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U.S. State Department clears $1.4 billion sale of Patriot air and missile system to KuwaitThe 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..
Kuwait replaces full-time curfew with 12-hour oneKuwait 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.
Wear a mask or face jail in Kuwait and QatarKuwait 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.
SC asks Centre to treat as representation plea seeking repatriation of Indians from KuwaitObserving 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.
Vande Bharat Mission: Over 150 return to TN from KuwaitIn 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,..
'Vande Bharat': First evacuation flight from London lands in Mumbai; 1,373 Indians return home from worldwideIn 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..
Kuwait imposes 20-day 'total curfew' from May 10 to curb coronavirusKuwait 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 returnThe 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.
Kuwait breaks up Egyptian worker riot over repatriationKuwaiti 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 suspensionKuwait 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..
Kuwaiti emir, Iran's Rouhani discuss coronavirus situation: Kuna news agencyKuwaiti 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..
Kuwait to operate 75 flights for evacuating citizens abroad: state news agencyKuwait 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..
3,336 Indians infected abroad: 785 in Kuwait, 634 in SingaporeAccording 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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Saudi capital, cities get 24-hour curfew, Kuwait isolates two districts over coronavirusSaudi 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..
Kuwait locks down two districts, extends public holiday over coronavirusKuwait 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..
Kuwait reports first death from coronavirus outbreak: state news agencyKuwait recorded on Saturday its first death from the coronavirus outbreak, state news agency KUNA reported, citing a health ministry spokesman.
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Mumbai prepares to quarantine 26k Indians coming from GulfAs 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..
276 Indians, including 255 in Iran, infected with coronavirus abroad: MEAAs many as 276 Indians have been infected with coronavirus abroad, including 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE and five in Italy, the government said. In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, minister..
Kuwait closes shopping malls and children's entertainment centersKuwait decided on Saturday to close all shopping malls except for those related to food supplies, the state news agency reported on Twitter.
Kuwait asks Muslims to pray at home to halt coronavirus spreadKuwait'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.
Kuwait gears up for coronavirus lockdown, minister urges calmCitizens 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..
Saudi Arabia widens travel ban; Kuwait reassures citizensSaudi 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..
Qatar and Bahrain record jump in coronavirus cases, Kuwait bans flightsQatar 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..
Kuwait to halt commercial passenger flights, declare public holidayKuwait 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.
Coronavirus cases rise in UAE, Kuwait and Qatar: ministriesThe number of coronavirus cases in the United Arab Emirates has risen to 45 from 30, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia limits arrivals from UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain to airports over coronavirus: SPASaudi 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..
Kuwait suspends flights to and from seven countries over coronavirus: tweetKuwait 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 crewsKuwait 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.
Kuwait asks passengers from 10 countries to provide certificates showing they are virus-free: statementKuwait'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..
Kuwait confirms new coronavirus case, brings total to 46: health ministryKuwait 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..
Kuwait calls on citizens to avoid traveling over coronavirus concernKuwait called on its citizens to avoid traveling over concerns of coronavirus contamination, a health ministry official said at a media conference on Saturday.
Number with coronavirus rises to 45 in Kuwait as two more cases detectedKuwait confirmed two more cases of coronavirus on Friday, bringing the total number of infections to 45, a Health Ministry official said, reporting no death.
Kuwait has 43 confirmed cases of coronavirus: health ministryKuwait 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.
Kuwait suspends studies at military institutions over coronavirus fears: KUNAThe 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.
Iraq bans public gatherings on coronavirus fear; travel ban totals nine countriesIraq 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.
Qatar orders evacuation of its citizens and Kuwait's from Iran: state news agencyQatar'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..