#Kuwait

Fire breaks out at Kuwait’s Mina Al-Ahmadi refinery, injuries reported

The refinery’s export operations have not been affected

Senior Kuwaiti official probed over ‘unauthorised’ decision to ban expats over 60

The decision to ban expatriates aged over 60 who do not hold a university degree from renewing their work permits has been revoked

Kuwaiti ruler makes unprecedented call for dialogue amid impasse

The initiative follows years of political tensions that have stymied efforts to diversify the country’s economy and promote foreign investment

KUWAIT-HEALTH-VIRUS

Majority of expats in Kuwait earn between $200- $400 per month – study

The Public Authority for Manpower urged for restricting work permit issuance for one year to ‘utilise skilled labour already in the country’

Kuwait says foreigners on commercial visit visas can switch to work permits

Thousands of expats have left Kuwait this year and have been unable to return to the country due to the pandemic

Kuwait’s expat population down by 56,000 in the first half of 2021 – report

The total number of expats in Kuwait stood at 3.154 million at the end of June

Kuwait Airways resumes direct flights to New York

Flights will be operated once a week between the two destinations

Kuwait resumes commercial flights with India

Kuwait’s aviation authority has confirmed that five flights will operate per day between the two countries

Does this decade hold the keys to a circular economy?

It’s clear that sustainability is so much more than manufacturing eco-friendly products

Kuwait’s KNPC refines its digital transformation with VMware

Deploys private cloud and hyperconverged infrastructure to boost agility and security

Kuwait to resume flights with six countries including India, Pakistan and Egypt

The latest decision comes following a decline in the number of new Covid-19 cases in Kuwait

Kuwait asks ministries to cut spending by 10% amid budget gap

The OPEC member posted record $36bn budget deficit in 2020

Kuwait masks

Kuwait considers reducing visa fee for residents aged over 60

The country had earlier banned the issuance of work permit renewals for expatriates aged 60 who do not hold university degrees

Kuwait posts record $36bn deficit on oil price drop, virus

Salaries and subsidies in the 2020-21 fiscal year accounted for 73 per cent of spending

Kuwait: Fully vaccinated expats can return from Aug 1, need to undergo home quarantine

Kuwait residents with valid iqamas can return to the country provided they have received one of four approved vaccines

Kuwait removes most Covid-19 restrictions, resumes all commercial activities

Large gatherings continue to be banned, and those not vaccinated will have restricted entry in certain areas

Kuwait credit rating cut for second time in two years by S&P

The sovereign credit rating was cut one level to A+ from AA-

Kuwait opens first permanent LNG facility as it looks to boost gas imports

The Al Zour LNG terminal received its first cargo of gas, from Qatar, on Monday

Disney opens Middle East’s first shop-in-shops in UAE, Kuwait

An additional 26 locations are set to open across the region over the next four weeks

Kuwait to shut all clubs offering activities for children from July 25

The clubs have been closed as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of Covid-19

Will higher oil prices help GCC economies surge into the post-Covid era?

The recovery in oil prices presents an opportunity for Gulf economies to accelerate the recovery from the pandemic and strengthen diversification

Kuwait to resume direct flights to 12 destinations, opens land and sea borders for vaccinated citizens

Flights to several European destinations as well as the US will resume from July 1

Only vaccinated individuals now allowed to enter malls, restaurants, gyms and salons in Kuwait

A person will need to show their vaccination status on the My Identity or Immunity mobile application

Kuwait’s $134bn pension fund has record gain in turnaround

The $134bn pension fund recorded 20.9 per cent growth in assets in the year ended March 31

Kuwait resumes flights to the UK following suspension in Jan

Kuwait Airways, Jazeera Airways and British Airways have been licenced to operate direct flights to and from London Heathrow airport

Kuwait city

Covid-19: Indian variant detected in Kuwait – health ministry

No details were revealed about how many cases were detected and whether they were found among citizens or expats

Expats in Kuwait must have a monthly salary of over $8,300 to hire Filipino domestic workers – report

Kuwaiti nationals are not included in the new salary requirement clause

Kuwait issues new regulations for jewellery stores

Price tags must include the company’s name, serial number (barcode), carat, weight and type of the piece

Covid-19: Kuwait ends quarantine for vaccinated travellers, eases some restrictions

Restaurants and cafes can offer dine-in services starting from Sunday, May 23

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