Kuwait

June 30, 2011

Juhayman Al Otaibi was a tribal Wahhabi--a form of Salafism in Arabia--who led the siege of the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, in 1979. He was part of a small group who took Salafism's frugal interpretation of Islam to heart and wanted to overthrow his own government to bring this to life.
11:13 GMT

Salafi Islam is a disparate, ill-defined notion which describes many millions of puritanical Muslims, most of whom are not violent.

Kuwait is suffering from “imported inflation” (In this photo: Kuwait City's famous towers. Credit: TrekEarth.com)
06:55 GMT

The Central Bank Governor, Sheikh Salem Abdul Aziz Al-Sabah, recently announced that the increase in inflation ratings in Kuwait is mostly due to external sources, or “imported inflation”.

June 29, 2011

Kuwait towers from below, Kuwait City
09:06 GMT

Kuwait may seek private investors to help build its largest oil refinery after a government council revived the $14.5 billion project, which stalled two years ago amid political opposition.

June 27, 2011

Iranian First Vice President, Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, and Kuwaiti Prime Minister, Sheikh Nasser al-Mohammed al-Ahmed al-Sabah, during al-Sabah's visit to Tehran in 2009
11:32 GMT

The Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Kuwait has conveyed that Iranians are contributing to the capital of 1,378 companies in Kuwait.

June 9, 2011

Kuwaitis protest in front of the parliament in Kuwait City to demand the oil-rich Gulf state's Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Sabah resignation
07:41 GMT

Observers in Kuwait are expecting additional regression in Kuwait Stock Exchange on the background of the PM's interrogation and the ongoing political tensions.

May 29, 2011

Oprah in her Show Finale ended on her usual spiritual note, "find your calling" she urged, as this 'show' had been hers. Since her show is aired in the Middle East as well, a lot of people felt her mind should have been more opened up to our culture and reality.
14:57 GMT

Many of us can admit to having aunts, mothers, and sisters, who occasionally indulged in some Oprah time, and spent evenings with her Oprah Winfrey Show. However she leaves some with mixed feelings and the distinct impression that regarding the "Women around the World Series" said to have aired for our benefit, on an otherwise customised show for American audiences, the show was poorly researched.

Man in headdress overseeing oil retention pond
10:15 GMT

Sources in Kuwait have warned that there are signs of the beginning of a local crisis in the availability of diesel used by large trucks, factories and ships.

May 18, 2011

The Jordan bid is easy to understand, with its shared borders and historic ties to Saudi Arabia. Tribal divisions between the two were imposed only by colonialism. In terms of geography, Jordan is a natural choice for GCC membership. It even has its own ‘Gulf’ of Aqaba.
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Word on the Arab street, when not debating the latest on the Arab revolutions, and the state of catastrophe in Yemen or Libya or Syria, has turned to the new bid to expand the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Scrutiny lies with the two potential new candidates for entry into this Gulf state league, namely Jordan and Morocco. The twitter-sphere is buzzing (or tweeting) with humorous remarks, as well as more grave concerns around the implications of such a shift, for both sides of the equation: the new members and the former block.

May 5, 2011

Ayman Al-Zawahiri: 'Doctor', Deputy to OBL, Commander of the Core, and much touted heir to the AQ throne- though he is known to already have headed up the operations and effectively ran the show under the 'figurehead' OBL. Grandson of Al Azhar Iman adds gravitas; Mastermind of 9/11, $25 m pricetag.
15:51 GMT

Vacancy for Qaeda Chief; candidate line-up for successors. 3 or 4 names have been repeatedly emerging amidst rumor-mongering on who is likely to step up to the plate for OBL's role. Al Bawaba brings you a greater line-up of potential AQ leaders, and a flavor of their CVs.

March 31, 2011

Kuwaiti PM
12:46 GMT

Kuwait's cabinet submitted its resignation on Thursday in order to avoid parliament questioning, parliamentary sources said.

March 29, 2011

Kuwait
22:11 GMT

Two Iranians and a Kuwaiti citizen, all serving in Kuwait's army, were condemned to death on Tuesday for being part of an Iranian spy cell.

Kuwait City
14:12 GMT

Kuwait Finance House (KFH) AGM for Finance Sector Emad Al-Thaqeb has said that Kuwait Investment Authority had asked KFH to manage a real estate portfolio.

March 17, 2011

Project contributes to the marketing of Kuwaiti oil in one of the most important oil markets in the world
08:06 GMT

The Chinese capital Beijing hosted the signing ceremony of the agreement to launch the joint Kuwait - China oil refinery.

March 8, 2011

Sheikh Nasser
19:15 GMT

Hundreds of Kuwaitis protested on Tuesday evening for replacing the prime minister and demanded political freedoms.

March 3, 2011

Oman
19:29 GMT

An Omani foreign ministry official on Thursday stated his country had reconciled with the United Arab Emirates.