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· August, 2007

Stories about Kuwait from August, 2007

Kuwait: Crazy Week for Bloggers

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...

Eiffel Tower Not ‘That Big’

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.”

Kuwait: Sponsorship System

Kiwi Nomad, who lives in Kuwait, links to an article which discusses the ‘sponsorship’ system in the Arabian Gulf.

Kuwait: Jailed Blogger Released

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...

Kuwait: Where is the Oil Money?

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...

Kuwaiti blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh released!

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: Blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh Arrested

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.

Kuwait: Micheal Moore in Kuwait

Mark fishes a video featuring Micheal Moore in Kuwait in 1994.

Kuwait: Dirty Toilets

Caleb Bardeforte from Kuwait isn't happy with the hygiene – or rather lack of it – in the toilets of a Kuwaiti mall.

South Asia: Slaving in the Middle East

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...

Kuwaiti Magicians in Las Vegas

Kuwaiti magicians are leaving their mark on Las Vegas, reports Mark.

Kuwait: Meteor Sightings

Teagirl from Kuwait goes meteor watching with her family. Find out if the mission was successful.

Kuwait: Copyright Infringement

Hellraiser from Kuwait draws attention to a copyright infringement in this post.

Kuwait: Pajamas in Fashion

Bored Kuwaiti doesn't understand why some people leave their homes in their pajamas.

Arabisto: Where Arab Americans Make a Difference

Arabisto is an Arab American blog where Arab Americans make a difference. This week I speak to founder Nadia Gergis who tells us about the site, why and how it...

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