Kuwait http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19858/all en Cast aside in Kuwait http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110621/kuwait-bidun-human-rights <p> KUWAIT CITY &mdash;&nbsp;As people across the Middle East take to the streets, they were joined by one group in Kuwait who have no rights at all, the stateless Bidun.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110621/kuwait-bidun-human-rights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kuwait Middle East Tue, 21 Jun 2011 16:47:56 +0000 Priyanka Motaparthy 5652588 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuwait emir in Iraq for Arab League summit; first visit since the 1990 Gulf War http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120329/kuwait-emir-iraq-prime-minister-kiss-holding-hands-reconciliation After deplaning at Baghdad airport, the Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki kissed the Kuwaiti emir on the cheek and the two held hands as they walked down the runway.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/iraq/120329/kuwait-emir-iraq-prime-minister-kiss-holding-hands-reconciliation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kuwait Iraq Middle East Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:33:00 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5698218 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuwait parliamentary elections set for December 1 amid turmoil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/121020/kuwait-parliamentary-elections-set-december-1-amid-turmoil Kuwait's monarchy has set a date for parliamentary elections for Dec. 1 <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/121020/kuwait-parliamentary-elections-set-december-1-amid-turmoil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kuwait Middle East Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:46:41 +0000 Alexander Besant 5723267 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuwait elections: Thousands protests in support of boycotting vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121130/kuwait-elections-thousands-protests-support-boyco Kuwait was rocked with protests Friday on the eve of parliamentary elections, which many say are not free.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121130/kuwait-elections-thousands-protests-support-boyco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kuwait Middle East Middle East United Kingdom Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:39:57 +0000 Alexander Besant 5727730 at http://www.globalpost.com Ayyad al-Harbi, Kuwaiti journalist, gets two years in prison for Twitter comment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130107/ayyad-al-harbi-kuwaiti-journalist-gets-two-years-prison-twi "We've been taken by surprise because Kuwait has always been known internationally and in the Arab world as a democracy-loving country," Ayyad al-Harbi's lawyer told Reuters.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130107/ayyad-al-harbi-kuwaiti-journalist-gets-two-years-prison-twi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kuwait Middle East Technology Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:47:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5731410 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuwait passes bill to naturalize 4000 stateless bidoons http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130320/kuwait-passes-bill-naturalize-4000-stateless-bidoons Kuwait will give citizenship to 4000 "bidoon" Arabs who are stateless living within the country's borders.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130320/kuwait-passes-bill-naturalize-4000-stateless-bidoons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kuwait Want to Know Middle East Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:52:51 +0000 Alexander Besant 5789301 at http://www.globalpost.com Kuwait opposition leader gets bail in emir insult case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130422/kuwait-opposition-leader-gets-bail-emir-insult-case Barrak was first detained in October on suspicion of "undermining the status of the emir." He had warned Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Sabah in a speech that he would not be allowed to "take Kuwait into the abyss of autocracy."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130422/kuwait-opposition-leader-gets-bail-emir-insult-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kuwait Want to Know Politics Middle East Mon, 22 Apr 2013 18:26:53 +0000 Jill Langlois 5822514 at http://www.globalpost.com A troubling trend in Kuwait: punishment for offending the emir on Twitter http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/kuwait-tweets-offending-emir-human-rights-watch On June 10, a Kuwaiti court sentenced Huda al-Ajmi, a 37-year-old teacher, to 11 years in prison: five years for “offending the emir,” five for ”publicly instigating a coup,” and a year for insulting the Shia faith. The conviction stems from tweets posted by @ajaweed, her account, though she said she didn’t post them. This was only one of at least 35 prosecutions against people, including online activists, for offending the emir since October 2012. This represents a new and worrying trend; Kuwait used to be viewed as the most tolerant of free speech in the region, a standard that is being quickly eroded. Kuwaiti social media activists have been rallying behind the other cases over the last months, but did not support al-Ajmi in this one. Many said that her tweets went beyond what the law would or should protect as free speech.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/kuwait-tweets-offending-emir-human-rights-watch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Kuwait Diplomacy World Religion Commentary Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:05:23 +0000 Belkis Wille 5880765 at http://www.globalpost.com