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UAE declares three days of mourning for Kuwait Emir

UAE declares three days of mourning for Kuwait Emir
Kuwait Emir Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah passes away at 91. UAE declares three days of mourning

Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah appointed Emir

Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah appointed Emir
Sheikh Nawaf appointed as Kuwait Emir. He was sworn in as crown prince in 2006 after Sheikh Sabah was became Emir

Kuwait stops driving licences for foreign students

Kuwait stops driving licences for foreign students
Kuwait to stop issuing new driving licences to expat students and nurses. The decision is reportedly aimed at reducing traffic congestion on the roads

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.

Stranded Filipino nurses appeal to MOH to allow entry

Stranded Filipino nurses appeal to MOH to allow entry
Stranded Filipino staff of the Kuwait Ministry of Health appealed to concerned government authorities to allow them entry to Kuwait.

400 expat ministry employees to be sacked

400 expat ministry employees to be sacked
Almost 400 expat employees in the administrative and legal positions will be terminated as part of the Kuwaitization policy.

116 stranded medical staff return to Kuwait from India

116 stranded medical staff return to Kuwait from India
116 medical staffs have arrived in Kuwait after being stranded in India since the beginning of the pandemic.

Full shutdown of Kuwaiti Education Ministry premises

Full shutdown of Kuwaiti Education Ministry premises
Kuwaiti Education Ministry premises was shutdown. Several infections have been recorded among employees there.

Kuwait celebrates Saudi Arabia’s National Day

Kuwait celebrates Saudi Arabia’s National Day
Kuwait celebrates the 90th National Day of its neighbouring country, Saudi Arabia.

95 percent MEW Kuwait jobs is now held by Kuwaitis

95 percent MEW Kuwait jobs is now held by Kuwaitis
95 percent of Ministry of Electricity and Water jobs is now held by Kuwaitis following efforts to redress a demographic imbalance.

Moody’s downgrades Kuwait’s credit rating to A1

 Moody’s downgrades Kuwait’s credit rating to A1
Moody’s Investors Service downgrades Kuwait’s credit rating by two notches to A1 from Aa2; changes outlook to stable.

Health ministry asks Govt to return stranded employees

Health ministry asks Govt to return stranded employees
Kuwait Health ministry calls on government to return stranded health professionals to country. List of names sent to Cabinet of Ministers and Ministry of Foreign Affairs

State commission is keen on the Kuwaitisation policy

State commission is keen on the Kuwaitisation policy
Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission has asked the ministry of education to name foreign employees to be replaced by Kuwaiti citizens.

New rules for stranded non-Kuwaiti teachers and staff

New rules for stranded non-Kuwaiti teachers and staff
Stranded teachers who left the country before March 12 and were unable to return due to the flight ban will be considered to be on official holiday.

800 expats exempted from Kuwait flight ban

800 expats exempted from Kuwait flight ban
Kuwait will allow the return of around 800 expatriates from countries from which flights are banned on health grounds.

Kuwait expats with expired residency face daily fines

Kuwait expats with expired residency face daily fines
Expats in Kuwait with expired visas face daily fine. Two dinar penalty for each day they stay in the country illegally.

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 Deputy Emir: 'Everybody equal in front of law'

Kuwait Deputy Emir: 'Everybody equal in front of law'
Kuwait’s Deputy Emir and Crown Prince: ‘Everybody is equal in front of law’. Attorney General thanks Deputy Emir for continued support of public prosecution authority

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.

Expats organize blood drive to thank country

Expats organize blood drive to thank country
Kuwaiti expats have organized blood drive last week to thank country for everything it has done for its residents

Kuwait has suspended all kinds of exams for students

Kuwait has suspended all kinds of exams for students
Kuwait’s Ministry of Education has suspended all kinds of exams, both paper and online until students are able to physically attend schools.

Amiri Diwan confirms Emir’s health is stable

Amiri Diwan confirms Emir’s health is stable
The Amiri Diwan confirmed that the Emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, is in a stable condition and is receiving the necessary treatment.

Indian embassy has launched a ‘Registration Drive’

Indian embassy has launched a ‘Registration Drive’
The Indian Embassy in Kuwait has begun registering nationals who do not possess valid travel documents and want to return to their country.

Kuwait Ministers to review ban list of 32 countries

Kuwait Ministers to review ban list of 32 countries
The Kuwaiti Council of Ministers will review the list of 32 countries from where expats are forbidden from entering the country.
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