Kuwait

October 24, 2012

His Highness Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah
13:03 GMT

The Emirate saw it's biggest ever protests this week. The Emir has been keen to play down their significance but the 'small' number have already led to plans for reform in the Kingdom.

Protests banned as oil prices slip up in Kuwait
12:42 GMT

As Kuwait witnessed its largest ever protest against the government, and the subsequent banning for groups of more than ten people congregating, crude oil price slips in a worrying sign for the government.

October 21, 2012

Kuwait credit growth increasing, as are protests
13:51 GMT

The Kuwaiti economy has registered strong credit growth, the best results for three years, but protests continue, causing the stock market to fall by 3.4 per cent as the government looks set for a showdown.

October 15, 2012

Kuwait is funding bing investment projects in Bahrain
12:46 GMT

Kuwait has offered to fund several key infrastructure development projects in the Bahraini Kingdom, in a deal expected to be worth $273 million.

October 14, 2012

Yusra Muhammad.
12:59 GMT

The TV presenter has faced an Islamist backlash against her show Fi al-Sameem (Straight to the Heart) and is now facing a lawsuit.

October 11, 2012

Nawal is set to release her comeback album over Eid Al Adha
09:39 GMT

The popular Kuwaiti singer is swapping nappies and bottles for the spotlight over Eid Al Adha as she gets set to release her highly anticipated comeback album.

October 10, 2012

Kuwaiti police get heavy handed with the Bedoon protest October, 2012
15:35 GMT

The powerless 'bedoon' of Kuwait wage a mini-campaign to compel the United Sates, still superpower, to intervene in their cause and crisis. Their demand hinges about conferring on them their long-desired right to citizenship and ensuring their detained members be released.

October 7, 2012

Jordan receives $250 million as part of pledges from the GCC
06:00 GMT

Kuwait has transfered $250 million to the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ), as the first tranche of GCC support for the Kingdom this year.

October 4, 2012

The Central Bank of Kuwait takes action to ease pressures on the economy
13:39 GMT

The Central Bank of Kuwait has taken measures to increase liquidity in the banking sector as inflationary pressures remain.

October 2, 2012

Kuwaiti real estate market gives mixed messages
12:52 GMT

Sales in the Kuwaiti real estate market were flat year-on-year in August, as different sectors had varying degrees of success.

September 26, 2012

All women cheat, according Nadine Al Rasi
15:14 GMT

All women cheat, according to Nadine Al Rasi, but only mentally and should be forgiven.

Bidding for the new Kuwaiti Metro system is expected to be accepted by the end of this year
13:26 GMT

Bids for the proposed Kuwaiti Metro system are likely to be accepted by the end of the year. Work is expected to start in 2013 and be completed in 2020.

September 10, 2012

National Commercial Bank.
14:29 GMT

Kuwait’s inflation edged up to 3.1 per cent in July and should remain contained this year, says Daniel Kaye, Senior Economist, for National Commercial Bank

August 31, 2012

Kuwait: The Gulf state won't be arranging mass tweet-ups anytime soon. Even the ruling family aren't spared from the arrests as the Kuwaiti government cracks down on politically critical tweets. Sheikh Meshaal al-Malek al-Sabah was the latest victim, detained for his "outrageous views" online.
15:05 GMT

The Middle East's internet crackdown: For Arabs those wild days of internet freedom to blog boldly may be counted. As we write, countries in the region are clamping down on their citizen's right to surf with abandon as they introduce laws to censor and curb their online enthusiasm.

August 28, 2012

Jassim al-Saadoun, head of Kuwait-based Al-Shall Economic Consultantsز
14:16 GMT

Kuwait posted a record budget surplus of KD13.2 billion ($47 billion) in the fiscal year that ended March 31 as oil prices and output rose.