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Kuwait announces 9-day Eid Al Fitr holiday
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Kuwait announces 9-day Eid Al Fitr holiday

Wednesday, 16 July 2014 10:04 AM

Astronomers across the Gulf are predicting Eid will fall on July 28, but Kuwaitis will have the entire week off work

Kuwait threatens to revoke citizenship in crackdown on opposition
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait threatens to revoke citizenship in crackdown on opposition

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 7:05 PM

Warning is part of an 'iron fist' policy adopted by the Kuwaiti gov't cabinet following protests earlier this month

Kuwait's Gulf Bank posts 9% rise in Q2 net profit
Banking & Finance»

Kuwait's Gulf Bank posts 9% rise in Q2 net profit

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 5:03 PM

Gulf state's fourth-largest lender says it made profit of over $24m in three months to end of June

PayForward encourages start-up growth
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PayForward encourages start-up growth

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 2:39 PM

A new initiative aims to connect start-ups with industry leaders, creating an e-knowledge and networking space and fueling regional economic growth

Kuwait's Zain says court lifts freeze on Iraq earnings
Technology»

Kuwait's Zain says court lifts freeze on Iraq earnings

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 1:38 PM

Move coomes after a $4.5 billion lawsuit against the telco was dismissed earlier this month

Kuwait bans driver's licences for multi-worded job titles
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait bans driver's licences for multi-worded job titles

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 1:38 PM

Traffic department claims expats are elevating their job titles in a bid to avoid tough new criteria to apply for licence

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Politics & Economics»

Emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 12:39 PM

An emergency meeting of Arab foreign ministers in Cairo is being held on July 15, 2014, to discuss the situation in the Gaza Strip on day 7 of a deadly Israeli offensive against the Palestinian enclave aimed at halting militant rocket attacks.

Kuwait's Ministry of Health faces corruption probe
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait's Ministry of Health faces corruption probe

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:47 AM

Audit Bureau alleges the ministry failed to oversee contracts with international hospitals, medical centres, leading to the loss of public funds

UAE's TRA warns Twitter users about behaviour
Technology»

UAE's TRA warns Twitter users about behaviour

Tuesday, 15 July 2014 9:36 AM

Threats of violence, denigrating religions and disrespecting UAE all against the law

Technology»

NASA launches Antares rocket to ISS

Monday, 14 July 2014 12:29 PM

NASA launches an Antares rocket, carrying supplies, from Wallops Flight Facility to the International Space Station.

Agreement appears close in long-running Kuwaiti strike
Politics & Economics»

Agreement appears close in long-running Kuwaiti strike

Monday, 14 July 2014 11:48 AM

The director general of the Public Institution for Social Security has agreed to amended pay rise for workers who’ve been on strike for three weeks, forcing shutdown of the department

MP calls for ban on Kuwait’s Muslim Brotherhood
Politics & Economics»

MP calls for ban on Kuwait’s Muslim Brotherhood

Sunday, 13 July 2014 1:42 PM

Lawmaker says Kuwaiti branch finances operations in other countries; urges rulers to classify group a terrorist organisation

Technology»

'Summer Camp for Billionaires'

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:49 PM

Allen & Company’s 32nd annual conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, is an opportunity for moguls to mingle and discuss industry-wide business trends and social issues. Major media deals have been known to take place at this event.

StartUp»

French start-up helps seniors break digital isolation

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:49 PM

A new app has been developed to offer seniors a 'screen' tablet and a simplified helpdesk to help them using the Internet and break the digital isolation.

Kuwait mulls tobacco tax hike
Politics & Economics»

Kuwait mulls tobacco tax hike

Sunday, 13 July 2014 12:42 PM

The Ministry of Health is considering increasing the tax on tobacco & removing the subsidy on sugar in a bid to improve residents’ health


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