Kuwaiti court has sentenced seven suspects to death over the Imam al-Sadiq Mosque bombing, which killed at least 26 people and injured more than 200 others, the country’s state news agency reported. Kuwait’s criminal court on Tuesday sentenced eight others to two and 15 years behind bars and acquitted[…]

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Kuwait identifies bomber as Saudi citizen

Kuwaiti authorities say they have identified the suicide bomber of a Shia mosque as a Saudi citizen. The suicide bomber, who led an attack on Imam Sadiq mosque in al-Sawaber neighbourhood that left 27 people dead, was identified as a Saudi citizen, Kuwait’s interior ministry said on Sunday. Fahed Suleiman[…]

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IS suicide bomber attacks Kuwait mosque

A suicide bomber blew himself up at a packed Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kuwait city during Friday prayers, killing more than ten people, the governor of Kuwait City said. The Islamic State radical group claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on social media and said it targeted[…]

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US sends long-held Guantanamo prisoner home

One of the longest-held prisoners at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay was sent home to Kuwait on Wednesday, the first release based on the determination of a review panel that has been re-evaluating some men previously classified as too dangerous to release. Fawzi al-Odah had been told his[…]

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