Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah President of ANOC during the 69th ANOC Executive Council Meeting at ANOC headquarters on April 4, 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Kuwaiti Sheikh Steps Aside from IOC After Forgery Charge

KUWAIT CITY – World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah said he was “temporarily” stepping aside from his International Olympic Committee duties on Monday after he was charged with forgery in Switzerland.

Visitors look at exhibits during the 35th Kuwait International Book Fair on Thursday, October 14, 2010 in Mishref Fair Grounds, Kuwait. This year's edition of the fair is surrounded by controversy over the amount of censorship applied by the government on publishers. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)

Kuwait Activists Combat Rise in Banning of Books

KUWAIT CITY – In 2014, the Kuwaiti press hailed Gabriel Garcia Marquez as a literary “giant”. But since his death, the Colombian writer and a slew of others have been banned as censorship takes root in the Gulf state.

The family of slain Filipino domestic helper Joanna Demafelis is clueless on when her body will be repatriated from Kuwait, GMA News' Mariz Umali reported on Balitanghali on Tuesday.

10,000 Filipino Workers in Kuwait Consider Returning Home After Body Found in Freezer

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered a free plane ticket home for Filipino workers living in Kuwait after the body of 29-year-old Joanna Demafelis was found stuffed in a freezer. Up to 10,000 of the workers are expected to take him up on the offer, even though it will mean financial ruin for many of them as they effectively return home empty-handed after years of laboring overseas.

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Kuwait’s Ruling Emir Orders Cabinet Dissolved Amid Turmoil

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait’s ruling emir ordered his cabinet be dissolved Monday, heading off a potentially embarrassing no-confidence vote by parliament against one of his ministers as political turmoil continues in the stalwart US ally.

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit in the Bahraini capital Manama on December 6, 2016

World View: Qatar and Saudi Arabia Have Vitriolic Exchange at Arab League Meeting

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Donald Trump Jokes About Shared Media ‘Problems’ with Amir of Kuwait

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President Donald Trump joked that it was good to hear that the United States is not the only country facing “problems with the media” after Amir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Jaber al-Sabah of Kuwait spoke in the Thursday joint White House press conference, of his struggle with media that “is against the people.”

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Kuwait MP Proposes Jail Terms for Hezbollah Backers

A Kuwaiti Islamist member of parliament on Monday proposed legislation calling for members and supporters of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah movement be sentenced to up to 20 years in jail.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani leave the stage following a press conference in Doha, on July 11, 2017. The US and Qatar announced they have signed an agreement on fighting terrorism, at a time when the emirate is facing sanctions …

Rex Tillerson: Resolving Qatar Crisis ‘May Take Quite a While’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson returned home from an extended trip to the Middle East on Friday, expressing a mixture of optimism that Qatar and the other Gulf states are finally willing to talk to each other and pessimism that they have anything meaningful to talk about.

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Tillerson Looks to Defuse Qatar Crisis on Gulf Tour

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the key mediator between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, arrived Monday in Kuwait, for talks aimed at defusing the Gulf’s worst crisis in years.