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India, Kuwait MoU to protect workers rights

India, Kuwait MoU to protect workers rights
India and Kuwait have signed a MoU that brings Indian domestic workers in the Gulf nation within the ambit of a legal framework that streamlines their recruitment.

Vaccinated people to be only allowed in public places

Vaccinated people to be only allowed in public places
Only vaccinated people will be allowed into public places in Kuwait from June 27. This decision comes as Kuwait witnesses a surge in COVID-19 cases, including Delta variant.

8,000 expat ‘bachelors’ evicted from their homes

 8,000 expat ‘bachelors’ evicted from their homes
Capital’s governor: As part of campaign to address building violations around 8,000 single expats have been evicted from their homes.

Kuwait registers highest temperature on earth for 2021

 Kuwait registers highest temperature on earth for 2021
Kuwait registers highest temperature on earth for 2021. Nawasib city recorded 53.2 degrees Celsius, hottest temperature worldwide

Kuwait allows import of birds from five countries

Kuwait allows import of birds from five countries
Kuwait's PAAAFR allows import of birds from five countries. The five countries are Kazakhstan, Italy, Croatia, the Philippines and Finland.

Kuwait cabinet follows up on coronavirus developments

Kuwait cabinet follows up on coronavirus developments
Minister of Health Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah briefed the Cabinet on the latest coronavirus developments.

Kuwait City is second cheapest of Gulf cities

Kuwait City is second cheapest of Gulf cities
Kuwait City is second cheapest Gulf cities for expats. It was 113 cheapest city in 2020 compared to 115 in 2021.

Kuwait’s $134 Billion Pension Fund has record gains

Kuwait’s $134 Billion Pension Fund has record gains
Kuwait’s Public Institution for Social Security had its best ever annual performance, emerging as a new regional investment powerhouse.

Expats stuck outside Kuwait can still renew permits

Expats stuck outside Kuwait can still renew permits
Expats stuck outside Kuwait can still renew residency permits. Kuwait to allow expats despite being outside of the country for six months.

Kuwait to allow entry of fully vaccinated non-citizens

Kuwait to allow entry of fully vaccinated non-citizens
Kuwait government announces to allow entry of fully vaccinated non-citizens from August 1.

India, Kuwait MoU to streamline workers recruitment

India, Kuwait MoU to streamline workers recruitment
Kuwait and India sign deal to streamline recruitment of Indian domestic workers.

Kuwait issues work visas for foreign healthcare workers

Kuwait issues work visas for foreign healthcare workers
Kuwait starts issuing entry visas for foreign healthcare workers. Kuwait work visas will be issued for medical, nursing and administrative staffs, local media reported.

Kuwait, Egypt launch initiative to support media people

Kuwait, Egypt launch initiative to support media people
Kuwait Minister of Information and chairman of Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation launch an initiative on supporting the talented media people from the two countries

Kuwait's KPC to blacklist defaulting contractors

Kuwait's KPC to blacklist defaulting contractors
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation forms a working group to prepare a unified blacklist at the level of the oil sector.

KAC releases its social media activity report

KAC releases its social media activity report
Kuwait Airways releases its report on its role on social media during a year of the pandemic.

Kuwait is a key regional mediator

Kuwait is a key regional mediator
Kuwait is a key regional mediator and humanitarian donor, says the UK Ambassador

Minister warns of Kuwait COVID situation’s instability

Minister warns of Kuwait COVID situation’s instability
Kuwait health minister states about the instability of the COVID situation in recent days due to a remarkable rise in infections and beds’ occupancy at hospitals.

Direct flights between Kuwait and London to resume

Direct flights between Kuwait and London to resume
Kuwait's Cabinet has approved direct flights with the United Kingdom starting from June 13, a tweet from the government communications department says.

Kuwait’s GDP declines in 2020

Kuwait’s GDP declines in 2020
Kuwait’s GDP declined by 8.9 percent in 2020 in contrast to 2019, where the estimated value with constant prices amounted to KD 36 billion (USD 118.8 billion).

Kuwait Al-Musallam elected president of world body FINA

Kuwait Al-Musallam elected president of world body FINA
Husain Al-Musallam was elected unopposed as the new President of the International Swimming Federation’s (FINA) General Congress.

Kuwait’s foreign minister arrives in Saudi capital

Kuwait’s foreign minister arrives in Saudi capital
Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah, and his accompanying delegation, arrived in Riyadh on Saturday.

No hike in Kuwait private school fees

No hike in Kuwait private school fees
No hike in Kuwait private school fees but 25% discount enforced. Fees will be due in full should the in-person class system be reinstated.

Kuwait launches free PCR tests for Grade 12 students

Kuwait launches free PCR tests for Grade 12 students
Free PCR tests for unvaccinated Grade 12 students before school exams, according to Kuwait's Ministry of Education.

Kuwait airport likely to open gradually by end of June

Kuwait airport likely to open gradually by end of June
Kuwait airport likely to open gradually by end of June. Expats need to be vaccinated with vaccines which are approved in Kuwait

Kuwait resumes visas for Pakistani citizens

Kuwait resumes visas for Pakistani citizens
Kuwait on Sunday decided to resume granting visas to Pakistani families and businessmen after a decade-long suspension.
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