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Kuwaiti economic crisis sidelined as nation goes to polls

Some 568,000 Kuwaitis are eligible to choose from 326 candidates

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Kuwait allows domestic workers to return from December 7

The cost of each returning worker has been fixed at KD270 to cover quarantine expenses

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,107 cases; 215 infections registered in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 572

Axa sells Gulf operations to Kuwaiti group in $269m deal

The insurer sold its stakes in Axa Gulf, Axa Cooperative Insurance Company and Axa Green Crescent Insurance Company to Gulf Insurance Group

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Kuwait offers second amnesty this year for undocumented expats

The amnesty will require expats living illegally to either get a valid residency or leave the country after paying their fines to avoid a ban

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,065 cases, two deaths

The case count in the UAE has risen past 160,000

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Kuwait going ahead with decision to ban work permits for expats aged over 60 from Jan 1

The decision applies to expat workers who do not have a university degree

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,136 infections, 773 recoveries

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 523

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,214 cases; 302 infections confirmed in Oman

The death toll in the UAE has risen to 520

Kuwait’s $124bn pension fund plans infrastructure boost

The new plan, developed with US-based consultancy Mercer, will start next year

GCC Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,096 cases; 903 infections confirmed in Kuwait

The registered infection count in the UAE has risen past 144,000

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Kuwait urges expats with expired visas to alter status or exit the country by Nov 30

Officials said those found illegally residing in the country after November 30 will be deported and prevented from returning to Kuwait

Kuwait’s $124bn pension fund had record first-half profit

A new management team was brought into the fund in 2017 to transform the state-owned institution

Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways cuts jobs as virus slams travel demand

The low-cost airline has also renegotiated leases with all lessors

Covid-19 update: UAE reports 1,400 new cases, 2,189 recoveries

The recoveries were the second highest daily figure reported since the virus first broke out in the country

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

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 registers 1,431 new infections; total cases rise past 110,000

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

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

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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