A new electronic media law in Kuwait is tightening restrictions on online publications. (Shutterstock)
July 25, 2016 - 15:41 GMT
Media companies based in Kuwait must now have a Kuwaiti owner, and existing companies have one year to comply.
Kuwait awarded KD570 million ($1.7 billion) worth of construction projects in the first half of 2016. (File photo)
July 24, 2016 - 13:30 GMT
Kuwait awarded KD812 million ($2.7 billion) worth of contracts in Q216, according to Meed Projects, bringing the total value of contracts awarded so far this year to KD2.25 billion ($7.5 billion).
A police officer stands next to an armored vehicle that was used by soldiers during the coup attempt at Taksim square in Istanbul on July 17, 2016. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
July 18, 2016 - 08:30 GMT
The Turkish military attache to Kuwait was arrested as he was traveling to Germany.
The ministry has also set restrictions on offices recruiting workers from overseas, mandating that they submit a two-year bank guarantee of KD 40,000 ($132,358) (File photo)
July 17, 2016 - 05:58 GMT
Minimum wage is now set at $198.54 a month, and follows last year's legislation establishing a limit of an eight-hour workday, mandatory weekend and 30 days of annual leave.
UN Special Envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed at an earlier peace talk in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
July 16, 2016 - 07:00 GMT
Delegations have arrived in Kuwait, despite Hadi threatening to boycott meeting with the Houthi delegation.
Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AFP/File)
July 14, 2016 - 15:30 GMT
Former President of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, met with the UN Envoy to Yemen the day before peace talks are set to resume in Kuwait.
Kuwait is looking into offering 20 to 30 percent of the four subsidiaries’ stocks for public subscription, keeping the majority of stock in government lock. (Shutterstock)
July 14, 2016 - 05:54 GMT
Kuwait is currently looking into the potential public listing of four subsidiaries of the national oil company, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).
Kuwait police. (AFP/File)
July 04, 2016 - 07:32 GMT
According to a statement released by Kuwait’s Interior Ministry on Sunday, five Kuwaiti citizens were arrested during the operations and all confessed to being members of Daesh.
The actual budget deficit for the 2015/2016 fiscal year which ended on March 31 is KD 5.5 billion, the first actual deficit to be posted by Kuwait after 16 years of surpluses. (File photo)
July 04, 2016 - 06:15 GMT
Kuwait has plans to tap up to $10 billion from international debt markets and $6.6 billion from the domestic market in order to cover an expected $31.5 billion budget deficit for the current fiscal year.
Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN special envoy to Yemen, at the beginning of the peace talks in Kuwait. (AFP/File)
July 01, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
Both Houthi rebels and Loyalist forces have released a combined total of over 700 prisoners since peace talks began in April.
The Jaber Hospital will becomes Kuwait's largest medical facility upon its completion (Twitter)
June 30, 2016 - 10:54 GMT
The state-of-the-art Jaber Hospital in Kuwait will employ an international staff, but restrict treatment to Kuwaiti citizens.
Six fire stations responded to the fire outbreak in Kuwait's Central Prison. (AFP/File)
June 24, 2016 - 09:00 GMT
A prison fire in the drug-offenses section of the Central Prison wounded 47 inmates and guards, and killed at least one person.
Kuwait's flagbearer Fehaid Aldeehani leads his delegation as they parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON
June 23, 2016 - 10:01 GMT
Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said the State of Kuwait is taking the International Olympic Committee to the...
An aerial view of the Zaatari refugee camp inside Jordan. (AFP/File)
June 23, 2016 - 06:00 GMT
Kuwait's UNHCR office announced a partnership with Jordan to help register and monitor Syrian refugees within the country.
Chairman of Kuwait Disabled Sports Club (KDSC) Shafi Al-Hajri (Photo:
June 22, 2016 - 05:04 GMT
President of Kuwait Disabled Sports Club Shafi Al- Hajiri said the change of the name of the Public Disabled Authority to Public Authority of those with special needs is something dangerous...
Established in 1964, Americana, or Kuwait Food Company, is the parent group that brought to the Middle East more than a dozen major food brands like Pizza Hut, KFC, Costa Coffee and TGI Friday’s. (File photo)
June 20, 2016 - 05:20 GMT
A Dubai-based consortium led by Mohamed Alabbar has bought a controlling stake in the Kuwaiti food franchise giant for $2.3 billion, three weeks after announcing the collapse of longstanding takeover negotiations.