The long read: UAE foreign policy has been actively fighting political Islam in all its forms, pitting the Emirates directly against Qatar and Saudi Arabia, writes Marc Cher-Leparrain.
Roads and businesses close amid looming security threat from al-Shabaab militants, who have vowed to wage war on Somalia's new government.
Analysis: Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's former prime minister, previously said he would use Baghdad's air force against the autonomous northern region, writes Paul Iddon.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Kuwait on Wednesday, as part of a lightning two-nation tour aimed at mending ties with Gulf neighbours strained by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
Analysis: As the proposal of safe zones inside Syria gains traction, Iraq's Kurdistan may provide one such model - though likely to be opposed by Assad and the opposition alike.
Iranian President Rouhani will visit Oman and Kuwait both in one day in an attempt to build diplomatic bridges.
The OPEC oil cartel has implemented more than 90 percent of its agreed output cuts aimed at curbing a glut on world markets, Kuwait's oil minister said on Monday.
Comment: Of course some Gulf monarchies support Trump's ban, they stand side-by-side with him against the aspirations of the Arab Spring, writes Yousef Khalil.
The beautiful game returns to war-torn Aleppo, as Kuwait welcomed an Iraqi player for the first time in 30 years.
A military arms deal between Moscow and Kuwait will see a $15 million delivery of Russian tanks land in the Gulf state "soon", officials said.