Egypt, Qatar hold first meeting since ending Gulf row

Delegations meet in Kuwait weeks after agreement made in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula to end blockade of Qatar. Qatar and Egypt have held talks for the first time since an agreement last month to end the Gulf crisis that emerged after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed economic and diplomatic ties with […]

Kuwait to close land, sea border in latest COVID restrictions

The closure will not affect shipping operations, while citizens and domestic workers will be allowed to return, the Cabinet says. Kuwait says it will close its land and sea border crossings from Wednesday until further notice as it imposes curbs to control coronavirus infections in the Gulf nation. Citizens and domestic workers accompanying them are, […]

UAE and Qatar officials hold first meeting since Gulf detente

Delegations from two neighbouring countries meet in Kuwait, weeks after agreement to end diplomatic rift. Official delegations from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar have met in Kuwait for the first time since an agreement last month to end a bitter dispute of more than three years, according to the Emirati state news agency […]

All rumors of lockdown in Kuwait have died down

All rumors of lockdown in Kuwait have died down

The Council of Ministers discussed various sanctions options in light of recent statistics and reports submitted by health officials, and accordingly a decision on sanctions will not be taken at this time. Provided that the health situation in the country is bad. Constantly monitored and tested, And some decisions will be announced at the end […]

What percentage of Kuwait ticket prices dropped

What percentage of Kuwait ticket prices dropped

  In the wake of the global Coronavirus epidemic, various airlines have offered reservations to passengers, explaining the reduction in air ticket prices in four Arab countries. Foreign news agency Reports According to airlines, ticket prices for Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Kuwait have dropped by an average of 10 per cent. Compared to the last […]

‘I won’t be silent’: Women in Kuwait speak out against harassment

Women in Kuwait are defying conservative norms and a culture of “shame” to speak out against harassment for the first time, in a social media campaign sparked by a popular fashion blogger. Dozens of testimonies about being stalked, harassed or assaulted have emerged online, mainly from the Instagram account “Lan Asket”, Arabic for “I will […]

Kuwait bans non-citizen entry for two weeks amid COVID spike

The move comes as Saudi Arabia also imposes new restrictions, including a 10-day suspension of events. Kuwait will impose a new round of swift restrictions from Sunday, including a two-week entry ban on non-citizens, as part of its latest attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The decision was announced on Wednesday following an […]

Kuwait transfers assets to wealth fund to unlock cash

Kuwait’s government has transferred the last of its performing assets to the country’s sovereign wealth fund in exchange for cash to plug its budget deficit, after a political dispute over borrowing left one of the world’s richest nations short of cash and prompted Fitch to cut its outlook to negative. Fitch affirmed Kuwait’s AA rating […]

Kuwait: Independent rating of Fitch report in negative – Urdu News

Reports According to the report, Fitch Ratings has revealed that it has reconsidered Kuwait’s sovereign rating approach while determining its “AA” rating. In a report, the agency noted that the amendment to this theory reflects the short-term liquidity risks associated with the near-shortfall in liquid assets of the General Reserve Fund in the absence of […]

How many immigrants did Kuwait cancel in January?

Reports According to official figures released by the Public Authority for Manpower, 6,310 work permits have been revoked for migrants between January 12 and January 31. iPhone 12S or iPhone 13? What will Apple name its next smartphone? As many as 2,790 work permits, 413 for joining Futgi, 151 for joining the family, and 2,956 […]

Kuwait’s emir reappoints PM to form new cabinet

Sheikh Sabah had resigned after the parliament backed a request to question him over issues including his choice of cabinet members. Kuwait’s emir has issued a decree reappointing Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah as prime minister after the cabinet resigned last week in a standoff with parliament over its vote to question him on […]

Kuwait PM submits cabinet resignation to emir: State media

The announcement comes a day after the deputy prime minister presented the resignation of cabinet amid political turmoil. Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah on Wednesday presented the resignation of his cabinet to the emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Sabah, the state news agency KUNA reported. Deputy Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber […]

Kuwait’s cabinet members resign amid dispute with Parliament

Move comes days after legislators submitted a motion asking to question the premier over issues including the makeup of the cabinet. Kuwaiti cabinet handed its resignations to Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah, only a month after the government was formed and just days after legislators submitted a motion asking to question the premier over […]

Transcript: Closing statement of 41st GCC summit

Gulf leaders signed a “solidarity and stability” agreement towards ending the diplomatic rift with Qatar at a summit in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. The announcement was made at the Gulf Arab leaders meeting in Saudi Arabia, with the annual summit taking place amid a breakthrough in the dispute between a Saudi-led bloc and Qatar that […]

OPEC+ talks stretch to Tuesday with majority against supply hike

The OPEC+ meeting will run into a second day after a majority of members, including Saudi Arabia, opposed Russia’s proposal for a February supply hike. Discussions will resume at 3:30 p.m. Vienna time on Tuesday, giving ministers the chance to hold bilateral talks and consult with their home governments, delegates said. The unexpected extension of […]

Saudi Arabia to ‘reopen border with Qatar’: Live news

Announcement by Kuwait, on the eve of the Gulf Cooperation Council summit, could pave the way towards resolving the GCC crisis. Saudi Arabia will reopen its airspace and land and sea border with Qatar as of Monday, Kuwait’s foreign minister said. The announcement, which comes on the eve of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit, […]

Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait close borders over new COVID strain

As concerns grow worldwide over a mutated coronavirus strain, several nations decide to close their borders to check its spread. A number of countries have decided to close their borders and suspend commercial flights to check the spread of a new coronavirus strain first discovered in the United Kingdom. The identification of the highly infectious […]

Sheikh Sabah reappointed Kuwait PM

Sheikh Sabah has been tasked with nominating members of a new cabinet for approval by the emir, said a decree carried on state media. Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah has reappointed Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah as prime minister following parliamentary polls in the Gulf Arab state, which is facing its worst economic crisis in […]

Kuwait polls: Opposition makes gains, gov’t resignation accepted

Almost half of National Assembly seats won by the opposition, but none of the 29 female candidates won a seat. Kuwait’s opposition has taken nearly half of parliament’s seats in weekend polls amid calls for reforms over corruption and high debt, but the sole female legislator lost her seat. Twenty-four of the National Assembly’s 50 […]

What to expect from Kuwait’s parliamentary election

Kuwait is set to hold parliamentary elections across the country on Saturday. The elections come at a time when the wealthy OPEC member state is facing a liquidity crisis caused by low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic, and the government is trying to boost state finances to plug a budget deficit. Established in the […]

Kuwait says progress made in resolving Saudi-led boycott of Qatar

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Ahmed al-Sabah says there have been “constructive and fruitful discussions” on efforts to achieve reconciliation in the Gulf crisis. The foreign minister said on Friday that progress had been made in resolving the row that has seen Saudi Arabia and its allies boycott Qatar since mid-2017. He stopped short of announcing any […]