Latest posts by Abdullatif AlOmar

March Madness in Kuwait

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

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.

Kuwait: R.I.P Ahmad AlRubi'e

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.

Kuwait: Dude, Where is my Winter ?

  10 December 2007

This week, a Kuwaiti blogger dishes out advice on how to behave this winter while others continue to give comedy act Axis of Evil raving reviews. Also from Kuwait is a visit to the Car Show and a price hike at Starbucks.

Ramadaning in Kuwait

  24 September 2007

Ramadan, food and shopping were top priorities among Kuwaiti bloggers last week. Abdullatif AlOmar takes us on a tour of Kuwaiti blogs which include a shopping trip at a hypermarket where even the shampoo looks interesting when you are fasting!

Ramadan Kareem From Kuwait

  17 September 2007

Ramadan Kareem from Kuwait as bloggers talk about museums, small businesses, conservation and the emergence of the new Kuwaiti superstar. Abdullatif AlOmar has more in this round up from Kuwaiti blogs this week.

Kuwait: The Blogging Monster

  3 September 2007

Are bloggers swimming against the tide? Are officials losing sleep over what is appearing online everyday? Should blogging be controlled? Or is controlling what appears on blogs another form of repression and another way of brushing corruption under the carpet? Kuwaiti blogger AseeL, from bara7atmbarak (Mubarak's Square), introduces us to the blogging monster in this post (Ar), which discusses some of the questions raised above.

Kuwait: Is Summer Over?

  2 September 2007

Summer seems to be over in Kuwait as the country's blogosphere gets out of its slump. This week our bloggers discuss another ban in the country, buying illegal DVDs, a new magazine for Filipinos in Kuwait and a fun day out at .. a shooting range.

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 an anonymous reader left on his online forum. The week culminated with a fire at a local hospital and the resignation of Kuwait's first female minister.

Kuwait: Pictures, Sights and Events

Kuwaiti bloggers are leaping into action, discovering their surroundings, attending events and covering them, keeping tabs on the latest developments on the arrest of the Monster of Hawali and looking for racial slurs on the shelves of supermarkets. Read this post by Abdullatif Al Omar to see what else is happening.

Kuwait: Here & there

Kuwaiti bloggers are talking about their present and past this week. While two bloggers are looking into their surroundings for inspiration and futuristic projects, another is diving into history to reinstate the rights of Kuwaitis to decide on their own fate, reports Abdullatif AlOmar.

Kuwait: Despite the Summer, it's Never Quiet in Here!

Despite the heat, Kuwaitis are braving the weather and making the most of outdoor activities. While some are enjoying boating and Flugtag games, one Kuwaiti blogger got more than she bargained for when she ventured out to sea without her sun block. Read Abdullatif Al Omar's report of this week's Kuwait round up to learn more.

Kuwait: Summer Is Officially Here

Summer has officially started in Kuwait and bloggers are debating where the best places to escape the summer heat are. Is it better to find a safe haven to cool down at home or travel abroad and risk rain and gloom? Read Abdullatif Al Omar's round up of Kuwaiti blogs to find out.

Kuwait is like a Cinema

Kuwaiti bloggers have more than meets the eyes. This week we hear from a Kuwaiti teacher, a film maker and an artist. We also see how one blogger reacted when the electricity was cut at work and why a vital pedestrian crossing between two sections of a mall comes to a standstill at 11pm.

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