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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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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

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

Kuwait to start levying airport service fee on all passengers

While KD3 will be levied on passengers departing from Kuwait, arrivals will face a fee of KD2

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Kuwait authorises emergency use of Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine

The first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines are expected to arrive in the country within the next few days

Kuwait Central Bank allows lenders to distribute 2020 dividends

The Kuwait Banking Association said in June that there would be no distribution of dividends to shareholders for 2020

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More than 83,500 expats left Kuwait in Q4 2020 – report

The number of expats in the country’s workforce has now dropped to 1.5 million

Kuwaiti military says those flying drones without permits will face legal action

Kuwait has strict regulations governing the usage of drones in the country

Kuwait MPs submit proposal to impose fee on money transfers out of country

Lawmakers have called for a 2.5 per cent fee on all money transfers out of the country

GCC leaders convene in Saudi Arabia for summit, sign statement

The GCC summit began with a keynote address by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman

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Kuwait makes three oil and gas discoveries

The discoveries were made in the largely unexplored western and northwestern areas of the country

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Saudi Arabia reopens airspace, land and sea borders to Qatar

It ends a blockade of Qatar by Saudi Arabia that began in 2017

Kuwait aims to vaccinate 80% of population by September 2021

As of Monday, 2,500 people were vaccinated and second doses will be administered from January 14

Kuwait to resume flights, reopen borders on January 2

The GCC state suspended flights and closed its borders on December 21 due to concerns over the new Covid-19 strain

Kuwaiti Prime Minister receives Covid-19 vaccine; says ‘safe to use’

The vaccination campaign would continue across Kuwait for several months

Covid-19: Kuwait commences vaccination campaign; Prime Minister to receive first shot

The vaccine would arrive on a monthly basis in Kuwait for a period of a year

Covid-19 new strain: Kuwait joins Oman, Saudi in suspending flights, closing its borders

The border closure will be in place from 11pm on Monday, December 21 until Friday, January 1, 2021

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Kuwait set to receive first batch of Covid-19 vaccines this week

Over 60,000 people have registered on the vaccination platform so far

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Kuwait to offer only one-year residency for expats – report

The new decision will apply to all expats entering the country

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Kuwait post-election cabinet has new finance, oil ministers

Kuwait elected a new National Assembly on December 5

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Kuwait approves emergency use of Pfizer vaccine

As of December 13, Kuwait has reported 146,218 Covid-19 cases including 911 deaths

No pre-flight Covid-19 PCR test for passengers arriving in Dubai from GCC countries

The exemption is not applicable to passengers arriving by road through the Hatta border

Omid Rahravani and Fahad Al Sufayeh

How entrepreneurs Fahad Al Sufayeh and Omid Rahravani are introducing new technologies to the Middle East

From IoT to national poll voting apps, and e-learning to women empowerment and AI platforms, these two entrepreneurs are helping evolve the technology landscape of the Middle East

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Kuwaiti voters replace more than half of sitting parliament

The incoming legislature will have 31 new members