Kuwait

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.

Kuwaiti candidate Faisal al-Shayaa (C) celebrates with his supporters following his victory in the parliamentary elections (AFP/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT)
06:52 GMT

Kuwait announced the formation of a new Cabinet late Saturday, following parliamentary elections last month in which liberals made slight gains.

July 29, 2013

Liberals, who were not represented in the previous parliament, won three seats in the elections. Here, they celebrate in Kuwait City on Sunday morning. (AFP)
05:00 GMT

The emir of Kuwait has accepted the resignation of the Kuwaiti government in the aftermath of Saturday's parliamentary polls, but has requested that the Prime Minister and his cabinet stay in office in a caretaker role.

July 28, 2013

Kuwaiti men display their identity cards as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Kuwait City on July 27, 2013. (AFP/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT)
09:55 GMT

Liberals made slight gains in Kuwait’s parliamentary election, according to results early on Sunday, in the Gulf state’s second polls in eight months.

July 27, 2013

KUWAIT, KUWAIT CITY : Kuwaiti men display their identity cards as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Kuwait City on July 27, 2013. AFP PHOTO/YASSER AL-ZAYYAT
12:30 GMT

Kuwaitis headed to the polls Saturday for the country's parliamentary elections.

July 16, 2013

Kuwait is pumping around 3 million barrels per day of oil
12:26 GMT

The Gulf state of Kuwait has discovered a new oil and gas field in Kabed area close to the well-known Manageesh oilfield, Hashem Sayed Hashem, CEO of state-owned Kuwait Oil Co said yesterday.

July 15, 2013

Kuwait's aid package would comprise a $2 billion central bank deposit, a $1 billion grant and $1 billion in oil products
07:05 GMT

Kuwait has sent two oil tankers carrying crude and diesel worth $200 million to Egypt.