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Opinions vary amid turmoil over landmark court ruling – Govt advisors blamed, tribes return to polls

KUWAIT: A dissolved parliament, a decree to amend the electoral system being upheld, and a decision by the opposition to continue protesting: While the Constitutional Court’s ruling did not yield…

Kuwait cabinet vows to protect national unity

KUWAIT: The Kuwait Cabinet vowed yesterday to put into effect all the instructions given by His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in his keynote speech…

Court upholds one-vote decree, scraps assembly – New elections to be held – Opposition slams ruling

KUWAIT: In yet another dramatic day in Kuwait’s political crisis, the constitutional court yesterday nullified the election process held on Dec 1 last year and dissolved the National Assembly, but…

Amir respects court ruling, urges unity against chaos

KUWAIT: HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah affirmed full respect to the constitutional court's ruling yesterday, calling on his fellow Kuwaitis to unite against "voices of chaos", sedition…

Kuwait democracy on the line, oppn warns – Court ruling could determine future of Kuwait

KUWAIT: The Constitutional Court is scheduled today to issue its long-awaited verdict on the controversy over Amir powers under article 71 of the constitution to issue "emergency" legislation in the…

Rohani wins Iran presidential vote – Reformist-backed cleric trounces conservative rivals

DUBAI: Moderate cleric Hassan Rohani won Iran's presidential election yesterday, the interior ministry said, scoring a surprising landslide victory over conservative hardliners without the need for a second round run-off.…

65 Syrian officers, 6 generals defect – Syria pounds rebels; Russia cautions against no-fly zone

BEIRUT: Syrian artillery and warplanes pounded rebel areas in Damascus yesterday as President Bashar Al-Assad's foes pleaded for advanced weapons from the United States, which has promised them unspecified military…

Turkish PM rails at ‘plot’ behind Istanbul protest – Protesters refuse to leave despite PM concession

SINCAN: Turkey's prime minister lashed out yesterday at what he called the "plot" behind the biggest street protests in his 10-year tenure, in a boisterous speech to tens of thousands…

25 die in Pakistan attacks – Militants blow up bus carrying female students

QUETTA: At least 25 people were killed in troubled southwest Pakistan yesterday when militants blew up a bus carrying women students and attacked a hospital treating survivors, officials said. A…

Protesters confront tight security in Belfast G8 rally

BELFAST: More than 1,000 trade unionists, environmentalists and anti-poverty campaigners confronted heavy security in Belfast yesterday to voice their anger at G8 leaders who meet in Northern Ireland next week.…

MoI won’t tolerate any protests against ruling – Ministry calls for public order after decision

KUWAIT: The Ministry of Interior warned yesterday that it would not allow any unlicensed protest marches over a court ruling next week which will say whether a new electoral system…

Kuwait democracy on the line as court ruling looms – ‘country at crossroads’

KUWAIT: Kuwait now stands at a political crossroads ahead of a crucial court ruling tomorrow on a controversial electoral law, with the decision affecting the future of democracy itself in…