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· April, 2007

Stories about Kuwait from April, 2007

Kuwait: When Our Only Tourist Attraction is a Shopping Mall

29 April 2007

With the summer temperatures soaring, life in Kuwait revolves around air-conditioned shopping malls, reports Abdullatif Al Omar. Follow the arrows to read bloggers' reactions to why else a foreign head of state is treated to a visit to a mall; friends meet in malls and a boat show is held there.

Kuwait: The Truth About Franchising

27 April 2007

Business-minded Kuwaiti blogger io81 briefs us about the difficulty of owning franchises of famous brands. “Most of you out there had thought of opening up a store that you have encountered some where around the world… The truth is its not that simple, i had my share with different franchises...

Kuwait: Healthcare Update

27 April 2007

“(M)isinformed decision-makers and erroneous popular belief have shifted resources away from many of the basic foundations of a sound health care system (in Kuwait),” writes blogger Nadeem, as he continues to discuss healthcare in Kuwait.

Kuwait: Gender Roles in 1001 Nights

25 April 2007

Kuwaiti blogger Kuwaiti Femme shares with us an academic paper on The Interpretation of Gender Roles In a Thousand and One Nights. ‘I picked “A Thousand and One Nights,” … I'd never really looked at the stories before… and I'm sorry I hadn't sooner… They are just so absorbing… I...

Jordan: Kuwait Planning $5bn Health City in Jordan

25 April 2007

Jordanian blogger Naseem Al Tarawneh is excited that Kuwait is building a $5 billion medical city in Jordan. “This is a project I’d like to see implemented in Jordan, especially compared to the other stuff going on. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Jordan’s medical industry, went from 6.1 Million JDs...

Arabeyes: What Makes a Good Blog and a Good Doctor?

24 April 2007

From discussing what makes a good blog and who is a good doctor, we move to see the reaction of a father whose son is used as a human shield and why a blogger refuses to reply to comments on his blog while he is on holiday as we skim blogs from Tunisia to Kuwait this week.

A week goes by in Kuwait

24 April 2007

The unpredictable weather, shoddy telecom services and the rapid surge in the stock market are just some of the topics keeping Kuwaiti bloggers entertained this week.

Arabeyes: Thoughts on the Virginia Tech Massacre

19 April 2007

For Algerian student Nouri, who studies in the US, the shooting at Virginia Tech is too close to home for comfort. He links to the above photograph, from the Washington Post, which features one of his acquaintances, who goes to school there. “The brown fellow to the right, just above...

Kuwait: Order Pirated DVDs Online

16 April 2007

You can order pirated DVDs online in Kuwait and have them delivered to your doorstep, according to Lebanese blogger Mark, who lives in Kuwait.

Kuwait: Bloggers’ Show Aired Following Protests

15 April 2007

Popular Kuwaiti television show Al Diwaniya is being aired again – following protests from some of Kuwait's bloggers. The show, which was expected to feature interviews with some bloggers in one of its episodes was taken off the air, sparking speculations and rumours as to why it was pulled off....

Kuwait: April 16 Date for Iran War

13 April 2007

Kuwaiti blogger UzF reports that members of the Kuwaiti military reserve will not be available to play a video game online starting April 16 because they will be on emergency duty/detention for an unknown time. “I wonder.. is that about Iran? that's what we were afraid the case was..” he...

Bahrain: GCC oversight

5 April 2007

Bahraini blogger Mahmood's Den discusses the ills of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and their inability to implement important monetary policy.

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Arabeyes: Pictorial Tour of the Middle East

5 April 2007

American couple BSS and BRN, who live in Al Ain, in the UAE, have been busy clicking photographs of their new surroundings, bringing us up close and personal with the beauty of the architectural marvels they see around them. A special interest is posting pictures of mosques on their blog,...

Kuwait: What Bloggers Think of the New Government?

2 April 2007

After a long deliberation, Kuwait announced the formation of a new Government, giving enough material for bloggers to mull on. Blogger Zaydoun wonders what all the commotion is about. He even urges people to leave the new government alone and mind their own business! بصراحة لا أفهم مدى اهتمام الجميع...

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