Kuwait

February 27, 2014

On Monday, both Arabtec and Kharafi declined to comment.
15:45 GMT

On Wednesday, Arabtec said: “The company denies that it will acquire Kharafi National.”

February 23, 2014

Kuwait’s expatriate community makes up a majority of the oil-rich country’s population of around 4 million – while the indigenous community stands at just 31.3 percent. [ Arabian Gazette]
19:47 GMT

A Kuwait Member of Parliament has called for 280,000 expats per year to be deported, in order to help address the “demographic situation” in the small Gulf state.

February 20, 2014


The value of the deals was not disclosed but local media put the figure at around $4.0 billion (2.9 billion euros).
19:41 GMT

The value of the deals was not disclosed but local media put the figure at around $4.0 billion (2.9 billion euros).

February 18, 2014

KIPCO, a regional investment house with stakes in media, industrial, financial and real estate companies, said in June it was planning an initial public offering of OSN, which it said on Tuesday had nearly one million subscribers.
20:32 GMT

Net profit in the three months to the end of December was 14 million Kuwaiti dinars ($49.7 million), compared to 8 million dinars in the same period last year, the group said in a statement.

Shatha in her beautiful gold dress during her Hala February performance. (Image: Facebook)
10:11 GMT

Shatha Hassoun had a lifelong dream and she made it come true this February.

February 17, 2014

Nawal and her daughter Haneen. (Image: Facebook)
09:11 GMT

Successful singer Nawal thinks that her cutsie daughter has the potential to become a successful singer, just like her!

February 13, 2014

Elissa on stage the Hala February Music Festival in Kuwait (Image: Facebook)
09:28 GMT

As the Lebanese superstar slipped into Kuwait, her she kept her nose up and her mouth closed, not taking time to greet the press awaiting her airport arrival for the Hala February Music Festival.

The Clean Fuels Project is a specification upgrade and expansion of Kuwait’s largest refineries as part of the Gulf state’s economic development plan, which has faced delays partly due to political instability.
03:55 GMT

Kuwait has approved bids worth a total of $12 billion for major upgrades at two oil refineries, the state-run oil company said, in a sign it is moving ahead with large infrastructure projects.

February 12, 2014

The Mina Abdullah I refinery package will be executed by a consortium of Samsung Engineering (43 per cent), UK’s Petrofac(47 per cent) and CB&I Netherland B.V.(10 per cent)
08:39 GMT

Samsung Engineering said on Wednesday it had won a $3.8 billion contract from Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) to build the Mina Abdullah I refinery of Clean Fuels Project (CFP).

February 10, 2014

Moroccan songstress Jennat opened up the Hala February festival (Image: Facebook)
12:45 GMT

Why, thank you, Jannat, Elissa, Amr, and Mohammad for making this month the most memorable music fest Kuwait has seen. Let the fabulous fun keep going and going.

February 5, 2014

Rotana stars Tamer Hosny and Amr Diab both have concerts keeping them from their filming projects right now.
13:04 GMT

Filming for his upcoming drama "Fame" will resume shortly, but the Rotana songster has to prove he's still on board the production company's train by performing at their Hello February Music Festival in Kuwait.

February 3, 2014

Shatha is to perform live at the Hala February Festival this year in Kuwait. (Image: Facebook)
13:18 GMT

Shatha Hassoun's fans received some good news from the singer this week; yep, she will be performing at the fab Hala February Festival this year. Woop!

February 2, 2014

The Egyptian economy has shrunk in the wake of the January 25 revolution due to the lack of security and political stability, said Al-Humaidhi.
18:08 GMT

Al-Humaidhi expressed optimism about the Egyptian economy's recovery, and stressed Kuwait's availability to help.

January 27, 2014

The 270,000-barrels per day (bpd) Mina Abdullah refinery was running at about 60 percent of capacity on Sunday.
03:55 GMT

The Jan. 22 power outage shut down all three of Kuwait's refineries.

January 26, 2014

Suad Abdullah takes on another unique challenge in "Thuraya". (Image: Facebook)
09:10 GMT

After describing her other Ramadan 2014 show "Al Wajiha" as a game changer for her career because of the uniqueness of her character, the project she's currently filming, "Thuraya", is also said to be different than any other she's tackled in the past.