Kuwait / by Michelle Ryan

An investigation by the United States (US) Department of Transportation found that Kuwait Airways has unlawfully discriminated against an Israeli passenger. Kuwait has been suspended by the International Olympic Committee for the second time in five years due to political interference. FIFA also suspended Kuwait for the same issue. Security sources announced that 20,000 expatriates have been deported from the country in the first nine months of 2015 for breaching labour or residency laws. The Emir of Kuwait reiterated Kuwait’s support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. France and Kuwait signed defense deals worth $2.75 billion. A report released by the Central Bank showed that Kuwait’s GDP fell by 1.6 per cent in 2014. The Kuwait Stock Exchange has ended October with a mixed performance. The Kuwaiti Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched raids on commercial centers in order to crackdown on illegal TV operators.