Kuwait

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.

September 17, 2013

Investment opportunities between Kuwait and India
15:55 GMT

Kuwait is keen on bolstering relations and exchange with all Indian states, and values its relationship with India, the Kuwaiti Ambassador to India Sami AlSulaiman has said.

September 12, 2013

Pictured: the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990, which Iraq's new government is still paying the price for.
09:48 GMT

Iraq is keen on thrashing out remaining issues with Kuwait "and closing the file of the compensations," Zebari was quoted as saying

September 8, 2013

The NBK pointed out that the investment sector sales totaled KD176 million in July, almost double the amount seen a year earlier.
08:33 GMT

The increase in the average transaction size was partially caused by some y/y increase in the average size of homes purchased in July, but was mostly due to an increase in the average price per meter-square of both homes and plots.

September 1, 2013

Don't mess with Shams. She's got a song with sass comin' up (Image: Facebook)
08:59 GMT

She may not be on the battlefront, but sassy songstress Shams’ new track "Deen Abukum Ismu Ayh" (What is the Religion of Your Fathers Called?) aims at fighting all forms of extremism.

August 29, 2013

Talented Kuwaiti actress Mariam Al-Saleh is battling cancer. (courtesy of ashghan)
07:18 GMT

The sad news of Kuwaiti actress Mariam Al-Saleh being diagnosed with cancer hit Kuwaiti actors and actresses on Twitter yesterday.