Oil plunged Monday a day after top producers failed to reach a deal in Doha to cap output.
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates face regional divisions, but will struggle to find common ground.
OPEC is confident that the oil market will be "more balanced" next year as non-OPEC production has contracted and global demand is increasing.
Kuwait's parliament, reacting to a suicide bombing last week that killed 26 people, adopted a law requiring mandatory DNA testing on all the country's citizens and foreign residents.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has expressed condolences to the President of Tunisia Mohamed Beji Caid Essebsi and Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah over the recent terrorist attacks in these countries.
A suicide bomber struck a Shiite mosque in the Kuwaiti capital during prayers, killing at least 25 people.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the "appalling" attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia and said those responsible should face justice.
The Ambassador of the United States of America to Kazakhstan George Krol has delivered a speech in Kazakh language in Akorda.
OPEC has no plans to intervene in the oil market to shore up sagging crude prices, the Kuwaiti oil minister said, as Brent crude breached the $60 mark.
OPEC is not likely to cut crude output when it meets later this month amid hopes that the market will absorb surplus supplies, the Kuwaiti oil minister said.
OPEC member Kuwait said there was no need to call an emergency meeting for the producers' cartel to discuss sliding oil prices after crude hit a 17-month low.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has appointed ambassadors to Kuwait and Israel.
The Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan will begin on Monday in Saudi Arabia and neighbouring states.
Kazakhstan, a Central Asian oil producer, will expand its cooperation with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah on Sunday started a landmark visit to Tehran focused on mending fences between Shiite Iran and the Sunni-ruled monarchies in the Gulf.
Kazakhstan and Mexico are going to exchange embassies in the coming two years.
A Saudi prince with a taste for the traditional sport of falconry illegally hunted 2,100 endangered birds while on holiday in Pakistan, officials said.
Donors gathered in Kuwait Wednesday in a major fundraising drive for 13 million Syrians affected by war following a record UN appeal for $6.5 billion.
The United States is committed to maintaining a 35,000-strong force in the Gulf region regardless of a nuclear deal with Iran, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday in Bahrain.
Oil-rich Kuwait said Monday that the generous cradle-to-grave welfare system provided to its 1.2 million citizens was "unsustainable" and it was time for change.
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