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  • Despite its aim to become a world-class financial and commercial center, the Arab Gulf country remains dependent on oil for about 94% of its income. The government has proposed a four-year reform program to promote the private sector and reduce subsidies on fuel, electricity and water, while increasing charges for public services, many of which are free for Kuwaiti nationals. A new law on foreign direct investment (FDI) that will reduce approval times to 30 days came into force in December, creating a public authority to promote FDI, to be chaired by the minister of Commerce and Industry. In a speech opening parliament in late October, Kuwait's emir, sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, said that it is time to launch a new decisive phase and a major qualitative move aimed at achievi...

  • The East Malaysian state of Sabah is only an hour by boat from the nearest island in the Philippines, and is not heavily guarded by the Malaysian armed forces, so there was no one to intercept the more than 200 armed Filipino men who landed at the coastal village of Tanduo on Feb 9. They occupied Tanduo and declared that they were the Royal Army of the Sulu Sultanate. In the Philippines, Jamalul Kiram III, who claims to be the legitimate sultan, said that the men had come to reclaim Sabah for the Sultanate. While the invasion caught Malaysia unprepared, the dispute over Sabah is an old one, going back to 1963, when Sabah became one of the founders of the Federation of Malaysia. As in many other parts of the region, it is a legacy of the colonial period.

    ... and military intervention followed at times, and one result was the Sultanate of Sulu's claim ...

  • How dull would Washington be without the impossibly blond and beautiful Rima al-Sabah, wife of Kuwaiti Ambassador Sheikh Salem al- Sabah? No one entertains like Rima. No one says "no" to Rima.

  • If blond and beautiful Rima Sabah, wife of Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem Sabah, ever wants to quit her day job, she would make an excellent casting director for Hollywood movies about Washington. Especially Washington party scenes. No one else seems to get just the right mix, and her penchant for "mixing it up" has won her kudos as the modern-day Perle Mesta. She's better than Perle Mesta," Washington doyenne Esther Coopersmith said the other night, arriving for Mrs. Sabah's black- tie dinner party for newly appointed Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace. "She spends her own money.

  • To Sabah Taleb Mehdi, who suffered under Saddam Hussein's brutal rule, Arnold Schwarzenegger is a champion of democracy. Mr. Mehdi is the owner of Arnold Classic, Baghdad's only professional bodybuilding gym. Now that Iraqis are gearing up to hold their first real elections, the chubby, smiling ex- bodybuilding champ is hoping for a candidate just like "the Arnold man.

  • KUWAIT CITY, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- His Highness the Prime Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Ahmad Al- Sabah called on all parties to adhere to the Amir's directives to respect the Constitution and the laws for the best interest of the country. The premier's remarks were made in an exclusive interview with the Arabic daily newspaper Al-Seyassah; the interview also appeared in the English daily, Arab Times. The message of His Highness the Amir and of His Highness the Crown Prince are clear; we are in a democratic state, and work within the guidelines of democracy. Those who break the law shall be held accountable to the law... we serve the interests of Kuwait and its future," stated Sheikh Nasser.

  • It is always spectacular when Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem Al-Sabah and his wife, Rima, entertain, especially when the candles are flickering, lobster is on the plate, and le tout Washington is there in black tie. They bring so many different circles together," Mayor Anthony A. Williams told the assembled crowd Wednesday at the Al-Sabahs' dinner celebrating his retirement from office. Moments later, looking across the room at Mayor-elect Adrian Fenty, Mr. Williams flatteringly observed that his 35-year-old successor was riding on the crest of an 80 percent popularity rating.

  • All of Washington is here," exulted Rima al-Sabah as she greeted the likes of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan and actress Lynda Carter Altman amid the mosaicized splendor of the Kuwaiti Embassy residence Wednesday night. "Not everyone, just our best friends," her beaming husband, Ambassador Sheik Salem al-Sabah, averred as Motion Picture Association chief Jack Valenti, Ben Bradlee and Sally Quinn (with son Quinn Bradlee), Lucky Roosevelt, Susan Eisenhower and Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta joined the receiving line at the reception honoring Janet Langhart Cohen Wednesday night.

  • While the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional sees its grip on Sarawak loosen in the recent state election, the Sime Darby merger is being investigated for insider trading. What has happened to credibility and transparency? IN SPITE of the state-based Sarawak Barisan Nasional (BN) successfully retaining power in the April 16 state election, the rolling effect of the 2008 political tsunami continues.

    ... ranks as Umno did when it entered Sabah in 1991. SIGN OF THE TIMES?. THE OUTCOME of the ...

  • I came by to say 'hi.' " A foreign envoy can hear no sweeter words, especially when they are uttered in his own home by the president of the United States. A diplomatic "coup sans pareil" to be sure, and Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem Al-Sabah could hardly be faulted for beaming as he escorted the "special good friend" of his nation to the podium at the Kuwait-America Foundation's Stand for Africa dinner at his official residence on Wednesday night.

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