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Kuwait ruler dissolves parliament
The Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah , issued a decree to dissolve the parliament on Sunday. The decision was made due to "mounting security challenges as well as volatile regional developments." As of late tension has been rising betw (More)
Kuwait top court orders opposition leader released on bail
Kuwait's supreme court on Monday ordered the release on bail of former opposition leader Musallam al-Barrak , accused of insulting the country's leader. Al-Barrak has a hearing scheduled for May 18 in which the court will render a final judgment on (More)
Kuwaiti authorities disband protests, arrest demonstrators
Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Sunday that riot police in Kuwait disbanded protests this week, arresting 16 protesters who may be charged with attacking law enforcement officers and illegal gathering. The demonstrators were seeking democratic r (More)
Kuwait authorities detain former lawmaker for tweets critical of Egypt
Authorities in Kuwait on Wednesday ordered the 10-day detainment of former lawmaker Saleh al-Mullah for tweets criticizing the Gulf country's leader Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and his support for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi [BBC p (More)
Kuwait dissolves parliament, calls for new elections
Kuwait's Constitutional Court on Sunday dissolved the nation's 50-member parliament due to flaws in election procedures. In doing so, the court invalidated the results of the December election, deeming them unconstitutional. The court also upheld (More)
Kuwait Constitutional Court upholds controversial election law
Kuwait's Constitutional Court on Tuesday upheld a controversial election law passed in 2006 that divides the country into five voting constituencies. Tensions ran high in the lead up to the release of the court's decision. The court was cordoned off (More)
Kuwait opposition leaders criticize government challenge to election law
Leaders of political opposition in Kuwait on Sunday criticized the government's efforts to change the country's election law through the Constitutional Court, saying the government is attempting to seize power through the court in violation of the c (More)
Kuwait asks for review of election law
The government of Kuwait [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] on Thursday asked the national Constitutional Court to review the legality of the country's election law. Information Minister Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah stated that the decisi (More)
Kuwait seeking release of Guantanamo detainees
A Kuwait delegate has started discussions with US officials for the release of two Kuwaiti Guantanamo Bay detainees, the Kuwaiti Ambassador told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Friday. Sheikh Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah stated that further disc (More)
Kuwait court invalidates newly elected parliament
The Constitutional Court of Kuwait on Wednesday held that this year's election for the new parliament was unconstitutional and the previous parliament of 2009 should be reinstated, state agency Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. The court's decis (More)