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‘Gushing oil and roaring fires’: 30 years on Kuwait is still scarred by catastrophic pollution
Oilwells set alight by Iraqi forces in 1991 were put out within months, but insidious pollution still mars the desert

Richa Syal

11, Dec, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Call to British Airways might have averted 1990 Kuwait hostage crisis
Ambassador warned Foreign Office an Iraqi invasion was under way but this was not passed on to airline

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic correspondent

23, Nov, 2021 @6:21 PM

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‘Apocalypse soon’: reluctant Middle East forced to open eyes to climate crisis
With the region warming twice as fast as the rest of the world but oil spoils keeping regimes in power, leaders are in a bind

Patrick Wintour

29, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Boohoo to sell its brands in Debenhams stores in Middle East
Online retailer strikes deal with Kuwait’s Alshaya Group to launch in franchise stores and online

Joanna Partridge

14, Jul, 2021 @8:55 AM

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Breakthrough in Qatar dispute after 'fruitful' talks to end conflict
Saudi prince hails progress in negotiations brokered by Kuwait and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

04, Dec, 2020 @4:37 PM

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France urges end to boycott of French goods as Macron defends Muhammad cartoons
Calls for boycott of French goods after president’s remarks at tribute to murdered teacher Samuel Paty

Kim Willsher in Paris

26, Oct, 2020 @12:09 PM

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Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah, emir of Kuwait obituary
Ruler of Kuwait for 14 years who was known as ‘the dean of Arab diplomacy’

Ian Black

01, Oct, 2020 @5:10 PM

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Kuwait relaxes book censorship laws after banning thousands of titles
A 12-person committee previously met twice a month to approve or blacklist all books published in the country, for offences including immorality or insulting Islam

Alison Flood

25, Aug, 2020 @1:26 PM

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'We’re poor people': Middle East's migrant workers look for way home amid pandemic
Gulf states prepare for demographic shift as migrant workforces return home, with prospects bleak for those who stay

Martin Chulov in Beirut and Michael Safi in Amman

09, Jun, 2020 @4:00 AM

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Migrant workers bear brunt of coronavirus pandemic in Gulf
Rights groups say host countries should offer foreign workers same protections as citizens

Martin Chulov Middle East correspondent

19, Apr, 2020 @12:40 PM

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Saudi Arabia bans foreign pilgrims as Japan plans to close schools
Countries around world scramble to halt spread of virus that has so far killed almost 3,000 people

Sam Jones and Martin Farrer

27, Feb, 2020 @12:03 PM

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How Nepal’s migration ban traps female 'modern day slaves' in the Gulf
Rules intended to protect domestic workers have only made them more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, say activists

Katie McQue

14, Feb, 2020 @7:00 AM

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