Prince William of Britain flies economy siya7iya

Prince William flies coach Eli Ross

The future king of England, Britain, and the United Kingdom flew economy on one of his trips in the US. I don’t have to wonder if this will ever happen in our region, because it’ll never happen at all.


The beautiful Muslims of Britain



Everyone and their neighbor made a video of Pharrell’s Happy song. And some of them were really good, like our local Kuwaiti version [here].

But this one, done by the Muslims of Britain, is the best one ever. It’s so positive and uplifting, it’s like the best commercial for the peace and beauty of Islam.

And when the video hit a million views, they used the proceeds (I don’t know from where they got the money), but they used the money they collected to help someone anonymously. And that video is so positive and beautiful, again perfectly showing off Islam’s gracious and peaceful principles.



Heathrow now offers free wifi

Free wifi at Heathrow

If you’ve ever been to Heathrow, especially Terminal 5, you would know that there’s no free wifi. Other terminals have stores that offer free wifi, but not T5. There’s paid wifi, but the Co. they use is terrible and you never can get connected even after you’ve paid.

But now Heathrow has free wifi in all terminals. Just turn on wifi and look for _Heathrow Wi-Fi and follow the instruction. The service is free for the 1st 45 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to check twitter and whatsapp. You can also get an additional 45 minute if you signup for Heathrow Rewards.

  • 45 free.
  • Next 45 minutes free with Heathrow Rewards.
  • Up to 1 hour more – £3
  • Up to 3 hours more – £5
  • A full day (midnight to midnight) – £9

British Visa

Visa to Britain cancelled for some Kuwaiti passports

Britain officially canceled entry Visas to holders of Kuwaiti special and diplomatic passports.

Diplomatic passports I can understand, but to cancel it for special passport holders is unfair to other Kuwaitis. Most special passports are held by members of the ruling family, and they surely can afford to pay the fees like us and also wait in line like us. What’s good enough for us should be good enough for them too. If visa is cancelled for non-diplomats, then should it be canceled for all Kuwaitis too.

Britain cancels Visa for Kuwaitis? بريطانيا تلغي الفيزا للكويتيين؟

Rumor Britain cancels visa for Kuwait

Take this exciting news with a huge grain of salt, Al-Siyasa is not a solid reliable newspaper.  It would be nice though to finally be rid of the long and expensive procedure Kuwaitis take to get the Visa.

The British Embassy extends its working hours for Visa applications

British Embassy Kuwait visa

اعلنت السفارة البريطانية لدى دولة الكويت ان مركز التأشيرات التابع للسفارة سيمدد ساعات العمل لاستقبال طلبات الحصول على التأشيرة وذلك اعتبارا من غدا الاثنين

وقال بيان صحافي صادر عن السفارة ان مواعيد العمل الجديدة ستصبح من الساعة الثامنة صباحا حتى الساعة الثالثة عصرا اضافة الى اوقات العمل المقررة بعد الافطار من الساعة الثامنة حتى العاشرة مساء

New Visa office times are 8 am to 3 pm & 8 pm to 10 pm.

I myself will be renewing my British visa this week, and was dreading the awful lines and long waiting times (especially in Ramadan’s heat). People say it’s been horrible this month, which is exactly why the British embassy decided to increase its working hours and to add an evening shift too [via Al-Jareeda].

Britain wins Wimbledon for the 1st time in 80 years

Andy Murray wins Wimbledon 2013




Scottish Andy Murray won the Mens-single Wimbledon tennis tournament. It’s Britain’s first Wimbledon win in almost 80 years, since 1934 if you can believe it.

The Royal Photobomb

Queen Elizabeth photobombs BBC

Queen Elizabeth toured the BBC the other day, and walked into the middle of the news segment. This is the best pic I could find of her royal photobomb [link]. Gotta love QEII, she’s so funny.

Kuwait Fund at Heathrow Airport


I found this advertising poster of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development at Heathrow Airport. It definitely is an institution we should be proud of.

Royal baby on the way, this time it’s for real

Finally, more than a full year after I wrongly posted about this, Kate Middleton is Finally pregnant. And this time it’s real and official, just check St. James’ palace press release. Can’t get more official than that.

Rumours are back on the mill, saying Kate might be pregnant with twins!

Yeah, I’m bored, I’ve got nothing better to do than do celebrity gossip. At least, it beats the bashing I get when I post something real as current events and local politics.

Congrats Will and Kate. Wish you all the best.

The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James’s Palace has announced.

Members of the Royal Family and the duchess’s family, the Middletons, are said to be delighted.

A spokesman said the duchess, who is thought to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, has been admitted to a London hospital with acute morning sickness and is likely to stay for several days.

The baby – the couple’s first – will be born third in line to the throne, after Prince Charles and Prince William [BBC].