How U.S. Troops Are Preparing for the Worst in the Middle East
The Pentagon has directed about 4,500 troops to the region atop the roughly 50,000 already there as tensions rise with Iran. They are reinforcing their outposts, bases and airfields.
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Settle Dispute Over Oil Fields
The agreement over a shared region could bring more oil to the global market and benefit Chevron.
Persian Gulf Standoff Starts to Thaw on the Soccer Field
For more than two years, Saudi Arabia and its allies have waged an economic war against Qatar. But some things are more important than politics.
FIFA Considering Oman and Kuwait to Host Some 2022 World Cup Games
FIFAâ€™s president is seeking to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, from 32, with some matches outside Qatar as part of a broader Middle Eastern event.
Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Is Granted Refugee Status
The ruling by the United Nations clears the way for an asylum request by Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who had hoped to go to Australia.
Fleeing Saudi Woman, Facing Deportation, Is Allowed to Remain in Thailand
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, said she feared that she would be killed if she were sent back to her family. She was allowed to leave a Bangkok airport with United Nations officials.
Saudi Woman Who Tried to Flee Family Says, â€˜They Will Kill Meâ€™
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun slipped away from her family in Kuwait, and made it all the way to Thailand. There, her hopes of making it to Australia were foiled.
World Leaders Praise Bush as a Calm and Vital Statesman
From the Middle East to Europe, leaders praised Mr. Bushâ€™s for his political abilities. Officials lauded his dedication to reuniting a post-Cold War Europe.
From Orwell to â€˜Little Mermaid,â€™ Kuwait Steps Up Book Banning
Responding to political pressure, Kuwait has outlawed more than 4,000 books in the last five years.
Philippine Envoy to Kuwait Expelled After So-Called Rescue of Domestic Workers
The expulsion was the latest action in a mounting diplomatic dispute prompted by the discovery of a Filipina maidâ€™s body in a freezer in February.
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