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Kuwait extends residency permits of engineers

Kuwait extends residency permits of engineers
Kuwait government has been urged to extend residency permits of engineers for three months. The Call has been launched by Federation of Kuwaiti Engineering Offices.

Kuwait set to revamp labour market rules

Kuwait set to revamp labour market rules
Kuwait is poised to fix up labour market rules due to pandemic. One of the expected decisions is assessing employers’ needs of expat and national workers.

Kuwait provides tremendous opportunities for investors

Kuwait provides tremendous opportunities for investors
UN: Kuwait has a long way to go to reduce its heavy dependency on oil revenue, but still, Kuwait has a huge potential to attract foreign investment.

Abu Dhabi's Agthia snaps up Kuwaiti bakery chain

Abu Dhabi's Agthia snaps up Kuwaiti bakery chain
Abu Dhabi's food giant Agthia is buying up Kuwaiti bakery chain - Al Faysal Bakery and Sweets.

Expats in Ministry of Education will be replaced soon

Expats in Ministry of Education will be replaced soon
Expats working in Ministry of Education will be terminated and will be replaced with Kuwaitis.

Kuwait road project delayed for oil pipeline protection

Kuwait road project delayed for oil pipeline protection
Kuwait Gulf Oil Company has asked the government to delay a key road project for 18 months to complete new oil pipeline protection plans.

80000 domestic workers to return to Kuwait

80000 domestic workers to return to Kuwait
Around 80,000 domestic workers will return to Kuwait. They have to undergo stringent health measures before and after arrival.

Kuwaitis travelling abroad should get health insurance

Kuwaitis travelling abroad should get health insurance
Kuwaitis travelling abroad are advised to get health insurance. It should include coverage for the treatment of coronavirus.

Kuwait Airport to commence 24 hr operation from Nov 17

Kuwait Airport to commence 24 hr operation from Nov 17
Kuwait International Airport will commence 24-hour operation from November 17. Proposal for institutional quarantine for those returning from ‘banned countries’

190000 expats enter Kuwait in two months

190000 expats enter Kuwait in two months
Almost 2 lakh expats entered Kuwait in two months despite government pledges to stem the foreign workers’ flow.

Ministry of Interior to allow renewal of residencies

  Ministry of Interior to allow renewal of residencies
Kuwaiti Ministry of Interior will allow renewal of residencies for visa violators. Many non-Kuwaitis caught in the web of illegal permit trading

Low-fare Kuwaiti airline launches Muscat route

Low-fare Kuwaiti airline launches Muscat route
The first Jazeera Airways flight landed in Muscat from Kuwait on 2 November, marking the operation of the Kuwaiti low-fare airline’s first direct flight to the Omani capital.

Kuwait airport closure is causing an economic disaster

Kuwait airport closure is causing an economic disaster
Kuwait is estimated to have lost around 100 million Kuwaiti dinars due to the closure of the airport and the ban on 34 countries.

Kuwait bans import of poultry from Kazakhstan

 Kuwait bans import of poultry from Kazakhstan
Kuwait has banned import of poultry from Kazakhstan, Mauritania and Senegal. This ban is due to spread of bird flu and Rift Valley disease.

Kuwait Airways to resume flights to Saudi on Oct 25

Kuwait Airways to resume flights to Saudi on Oct 25
Kuwait Airways will resume flights to Saudi Arabia from October 25.

Kuwait cracks down makeshift and illegal markets

Kuwait cracks down makeshift and illegal markets
The Joint Committee at the Public Authority for Manpower cracks down on illegal markets and shops. Over 70 expats violate municipality rules and set up unlicensed shops.

Kuwait Parliament discuss demographic imbalance bill

Kuwait Parliament discuss demographic imbalance bill
Representatives of Parliament and government discuss demographic imbalance bill in a meeting held this week by the parliamentary Human Resources Development Committee.

Kuwait Municipality: service based contracts for expats

Kuwait Municipality: service based contracts for expats
Kuwait Municipality has proposed service based contracts for expats, which is part of a governmental job replacement policy.

Indians advised to apply for passports 'in advance'

Indians advised to apply for passports 'in advance'
Indians are advised to apply for passports ‘well in advance’, Indian embassy has said.

Kuwait Maritime Summit 2020

Kuwait Maritime Summit 2020
Kuwait’s only and most comprehensive event on Maritime has been postponed. The Kuwait Maritime Summit will be now held on September 16– 17 september 2020.

Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait to take over Ithmaar Bank

Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait to take over Ithmaar Bank
Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) is set to take over Ithmaar Bank’s Bahrain operations. The Deal also extends to acquiring certain assets of IB Capital, owned by Ithmaar.

Kuwait suspends all types of new visas

Kuwait suspends all types of new visas
Kuwait has suspended all types of new visas. More than 400,000 expats with valid residence permits stranded outside Kuwait.

Kuwait Expat quota bill discussed in parliament

Kuwait Expat quota bill discussed in parliament
Kuwait Expat quota bill was discussed in the parliament. They will not target number of expats but number of jobs held by them.

800,000 expats entered Kuwait in 5 years

800,000 expats entered Kuwait in 5 years
The demographic imbalance has been a hot topic in Kuwait National Assembly as various MPs have put forth proposals to address the issue.

Kuwait rules out imminent return of domestic workers

Kuwait rules out imminent return of domestic workers
There are no signs that Kuwait will soon end a ban on flights from countries exporting domestic workers.
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