Awan (Kuwait)

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Type Daily
Editor-in-chief Mohammad Al Rumihi
Founded 18 November 2007
Political alignment Independent
Language Arabic
Ceased publication May 2010
Circulation 15,000 (2008)

Awan (in Arabic أوان meaning Time) was an Arabic language independent newspaper based in Kuwait. The daily was briefly published from November 2007 to May 2010.


Awan was launched on 18 November 2007, being the tenth daily in the country.[1][2] Mohammad Al Rumihi served as the editor-in-chief of the paper.[2] Awan had offices in Cairo and Beirut in addition to its native Kuwait.[1]

The daily provided news about local politics, local and regional economy, local and international arts and culture as well as sports.[2] It had a whole page for expatriates in the country under "Awan Communities."[2] The 2008 circulation of the daily was 15,000 copies.[3] Awan was disestablished in May 2010 due to economic reasons.[4][5][6]

See also[edit]

List of newspapers in Kuwait


  1. ^ a b "Launch of Awan – First Arabic newspaper with convergent newsroom". Knowledge View. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Awan, Kuwaits 10th daily newspaper out". KUNA. 18 November 2007. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kuwait. Media Market Description" (PDF). WARC. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Habib Toumi (3 May 2010). "Kuwaiti Arabic daily Awan shuts down". Gulf News. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "Kuwait's Awan Daily Closes for Economic Reasons". Naharnet. Beirut. 4 May 2010. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Kuwaiti newspaper closes Wan Ifra. 30 July 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2014.