February 14, 2000
The Lebanese economy that is emerging nearly a decade after the end of the Civil War is characterized by competition, open-market commercial orientation and the region's most liberal banking program.
February 13, 2000
Recent controversial cartoons published in an Iranian newspaper stirred emotions between conservatives and reformists just days before Parliamentary e
Today's championship match at the Duty Free Dubai Tennis Open will pit a player widely expected to reach this stage of the competition against an upst
Expatriates who have lived in Bahrain for at least 20 years will be able to apply beginning in March for permanent residency in this Gulf country, acc
Ancient pottery discovered in the Bateen area of Abu Dhabi indicate that the island is 1,000 years older than previously believed, according to Gulf N
Water wells in Fujairah have dropped by an average of 5 feet as the region has received only scant rainfall this year, Gulf News daily reports. But d
The great many Palestinian fans of Egyptian football, particularly the Gazans, will soon have a chance to see up close some of their favorite players.
Following a meeting between Qatar and German football representatives, it was decided that the two sides would establish strong cooperative programs.
General Data Population 2.34 million (1998) Religions 85% Muslim (Shi’ite 30%, Sunni 45%, Other 10%) Christian, Hindu, Parsi and other 15% . Government Constitutional Monarchy Languages Ara
General Data Population 4.00 million (1999) Religions Muslim, Christian Government Democratic Parliamentary Republic Languages Arabic; (French, English and Armenian are widely spoken) Wor
Despite being the Middle East’s poorest nation, experts contend that Yemen should have one of the region’s most thriving economies. Yemen has considerable resources and is engaging in a radical, and s
Recently, Kuwait adopted Law No. 56 of 1996 (Effective 15.1.97), creating an independent entity called the Industrial Authority, and abolishing the Shaubia Industrial Authority and the Industrial Comm
Business Structures and Forms Companies Law A new law permits for the first time majority foreign ownership of Kuwait-based firms. The new law still prohibits foreign investment in the upstream pet
Judiciary Common Courts System Kuwait’s legal code is a combination of historical precedent, original legislation and a civil code drafted by jurists from various Arab countries. In 1960, Kuwait a
Stock Exchange At the end of November 1999, the Kuwaiti bourse dropped to a record low of 1,388.6 points. During the first week of December, the stock exchange was at 1,409.3, 16 percent below the y