The story: Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has issued an amnesty decree covering dozens of political dissidents. The move follows previous pardons ordered by the Emir over the past two years amid a national dialogue aimed at ending the political deadlock in the country. However, only days after the amnesty, Prime Minister Sheikh Ahmad Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah submitted his government’s resignation.
The coverage: Al-Kuwait Al-Youm—the official gazette of Kuwait’s information ministry—on Jan. 18 published Emiri decree 8 of 2023.
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