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Kuwait's new emir calls for national unity ahead of elections

20 Oct 2020

KUWAIT Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah called on Tuesday for national unity to meet challenges facing the Gulf state, in a speech to lawmakers ahead of elections on Dec. 5.

UPDATE 3-Kuwait's new crown prince pledges commitment to democracy and peace

08 Oct 2020

* Succession has been smooth, kept power in hands of old guard (Adds prime minister comment)

Kuwait's new crown prince is a security czar who shunned limelight

07 Oct 2020

KUWAIT Kuwait's crown prince in waiting, Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, is a forceful figure who steered clear of political battles and public roles and spent much of his career helping build the Gulf Arab state's security and defence apparatus.

Kuwait's new crown prince is a security czar who shunned limelight

07 Oct 2020

KUWAIT Kuwait's crown prince in waiting, Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad al-Sabah, is a forceful figure who steered clear of political battles and public roles and spent much of his career helping build the Gulf Arab state's security and defence apparatus.

Kuwaitis await new crown prince as Arab leaders mourn late emir

01 Oct 2020

KUWAIT Arab leaders headed to Kuwait on Thursday to offer condolences for the death of its ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad, who worked to unify a polarised region, as Kuwaitis waited for the new emir to name a crown prince to help guide state affairs.

Kuwait bids farewell to late ruler and pillar of Arab diplomacy as new emir takes over

30 Sep 2020

KUWAIT Kuwait on Wednesday laid to rest late ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, a Gulf Arab elder statesman who helped steer his nation through some of the region's most turbulent decades, in funeral rites closed to the public due to COVID-19 concerns. | Video

Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah, veteran defender of Arab unity

30 Sep 2020

KUWAIT Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah died on Tuesday aged 91, plunging his country into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and a humanitarian champion.

UPDATE 1-Kuwait parliament approves new wealth fund law, delays debt reform

19 Aug 2020

KUWAIT, Aug 19 Kuwait's parliament on Wednesday approved a law to make transfers of state revenue to one of its sovereign wealth funds conditional on budget surpluses, a move which will provide more than $12 billion in much needed liquidity to the treasury.

Exclusive: Kuwait scrambles to boost coffers with up to $16 billion debt plan

19 Jul 2020

KUWAIT Kuwait plans to issue between 4 billion and 5 billion dinars ($13 billion to $16 billion) in public debt by the end of the fiscal year ending March 2021 if parliament approves a long-debated debt law, a government document seen by Reuters showed.

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