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Trump’s Bid to End Saudi-Qatar Stalemate Ends in Recriminations
President Trump brokered a phone call with the leaders of Qatar and Saudi Arabia that later resulted in dueling, ill-tempered statements.
On a Kuwaiti Island, Relics of the Gulf War
Step onto Failaka Island in the Persian Gulf, which was seized by Iraqi forces during the invasion of Kuwait. Bullet-riddled and abandoned buildings mark this remnant of the gulf war.
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.
Trump Turns Kuwait’s ‘Visa Ban’ Into Big News, but It Wasn’t Quite New
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.
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