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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 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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Flight carrying stranded Indians from Kuwait arrives in Indore [Video]

Flight carrying stranded Indians from Kuwait arrives in Indore

Special flight carrying Indian passengers from Kuwait arrived at Indore airport on July 04. Proper arrangements were done at the airport keeping COVID spread in mind. Due to coronavirus pandemic,..

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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

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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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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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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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Kuwait to operate 75 flights for evacuating citizens abroad: state news agency

Kuwait announced on Thursday that its civil aviation directorate general will operate 75 flights in the next phase for evacuating citizens abroad who face the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, the..
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3,336 Indians infected abroad: 785 in Kuwait, 634 in Singapore

According to a break-up of those infected, 785 of them are in Kuwait followed by 634 in Singapore and 420 in Qatar. As many as 308 are infected in Iran, 297 in Oman, 238 in UAE, 186 in Saudi Arabia and..
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India sends rapid response medical team to Kuwait


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Saudi capital, cities get 24-hour curfew, Kuwait isolates two districts over coronavirus

Saudi Arabia placed its capital Riyadh and other big cities under a 24-hour curfew on Monday, locking down much of the population as the largest Gulf Arab country expanded efforts to stem the spread of..
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Kuwait locks down two districts, extends public holiday over coronavirus

Kuwait placed a full lockdown on two densely-populated districts and extended a public holiday by two weeks until April 26 as precautionary measures against the coronavirus, a statement from the..
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Kuwait reports first death from coronavirus outbreak: state news agency

Kuwait recorded on Saturday its first death from the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency KUNA reported, citing a health ministry spokesman.
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PM Modi, PM of Kuwait hold telephonic talks, discuss Covid-19 pandemic


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Hard times shape speedy Saudi and Kuwaiti coronavirus response

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Mumbai prepares to quarantine 26k Indians coming from Gulf

As the total number of coronavirus cases in India went up to 170 and Maharashtra, with four more patients testing positive on Wednesday, continued to lead the list at 45 (by a wide margin), the Mumbai..
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276 Indians, including 255 in Iran, infected with coronavirus abroad: MEA

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Kuwait closes shopping malls and children's entertainment centers

Kuwait decided on Saturday to close all shopping malls except for those related to food supplies, the state news agency reported on Twitter.
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Kuwait asks Muslims to pray at home to halt coronavirus spread

Kuwait's religious authorities asked Muslims to pray at home on Friday as Gulf Arab states stepped up measures to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Kuwait gears up for coronavirus lockdown, minister urges calm

Citizens and residents of Kuwait got ready for a virtual nation-wide lockdown by rushing to supermarkets as authorities took exceptional measures against coronavirus, including banning all commercial..
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Saudi Arabia widens travel ban; Kuwait reassures citizens

Saudi Arabia has extended flight bans to the European Union and other countries and Kuwait tried to reassured citizens panicked by its own virtual lockdown, after the number of coronavirus infections..
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Qatar and Bahrain record jump in coronavirus cases, Kuwait bans flights

Qatar reported 238 more coronavirus infections among individuals under quarantine in a residential compound on Wednesday, the latest Gulf state to record new cases in a regional outbreak that prompted..
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Kuwait to halt commercial passenger flights, declare public holiday

Kuwait will halt all commercial flights to and from the Gulf Arab state starting Friday and until further notice, with the exception of cargo flights, state news agency KUNA said on Wednesday.
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Coronavirus cases rise in UAE, Kuwait and Qatar: ministries

The number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
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Saudi Arabia limits arrivals from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain to airports over coronavirus: SPA

Saudi Arabia limited on Saturday land crossings with the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Bahrain to commercial trucks only, with arrivals from the three countries temporarily limited to three..
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Kuwait suspends flights to and from seven countries over coronavirus: tweet

Kuwait suspended on Saturday all flights to and from Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, and Sri-Lanka for a week starting on Saturday, Kuwait's civil aviation directorate said in a..
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Kuwait to close Doha port to avoid interacting with Iranian ship crews

Kuwait Port Authority manager Sheikh Yousef Abdullah al-Nasser al-Sabah said on Tuesday that Doha port was closed to avoid interacting with ship crews coming from Iran.
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Kuwait asks passengers from 10 countries to provide certificates showing they are virus-free: statement

Kuwait's civil aviation authority said on Tuesday passengers from 10 countries including India, Turkey and Egypt must produce certificates issued by the Kuwaiti embassy in their country saying they are..
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Kuwait confirms new coronavirus case, brings total to 46: health ministry

Kuwait has confirmed a new case of coronavirus infection, bringing the total number of people diagnosed with the disease in the country to 46, a health ministry official told a media conference on..
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Kuwait calls on citizens to avoid traveling over coronavirus concern

Kuwait called on its citizens to avoid traveling over concerns of coronavirus contamination, a health ministry official said at a media conference on Saturday.
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Kuwait confirmed two more cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 45, a Health Ministry official said, reporting no death.
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Kuwait now has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus, according to a health ministry official on Thursday, who added all cases involved people who had been to Iran.
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Kuwait suspends studies at military institutions over coronavirus fears: KUNA

The Kuwaiti army will suspend studies at military colleges and schools for two weeks from March 1 due to concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency KUNA said on Thursday.
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Iraq bans public gatherings on coronavirus fear; travel ban totals nine countries

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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Qatar orders evacuation of its citizens and Kuwait's from Iran: state news agency

Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani on Wednesday ordered the evacuation of Qatari and Kuwaiti citizens from Iran due to the spreading of the coronavirus COVID-19, state news agency..
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