On this day: The world decided to stop Saddam Hussein's forces marauding around Kuwait – Telegraph.co.uk


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On this day: The world decided to stop Saddam Hussein’s forces marauding around Kuwait
Telegraph.co.uk
At 2.00 A.M. on 2 August 1990, Iraqi Republican Guard soldiers, special forces, regular army troops, and air force units invaded Kuwait. Despite calls for Kuwaitis to rise up and “make the aggressors taste the chalice of death”, the invading forces

15 Female Candidates Ran for Parliament in Kuwait's Latest Election. Only This Woman Won. – Fortune


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15 Female Candidates Ran for Parliament in Kuwait’s Latest Election. Only This Woman Won.
Fortune
In its weekend election, the tiny oil-rich nation of Kuwait had the opportunity to substantially boost the share of women in its parliament. And like Americans earlier this month, its voters failed to deliver those big gains. Fifteen women ran for the
Opposition groups win big in Kuwait electionsMiddle East Monitor
Saudi king to visit Kuwait as hopes rise on oilfieldThe Daily Star
Safa Al Hashem: Kuwait’s lone women’s voice in parliamentAl-Arabiya
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Albright, Hadley urge U.S. to weigh using more force in Syria

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright speaks at the Democratic National Convention in PhiladelphiaBy Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States should prepare to use greater military power and covert action in Syria to help forge a political settlement to end the country’s civil war, according to a bipartisan report to be released on Wednesday. Produced by a task force led by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, a Democrat, and former U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley, a Republican, the report amounts to a bipartisan rejection of President Barack Obama’s decision to limit U.S. military engagement in the nearly six-year civil war. Largely drafted before Republican Donald Trump’s victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election, the paper, which has not been presented to Trump, makes a case for deeper U.S. involvement in the Middle East.