Kuwait

May 5, 2014

Some Kuwaiti leaders fear the resignations are an attempt to dismantle the parliament (File Archive)
07:10 GMT

Five Kuwaiti MPs have now resigned as of Sunday over the parliament's refusal to question the premier on corruption allegations.

April 22, 2014

Saudi Arabia: No surprises here! The oil-rich Kingdom took the lead 39 names on the list with Al-Waleed Bin Talal holding on to the throne (and that libel case he brought against Forbes for “underestimating” his wealth).
10:51 GMT

There may always be money in the banana stand but where's the money in the Middle East really coming from? Al Bawaba has dissected the Forbes rich list to help show you where the Middle East's richest men are from.

April 21, 2014

“At the forefront of these projects came the multi-billion dollar clean fuel project, the new Al Zour refinery, the fifth natural gas plant and the construction of new liquefied natural gas import facilities,”
22:38 GMT

The new multi-billion dollar Al Zour refinery will be one of the largest oil refining plants worldwide.

April 17, 2014

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.