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Kuwait picks Microsoft Teams for national online education platform

Online education platform to cover 400,000 educators and students across the country

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,111 cases; 422 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 480

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,359 cases, two deaths

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 477

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,538 cases; 451 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 472

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Kuwait’s parliament passes law to cut expat numbers

The law does not include the previously proposed quota system for expat nationalities

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,077 cases; 886 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 470

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Flu shots will only be given to Kuwaitis this winter, says country’s health ministry

The health ministry has so far imported 400,000 doses of vaccinations, according to reports

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 915 cases; 686 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 466

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,398 new cases; 520 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 452

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,431 new infections; total cases rise past 110,000

The new cases mark the UAE’s highest daily rise in infections

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Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,315 new cases, highest daily rise in infections since the outbreak

The second highest daily rise in new cases, equalling 1,231, was reported on October 3

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,064 new cases, 1,271 recoveries

The registered infection count in the UAE has risen past 107,000

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Kuwait warns against gatherings, mulls possibility of stricter measures to stop virus spread

Police officers remain “on the highest alert” to deal with any violation on the ban on gatherings

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,096 cases, two deaths

The death toll in the UAE has scaled to 445

Dubai-based Sweetheart Kitchen raises €15m in new funding

Virtual kitchen brand to expand its number of brands by five

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GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,089 cases; 664 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 438

Sheikh Mishaal Al Ahmad Al Sabah

Kuwait Assembly approves Sheikh Mishal as Crown Prince

In a special session held on October 8, all 59 members blessed the new Crown Prince

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Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman shoppers can now buy on Amazon.ae

Final pricing on Amazon.ae to include shipping fees and customs fees

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,046 cases; 817 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 436

Sheikh Mishaal Al Ahmad Al Sabah

Kuwait Emir names Sheikh Mishaal Al Ahmad Al Sabah as Crown Prince

Sheikh Mishaal is the deputy chief of the National Guard and brother to Kuwait’s former ruler, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 932 cases; 544 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 429

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 1,041 new infections, 1,001 recoveries

The death toll in the UAE remains unchanged at 426

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Kuwait Central Bank denies plan to devalue, stands by peg

Kuwait is the only country in the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council that links its currency to a basket dominated by the US dollar, while the others are linked solely to the greenback

Sheikh Nawaf

Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as new Kuwaiti Emir

Sheikh Nawaf succeeds his half brother, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, who died on Tuesday at the age of 91

Kuwait stops issuing driving licences to expat students and nurses

The decision will not apply to students and nurses who already have licences

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UAE announces three days of state mourning for Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah

Flags within the UAE will be flown at half-mast at all official departments, embassies, and at the UAE’s diplomatic missions outside the country too

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah passes away

The 91-year-old had been unwell for some time

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 995 cases; 528 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE now stands at 416

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE registers 626 cases; 607 infections reported in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 413

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 851 cases; 1,543 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 412