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Economic activity in the Kuwait's non-oil sector has continued to expand, albeit at a slower pace, reflecting the impact of lower oil prices.  (Shutterstock/Riyas.net)
January 22, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
The IMF reports Kuwait has drawn on the General Reserves Fund (GRF), and to a lesser extent domestic bond issues, to finance its 17.5 percent deficit.
Yesterday’s protest followed a three-day strike over a new payroll system by national oil and gas workers last April. (AFP/File)
January 19, 2017 - 10:00 GMT
Kuwait Oil Company's union members are protesting at company headquarters over plans to privatise areas related to oil services in the coming two to three years.
Kuwait Football Association headquarters
January 18, 2017 - 15:38 GMT
The Gulf Cup Federation (GCF) has commended Kuwait's significant role in sports and its effective contribution to the development of Gulf football.
Photo: arabtimesonline.com
January 17, 2017 - 15:35 GMT
For the sixth time in history, Kuwait Football Club raised His Highness the Crown Prince’s Football Cup after defeating Qadsiya...
Kuwait's private sector will contribute 16.9 percent of the infrastructure spend. (Shutterstock/Mike Dotta)
January 17, 2017 - 12:18 GMT
Kuwait's planned projects cover houses, roads, electricity, ports, airports, telecommunications and renewable energy.
Figures indicate that Kuwaiti nationals represent 16.9 per cent of the 2.5 million employed people.  (Shutterstock)
January 17, 2017 - 06:03 GMT
With expats representing up to 70 percent of doctors and 94 percent of nurses in Kuwait, a dramatic reduction of foreigners would present a serious challenges in the health sector.
The plane had just passed Shiraz at 38,000 feet when the pilot decided to change course and head for Kuwait, rather than land in Iran. (AFP/File)
January 16, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The pilot has requested an emergency landing at the Kuwait City airport after leaving Salalah, citing that a bomb scare as the reason for the move.
A Germany-bound Eurowings passenger flight from Salalah in Oman made an emergency landing in Kuwait city on Sunday over a bomb threat but no explosives were found on board. (AFP/File)
January 15, 2017 - 15:00 GMT
The aircraft requested an emergency landing when traveling from Salalah in Oman to Cologne in Germany with 299 passengers on board.
 Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah (Photo: KUNA)
January 11, 2017 - 15:30 GMT
Kuwaiti Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah has renewed his call for a lift...
Estimates suggest expats make up 70 per cent of Kuwait’s 4.4 million population. (Global Construction Review)
January 09, 2017 - 07:00 GMT
Kuwait's MPs have demanded the deportation of 100,000 expats a year for security, economic and social reasons.
Kuwait Football Association headquarters
January 05, 2017 - 19:42 GMT
Kuwait's parliamentary committee for sports and youth affairs decided on Thursday to address a message to the International Federation of Association Football...
Earlier selloff came as traders grew anxious about whether OPEC members and other oil producers would scale back output as part of a deal agreed in late 2016. (Shutterstock)
January 05, 2017 - 06:15 GMT
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation moved to dispel trader anxiety, saying it was committed to curbing output and had notified clients that the production cuts would be in effect from the start of January.
The International Olympic Committee logo
January 03, 2017 - 16:24 GMT
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has rejected a call by the Kuwaiti government to temporarily lift a 14-month sports ban while the Gulf State amends a controversial law.

The total length of the main causeway is 36 km of which 27 km is a marine bridge structure. (DesignMENA.com)
December 29, 2016 - 09:30 GMT
The Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Al Sabah causeway, one of the largest infrastructure projects in the GCC is nearly 70 percent complete.
Approximately a year ago, ABK completed the acquisition of Piraeus Bank Egypt for $150 million. (LinkedIn)
December 28, 2016 - 12:30 GMT
The ABK rebranding exercise encompasses the entire 39-branch network of Pireaus Bank Egypt which will be completed by the end of December 2016.
The Kuwaiti team win the 8th GCC Wheelchair Basketball Championship in a row after beating Saudi Arabia 62-56 in the final (Photo: KUNA)
December 25, 2016 - 20:47 GMT
The Kuwaiti team on Saturday won the 8th GCC Wheelchair Basketball Championship in a row after beating Saudi Arabia 62-56 in the final.