Kuwait

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.

August 22, 2013

Their stunning displays take center stage within the park and are able to entertain the public for hours as they relax by the fountains.
16:21 GMT

The water features were specially designed to convey the message of Constitution Gardens, which aim to tell the story of the state of Kuwait before and after its formation.

August 21, 2013

Bodies are laid out on the ground at a makeshift morgue as Syrian rebels claim they were killed in a toxic gas attack by pro-government forces in eastern Ghouta, on the outskirts of Damascus on August 21, 2013(AFP PHOTO / HO / SHAAM NEWS NETWORK)
15:19 GMT

The international community on Wednesday put pressure on the UN to properly investigate claims that the Syrian government used chemical agents on a rebel-held area outside of Damascus.

According to the law, the percentage should be reviewed every two years, and it can be decreased, increased, or left untouched depending on the economic situation.
12:06 GMT

"Kuwaitization" was created by the government a few years ago to encourage Kuwaitis to work in the private sector as there were no available vacancies in the public sector for fresh graduates

August 19, 2013

Estimates reveal that the largest sector to benefit from this investment is likely to be the construction industry, dominated by the newly-sanctioned hospital projects and infrastructure in Kuwait.
13:42 GMT

Long-term investments in infrastructure have led to an increase in new business opportunities for Kuwait's construction and machineries sector.

August 7, 2013

Real estate sales in the month of June in Kuwait increased by 27 per cent year-on-year, to reach KD339 million ($1.18 billion), an NBK report said.
09:18 GMT

A little over half of the approved loans, which came from 662 applications, were for new constructions. According to NBK, these figures are roughly double the amount approved during the same period in 2012.

Maram is third time pregnant and hoping for a boy. (Image: Facebook)
08:39 GMT

Kuwaiti actress Maram is third time pregnant and hoping that she's preggers with a cute baby boy!

August 5, 2013

The new law will come into force six months from the date of issuance and is part of a number of legislative developments designed to install international best practices and further enhance the economic development of Kuwait, said a press release from DLA Piper.
08:47 GMT

"The new law is part of a number of recent, positive legislative developments in Kuwait's investment sector designed to encourage foreign investors as well as align it with international best practices, as Abdul Aziz Al-Yaqout, Regional Managing Partner, DLA Piper Middle East, said,

August 4, 2013

May Salim's wearing white for the 2nd time!
11:06 GMT

Superstar May Salim is one busy lady per Ramadan TV, but she can finally say goodbye to the stressful world of filming for the season and hello to a second husband this Eid.