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Kuwait outperforms in strong Gulf – Tax fears continue to hit Egypt

DUBAI, Jan 22, (RTRS): Share prices in Kuwait jumped in very heavy trade on Sunday, the top performing market in a strong Gulf region, while tax fears continued to weigh on prices in Egypt. The Kuwaiti market index surged 3.2 percent, its biggest rise in more than two years, to …

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Dear Saadoun, patriotism protects Kuwait, not democracy

EVERY citizen has right to express his/her opinion on national issues and Ahmad Al-Saadoun, who recently expressed his views explicitly on the Al-Jazeera Channel is not the exception. However, he erred during the interview when he said democracy is the security of Kuwait because of which the country was protected …

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‘Mysterious’ kitchen language – Good-old Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 1, (KUNA): Al-Barmeez, Al-Marrka, and Al- Baiz might sound like foreign words to many of the newer generations of Kuwaitis; however, these words were used to describe several kitchen utensils and tools back in the day. In their book “the old Kuwaiti house”, authors Mohammad Al-Khrs and …

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Man, govt-made rifts – ‘Kuwait was not like this’

I do not watch TV at all, and therefore I cannot pass a judgment on the performance of Jaafar Mohammad, the presenter of the Al-Shahed TV, except for some video clips on YouTube which I receive on the social media. A video clip which was recently posted is about diseases people …

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Swiss President leaves Kuwait

KUWAIT, Nov 28 (KUNA) — President of the Swiss Confederation Johann Schneider-Ammann and his accompanying delegation have left Kuwait, concluding an official visit to the country. The Swiss guests were seen off at the airport by Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah and Head of the …

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Kuwait City ranks among top ten cities in the ME, N. Africa

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 27: In a new survey by Bayt.com titled ‘Top Cities in the Middle East and North Africa’, Kuwait City ranked among in the Top 10 Cities to live in. In Kuwait City, 40% of the citizens were happy about their current city of residence, and 19% were …

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No dinner in Mubarakiya – Kuwait stands firm

Kuwait has always avowed to be the last country to normalize relations with the Zionist regime, and this position comes from its firm conviction and stance on the Palestinian cause and approving their deserved rights. Kuwait adopts a strong stance locally and internationally concerning the rights and obligations of Jerusalem …

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Break Kuwait housing cycle

Asseel Al-Ragam is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the College of Architecture at Kuwait University. She was a visiting researcher, in 2011, at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Malaquais and Sciences Po Paris, France. She graduated in 2008 from the University of Pennsylvania with a PhD in Architecture, entitled …

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Raising Kuwaiti flag an Olympic dream – Kuwaiti swimmer seeks to set new record

Throughout my career as a junior Kuwaiti swimmer, I have always looked up to top Olympic swimmers. I observe their expression whenever they win. I noticed that they usually raise their countries’ flags once they are declared winners. In my swimming career and in every swimming competition I attended, I …

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Toward Kuwait’s Renaissance

Oussama Kanaan is the Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) which is based in Kuwait. E-mail: okanaan@imf.org  website: www.cef.me — Editor By Oussama Kanaan Why is this education and training Center located in Kuwait?” This is the question I am most …

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