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· January, 2008

Stories about Kuwait from January, 2008

MENA: Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr…It's Freezing

Brrrr... It's freezing in the Middle East is the message that has been popping up on blogs recently. Here's a round up of what some of the region's bloggers had...

Kuwait: Get Children off the Streets

Fonzy from Kuwait calls upon parents to get children off the streets – where accidents are waiting to happen.

Kuwait: 42pc Women in Labour Force

From Kuwait, Fonzy sheds light on labour statistics in the oil-rich country – where women make up 42 per cent of the work force.

Kuwait: Scarlett Johansson in Kuwait

Actress Scarlett Johansson visited a military camp in Kuwait, making blogger Mark to ask: “How does one go about getting access to US camps in Kuwait?”

Japan: The Whistle of the Middle East

The sport of handball is receiving the kind of attention from the media and general public it never has before in Japan, as well as in Korea. The dispute came...

Kuwait: Relative Freedom

Fonzy, from Kuwait, discusses the Independent Freedom House's ratings of some Arab countries and Israel.

Kuwait: Saudis with Free Time

A video showing some pranks Saudi youngsters were up to, posted by Mark from Kuwait, has raised concerns among some of his readers.

Kuwait: Camel Meat

Desert Girl from Kuwait is planning to make a camel meat meal.

Kuwait: Old Pictures

Mark finds his picture as a child in a photography book on Kuwait.

GCC-Iran Relations Improving

Marc Lynch takes a closer look at the improving relationship between Gulf Arab states and Iran in this post, despite Bush's visit to the region. The Gulf Cooperation Council is...

Kuwait: Shrimping Ban

A seven-month shrimping ban begins in Kuwait tomorrow, announces Fonzy.

Kuwait: Annoying Columnist

Kuwaiti Forza expresses his annoyance with a local columnist, whom he accuses of tarnishing the reputation of his country.

Kuwait: Charity Paintball Tourney

Mark, who lives in Kuwait, announces a charity paint ball tournament – the proceeds of which will go towards an animal shelter.

Kuwait: Parking Problems

Parking problems? Fonzy, who lives in Kuwait, shares his story with a colleague in the bank he works for over a parking spot.

Kuwait: Editor in Court

Kuwaiti blogger Forza updates us on the trial of an editor of an online publication in court for slander.

Kuwait: Video Bloggers in Kuwait.

Lebanese blogger Mark, who lives in Kuwait, introduces us to two video bloggers from Kuwait – Rashisha and Stan.

Kuwait: Advice to Parliament

K the Kuwaiti has advice for his Parliament in this post. He writes: “A message to members of Parliament… You have been chosen to lead our country; leave your internal...

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