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Country on the northwestern coast of the Persian Gulf

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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 shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. 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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WHO warns that the world should prepare for coronavirus pandemic

The World Health Organization has warned that the world should prepare for a potential coronavirus pandemic.

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Italian, Mideast outbreaks lead to more deaths

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Kuwait's Health Ministry announced 10 new cases of coronavirus in the country on Monday bringing the total number to 56, a ministry official said.
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Iraq on Wednesday banned public gatherings and barred entry by travelers from Kuwait and Bahrain because of the spread of the new coronavirus, prohibiting travel to or from a total of nine countries.
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