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Stories about Kuwait

Countdown to Asian Cup 2015 Heats Up in Australia

The temperatures in Australia are soaring a week before hosting the Asian Cup 2015 starting 9 January.

Kuwait Sentences 1,000 Bidoon Children to Illiteracy

Children from Kuwait's stateless Bidoon minority received a rude awakening when they tried to attend school this year.

Kuwait, the Gulf's Poster Child of Democracy, Strips Opposition Members of Citizenship

Kuwait's decision to revoke the nationalities of opposition members and their families has sent shock waves across the Gulf. Noor Mattar tells us why.

Who Benefits from Trafficking Women from Madagascar to the Middle East?

Aaron Ross reports on his investigation in the heart of the ongoing human trafficking of young women from Madagascar to Middle Eastern countries: For some enterprising businessmen, the collapse heralded...

Muslims Don't Lie .. Ever

Despite warnings, that jumping on the April Fool's bandwagon would lead to hell, netizens across the Arab world, used the day to criticise their governments.

The ‘Happy’ Videos of Middle East and North Africa

From Lebanon to Morocco, passing by Jordan, Israel, Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Tunis, and Algeria, it seems like the MENA region is filled with people willing to just be...

Kuwait is Dancing and Happy

Kuwait is happy with its very own version of Pharrell's Happy music video. Watch the video to see how Kuwait dances.

Kuwait's Stateless Protest for Citizenship Rights

As many as 120,000 stateless Kuwaitis (Bedoon) are denied access to healthcare, education, employment, and any sort of documentation. They are now protesting to get their rights.

Kuwaiti Emir Pardons Jailed Tweeters

Under Kuwaiti law, lese majeste is prohibited as the Emir's stance "cannot be violated." Some argued those convicted and imprisoned were exercising their freedom of speech.

Arabic Hashtag Trending Worldwide on Twitter

Kuwaiti Hamad Al Sabah tweets: @hmalsabah: Twitter is finally allowing Arabic hashtags to trend worldwide #كلام_مصري_مترجم pic.twitter.com/tb84Nkrk94 Netizens are using the hashtag, which translates to Egyptian Talk Translated, to translate...

A Platform for Middle East's Indie Musicians

Targeted by Kuwaiti Police, Stateless Video Blogger Calls it Quits

A video blogger in Kuwait is walking away from his cyber-activism, writing that police have threatened and beaten him. Mona Kareem tells us why the Angry Bedoon will no longer...

Kuwait: Stateless Activist Goes on Hunger Strike

On January 16, stateless activist Abdulhakim AlFadhli entered hunger strike in prison right after getting a two-year jail sentence. The court charged the activist with attacking a policeman in a...

Kuwaiti Twitter User Jailed for Two Years for Insulting Emir

Kuwait slapped a two year prison sentence to yet another Twitter user for using the microblogging site to insult its ruler. Netizens react.

MENA: Acclaimed Authors’ Favorites of 2012

M. Lynx Qualey, blogger, who is interested in Arab and Arabic literature, wrote a series of posts introducing acclaimed Arab poets, novelists, and short-story writers’ favorite Arab reads of 2012....

Jailed Kuwait Stateless Activist Tweets Torture Ordeal

Over the past two years, people outside the Gulf, have been exposed to the issue of statelessness in the region as the Bedoon (which translates to without in Arabic) communities...

Kim Kardashian Does Kuwait and Bahrain

Kim Kardashian completed a visit to Kuwait and is now visiting Bahrain. Here's Brian Whitaker's take on her visit.

Kuwait: Who is Dumping Garbage Outside My Home?

Mark from Kuwait complains about an empty plot of land behind his home is being turned into a garbage dump.

Why is the GCC Quiet about Gaza?

“Gulf countries awfully quiet about Gaza,” tweets Foreign Policy editor Blake Hounshell. Lebanese journalist Antoun Issa adds: @antissa: Amazing how eager GCC are to arm Arabs to fight each other,...

Arab World: What will Change with Obama's Re-Election?

Barack Obama has won a second term as US President but how does he fare among netizens across the Arab world? Here's a snippet of the conversation on Twitter following...

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