Kuwait’s ruler hands some duties to crown prince – decree

DUBAI (Reuters) -Kuwait’s crown prince has been asked to carry out some of Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah’s constitutional duties on a temporary basis, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, citing an Emiri decree. Crown Prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad...

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to group of “talented” expats

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has granted citizenship to a group of expatriates including doctors, clerics and academics, becoming the second Gulf Arab state to introduce a formal naturalization programme for foreigners with exceptional skills this year. The...

Kuwait emir accepts govt resignation – state news agency

DUBAI (Reuters) – Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah accepted on Sunday the resignation of the government, state news agency KUNA reported, as the oil-rich country’s rulers seek to end a feud with lawmakers that has hindered fiscal reforms....

U.N. climate agreement clinched after late drama over coal

By Valerie Volcovici, Kate Abnett and William James GLASGOW (Reuters) – U.N. climate talks ended Saturday with a deal that for the first time targeted fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming, even as coal-reliant countries lobbed last-minute objections....

What they are saying about the U.N. climate deal

GLASGOW (Reuters) -Reactions to the climate deal agreed at the COP26 conference in Scotland on Saturday: ALOK SHARMA, COP26 PRESIDENT “I think today we can say with credibility that we’ve kept 1.5 (degrees Celsius) within reach. But its pulse is weak, and we...