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1991 Gulf War looms large over Bush's Mideast legacy

AL-JAHRA, Kuwait (AP) — The legacy of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush in the Middle East takes root in the 100-hour ground war that routed Iraqi forces in Kuwait in 1991. The ...

Kuwait's highest court sentences lawmakers to prison

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's highest court on Sunday ordered an opposition leader and several lawmakers imprisoned for 3 ½ years over the 2011 storming of parliament during the country's Arab Spring pr...

Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos accused of helping runaway maids

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwaiti police have arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers' homes. The arrests, reported Sunday by the state-r...

Released in April, Kuwait opposition figure gets 7-year term

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A lawyer says a leading opposition figure in Kuwait has been sentenced to seven years in prison after being freed on another conviction in April this year. Kuwait'...

Qatar crisis redraws red lines and frays age-old Gulf ties

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — It's early morning at a fishing port in Dubai. A group of mostly retired fishermen are playing cards, eating dates and drinking coffee at the port's majlis, a tradit...

The Latest: Turkey won't end its military presence in Qatar

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Turkey says it has no plans to shut down...

In Kuwait, 'too many foreigners' becomes a frequent refrain

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's first new government hospital in more than three decades will soon open its doors — but only to Kuwaiti citizens. It's the latest in a series of steps tar...

Trump's immigration curbs no surprise, those affected say

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Many citizens of Muslim-majority countries affected by President Donald Trump's curbs on travel to the United States say they were hardly surprised the restrictions ...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: TRUMP-ASIA — President Donald Trump's "peace through strength" could mean more U.S. military power in Asia, reassuring allies about America's resolve to counter China. That is,...

In Kuwait, opposition candidates return to ballot divided

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's upcoming election will give the tiny emirate a chance to elect new representatives to what is arguably the Gulf's most powerful legislature, as the country is squeezed by l...