Kuwait

July 4, 2014

The spending figure of 23.21 billion dinars is 10.5 percent higher than estimates in the past fiscal year of 21 billion dinars.
15:28 GMT

he OPEC member has projected a deficit in each of the past 14 fiscal years but ended each year in the black, accumulating more than $300 billion in budget surpluses.

July 3, 2014

Thousands gathered Wednesday evening in Kuwait city demanding for Barrak's release (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
19:00 GMT

Kuwaiti forces used teargas and stun grenades Thursday to dismantle an opposition demonstration.

“The facility scope of work is similar to other facilities built in the past by the US Army Corps of Engineers in other Middle Eastern countries,” it added.
02:14 GMT

The US government has announced plans to build a new military hospital in Kuwait at a cost of $1.7 billion

June 27, 2014

Wael Jassar and the Ghada Al Sunni, the woman rumored to have been replaced by Amani Al Kundari to introduce the singer to the Kuwait stage.
08:00 GMT

Wael Jassar is settling rumors about how the woman was selected to introduce his stage entrance at his recent Kuwait concert.

June 23, 2014

Fighting between Sunni militants and government forces have left the city of Ramadi in shambles (AFP)
14:56 GMT

Kuwait withdrew its ambassador in Baghdad Monday due to the security situation in the country.

June 17, 2014

Lebanon currently hosts over one million Syrian refugees (File/AFP)
16:26 GMT

Kuwait will assist refugees and local host communities in Lebanon with aid, National Assembly Speaker Razouk al-Ghanim said during a visit to the country.

June 12, 2014

A picture of the young actress in hospital following her mini car accident this week. (Image: Facebook)
12:15 GMT

Young Kuwaiti actress Shujoon Al Hajery looks like a safe driver to us, so how did she end up in hospital now?

June 10, 2014

The Gulf state is also revising subsidies on electricity, water and petrol, currently sold at well below cost.
09:34 GMT

Last month, the OPEC member's government warned that spending outpaced revenues and this could lead to a budgetdeficit in 2017/2018 after years of surpluses.

June 9, 2014

Halima and Khaled collaborated together on her upcoming TV show. (Image: Albawaba edit)
09:13 GMT

Khaled Selim has a new project up his sleeve with Halima Poland!

June 3, 2014

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad is cited as calling Iran's Supreme Guide Khamenei as the “guide of the entire region” (AFP/ File)
15:23 GMT

The outcome of Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad's visit to Iran has been positive with both sides agreeing to developing stronger ties between the two countries, in the interests of the whole region.

“The two countries have a lot in common, such as religion, neighborliness, history, and culture,” he stated, adding that these factors can help catalyze their economic relations.
03:55 GMT

“Bilateral trade stands at just $150 million, which is far below the expectations of both nations,” Al-Madaj told the Kuwait News Agency.

May 21, 2014

Subsidies also rose more than fourfold, from $4.1 billion to $18 billion during the same period, an annual growth rate of 23 percent, Hamada said.
03:55 GMT

Kuwait has boasted a budget surplus in each of the past 14 fiscal years, helping to increase its sovereign wealth fund to over $500 billion

May 20, 2014

While Tehran has confirmed the visit, the emir's office has not yet done so publicly (File Archive/AFP)
17:00 GMT

Kuwait's top ruler will visit Iran for the first time at the end of this month, representing the latest sign that relations between Tehran and its Arab neighbors truly are thawing.

May 19, 2014

Egyptians will head to cast their votes in the national polls set for early next week (File Archive/AFP)
12:44 GMT

Kuwait is set to deport 15 Egyptian nationals from the country for their participation in what has been coined "an illegal gathering" in support of presidential nominee Abdul Fattah Al Sisi.

Kuwaiti singer Nawal will be singing the theme tune of the new TV series “4 Qulub” (4 Hearts). (Image: Facebook)
08:06 GMT

Kuwaiti singer Nawal will be singing the theme tune of the new TV series “4 Qulub” (4 Hearts).