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    Kuwaiti authorities continue to use provisions in the constitution, the national security law, and other legislation to restrict free speech, prosecute dissidents, and stifle political dissent.In July, Kuwait’s Court of Cassation convicted 16 peop…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Saudi Arabia: Reveal Young Poet’s Whereabouts

    Saudi Arabia: Reveal Young Poet’s Whereabouts

    (Beirut) – Kuwaiti authorities have arrested and extrajudicially deported a young dual Qatari-Saudi national. Nawaf al-Rasheed, 29, was deported to Saudi Arabia on May 12, 2018 during a visit to Kuwait and has been held incommunicado since. Saudi…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • ‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa

    ‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa

    April 16, 2018Video No Longer Alone LGBT rights activists from across the Middle East and North Africa bring you on a journey of self-disco…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • The Middle East's Women Are Championing Their Own Change

    The Middle East's Women Are Championing Their Own Change

    Expand Demonstration outside Lebanon's Parliament on December 6, 2016, with women in white dresses and wrapped in bandages, calling for the repeal of article 522 of the penal code.…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kuwait Releases Protesters on Bail

    Kuwait Releases Protesters on Bail

    Expand Kuwaitis protest outside the parliament building in Kuwait City November 16, 2011. © 2011 Reuters A top Kuwaiti court has released on bail 44…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kuwait/Philippines: Protect Filipino Migrant Workers

    Kuwait/Philippines: Protect Filipino Migrant Workers

    Expand Workers continue to spend long periods waiting at embassy shelters, including the Philippines safe house, shown here. Since 1992, the Kuwaiti government has relied on deporta…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Respect the Rights of Domestic Workers that Oman Depends On

    Respect the Rights of Domestic Workers that Oman Depends On

    “If you want to go back [home], you have to pay back the money we spent to bring you here.”“Atiya Z.” (not her real name) and I were sitting under a veranda, shaded from the hot sun in Dar es Salaam, the commercial capital of Tanzania, when…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Top 5 Reforms Middle East Governments Can Make in 2018

    Top 5 Reforms Middle East Governments Can Make in 2018

    (Beirut) – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) governments can respond to the popular demands of the region’s youth for reform by implementing five changes in 2018 to arbitrary, outdated legal systems that infringe upon citizens’ rights and lib…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kuwait: Reform Laws that Restrict Free Speech Rights

    Kuwait: Reform Laws that Restrict Free Speech Rights

    Expand A general view of the Kuwait Palace of Justice (court house) in Kuwait City, Kuwait.   © 2013 Reuters  (Beirut) – Kuwait should stop p…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kuwait


    In January 2017, Kuwait carried out its first executions since 2013, hanging seven people.Despite recent reforms, migrant workers do not have adequate legal protections, and remain vulnerable to abuse, forced labor, and deportation for minor infract…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • Australia's silence during climate change debate shocks COP24 delegates
    Country accused of tacitly supporting oil allies’ rejection of the latest science As four of the world’s largest oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from “welcoming” a key scientific report on global warming, Australia’s silence…
    - 9 Dec 18, 4:17pm -
  • US and Russia ally with Saudi Arabia to water down climate pledge
    Move shocks delegates at UN conference as ministers fly in for final week of climate talksThe US and Russia have thrown climate talks into disarray by allying with Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to water down approval of a landmark report on the need to kee…
    - 9 Dec 18, 10:06am -
  • Sheikh Ahmad al-Sabah stands down from IOC amid forgery allegations
    • Kuwaiti accused of faking videos against government officials• Sheikh Ahmad steps down pending ethics committee hearingSheikh Ahmad al-Sabah, whose influence and wealth made him one of the most powerful figures in the Olympic movement and footb…
    - 19 Nov 18, 7:59am -
  • Dostoevsky book among hundreds banned in Kuwait
    Information ministry blacklists The Brothers Karamazov and other titles at book festivalKuwaiti authorities have blacklisted nearly 1,000 books at a literature festival, including one by Fyodor Dostoevsky.Saad al-Anzi, who heads the Kuwait internatio…
    - 14 Nov 18, 10:20am -
  • Superpowers unite over Iraqi invasion of Kuwait- archive, 3 August 1990
    03 August 1990: President Saddam becomes the first Arab ruler in modern history to send his army, unprovoked, into another Arab country, overthrow its government and install a puppet regimeThe United States and the Soviet Union, acting together for t…
    - 3 Aug 18, 12:30am -
  • Beauty brands cut ties with Kuwaiti blogger over domestic worker comments
    Sondos Alqattan said household staff in the Gulf state should not be entitled to days offMax Factor Arabia and other leading beauty brands have severed ties with a popular Kuwaiti blogger after she said domestic workers should not be given days off,…
    - 25 Jul 18, 12:57pm -
  • Kuwaiti Instagram influencer causes uproar with comments on Filipino 'servants' - video
    Sondos Alqattan, a Kuwaiti makeup artist with more than 2.3 million followers, faces a backlash after she complained that her Filipino domestic workers would be allowed one day's leave a week and control over their passports due to new laws in the c…
    - 23 Jul 18, 9:49am -
  • Kuwaiti star faces backlash over Filipino worker comments
    Sondos Alqattan is criticised for attacking new laws that give Filipino workers better working conditionsA Kuwaiti social media star is facing a backlash after criticising new laws improving conditions for the country’s Filipino domestic workers.So…
    - 23 Jul 18, 7:03am -
  • How landmark buildings became weapons in a new Gulf war
    Across the Gulf region, states are vying to build ever grander museums and towers from the world’s most famous architects. But this display of soft power masks deeper ethical concernsOn the Doha corniche, on the route into the city from its airport…
    - 21 Jul 18, 11:00am -
  • Omani football fans injured as stadium's glass barrier breaks
    About 40 people hurt during celebrations following Oman’s victory over United Arab Emirates in Gulf Cup final in KuwaitAlmost 40 football fans from Oman have been injured in Kuwait after a glass barrier broke during celebrations following the count…
    - 6 Jan 18, 6:18am -
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