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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

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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

Kuwait adds 33 countries, including UAE, US to Covid-19 ‘high-risk’ list – reports

On Sunday, Kuwait extended its entry ban on foreign nationals indefinitely

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Revealed: Impact of Covid-19 on GCC retail banks revenues

BCG says earnings could shrink by -2.1% annually between 2019 and 2024

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Kuwait suspends entry of foreigners until further notice

Kuwaiti nationals will continue to be allowed entry, but will be subject 14 days of quarantine, seven days of which will be in an institution

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Kuwait warns of tougher restrictions if Covid-19 precautionary measures are not followed

Health clubs, salons, barbershops, celebration halls and tents are already closed in the country

Mandatory hotel quarantine in Kuwait for all incoming passengers to begin next week

The costs for the hotel quarantine will have to be borne by the passengers

Kuwaiti MPs urge the government to relax Covid-19 restrictions or compensate businesses

Health clubs, salons and barbershops have been closed for a month, while malls and shops need to stay shut from 8pm until 5am

Dubai’s Emirates to only carry Kuwaiti nationals on flights to the country

The directive is effective from February 7 until February 20, 2021

In pictures: Landmarks across UAE, region turn red for Hope Probe’s imminent arrival to Mars

The UAE is poised to become only the 5th country ever to enter Mars’ orbit

One of world’s richest nations taps wealth fund as cash dries up

To generate liquidity, the government began last year swapping its best assets for cash with the $600bn Future Generations Fund

Kuwait suspends entry of foreigners for two weeks, imposes restrictions on malls, shops

Officials have also banned all types of gatherings, including for national holiday celebrations later this month