Iran’s main envoy meets with top Kuwait leaders

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met with Kuwait’s top leaders during his visit to the Gulf state, state news agency KUNA reported. Zarif discussed on Thursday with Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah regional and international issues and bilateral relations, the report

Kuwait suspends all commercial flights with India over high COVID-19 cases

Kuwait has suspended all flights from India until further notice after the south Asian nation ‘due to the current health condition in the republic,’ state news agency KUNA reported.The region’s busiest international air hub, the UAE, earlier suspended flights to and from India fr

Kuwait plans $2 billion bonus for front line Covid staff as parliament meets

Kuwait’s Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to a $2bn bonus for frontline staff battling against Covid-19 in recognition of their “efforts and sacrifices”. The bill will now go to the parliament before final ratification by Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmed, the emir of Kuwait. Kuwait has conducted

Kuwait airport will implement PCR verification for 8 countries this month

All airlines operating at Kuwait International Airport will start implementing a program to verify PCR certificates for eight countries starting March 25, according to local reports.The countries included at the initial stage are UAE, Bahrain, Turkey, India, Philippines, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangl

Kuwait leads Gulf countries in political rights and freedoms

The State of Kuwait has topped the list of Gulf countries in terms of political rights and freedoms, a new report by the US-based Freedom House has revealed. The State of Kuwait is followed in terms of civil liberties and political rights by Qatar, the Sultanate of Oman, the UAE, Bahrain, and Sau

Kuwait imposes curfew amid rising COVID-19 cases

Kuwait has imposed a minimum one-month curfew to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, after reporting the highest infections in 24 hours since the outbreak started. “The curfew will be imposed from 5 p.m. until 5 a.m. local time as of Sunday March 7 until April 8,” state news agenc

Kuwait’s Emir travels to the US for usual medical check-up

Kuwait’s Emir Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has headed to the United States for some usual medical check-ups, state news agency KUNA reported.He succeeded to the throne on September 30, 2020 after the death of his half-brother Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

New government takes oath before Kuwait emir

Kuwait Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah called on the executive and legislative authorities in his country to cooperate as a new government took oath before him, according to state-run news agency KUNA.  Sheikh Nawaf received at his Bayan Palace the

Kuwait International Airport will operate 24 hours a day starting March 7th

Today, Wednesday, the Director of the Air Transport Department at the Kuwait Civil Aviation Administration, Abdullah Al-Rajhi, issued a circular requiring the opening of Kuwait International Airport 24 hours a day. The book addressed to the General Manager of National Aviation Services NAS stated

Travelers arriving in Kuwait from COVID-19 hotspots must isolate in local hotels

 Passengers arriving in Kuwait from coronavirus hotspots must quarantine in local hotels for 14 days at their own expense, Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation said in a statement.People arriving from other countries must isolate in local hotels for seven days at the

Kuwait’s emir postpones parliament meetings for a month

Kuwait’s emir issued a decree on Wednesday to postpone parliament meetings for a month starting from Thursday, state-run KUNA reported.Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah issued the decree based on Article 106 of the constitution, KUNA said without providing further details.On Jan. 24 the emir re

Kuwait to finish most COVID-19 jabs by September, if vaccines are supplied

Kuwait’s COVID-19 vaccination drive will be almost complete by September, with the 850,000 citizens completed in the next three months if vaccines are available. Kuwait health minister Bassel Al-Sabah made the statement based on the country’s plan to vaccinate 300,000 people each mont

Kuwait suspends entry for foreigners for two weeks

Kuwait’s authorities have ramped up coronavirus restrictions to further curb the spread of the disease, state news agency KUNA reported.The Gulf country’s cabinet decided to suspend entry into the country of non-nationals for two weeks starting on February 7. Foreigners who are direct

Kuwait gives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine to more than 20,000

More than 20,000 people in Kuwait have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Kuwait News Agency has reported, citing the country’s health minister.The Gulf country rolled out its nationwide vaccination campaign nearly a month ago, and around a quarter of a million people have

Kuwaiti ministers submit resignation en masse to prime minister

Kuwait government ministers submitted their resignation en masse to Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Sabah on Tuesday, the government communications office said, after lawmakers submitted a motion asking to question the premier. Sheikh Sabah must submit the government's resignation to Emi

Kuwait: Suspension of flights to and from the United Kingdom starting next Wednesday

Kuwait announced, on Sunday, the suspension of direct commercial flights to and from the United Kingdom, starting from next Wednesday. The Kuwaiti Civil Aviation Authority said, in its Twitter account, that the decision comes on the instructions of the health authorities, and that it will be appl

Kuwait schools to resume after vaccinating 65% of population

Students will return to schools in Kuwait after 65 per cent of the Kuwaiti population have been vaccinated against COVID-19. The Kuwaiti daily reported that it would not be obligatory for teachers to be vaccinated. However, they were included within the recommended categories to be vacc

Kuwait bans written exams, resumes commercial flights in latest COVID-19

Written exams in Kuwait have been cancelled for the first semester of the academic year to help curb the spread of COVID-19, state news agency KUNA reported.Education Minister Ali Al-Mudhaf said the decision was made following a series of meetings between officials from both education and health m