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Kuwait: Country on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf
Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it borders Iraq to the north and Saudi Arabia to the south. As of 2016, Kuwait has a population of 4.5 million people: 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 3.2 million are expatriates. Expatriates account for approximately 70% of the population.

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Watch: Gold paste concealed in hair gel tubes seized at Chennai airport [Video]

Watch: Gold paste concealed in hair gel tubes seized at Chennai airport

On October 19, customs officials at Chennai International Airport seized 635 gms of gold worth Rs. 33.3 lakh from 2 passengers under Customs Act. They arrived from Kuwait and Dubai on Sunday night. 16..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 01:18Published
Kuwait swears in new emir after Sheikh Sabah’s death [Video]

Kuwait swears in new emir after Sheikh Sabah’s death

Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah sworn in to receive the body of his half-brother Sheikh Sabah, who died on Tuesday.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:29Published
Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91 [Video]

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91

Known as a peacemaker, Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has died.

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Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah [Video]

Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah

Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died, his office announced on Tuesday, plunging his country into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator..

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Sheikh Sabah: Kuwait's peacemaking ruler remembered for role in Iraq war [Video]

Sheikh Sabah: Kuwait's peacemaking ruler remembered for role in Iraq war

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Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91 [Video]

Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91

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Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah dies at 91 [Video]

Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah dies at 91

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the ruler of Kuwait who drew on his decades asthe oil-rich nation’s top diplomat to push for closer ties to Iraq after the1990 Gulf War, has died at the age of 91.

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Starbucks: No Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hundreds Of Stores [Video]

Starbucks: No Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hundreds Of Stores

Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images Starbucks is not bringing its Pumpkin Spice Latte back to stores in the Middle East this year. "Unfortunately, PSL won't be available this year due to Business and..

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MSCI to change reclassification path, put pressure on VN market

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Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) has suggested the weight of Kuwaiti shares in its frontier markets basket will be curbed gradually to avoid shock-making for other markets in the basket...
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PM sends Pradhan as emissary to Kuwait


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Kuwait's National Guard minister picked as next crown prince

kuwait's national guard minister picked as next crown prince
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait’s deputy chief of the National Guard, who spent years in the oil-rich country’s security services, was nominated as crown prince on Wednesday, the..
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Kuwait's cabinet submits resignation, emir asks PM to continue preparations for legislative elections

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Kuwait’s new emir has called the Persian Gulf kingdom’s cabinet to carry on its duties and get ready for parliamentary elections slated for later this year after the prime minister tendered his..
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In a gesture signifying close ties, Indian flag flies half-mast for Kuwait's Emir

In a gesture signifying close India-Kuwait ties, the Indian flag was at half-mast in the country on Sunday as New Delhi paid its homage to departed Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.
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Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as new ruler of Kuwait

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah was sworn in Wednesday as the ruling emir of the tiny oil-rich country, propelled to power by the death of..
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Kuwait's ruler Sheikh Sabah has died at 91

Prior to becoming the ruler of the small, oil-rich Gulf state, Sheikh Sabah spent decades as a foreign minister and has been credited with shaping Kuwait's foreign policy.
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Kuwait Calls for End to Occupation of Palestine

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KUWAIT CITY (Dispatches) – The Kuwaiti prime minister has reaffirmed his country’s principled and firm position in supporting the choices of the Palestinian people to obtain their legitimate..
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Kuwait Deputy Emir: ‘Everybody equal in front of law’

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Kuwait City: Kuwait’s Deputy Emir and Crown Prince, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah, reiterated that nobody...
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Filipino death row convict in Kuwait gets pardon

filipino death row convict in kuwait gets pardon
A Filipino who was sentenced to death in Kuwait for the murder of his Filipina partner in October 2007 has been pardoned by the nation’s Amir, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed..
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Kuwaiti social media influencer Noha Nabil is blackmailed

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“I have tapes for you from America’s days” The Kuwaiti social media influencer Noha Nabil revealed that she was blackmailed by an account probing social media celebrities, and she was threatened..
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Sri Lanka thanks India for helping douse fire on board oil tanker

It was carrying 270,000 metric tonnes of crude oil from Kuwait to India. "We are receiving support from India and thankful to them," Sri Lanka's Army chief Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva told..
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Stansted Airport: Jets scrambled as terror police detain men

A man from Kuwait and a man from Italy are detained by counter-terrorism police.
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Kuwait has no mass surveillance: Interior Ministry

kuwait has no mass surveillance: interior ministry
Abu Dhabi: A fake account based in London has broadcast two-year-old recordings on social media suggesting Kuwait’s State Security closely monitors a number of citizens. The leaks come at a..
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Kuwait lifts coronavirus curfew but keeps some restrictions in place

kuwait lifts coronavirus curfew but keeps some restrictions in place
DUBAI: Kuwait’s nationwide curfew will be lifted on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, state news agency KUNA reported,...
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UAE target more than 600,000 phishing attacks in Q2

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Consumers and businesses in the UAE suffered more than 600,000 phishing attacks at the height of the Covid-19 stay-at-home measures, according to findings by Kaspersky. From April to the end of June,..
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Kuwait position towards Israel unchanged

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Kuwait's position towards Israel is unchanged after its accord with the United Arab Emirates and it will be the last country to normalize relations, newspaper al-Qabas reported Sunday citing Kuwaiti..
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Explosions hit U.S. coalition supply convoys in Iraq - sources and military say

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BAGHDAD — At least two explosions have hit convoys supplying U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq in the last 24 hours, security sources said, the first on Monday evening near the southern border with..
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Kuwait cabinet reassured about Emir’s health

kuwait cabinet reassured about emir’s health
Kuwait City: The cabinet of ministers met on Monday, as per their regular schedule, to discuss a variety of issues from the health of the Emir to the latest updates regarding the COVID-19 crisis. The..
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Today in History for August 2nd

Highlights of this day in history: The Tonkin Gulf incident sparks U.S. escalation of the Vietnam War; Saddam Hussein's Iraq invades Kuwait; JFK's PT-109 boat sunk; President Warren G. Harding dies;..
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India a ‘high-risk’ nation on Kuwait flight-ban list of 31


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Hong Kong not allowing flights from India; discussions on with Kuwait on bilateral air bubble: Govt


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Ukraine Cancels Visa Requirement For Australia, New Zealand, Several Arab States

ukraine cancels visa requirement for australia, new zealand, several arab states
Ukraine says it has canceled visa requirements for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, and Saudi Arabia. As of August 1, tourists from the six...
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Fears in India as Kuwait looks to cap migrant worker numbers


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Kuwait's emir in hospital, crown prince takes over some duties

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Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah was admitted to hospital on Saturday for medical checks, and the country’s crown prince will temporarily carry out some of his duties,..
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Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah: Kuwaiti emir hospitalised for medical checks

The crown prince will 'temporarily' take over some of Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah's duties.
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CENTCOM chief warns Hezbollah during Mideast tour

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Military analysts generally believe that if Hezbollah were to attack Israel, it would get its butt kicked, and vice versa. There would be no gain, only pain. CENTCOM head General Kenneth McKenzie..
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India coronavirus: Kuwait's new expat bill has Indians worried

Kuwait's expat quota bill, if approved, will force nearly 800,000 Indians to return home.
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Vande Bharat mission: 175 Indians repatriated from Kuwait, 152 from UAE

Two separate flights under the Vande Bharat Mission brought back 327 Indians who were stranded in Kuwait and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
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Kuwait expat quota bill: India shares its expectation, highlights role of Indian community

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said on Thursday that the government is closely following the developments.
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India closely monitoring developments relating expat quota bill in Kuwait

India on Thursday said it was closely following developments relating to the proposed expat quota bill by Kuwait that could severely impact the Indian community as it seeks to significantly slash the..
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India tops worst-hit countries with ‘no community transmission’

India is in the company of Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait, as countries that maintain they have not reached the community transmission stage despite having over 50,000 cases of..
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Kuwait’s bill on workers rings alarm bells in India


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Coronavirus: Alarm over 'invasive' Kuwait and Bahrain contact-tracing apps

Kuwait and Bahrain's apps put users' privacy and security at risk, Amnesty International says.
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The NHS workers having to battle to be with their families as they fight coronavirus on the frontline

'I'm putting myself at risk working for the health service every day, but I'm being treated like a second class citizen,' says Ikram, whose wife and young daughter are stranded in Kuwait due to a visa..
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U.S. State Department clears $1.4 billion sale of Patriot air and missile system to Kuwait

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $1.425 billion sale of Patriot air and missile defense system components and upgrades to Kuwait, the Pentagon said on Thursday after notifying Congress..
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Kuwait replaces full-time curfew with 12-hour one

Kuwait will ease its full-time curfew, to be a 12-hour one during night, the interior minister said in a press conference after the cabinet meeting on Thursday.
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Wear a mask or face jail in Kuwait and Qatar

Kuwait and Qatar both said on Sunday they would start jailing people or fining them thousands of dollars for failing to wear a facemask to combat the novel coronavirus.
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SC asks Centre to treat as representation plea seeking repatriation of Indians from Kuwait

Observing that there seems to be a problem in Kuwait, a bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao said that the authority would treat the plea as a representation and dispose it of expeditiously.
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Vande Bharat Mission: Over 150 return to TN from Kuwait

In continuing efforts to bring home Indian nationals stuck in various countries, 171 people arrived here from Kuwait on Sunday in an Air India flight and were accommodated in three separate premises,..
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'Vande Bharat': First evacuation flight from London lands in Mumbai; 1,373 Indians return home from worldwide

In total, around 1,373 Indians returned to their native places from foreign countries on May 10 as eight 'Vande Bharat' flights from Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Sharjah, Kuala Lumpur, and Dhaka landed in..
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Kuwait imposes 20-day 'total curfew' from May 10 to curb coronavirus

Kuwait will enact a "total curfew" from 4pm (1300 GMT) on Sunday through to May 30 to help to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, its cabinet said in a statement on Friday.
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COVID: First phase of Independent India's largest repatriation process will see 1.92 lakh people return

The largest-ever evacuation carried out by India until now was the 1990 airlift of Indians from Kuwait during the Gulf War in which 170,000 Indian expatriates were from the west Asian country.
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Kuwait breaks up Egyptian worker riot over repatriation

Kuwaiti security forces broke up a riot by Egyptian workers seeking repatriation who were being held in shelters dedicated for those in violation of the Gulf Arab state's residency laws, the Ministry..
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Family living in Kuwait stranded in UK due to baby passport delay

A new mother from Kuwait said she cannot return home until the birth of her new daughter is registered.
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Kuwait expands curfew, extends public sector work suspension

Kuwait will extend the suspension of work in the public sector including at government ministries until May 31 and expand a nationwide curfew to 16 hours as part of efforts to combat the novel..
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Kuwaiti emir, Iran's Rouhani discuss coronavirus situation: Kuna news agency

Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and Iran's President Hassan Rouhani discussed international and regional developments on Monday in a telephone conversation, Kuwait's state news agency..
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