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· March, 2008

Stories about Kuwait from March, 2008

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March Madness in Kuwait

25 March 2008

Just as there is March Madness in the US, the phenomena seems to have spread to Kuwait - not for basketball but elections. Abdullatif Al Omar brings us the Kuwaiti bloggers reactions to the resignation of their government, the dissolving of Parliament and the looming elections in June.

Kuwait: Towers Mark 29th Birthday

13 March 2008

The Kuwait Towers, the country's major landmark, marked their 29th birthday without much fanfare. But one blogger did not forget the occasion, writes Abdullatif Al Omar who also takes us to a bloggers meeting, updates us on the olive crisis and shares with us the scene at the cinemas.

Arabeyes: Rising Cost of Living

11 March 2008

Prices of commodities ranging from grocery to building material and rent are going up, up, up and being the true mirrors of their societies, bloggers from Yemen, Egypt, Kuwait and Qatar are speaking up.

Lebanon: Gulf Tourists

11 March 2008

From Lebanon, Antoun comments on tourists from Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia visiting his country – after their countries issued warnings for them to stop travelling to Lebanon.

Kuwaiti Dinar at its Peak

10 March 2008

“The Kuwaiti Dinar has now reached its highest exchange rate against the US dollar in the past 20 years, which in turn has dropped to its lowest against the Euro being traded at 1.536 for 1 Euro!! Right now, the exchange rate is 3.683 U.S. dollars for 1 KD! This...

Kuwait: Farewell Dr Al Rubaie

8 March 2008

Kuwaiti blogger A3sab pays tribute to her country's former Education Minister Dr Ahmad Al Rubaie, who passed away this week. She recalls a quick encounter she has with him while she was a student in Egypt.

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Kuwait: R.I.P Ahmad AlRubi'e

7 March 2008

Kuwaiti bloggers lament the death of leading intellectual and politician Dr Ahmad AlRubi'e. Many bloggers posted condolences to his family on their blogs and some others wrote passionately about how connected to him they were. Abdullatif AlOmar brings us the story.

Stoned in Kuwait

4 March 2008

Desert Girl, from Kuwait, just got stoned. Before jumping to conclusions, read this post.

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