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U.S. Says Dispute Between Qatar and Neighbors at Impasse
The dispute among the mostly Sunni Muslim nations puts a host of top United States priorities at risk, including the effort to defeat the Islamic State.
Arab Nations Demand Qatar Shut Al Jazeera, Cut Islamist Ties and Detail Funding
The demands risked pulling other powers deeper into the rift by calling on the country to shut down a Turkish military base and to downgrade its ties with Iran.
Trump Must Get Congress’s O.K. on Syria
Now that the president has attacked, he needs congressional approval to continue hostilities.
Did Kuwait Copy Trump’s Travel Ban? Not Quite
Many news sites issued corrections for an erroneous story about a Kuwaiti visa ban on mostly Muslim countries. President Trump has yet to do so.
Kuwait Hangs 7 Convicts, Including a Prince
The executions of two Kuwaitis and five foreigners were the first in the country in over three years and reflected a wider return to the death penalty in the region.
Kuwait’s Ruler Dissolves Parliament, Citing Security and Oil Prices
The ruling emir set the stage for early elections in a country hit hard by a drop in oil prices.
A 4.87-Ounce iPhone? In 1991, My Mobile Phone Weighed 130 Pounds.
It came in a special case, too — a suitcase. (Two of them, actually.)
Thousands of Indian Workers Are Stuck in Saudi Arabia as Kingdom’s Economy Sags
More than 10,000 Indians have recently lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia, and many are stranded there after a steep drop in the price of oil.
Suicide Bombings Hit 3 Cities in Saudi Arabia, One Near a Holy Site
The explosions, including near the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, followed a bloody week of Islamic State attacks in other countries during Ramadan.
Kuwait Says It Thwarted 3 Planned ISIS Attacks
The Interior Ministry said security agencies had arrested a number of Islamic State militants, foiling plots that included a plan to blow up a Shiite mosque.
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