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Plenty of money for weapons in Syria, little for refugees

Money, guns flowing from Kuwait to Syria's most radical rebel factions

Former bin Laden spokesman in US custody

Sulaiman Abu Ghaith served Osama bin Laden as a spokesman, threatened mass casualty attacks against America, and recruited the al Qaeda cell responsible for a 2002 attack on US Marines in Kuwait. He lived under a loose former of house arrest in Iran for years before being reportedly freed in 2010.

Three former Kuwaiti opposition lawmakers were sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the country's emir. On Sunday, a Twitter user was also sentenced to five years for a post considered offensive to the emir.

As NATO Prepares for Afghan Withdrawal, Uzbekistan Seeks War's Leftovers

Washington casts wary eye at Muslim Brotherhood

Kuwait's Prime Minister said more than 60 Islamists held by the UAE for plotting to overthrow the government were financed by Kuwaiti nationals. The plotters belong to the Muslim Brotherhood.

A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country's ruler on Twitter. Security forces dispersed several hundred demonstrators protesting against parliamentary elections.

Tensions flare between UAE and Muslim Brotherhood

The high cost of disengagement

Rich young Kuwaitis challenge old guard government

Kuwait elected a new parliament. Turnout was low due to a boycott by an opposition coalition of Islamists, tribal groups, and young people.

Egypt's President Morsi takes sweeping new powers

Security forces used tear gas to break up a demonstration against new voting rules for upcoming parliamentary elections. The government had previously banned all demonstrations.

Rare protest bond between Islamists and liberals emerges from Kuwait's political turmoil

The government banned public gatherings. The ban followed clashes between riot police and Islamist demonstrators who oppose changes to electoral laws.

Opposition groups staged a large protest against changes to election laws affecting upcoming parliamentary elections. Some protesters were arrested and several injured as police tried to break up the demonstration.

The death of Osama bin Laden: how the US finally got its man

Kuwait's ruler dissolved parliament and set early elections. The action was a victory for opposition Islamic and tribal parties.

After Arab Spring, Salafists are building influence -- at polls and at gunpoint