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  • IRAN: Tensions increase as second Iranian flotilla to Bahrain is blocked

     
    Iranian supporters of Shiite dissidents in Bahrain saw their second flotilla in less than a month turned back from the Persian Gulf kingdom Monday. The 120 people aboard the two-ship "flotilla of solidarity" included a mix of workers, athletes, lawmakers,...
  • KUWAIT: Lawmakers throw punches in parliamentary fight over Guantanamo prisoners

     
    The Kuwaiti parliament became a scene of chaos Wednesday when a fistfight broke out between Shiite and Sunni Muslim lawmakers during a session about Kuwaiti detainees at the U.S. prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The brawl began after Shiite......
  • KUWAIT: 2,000 rally to demand resignation of embattled prime minister

     
    Pressure is building on Kuwait's embattled Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Ahmad Sabah, who has come under fire for refusing to be questioned in parliament for allegedly misusing public funds, among other accusations. Around 2,000 people took to the...
  • KUWAIT: U.S. confirms detention of American citizen who claims being beaten

     
    A U.S. official has confirmed that an American citizen of Somali origin who claims he was beaten by security agents in Kuwait while they were interrogating him about his travels in Yemen and Somalia is being held in detention in......
  • MIDDLE EAST: In wake of WikiLeaks scandal, Arab leaders are cautious on Iran censure

     
    Arabian peninsula states have adopted a conciliatory tone on Iran a little over a week after U.S. diplomatic cables released by the watchdog site WikiLeaks appeared to show serious anxiety among Arab leaders over Tehran's growing power, and even...
  • KUWAIT: Telecom privatization accompanied by crackdown on civil liberties

     
    In the Persian Gulf, at least, capitalism does not equal freedom. In Kuwait, the government has announced plans to privatize phone and mail services while at the same time increasing censorship. It has begun shutting down all pornographic websites, and......
  • MIDDLE EAST: Eid al Adha animal slaughter sparks debate in Muslim world

     
    Animal rights activists are speaking out against the treatment of millions of animals that will be killed and eaten during the Eid al Adha holiday, as suppliers and butchers are accused of ignoring religious edicts on humane slaughter. On Friday,......
  • KUWAIT: Armed mob descends on TV station after show that criticizes ruling family

     
    The studios of the privately owned media outlet Scope TV in Kuwait lay in shambles Tuesday after a mob of 150 people armed with knives and pistols stormed its offices over the weekend, smashing windows and hitting the staff shortly......
  • KUWAIT: New labor law grants women the right -- and flexibility -- to work late

     
    The choice to clock late-night hours just like men is now a right for Kuwaiti women. In a revision to the labor law this week, the government of Kuwait allowed women to work night shifts at hotels, restaurants, pharmacies, press......
  • KUWAIT: Islamic purists hound education minister

     
    Kuwait’s education chief has run up against the fire and brimstone of puritanical Muslim members of parliament for her recent decision to tone down the incendiary religious content of the nation's school curriculum. In late June, reports surfaced that...
  • A 'nothing personal' foreign policy

    A 'nothing personal' foreign policy
    When Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton recently broached the subject of Kim Jong Il's succession, she was criticized for speaking about a topic some thought was better left untouched. Clinton should indeed have refrained from talking about Kim's...