Woman Trying to Drive Father To Hospital Arrested By Saudi Police

A Kuwaiti woman arrested in al-Khafji, a small Saudi town close to the border of Kuwait, is still in custody "pending investigations" after illegally operating a motor vehicle. Her father, suffering from diabetes, could not drive and had to be taken to the hospital for urgent treatment. » 11/04/13 6:15pm 11/04/13 6:15pm

The War In Iraq Is Over


CAMP VIRGINIA, KUWAIT - DECEMBER 18: Specialist Ashley Walter (L) hugs Staff Sergeant Diana Royal from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division after Royal arrived in the last American military convoy to depart Iraq on December 18, 2011 in Camp Virginia, Kuwait. Around 500 troops from the 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry… » 12/18/11 11:35am 12/18/11 11:35am

The Middle East's Most Expensive Chandelier Destroyed by Croc-Throwing…

A Kuwaiti teenager is in some hot water after flying into a shoe-throwing rage and destroying a chandelier worth over $1.8 million. » 8/21/11 11:36am 8/21/11 11:36am

Rihanna's Open-Robed Perfume Ad Too Racy For Kuwait

Rihanna's ad for her fragrance, Reb'l Fleur, features the singer looking both romantic and sexy. Soft and dreamy, she sniffs a bloom… while her robe hangs open. Except in Kuwait! Where her robe is closed. Possibly via Photoshop. That's the Kuwaiti version on the left; the one for the heathens of the Western world on… » 5/05/11 9:00am 5/05/11 9:00am

International Women's Day: A Celebration In Pictures

Yesterday, March 8th, was International Women's Day, a day globally devoted to "celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future." The day was indeed celebrated, from Gaza to Tunisia, Paris to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. » 3/09/10 6:00pm 3/09/10 6:00pm

Middle East Recruitment Gives New Meaning To "College Girls"

A story in today's International Herald Tribune discusses the fate of women's colleges in this country. Specifically: Bryn Mawr, Barnard, Mount Holyoke, Wellesley and Smith. "In the 1960s," writes Tamar Lewin, "there were some 300 women's colleges in the United States; now there are fewer than 60." Sure, these schools… » 6/03/08 3:00pm 6/03/08 3:00pm