Kuwait

April 14, 2014

Kuwait's refining capacity will reach over 1.4 million bpd from the current level of 930,000 bpd, when the projects are completed.
18:45 GMT

The contracts mark the first mega project in the OPEC member's vital oil sector for 25 years.

 Kuwait last week contributed $2.5 million towards UNDP’s emergency support in Syria and neighbouring countries.
03:55 GMT

This year Kuwait contributed $500 million, and last year it contributed $300 million.

April 13, 2014

Happy Jordan: Solid choreography and slick production make this a winner!  Produced by BeAmman, a grassroots website that promotes the city of Amman, it sets spectacular dance moves against the backdrop of the Citadel, Roman Amphitheater and Amman skyline. Best scene? The two old men in red fez waving their coats as they dance down the street!
14:17 GMT

If it hasn't already reached its sell-by, what’s the appeal of Pharrell William’s pop sensation “Happy”? and how has it fared across the Middle East's far-flung corners?

Kuwait's opposition held a conference last week about their new initiative, the "national political reform programme" (Yasser Al Zayyat/AFP)
07:55 GMT

Kuwait has imposed a news blackout on reports related to a recording that suggests there is a plot to overthrow the ruling government.

April 12, 2014

Massive protests for government reform began in 2011. (AFP/File)
18:30 GMT

The Opposition Coalition in Kuwait is suggesting major government reforms, such as instituting political parties.

April 10, 2014

The latest GCC summit did not include the Qatar rift issue on the agenda (File Archive)
08:31 GMT

Kuwait expects "positive steps" to be implemented to end the Gulf rift between Qatar and other GCC countries.

April 6, 2014

Halima is going to be the latest face of "Al Mihwar" TV. (Image: Twitter)
14:31 GMT

Halima Poland is set to become the latest face of Egyptian TV channel "Al Mihwar."

March 30, 2014

Oil exports are expected to decline as market loosens, bringing the price down this year.
22:03 GMT

NBK estimated the country’s trade balance will shrink further in 2014 but stated that it will still remain substantial

March 25, 2014

Arab leaders gathered at Kuwait summit. (AFP/file)
12:16 GMT

Qatar's emir condemns fellow Arab countries at Kuwait summit.

Getting hacked is no fun for anyone.
09:53 GMT

Not cool, Mr. Hacker, not cool. At a time when Shujoon Hajery has reached the highest level of Instagram fame for any Khaliji, some knucklehead decided to hack into the social media accounts of both the Kuwaiti actress and her ex-fiance.

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
08:02 GMT

As the Arab Summit kicks off in Kuwait Tuesday, the ongoing Syrian conflict is expected to take centre stage of the talks whilst an ongoing spat between Gulf states over Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is likely to stay off the agenda.

March 24, 2014

Shujoon Al Hajery has called it a day after filming her scenes for "This is Me". (Image: Facebook)
15:22 GMT

Well, that's a wrap, folks. The 13 episodes of the reality show "This is Me", starring Shujoon Hajery are finally done filming.

March 23, 2014

A Syrian flag (C) is displayed next to the empty Syrian seat during the opening session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers' meeting in Kuwait City on March 23, 2014 ahead of the annual Arab League summit. (AFP)
18:00 GMT

The ongoing spat between Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar will not be on the table during the Arab League meeting scheduled to begin on Sunday in Kuwait, according to a diplomatic source.

March 20, 2014

Qatar has recently come under fire for their support of the Muslim Brotherhood. (AFP/File)
10:00 GMT

Arab League Deputy Secretary General Ahmad Bin Hilli announced that the Arab summit will not discuss the recent spat between several GCC members and Qatar.

March 16, 2014

The monthly gain was a relatively modest KD51 million, less than a third of the KD180 million average monthly gain seen in 2013
09:55 GMT

Kuwait witnessed a steady 8 per cent growth in its bank credit in January mainly driven by the household borrowing despite a third consecutive month of declining business credit.