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Kuwaiti Hard-Liners Object to Mixed-Company Cafes

(KUWAIT CITY) — One of the traditional pleasures of the Middle East — leisurely puffing on a water pipe filled with aromatic tobacco — has become ensnared in...

Kuwait Upholds Sentence for Twitter ‘Insults’

(KUWAIT CITY) — A rights activist in Kuwait says an appeals court has upheld a 10-year prison sentence against a social media commentator for posts considered...

Kuwait Police Clash With ‘Stateless’ Protesters

(KUWAIT CITY) — Riot police in Kuwait have fired tear gas and stun grenades to disperse a march by hundreds of protesters claiming the oil-rich Gulf state has...

Iraq: Ten Years After

The U.S. invaded Iraq 10 years ago Tuesday. It was almost déjà war: the nation had done pretty much the same thing 12 years before, but the goal that time was...

Persian Gulf Party Time!

The Air Force wants to toss a Halloween party for some 200 folks in Kuwait – to “help bring a bit of Americana and a fun event to our men and women stationed far...

Highway (of Death) Robbery

You may recall the infamous “Highway of Death,” that stretch of six-lane Highway 80 from Kuwait City into Iraq and on toward Basra. The U.S. military rained...

Obama’s Expanding Clandestine War

On the eve of the 1991 Gulf War – as hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops streamed toward Iraq-occupied Kuwait – a U.S. Army officer remarked how much easier all...

Pentagon Contractor = Iranian Contractor?

Is a Pentagon contractor doing business with Iran, the North Star of the Axis of Evil (NSAE)? Former Time comrade Adam Zagorin probes the relationship among the...

Don't Hold Your Breath, Iraqi Liberators

Over at Stars and Stripes, "Rumor Doctor" Jeff Schogol is wondering if the Baghdad government is ever going to get around to awarding U.S. troops medals for...

OPEC

The influence of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) has closely, naturally followed the peaks and valleys of the world's demand for oil...

Islamic Superheroes Going Global

Like other kids the world over, Middle Eastern children have long fantasized about superheroes battling injustice in American cities or fighting beasts in...

New Routes To Profit?

Politicians in Washington may be looking for a way to back out of trouble spots like the Middle East, but U.S. airlines are increasingly looking for a way in. A...