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Kuwait signs $12 bn oil contracts, tenders others

Al Kuwait - The Kuwait National Petroleum Company on Sunday signed contracts worth $12 billion (nine billion euros) with three international consortia to upgrade two refineries and invited bids to build a new multi-billion-dollar refinery.
In the Media by AFP

Oil price 'fair' despite geopolitical factors: Kuwait

Al Kuwait - Kuwaiti Oil Minister Ali al-Omair said Monday that current oil prices are "fair" despite strong geopolitical factors impacting the region.OPEC member Kuwait is the world's fourth-largest oil exporter, pumping around 3.
In the Media by AFP

Arab summit calls for political solution in Syria

Al Kuwait - Arab leaders on Wednesday called for a political solution to the conflict in Syria, although the Syrian opposition had asked for "sophisticated" arms to tip the balance of power."We call for a political solution to the crisis in Syria based on the Gene...
In the Media by AFP

Syria opposition calls for 'sophisticated' arms

Al Kuwait - Syria's opposition chief urged Arab leaders Tuesday to pressure the international community to supply rebels with "sophisticated" weapons that would tip the balance of power on the ground.Addressing the Arab summit in Kuwait, National Coalition chief A...
In the Media by AFP

Syrian conflict takes centre stage at Arab summit

Al Kuwait - The Syrian conflict takes centre stage at an Arab summit starting Tuesday in Kuwait, where a regional rift over Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has been kept off the agenda.The dispute which broke out in the runup to the summit pits Qatar against Egypt, Sau...
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: New divisions threaten unity at upcoming Arab League summit

Kuwait - The Arab League is holding its 25th annual summit in Kuwait beginning on the 25th of March. New divisions within the 22 member League may derail any progress in dealing with pressing issues.
In the Media by Ken Hanly - 2 comments

Op-Ed: The Price of Freedom — What are we sacrificing now?

The proposed budget cuts by the Secretary of Defense are nothing more than a red herring from an administration with out of control spending habits, desperate to make the Affordable Care Act work, and a habit of targeting the military.
In the Media by Donald Quinn

Kuwait Airways buys 25 Airbuses, first purchase in 20 years

Al Kuwait - Loss-making state-owned Kuwait Airways Co signed contracts with Airbus Wednesday to buy 25 planes, its first order for new aircraft in more than 20 years, the official KUNA news agency reported.Under the deals, KAC will buy 15 A320neo and 10 A350-900 a...
In the Media by AFP

Gulf states step up policing of online media

Al Kuwait - Fearful of Arab Spring-inspired unrest, Gulf monarchies have stepped up efforts to monitor and control the media, particularly online, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said Wednesday.Saudi Arabia, which is on the group's "Enemies of the Internet" list a...
In the Media by AFP

Egypt army chief Sisi says to run for president: Kuwait paper

Al Kuwait - Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in comments published in a Kuwait paper Thursday he has decided to run in the presidential election scheduled for April.
In the Media by Omar Hasan (AFP)

Syria aid pledges less than half of UN target

Al Kuwait - Donor governments pledged Wednesday less than half the money the United Nations had been seeking to alleviate a worsening crisis in Syria, where it says nearly half the population is in urgent need.
In the Media by Omar Hasan (AFP)

Kuwait Constitutional Court dissolves parliament orders elections

Kuwait - The Kuwait Constitutional Court has dissolved the Kuwaiti parliament and ordered new elections. At the same time the court rejected a case launched by the opposition challenging the ruling Emir's change in the electoral system.
In the Media by Ken Hanly

Kuwaiti woman receives 11-years for tweets insulting Emir

A Kuwait woman has been sentenced to 11 years in jail for insulting her sheikdom's emir and calling for regime change on Twitter.
In the Media by Paul Iddon - 4 comments

Kuwait opposition attacked with tear gas by police

Police in Kuwait have fired tear gas in order to disperse thousands of people protesting against the conviction of a prominent opposition politician who was arrested for insulting the country's emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
In the Media by Paul Iddon

Kuwait media law proposes jail and fines of up to $1 million

Kuwait - The cabinet of Kuwait has approved a new media law that severely restricts freedom of the press and free speech; including bloggers and people using FaceBook, Twitter or other social media.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

Review: OZ, the movie, is great and powerful but what's with that makeup?

Oz The Great and Powerful has taken over box offices around the globe by storm. But after the transformations am I the only one thinking what's with Mila Kunis's makeup?
In the Media by Micki Hogan - 2 comments

US intelligence in Jordan captured Bin Laden's son-in-law

Bin Laden's son-in-law Suleiman Abu Ghaith, who once served as an al Qaeda spokesman, was in US custody on Thursday following a secret operation involving Jordanian intelligence services, the CIA and the FBI.
In the Media by Eko Armunanto

Remarkable behind-the-back shot goes viral

Kuwait - Table tennis is not necessarily known for making the highlight reel on sports television, but video of a shot made by Quentin Robinot during a tournament has begun to go viral.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 2 comments

Second Twitter user in Kuwait jailed for insulting leaders

A Kuwait court sentenced to two years of prison an online journalist for posting insults about the Kuwait government and the emir Sheikh Sabah on Twitter.
In the Media by Raluca Besliu

Kuwait's 7-month surplus is $52.2 billion

Kuwait - While many countries face budget deficits, Kuwait has over a $50 billion surplus for just seven months of the year. Kuwait had actually projected a $26 billion dollar deficit for 2012-2013 fiscal year which began on April 1.
In the Media by Ken Hanly
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