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Rains claim political scalps in Kuwait

Thunderstorms have caused difficulties in cities across the Gulf in recent weeks, with Kuwait the worst affected in terms of both the physical and political damage. A downpour in early November caused extensive flooding in Kuwait, with 58mm falling overnight on 5 November, more than one-third of the annual rainfall of 150mm. Roads were closed, flights suspended and a public holiday declared with all government ministries as well as schools and universities shutting.

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