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GCC countries should prioritise economies, citizens and innovation in a post-Covid world

GCC governments need to pursue an aspirational future and bring it to life in a holistic and integrated way

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

How countries in the GCC can enhance and secure their citizens’ wellbeing

By shifting from social welfare to social investment, governments can deliver more effective services

UAE’s health ministry provides in-house Covid-19 vaccinations to elderly people

The health ministry called on the elderly to contact the toll-free number 800-11111 or call the ministry’s health centres to schedule an appointment

The benchmarks countries must hit to reach net-zero emissions

More than 100 countries have pledged to get to net-zero emissions in the next 30 years

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Saudi extends border closures, travel ban for citizens until May

The extension from the scheduled date of March 31 is due to vaccine delivery delays, officials said

Oman extends visa-free period for citizens of 103 countries for upto 14 days

The step is part of efforts to bolster the tourism sector of the sultanate

UAE issues advisory to citizens in US

The embassy advised its citizens to abide by the curfew decision

Saudi Arabia raises minimum wage for citizens by 33%

The higher minimum wage must be paid for a worker to be counted as part of a company’s quota of citizen employees

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UAE citizens abroad with Covid-19 symptoms, virus should inform embassy

The total number of cases in the UAE has risen to 49,069

Kuwait will not hire expats in the oil sector – minister

No expatriates will be hired for positions in Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) and its subsidiaries for the year 2020-21

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Indian Supreme Court suspends repatriation of citizens, including from UAE

It has decided to defer for four weeks all petitions brought before it related to repatriation of Indians stranded in various countries abroad