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Kuwait's citizens get $3,500 cash handouts and free food

Kuwait is giving every citizen a $3,500 handout, in a move that highlights the divide between the oil-rich Gulf and the rest of the Middle East.

However questions are being asked if it is a generous gift, or a ploy to win government support.

The BBC's Ben Thompson reports.

  • 12 Feb 2011
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