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Stories with place: Kuwait
  • Gulf investors to buy majority stake in Kuwait's Americana 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 5:51 am

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A consortium of Gulf Arab investors has agreed to buy a majority stake in Middle Eastern food firm Kuwait Food Company, which operates regional franchises of KFC, Krispy Kreme and other well-known Western brands.

  • Unofficial campaigns already starting for AFC presidency 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 6:28 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - The position is not yet vacant, and may not become so, yet people are already beginning their undeclared campaigns to be president of the Asian Football Confederation.

  • JBLM rocket battalion heading back to Iraq 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 8:35 am

    TACOMA, Washington - Joint Base Lewis-McChord is preparing to send one of its artillery units to Iraq and Kuwait to help fight the Islamic State group.

  • Olympic powerbroker has Kuwaiti court conviction thrown out 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 9:57 am

    KUWAIT CITY - A Kuwaiti sheikh who is a major powerbroker in the Olympics and world soccer has been acquitted by an appeals court of violating a gag order in a case about an alleged coup, his lawyer said Tuesday.

  • Kuwait Olympic head deplores 'serious escalation' of dispute 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 1:56 pm

    KUWAIT CITY - The head of Kuwait's national Olympic committee condemned what he called on Wednesday the "serious escalation" of government interference that could prevent the Gulf nation's athletes from representing their country at the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • N. Carolina Persian Gulf War exhibit to be created 
    Updated: Jan-15-16 2:32 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina is going to use $100,000 donated by the Kuwaiti government two decades ago to create a traveling exhibit honoring the state's Persian Gulf War veterans and those who died in the conflict, Gov. Pat McCrory announced Friday.

  • Kuwait government sues Olympic body after IOC suspension 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 12:37 pm

    KUWAIT CITY - The Kuwaiti government filed a $1.3 billion suit against 14 board members of the Gulf state's Olympic committee, including the influential head of the world association of national Olympic bodies.

  • 2 sentenced to death in Kuwait in militant group case 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 11:45 am

    KUWAIT CITY - Kuwait says a court has sentenced two people to death in a case involving a militant group that authorities previously said had "furtive contacts" with Iran and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.