Kuwait

March 20, 2013

Kuwait is to grant citizenship to 4000 'bidoon' or stateless people residing in the country, after years of protests. (File photo)
16:45 GMT

Kuwait is to grant citizenship to 4000 'bidoon' or stateless people residing in the country, AFP reported on Wednesday.

March 17, 2013

Kuwaiti authorities are said to have reached an agreement on a bail out scheme for banks in the country
10:48 GMT

Kuwaiti authorities are said to have reached a provisional agreement under which its Government will buy out billions of dollars of bank loans and reschedule them interest free.

March 13, 2013

Sanctions against Iran appear to be working as refineries in India look elsewhere for oil, a market analyst said
13:56 GMT

Refineries in India are looking to other OPEC suppliers to move from Iranian crude oil, suggesting sanctions are working, a market analyst said.

February 27, 2013

Surprise, intrique and overcoming the impossible await Kuwaiti actress Muna in her new drama.
11:40 GMT

Renowned Kuwaiti actress Muna Shadad has begun filming the first scenes of her new television drama “Muhal” (The Impossible) written by Wael Najm.

IIraqi Airways has resumed direct flights to Kuwait on Wednesday for the first in more than quarter of a century.
11:14 GMT

Iraqi Airways has resumed direct flights to Kuwait on Wednesday for the first in more than quarter of a century.

February 25, 2013

Four Kuwaiti MPs are pushing for increased wages for employees throughout the country
11:37 GMT

Four Kuwaiti lawmakers are pushing to raise the monthly minimum wage of Kuwaiti nationals in the public sector, with private sector employees also receiving yearly increment in line with inflation.

February 17, 2013

The Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (Kufpec) has chosen the banks to finance a loan $750 million loan agreement, according to reports
11:22 GMT

Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (Kufpec) has reportedly picked five banks to arrange a $750 million, five-year loan.

February 13, 2013

Nabil following the weight loss (L) and before.
10:02 GMT

The Kuwaiti singer goes from larger-than-life to a mere shadow of his former self.

February 11, 2013

Early trading on the Kuwaiti Stock Exchange saw shares rise
09:36 GMT

The Kuwait Stock Exchange started Monday trading on a positive note.

February 7, 2013

Kuwait's favorite diva, Shams, has been stirring up trouble in the celebosphere
10:47 GMT

Kuwait's favorite diva is stirring up trouble again.

January 31, 2013

Kuwaiti crude oil prices were up in yesterday's trading
11:16 GMT

The cost of a barrel Kuwaiti crude oil edged up on Wednesday, selling for almost $110, according to a bulletin from the national petroleum corporation.

January 30, 2013

Money from the Gulf has gone toward providing medical services to Syrian refugees.
10:53 GMT

Announcing the funding, UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan said the UAE was committed to providing relief for Syrian refugees in neighboring countries.

January 28, 2013

Kuwait and Iraq have signed an oil exploration deal for the 'Block 9' area of Basra
12:17 GMT

Kuwait and Iraq have signed a deal for oil exploration, development and production in Basra's so-called "Block 9" area.

January 15, 2013

Kanye and Kim in a tender embrace.
08:50 GMT

The reality star is reportedly set to marry her rap star boyfriend, Kanye West, in secret.

January 14, 2013

Kuwait has revealed a budget surplus of $52 billion, in the first eight months of the fiscal year, buoyed by oil revenues
12:14 GMT

Kuwait has revealed a budget surplus of $52 billion in the first eight months of the fiscal year, buoyed by strong oil revenues .