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Kuwait to lift partial curfew for Eid; indefinitely bars entry from four countries

Kuwait’s DGCA has suspended direct commercial flights from Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

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Google opens registrations to MENA tech startups for accelerator programme

The three-month long programme will commence in mid-July 2021 and is for ‘Seed to Series’ startups in the region

Vox Cinemas to reopen The Avenues multiplex in Kuwait this month at 50% capacity

Moviegoers will have to be vaccinated and registered on Kuwait’s Immune App to be able to enter the cinema

Kuwait’s health ministry to notify availability for second dose of Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine

The ministry said it had not taken a decision to change the type of vaccine in the second shot

Covid-19: Kuwait to impose travel ban on unvaccinated citizens as of May 22

On May 3, Kuwait reported 1,246 new Covid-19 cases and 12 related deaths over the preceding 24 hours

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Kuwait indefinitely suspends passenger flights from India

All passengers arriving from India either directly or via another country will be banned from entering unless they have spent at least 14 days outside of India

Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa to launch operations in Kuwait

The company will launch its fully digital app-based proposition in Kuwait under the Virgin Mobile brand

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Kuwait curfew extended until end of Ramadan, cinemas prepare to open for Eid

The partial curfew will continue to be in place from 7pm until 5am

Revealed: Top 5 most powerful Arabs in Kuwait

The highest ranked Arabs originating from Kuwait in Gulf Business’ annual Arab power list

Kuwait asks banks to employ citizens in top leadership positions

Banks will have until the end of 2023 to implement the changes

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Kuwait mulls renewing work permits for expats aged over 60 in certain cases

The ban took effect in January this year

How chartered accountants can play a key role in the fight against climate change

Chartered accountants must lead the businesses they work with to integrate climate change risk into organisational strategy, finance, operations, and communications

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Kuwait might continue curfew during Ramadan, Eid

The nightly curfew currently in place from 6pm to 5am is currently expected to end on April 8

UAE leaders offer condolences to Kuwait’s Emir on sister’s demise

Sheikha Nouria was 96 years old

‘Customer behaviour has accelerated growth in online food delivery’ – CEO, KLC Virtual Restaurants

Online food delivery has grown significantly during the last several years

Kuwait’s state oil company to seek up to $20bn of funding

Oil accounts for 90 per cent of Kuwait’s revenue

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Kuwait eases Covid-19 restrictions, exempts vaccinated arrivals from institutional quarantine

The nightly curfew timing has been reduced by one hour

Kuwait aircraft lessor cuts purchases as virus weighs on travel

Alafco continues to divest aircraft that fall short of fuel efficiency and revenue criteria

Ban on entry of foreigners into Kuwait remains in effect – civil aviation authority

The ban was imposed by the country on February 7 as part of measures to curb the spike in the number of coronavirus cases

Kuwait’s DHAMAN picks InterSystems for Electronic Medical Record system

Project also includes digital infrastructure for issuance of medical health insurance policy

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Kuwait: Covid-19 PCR tests only from designated labs for incoming UAE passengers

Airlines must verify the tests were undertaken at pre-approved labs and that the results are not older than 72 hours

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Kuwait: Schools to reopen in Sept, cinema entry only for vaccinated people post Ramadan

Some two million people in Kuwait are expected to receive Covid-19 vaccination by September

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Kuwait’s Emir travels to Europe after medical check-ups in the US

Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah travelled to the US on March 4

Trade between UAE, GCC worth Dhs229bn in 2019

Saudi Arabia is the UAE’s top trading partner, with a total of Dhs113.2bn in trade exchange in 2019

Kuwait begins nightly curfew, mulls lifting institutional quarantine for vaccinated arrivals

A 12-hour nightly curfew – from 5pm to 5am – will be in place for one month starting Sunday, March 7

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Kuwait eases visa transfer restrictions for expats

The new decision allows expat government employees and those on dependent visas to transfer to jobs in the private sector

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Dubai’s trade with Kuwait reached Dhs8.52bn in H1 2020

Dubai Customs revealed the figures ahead of Kuwait’s 60th National Day which falls on February 25

Kuwait projects $183bn cumulative deficit over five years

Total expenses during that period are projected at KD114.1bn

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Kuwait: New restrictions on malls, restaurants, and private sector offices

Starting February 24, and until further notice, entry to malls, cafes and restaurants will be barred

Kuwait seeks approval to use wealth fund to finance deficit

The government’s also attempting to push through parliament legislation allowing it to tap international bond markets