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Sunday 17 May 2009
Four Kuwaitis have become the first women elected to their nation's parliament, a resounding victory in a conservative Persian Gulf country where the legislature has been men-only for almost half a century.
Sunday 22 March 2009
Keith Harris, the chairman of City stockbroker Seymour Pierce and the man behind some of the biggest football deals in Britain, is believed to have settled his £300,000 claim with the Al Khorafi family, the Kuwaiti group trying to buy Liverpool Football Club.
Monday 09 March 2009
A Kuwaiti takeover of Liverpool looks less than imminent, with differences now emerging between members of the original consortium believed to be involved.
Sunday 08 March 2009
Seymour Pierce, the city brokerage run by football financier Keith Harris, could try to claim up to £7m from the Al Khorafi family, should the Kuwaiti group succeed in buying Liverpool Football Club.
Friday 06 March 2009
A Kuwaiti investment consortium has said there is still a prospect of Liverpool's owners persuading them to buy the club, despite providing the most candid indication yet that Tom Hicks and George Gillett's £500m asking price is way above the odds.
Thursday 05 March 2009
The Liverpool owner's attempts to sell the club have been dealt a blow after a Kuwaiti investment consortium interested in buying the club said negotiations were "going really badly".
Friday 27 February 2009
Rick Parry, who has announced he will stand down as Liverpool chief executive at the end of the season, knew his future at Anfield was only secure for as long as he maintained the support of Liverpool co-owner George Gillett. Gillett’s business partner at Anfield, Tom Hicks, has long been unhappy with the lack of dynamism he has perceived in Parry.
Tuesday 27 January 2009
Saturday 24 January 2009
Friday 23 January 2009
Monday 22 December 2008
The reputation of the Arabian Gulf as a financial hub was dealt a blow yesterday as Global Investment House (GIH), one of the region's biggest institutional investors, confirmed that it was unable to repay a $200m loan, and had appointed HSBC to renegotiate the deal, and its other debts, with international creditors.
Sunday 08 June 2008
This album of remastered recordings by two of Iraq's greatest traditional players is a reminder of the civilisation which Blair and Bush have destroyed.
Thursday 15 May 2008
Sheikh Saad al-Abdullah al-Sabah served as Emir of Kuwait for less than 10 days in 2006 until his rule was cut short by ill-health. But for years he was a prominent figure in the ruling Sabah family, a man who witnessed the full course of his country's modern history. He was one of the kindest and gentlest of senior Kuwaitis, admired and respected by his people.
Sunday 04 May 2008
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