Kuwait

November 4, 2013

About 969 million in 2012 was spent on advertising in Kuwait (Courtesy of Visit Kuwait)
09:48 GMT

Kuwait's advertising industry is creating jobs, boosting economic growth with investors spending an estimated 969 million in 2012 alone.

October 31, 2013

According to the complaint the laborers work for between 12 and 16 hours daily and they are not paid overtime money.
10:46 GMT

The embassy official noted about 1,800 Ethiopian laborers face deportation or can even lose their jobs for demanding their rights.

October 30, 2013

While Emirates acknowledges the incident, the airline is refuting reports that passengers were delayed for nearly five hours.
11:36 GMT

An Emirates A380 flight traveling from New York JFK-to-Dubai was diverted to Kuwait on Saturday due to a “technical issue", an Emirates spokesperson said.

Having initial plans for two-hub operations in Kuwait and Dubai, Jazeera today has focused its operations mainly on its home base.
09:23 GMT

Spelling out Jazeera’s success recipe, Boodai says, “We do not overload ourselves with huge capacities. We do not order large numbers of aircraft. We provide the market with just the right size of capacity that is required. This proved to be a very successful recipe.”

October 29, 2013

In its program, the government said that it was not possible to continue with the current generous welfare system and there is a need to review subsidies and charges on public services.
10:14 GMT

The government dropped a bombshell with its program that explicitly told Kuwaitis that cheap or free services are things of the past.

October 24, 2013

He said that the committee in charge of studying the problem of laid off workers at the time of the global economic crisis found that the number of Kuwaiti citizens working for the private sector, ostensibly affected by the crisis, was not as high as once thought.
13:26 GMT

Up to KD 18.5 million have been paid out to citizens laid off from jobs in the private sector, covering the period from August 2008 to October 2013

October 18, 2013

According to the economists, the consumption expenses of Kuwaitis are higher than their savings and investments.
11:09 GMT

Kuwaitis and expatriates spent around KD280 million over the last seven days as part of preparations for the Eid Al- Adha holidays, reports Al-Kuwaitiya daily quoting sources.

October 6, 2013

Kuwaiti officers are treating the case as one of money laundering.
12:09 GMT

A Syrian caught trying to smuggle 500,000 euros in cash through Kuwait airport said that he had received the money from charity organisations.

October 5, 2013

Nawal knows how to entertain (Image: courtesy of qalbaliraq)
07:00 GMT

‘You Understand Me’ and ‘I Will Never Forget You’ will soon be added to Kuwait singer Nawal’s personal music video hall of fame.

October 3, 2013

Kuwaiti courts sentenced opposition activist Mohammed al-Wushaihi to a three-month jail term because of his Twitter posts that allegedly "defamed" the former premier Sheikh Nasser Mohammed al-Ahmad Al-Sabah (Shutterstock)
05:00 GMT

Kuwaiti opposition writer Mohammed al-Wushaihi received a three-month jail sentence Wednesday for using Twitter to post "tweets" about a former prime minister.

October 1, 2013

Shjoon Alhajri revealed to fans that she is adopted. (Image: Facebook)
05:00 GMT

This week, Kuwaiti actress Shjoon Alhajri shocked fans by announcing that she's adopted.

September 26, 2013

The actresses working on "Al Wajiha" (Image courtesy of sayidaty.net)
09:30 GMT

Actors are nearly drowning in all the drama of the new television show "Al Wajiha" that leading lady Suad Abdullah says is a game changer for her and her colleague's careers.

September 24, 2013

Amal Al Awadi isn't wearing a smile right now. (Image: Facebook)
12:43 GMT

The Kuwaiti actress known for her looks and talent is weighted down by the loss of her father.

September 22, 2013

The spending has also received support from steady employment growth, especially among Kuwaiti civilians (Photo credit: tradearabia).
09:28 GMT

Employment growth was relatively steady, in particular among Kuwaiti nationals and skilled expats. The latter two groups are crucial to the consumption sector, said the NBK in its report.

September 18, 2013

Hayat Al Fahad will be suing her Twitter and Facebook impersonators. (Image: Facebook)
14:17 GMT

Hayat Al Fahad is so enraged as someone has been creating fake Twitter and Facebook profiles under her name.