Persian Gulf countries are studying a $10 billion plan to extend the length of a 2,177-kilometer (1,353-mile) rail line between Kuwait and Oman by 60 percent in order to link it to Yemen in the south of the Arabian peninsula.
The National Football League is getting into the restaurant business, hiring Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group to run a steakhouse in the run up to the Super Bowl and putting the most desirable tables on sale at $50,000 each.
Iran is moving to improve relations with Saudi Arabia and end a conflict with the United Arab Emirates over islands in the Persian Gulf after signing an agreement last month to end a deadlock over its nuclear program.
Mubarak Alajji, a Qatari teacher, posted on Twitter in June that his campaign to aid Syrians caught up in the civil war had collected more than $170,000. He then went there to see how the money was used.
Kuwait is interested in investing in London real estate projects after focusing on completed properties for several years, Boris Johnson, the city’s mayor, said after meeting with members of the Kuwait Investment Authority.
Sun-drenched Kuwait, a desert nation with no solar-power plants and electricity demand that’s growing about 8 percent a year, has set the most ambitious target for using renewable energy in the Gulf region.
Clashes broke out at a demonstration in Kuwait last night when thousands of protesters opposed to government-imposed changes to the voting law were confronted by security personnel in the oil-producing state.