Latest KUWAIT CITY Stories

2010-12-07 04:20:00

KUWAIT CITY, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah praised Kuwait's national football team Sunday for winning its tenth Gulf Cup, by defeating Saudi Arabia 1-0. While it has been 12 years since its last win, Kuwait has won the most Gulf Cup tournaments of any country. "I would like to extend my fervent congratulations to the Kuwait national football team," Sheikh Jaber said after the team's...

2010-10-04 00:58:00

DUBAI, UAE, October 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- His Excellency Dr. Fadel Safar Ali Safar, Minister for Public Works and Municipal Affairs, will discuss the exciting future for Kuwait's transportation infrastructure at an upcoming forum which is taking place in the capital next month. http://www.virtualpressoffice.com/eventsSubmenuForSearch.do?showId=974&en ableHistory=EventsTab&myLink=myEventsSubmenu&fromSearch=T (Due to the length of this URL, it may be necessary to...

2010-08-13 11:01:00

SWANSEA, Wales, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- David Gill, archaeologist, reflects on the fate of antiquities in the Kuwait National Museum during the 1990 invasion by Iraq. Professor Donny George, the former Director-General of the National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq has released a statement through "Looting Matters" about his role after the invasion of Kuwait. This personal account sheds some light into what was happening in Kuwait immediately after the occupation. George states that in the...

2008-08-19 12:00:26

TDME expands Cisco team New team to focus on tier 2 business in SME sector in North & South Gulf; invests in local account manager and inventory in Kuwait Track Distribution FZ LLC (TDME), a division of Aptec Holdings and one of the Middle East's leading IT distributors, has expanded its Cisco business unit with the appointment of a local account manager in Kuwait and the promotion of Peter D'souza as Regional Sales Manager for North & South Gulf (Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait,...

2008-07-17 15:00:22

Text of report in English by Kuwaiti government-owned news agency Kuna website BAGHDAD, July 17 (KUNA) - Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Thursday [17 July] welcomed the proclamation of the state of Kuwait for the appointment of retired Lieut. Gen Ali Al Mu'min as an ambassador in Baghdad. Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Muhammad al-Haj Humud told Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) here "We welcome the naming of Al-Mu'min as Kuwat's ambassador to Iraq and it is a good step in the right direction". "We...

2008-07-06 18:00:29

By A Saleh, Kuwait Times Jul. 6--KUWAIT -- The Public Utility Committee (PUC) will be a holding a meeting this week in order to discuss the Ministry of Electricity and Water's plan regarding power cuts. PUC Chairman MP Abdul Aziz Al-Shayjie noted that the MEW's plan must focus on how to avoid electricity cuts in a several areas in the state as they have been happening quite frequently this summer. Al-Shayjie pointed out that the PUC will call upon Minister of Electricity and Water...

2008-07-01 15:00:25

By Nawara Fattahova, Kuwait Times Jul. 1--KUWAIT -- Kuwait's environment is in danger and the government is not taking the necessary measures to protect it. As many violations are occurring in the environmental field, the Green Line Environmental Society (GLES) is watching the Kuwaiti environment and is trying to help preserve and protect it. GLES, a voluntary NGO, recently detected serious and dangerous environmental violations. The society has reported the matter to the concerned...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'