Four leading Arabic newspapers have announced their joint decision to go off shelves for economic reasons. Al-qabas, Alrai, Aljarida and Alanba agreed to grant their personnel a day off every Friday, which means that their print papers will not be available for readers on Saturdays. The four daily Kuwaiti newspapers said that their sizes would also be changed early February to cut costs. They announced that their online digital Arabic papers would continue operating everyday as usual.