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Kuwait bans unvaccinated citizens to travel abroad

Kuwait bans unvaccinated citizens to travel abroad
Kuwait banned unvaccinated citizens from traveling abroad as of August 1, the government communication office reported.

Kuwait ease most of the Covid-19 restrictions

Kuwait ease most of the Covid-19 restrictions
Kuwait removes most Covid-19 restrictions, resumes all commercial activities starting from Tuesday, July 27.

Ban on cafes serving sisha continues in Kuwait

 Ban on cafes serving sisha continues in Kuwait
Kuwaiti ban on cafes serving sisha continues until further notice. Commercial activities can now continue after 8pm.

UN panel pays $600 mn compensation to Kuwait oil firm

UN panel pays $600 mn compensation to Kuwait oil firm
A United Nations panel paid out 600 million USD to Kuwait's national oil company as compensation for Iraq's invasion.

CBK chief calls for reforms to ensure stability

CBK chief calls for reforms to ensure stability
Kuwait central bank governor calls for urgent reforms to ensure stability.

30,000 passengers travelled in and out of Kuwait

30,000 passengers travelled in and out of Kuwait
Over 30,000 air passengers departed and returned to Kuwait during EId. Travellers boarded 282 departure and arrival flights, says official

Gas demand in Kuwait is set to rise in the power sector

Gas demand in Kuwait is set to rise in the power sector
Kuwait opens its first permanent facility to import LNG, as Gulf States accelerate efforts to wean their power plants off crude and use cleaner forms of energy.

Kuwait plans beach cameras to expose vandalists

Kuwait plans beach cameras to expose vandalists
Kuwaiti authorities are planning to install beach cameras to monitor beaches and expose vandalists.

Schools are ready to begin in-person classes

Schools are ready to begin in-person classes
Final decision on whether to allow 100% in-person classes will be taken next month. Almost 900 schools are ready to begin in-person classes in September

Medical supplies are provided in timely manner

Medical supplies are provided in timely manner
Kuwait Ministry of Health confirms medical supplies are provided in constant and timely manner.

S&P cut Kuwait's rating by one notch

S&P cut Kuwait's rating by one notch
Ratings agency S&P Global Ratings cut Kuwait's rating by one notch citing the Gulf state's lack of a funding strategy to finance its deficit.

Ticket rates in Kuwait soar for Eid holidays

 Ticket rates in Kuwait soar for Eid holidays
Ticket rates in Kuwait rise for Eid holidays. Rate of demand for reservations increased more than 100% compared to the previous month.

No COVID vaccine without appointment

No COVID vaccine without appointment
Kuwait Ministry of Health urged people in Kuwait to make sure that they arrive to take their COVID vaccine only after appointment.

Kamco Invest exits stake in Planet Pharmacies

Kamco Invest exits stake in Planet Pharmacies
Kamco Invest announces that it has successfully exits the 60% stake in Planet Pharmacies LLC

Zain net profit zooms up 17% in Q2 2021

Zain net profit zooms up 17% in Q2 2021
Zain group reports a sizable 17% year-on-year increase in Q2 net profit to 41 million Kuwaiti dinar (US$138 million).

Kuwait's real estate sector to recover in H2, 2021

Kuwait's real estate sector to recover in H2, 2021
Kuwaiti real estate sector to start recover from the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic in the second half of 2021, according to Real Estate Union Secretary General.

Kuwait to allow workers in 6 sectors to transfer jobs

Kuwait to allow workers in 6 sectors to transfer jobs
Kuwait will allow workers in 6 sectors to transfer jobs. These include manufacturing, agriculture, herding, fishing, cooperatives, free zones

Expats over 60 will be able to renew residency permit

Expats over 60 will be able to renew residency permit
Expats over 60 can renew residency permit by paying KD2000 a year. This amount includes health insurance and residency permit fees.

Kuwait, Turkey to enhance defense, business ties

Kuwait, Turkey to enhance defense, business ties
Turkey and Kuwait have the potential to improve bilateral cooperation in the fields of health and defense, Turkey's Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop said Monday.

Indian COVID-19 jabs recognised in Kuwait, says envoy

 Indian COVID-19 jabs recognised in Kuwait, says envoy
Indian COVID-19 jabs recognised in Kuwait. No problem for returning Indian expats inoculated with Covishield, says envoy

More than 50000 expected to travel during Eid holiday

More than 50000 expected to travel during Eid holiday
Kuwait: 442 flights scheduled to take off during Eid holiday period. 55,000 expected to travel during Eid holiday.

Kuwait's KIPIC receives first LNG shipment

 Kuwait's KIPIC receives first LNG shipment
Kuwait’s KIPIC announced it had received its first LNG shipment at Al-Zour import terminal on Monday.

Kuwait holds art event in solidarity with Palestine

Kuwait holds art event in solidarity with Palestine
Kuwaiti artists held an art event to raise money and show solidarity for the Palestinian people on Saturday

Kuwait to increase airport capacity to 5,000 arrivals

Kuwait to increase airport capacity to 5,000 arrivals
Kuwait's airport will increase its capacity to 5,000 arriving passengers per day, Kuwait's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced Wednesday.

Kuwait scraps 14,600 expats driving licences

Kuwait scraps 14,600 expats driving licences
Kuwait General Traffic Department cancelled 14,600 driving licenses of expats and were blocked from renewing their license after they had changed their professions.
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