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· February, 2009

Stories about Kuwait from February, 2009

GCC: Currency Dilemma for Arab Gulf Consumers

  27 February 2009

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hopes to achieve a monetary union, with a common currency, by 2010. Bloggers from the region, which groups Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, debate the merits of the union and more importantly what name they want for their new currency.

Gulf: How things work

  25 February 2009

Smile O Smile shares this joke on “how things work” in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman.

Arab World: Gasping for Air!

  16 February 2009

A massive dust storm engulfed the entire Arabian peninsula, leaving the people of Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates, gasping for air. Here are some videos, photographs and blog entries on the crazy weather, which was unusual for this time of the year.

Arab World: Job Losses on the Way?

  11 February 2009

With news headlines spelling out economic doom as governments, companies and individuals continue to tighten their belts, bloggers across the Arab world jump on the bandwagon and ask: "Are job layoffs coming our way?"

Kuwait: Hotel security ‘a gimmick’

  7 February 2009

Mark, in Kuwait, complains about lax hotel security, after being allowed to pass through a security checkpoint, without a huge suitcase in his trunk being checked. He remarks: “I always knew hotel security was just a gimmick of a sort to let guests feel more secure.”

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