The PM will eat with leaders who support beheading, executing gay people, and whose critics 'disappear'
‘I’m sure it was a frightening incident. She got very, very drunk. It doesn’t excuse what happened, but people have to make sure they protect themselves and guard against this, she made herself very vulnerable’
List includes Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Switzerland
Abdullah al-Rashidi took bronze in the men's skeet while wearing an Arsenal shirt due to Kuwait's Olympic ban
Salem Abdulla Ishtail al-Doussari was accused of making 'vulgar remarks' against the country's ruling emir and regional leaders
Twenty-five years ago this weekend, the first Gulf War was declared against the Iraqi invaders of Kuwait. William Wright, who was keeping a journal about army life, arrived in Saudi Arabia soon after. These extracts – as much about duty as heroics – reveal the role played by ordinary men in an extraordinary situation
Five years ago, waves of popular protest began to spread, thrillingly, across the Arab world. Is anyone better off as a result? Patrick Cockburn reflects
Kuwait’s state-run news agency said attack on Saudi officials was a ‘flagrant breach of international agreements’
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says ‘fighting has set Syria back decades’
Some of the world’s most powerful sovereign wealth funds could receive shares as thousands of British investors are locked out of £3.3billion pay off.
Routine clinical screenings of expatriates entering Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) such as Kuwait could be introduced
Osama Bin Laden was able to hide undetected in Pakistan for years because of a “collective failure” of the country’s “military authorities, the intelligence authorities, the police and the civilian administration,” according to a damning report kept secret by the Pakistani government.
Recent endeavours by Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton in the Middle East have led to protests. Maybe it's time for the US to rethink its cultural exports, says Luke Blackall
Ali Ferzat's satirical cartoons about Syrian politics led to a beating by militia loyal to the regime, but he has not been silenced. Laurens Cerulus meets him
Nottingham Forest have confirmed the Al-Hasawi family are the club's new owners.
Kuwaiti MPs are preparing to question the country’s finance minister over a controversial deal in which Tony Blair’s company was allegedly paid millions of pounds to advise its royal family.