Stories about Kuwait from August, 2007
Kuwaiti bloggers had a crazy week, which started with an earthquake, or rather a small tremor, early on Saturday morning. The next day a blogger was arrested for a comment an anonymous reader left on his online forum. The week culminated with a fire at a local hospital and the resignation of Kuwait's first female minister.
Lebanese Mark, who lives in Kuwait, wasn't impressed with the Eiffel Tower during his trip to Paris and notes: “I was really expecting it to be much bigger. Weird.”
Kiwi Nomad, who lives in Kuwait, links to an article which discusses the ‘sponsorship’ system in the Arabian Gulf.
Following a local and regional outcry, jailed Kuwaiti blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh was released in Kuwait earlier today. While some bloggers celebrated the release, others warned that it could be a signal of more restrictions which could curtail freedom of speech in Kuwait. Another blogger expresses his disgust with men in...
Zed from Kuwait wonders where all the oil money made by Arab countries is spent, when there is only one Arab university among the world's top 500 institutes of higher education.
It has been reported that Bashar Al-Sayegh, the Kuwaiti blogger who has been arrested earlier this week for comment posted by an anonymous on his forum, has been released.
Kuwait yesterday joined the ranks of countries with jailed bloggers, following the arrest of Bashar Al-Sayegh. How did bloggers in Kuwait and around the region react? Here's a quick review.
Mark fishes a video featuring Micheal Moore in Kuwait in 1994.
Caleb Bardeforte from Kuwait isn't happy with the hygiene – or rather lack of it – in the toilets of a Kuwaiti mall.
South Asian migrant workers (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal) have a notable contribution in the developments of Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf region. But the abuse and exploitation of these workers is shocking and serious issue. Migrant workers fuel the engine of the economy but they are exploited,...
Kuwaiti magicians are leaving their mark on Las Vegas, reports Mark.
Teagirl from Kuwait goes meteor watching with her family. Find out if the mission was successful.
Hellraiser from Kuwait draws attention to a copyright infringement in this post.
Bored Kuwaiti doesn't understand why some people leave their homes in their pajamas.