Article 153 is a law that enables the abuse and murder of women; it must be removed from Kuwait’s penal code.
Arab Digest · Mudhawi's List and the fight for women's rights
With the Gulf feud now consigned to history, there are signs that the art of diplomacy, much battered by Trump and his regional allies, is set to return to the Middle East.
Summary: No women were elected to the Kuwaiti parliament but an organisation set up to get women elected says the setback will only serve to toughen its resolve.
Arab Digest · The Disconnect: MENA regimes versus the people they rule over
Kuwait’s 83 year old emir inherits a fractious parliament and big economic challenges; his first significant act was to appoint an 81 year old as crown prince.
Regardless of who is elected president, Washington may choose to let lapse a struggling U.S. initiative aimed at achieving greater security cooperation between MENA states.
A growing debt crisis imperils Oman’s vaunted ability to maintain neutrality in a tough neighbourhood.
The absolute control of media space in most Arab states effectively smothers freedom of expression and silences critics and opponents.
As Kuwait’s new emir settles into place one policy that is unlikely to change is the effort to drastically reduce migrant numbers.