Kuwait

November 26, 2000

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AES Corp. of the United States on Sunday won a 411-million-dollar contract for the construction and operation of an electricity and water desalination

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The leader of a mainstream Sunni fundamentalist group in Kuwait on Sunday slammed the US military presence in the emirate, saying it had plunged the c

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Kuwaiti police said Sunday they had arrested 1,500 suspected drug dealers and seized 1,551 kilograms (3,412 pounds) of narcotics over the past year in

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The sharp rise in oil prices since the beginning of the year was good news for the stakeholders in the Kuwait Petroleum Corp. (KPC), which reported a net profit of $2.29 billion for it and its subsidi

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) said Saturday, November 25, it hoped to begin selling off from early next year government shareholdings in 19 local firms worth an estimated $2.69 billion.

November 25, 2000

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The Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA) said Saturday it hoped to begin selling off from early next year government shareholdings in 19 local firms wort

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A Kuwaiti court Saturday sentenced three stateless Arabs to seven years each in prison for burning two buses in protest at the instigation of legal ac

November 23, 2000

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The Kuwait Stock Exchange (KSE) ended eight weeks of successive losses during which it hit a new five-year low to close the week on Wednesday, November 22, up slightly on the back of positive official

November 22, 2000

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Kuwait's coast guard has seized an Iranian ship on suspicion of busting the UN embargo slapped on Iraq for its 1990 occupation of the emirate.

November 21, 2000

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The commander of US forces in the Gulf, on his second visit to the emirate in four months, held talks on Tuesday with Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Ah

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A four-day long international water desalinizing technology conference was held last week in Kuwait, warning against a future water shortage crisis, stressing in particular the countries that rely on

November 20, 2000

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Ten Kuwaiti lawmakers Monday submit a no-confidence motion against housing minister Adel al-Sebeih accusing him of financial irregularities and misman

November 19, 2000

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Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said Sunday he held talks with Kuwaiti officials on a new "security system" that would bring together Iraq and it

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Kuwait's appeals court scrapped a three-month prison term against Islamic activist and columnist Salah al-Rashed, jailed for criticising the justice d

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US Defense Secretary William Cohen on Sunday rejected a Russian proposal for Kuwait to halt its support for the "no-fly" zones imposed on Iraq, as par