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Yearbook 2017

Kuwait. According to, Kuwait has not been a member of the Olympic family for some years. The years 2010-12 and from 2015 the country has been excluded, and for example, were not allowed to participate in the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Olympic Committee (IOC) that Kuwait reintroduces its national Olympic committee and ends with political involvement in its sports federations.

2017 Kuwait

In January, seven people were executed by hanging; one of them was a member of the royal family. The last executions in the country took place in 2013.

In May, Kuwait's highest court upheld a ruling last year, which was confirmed in January: three members of the royal family and two more were sentenced to five years in prison for offending the country's judges, including by posting fake images on Twitter and Whatsapp how a senior judge receives bribes. One of the convicted is Sheikh al-Fahad al-Sabah, the nephew of the emir and former head of the security service.

In July, Iran's ambassador and 14 other Iranian diplomats were forced to leave Kuwait because of links to a spy and terror cell.

In September, it was time for North Korea's ambassador to leave the country. In addition, Kuwait decided that the North Korean representation in the country should be downgraded to a charg谷 d'affaires and three diplomats. The decision appeared to coincide with emir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah's Washington visit earlier this month.

In November, Kuwait followed Saudi Arabia's example to urge its citizens to leave Lebanon. This is since the resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri. Assessors believe that the risk of civil war in Lebanon is great.

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