Kuwait

January 26, 2015

Here's how Kuwait Rising is going down (Image: Facebook)
11:01 GMT

Music producer Zahed Sultan has cooked a pretty sweet music festival for the country of Kuwait.


The new airport, which will be spread over an area of 17,500 sq m, will be operated by Al Nasriyah under a 45-year contract, reported the Kuwait news agency.
10:37 GMT

Kuwait-based Al-Nasriyah Company has signed an agreement with Iraqi National Investment Commission (NIC) for the development of a new cargo airport in Diwaniya governorate of Iraq at a cost of $1.35 billion.

January 25, 2015

This face didn't get shown off over the weekend after Saudi's king passed away.
12:24 GMT

After Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdel Aziz passed away Thursday evening at the age of 91, Kuwait's Hala February Music Festival declared all concerts cancelled in mourning.

Kuwait’s government has announced that it will launch a crackdown on illegal residents, which is expected to lead to the arrest of more than 100,000 residents currently living in the country.
04:55 GMT

The crackdown will be the largest operation ever, conducted by the authorities in Kuwait, an official said.

January 21, 2015

Al-Watan was ordered to close by Kuwait's Commerce Ministry. (Image: Snipview)
06:50 GMT

Kuwaiti authorities closed down the al-Watan newspaper, which was critical of the government and defied a gag order.

January 15, 2015

Nadia in one of her daring film scenes with Egyptian actor Farouq el Fishawi. (Image: Kemo1000.blogspot.com)
10:34 GMT

Kuwaiti journalist May al Aydan was prosecuted for referring to Egyptian actress Nadia al Jundi as a "sex expert"!

January 13, 2015

Kuwaiti MP Mohammed Al-Jabri said that the amount is expected to finance 523 projects from 2015 to 2020, Kuwait Times reported.
04:55 GMT

Kuwait’s government has set apart KD45.5 billion ($155 billion) in the country’s five year developmental plan to spend on various projects and on human resource development.

January 11, 2015

Kuwait also has plans to raise heavy oil production to around 270,000 bpd by 2030 only if needed.
05:55 GMT

Kuwait has awarded a $4.2 billion (3.5 billion euro) to develop heavy oil fields in the north of the country, the central tenders committee announced Thursday.

Saad bin Teflah was arrested for criticizing the Kuwaiti government. (Photo/AFP/File)
05:00 GMT

Kuwait arrested a former information minister over an article that criticized the government as he attempted to leave the country.

January 7, 2015

Security forces stand outside the embassy in Kuwait during a protest in February 2012. (AFP/File)
06:00 GMT

The Syrian embassy opened in Kuwait on Tuesday and resumed consular services.

January 6, 2015

But a new court ruling on Monday overturned that decision, according to the bourse statement.
17:17 GMT

Ooredoo Kuwait has won a court appeal against a 36.69 million dinars ($124.97 million) judgement in favour of the Ministry of Communications

January 4, 2015

Kuwait team
04:11 GMT

The Kuwait national football team had to be escorted out of the Robina Stadium in Australia’s Gold Coast by police on Saturday after refusing to play a friendly against the UAE.

December 29, 2014

Kalyan Jewellers grand opening in Kuwait had these celebrities in tow. (Image: edited from Facebook)
17:01 GMT

Kalyan Jewellers’ in Kuwait has a new showroom and celebrity ambassadors Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, Prabhu and Manju Warrier were there to model the bling.

The magazine has previously praised terror activities like the 'Underwear Bomber,' whose failed bombing attempt on a plane in 2009 led to the implementation of full-body security scans at airports. (AFP/File)
14:52 GMT

In an article published on Christmas Eve in the militant group's magazine, Inspire, al-Qaeda encouraged 'lone wolf' operatives to attack Western airliners, giving instructions on breaching airport security and selecting targets.

December 25, 2014

Who said Santa had a bunch of reindeer? Santa (or Santas more like it!) ride proud Arabian pedigree horses in the Middle East - it´s too hot for reindeer of course! Yalla, giddy up!!
04:13 GMT

Arab Santas unite! Here's our top picks from the MENA region. Welcome to Christmas in Arabia!