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  • Commercial flights between Kuwait and India to resume from today: Check SOPs Sep 07, 2021 09:17 AM IST

    Commercial flights between Kuwait and India to resume from today: Check SOPs

    On April 24, during the second wave of coronavirus pandemic in India, Kuwait had suspended all direct international flights from India.

  • COVID-19 travel update | Kuwait to resume commercial flights with India, Egypt Aug 19, 2021 08:46 AM IST

    COVID-19 travel update | Kuwait to resume commercial flights with India, Egypt

    The decision also includes resuming flights with Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal, the government said.

  • Kuwait to allow direct flights to UK, US, some other countries from July 1 Jun 29, 2021 09:42 AM IST

    Kuwait to allow direct flights to UK, US, some other countries from July 1

    The list of the countries include: Britain, the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Greece, Switzerland, Kyrgyzstan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Kuwait halts all commercial flights from India amid COVID-19 surge Apr 24, 2021 04:16 PM IST

    Kuwait halts all commercial flights from India amid COVID-19 surge

    Kuwaiti citizens, their first degree relatives and their domestic workers will be allowed to enter the country. Operations of freight flights will continue, it said.

  • Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait, citizens come 1st Apr 05, 2021 11:17 AM IST

    Expats struggle to get vaccines in Kuwait, citizens come 1st

    Unlike other Gulf Arab states that have administered doses to masses of foreign workers in a race to reach herd immunity, Kuwait has come under fire for vaccinating its own people first.

  • Kuwait bans entry for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice: Civil Aviation Authority Feb 21, 2021 07:28 AM IST

    Kuwait bans entry for non-Kuwaiti citizens until further notice: Civil Aviation Authority

    Citizens are still allowed to enter but they must spend a week in quarantine at a hotel and another week at home.

  • In conservative Kuwait, women launch their own #MeToo movement Feb 09, 2021 11:15 AM IST

    In conservative Kuwait, women launch their own #MeToo movement

    Dozens of testimonies about being stalked, harassed or assaulted have emerged online, focused on the Instagram account "Lan Asket", Arabic for "I will not be silent".

  • Kuwait election sees two-thirds of parliament lose seats Dec 06, 2020 08:49 PM IST

    Kuwait election sees two-thirds of parliament lose seats

    Saturday's election for Kuwait's parliament, the freest and most-rambunctious assembly in the Gulf Arab countries, saw an over-60 percent turnout of the country's more than 560,000 registered voters.

  • Kuwait votes for parliament amid economic, virus challenges Dec 05, 2020 03:37 PM IST

    Kuwait votes for parliament amid economic, virus challenges

    Kuwaitis are voting across 102 schools in the nation the size of the US state of New Jersey. Authorities said masks and social distancing will be required due to the pandemic. Several schools will take those with active cases of the virus, with the sick first receiving permission from the government to vote.

  • Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan says ‘final agreement’ in Qatar crisis within reach Dec 04, 2020 09:55 PM IST

    Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan says ‘final agreement’ in Qatar crisis within reach

    Speaking to Italy’s annual Mediterranean Dialogues, Prince Faisal bin Farhan said: “We’ve made significant progress in the last few days.”

  • PM Modi condoles the death of Kuwait leader Sheikh Sabah Sep 29, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    PM Modi condoles the death of Kuwait leader Sheikh Sabah

    The United Arab Emirates has announced a three-day mourning period and lauded Sheikh Sabah for his wisdom, tolerance and peace.

  • Kuwait ruler, longtime diplomat Sheikh Sabah, dies at age 91 Sep 29, 2020 08:37 PM IST

    Kuwait ruler, longtime diplomat Sheikh Sabah, dies at age 91

    State television announced his death after playing Quranic prayers, with Royal Court Minister Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al Sabah reading a brief statement, his hands shaking.

  • Indian expats in Kuwait worried about salaries beyond October Aug 21, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Indian expats in Kuwait worried about salaries beyond October

    Kuwait's finance minister has said that the country has $6.5 billion worth of liquidity, which would not be enough to cover state salaries beyond October. This is likely to impact those working in government services, including Indian expats

  • Kuwait bans commercial flights from 31 countries including India Aug 02, 2020 10:06 AM IST

    Kuwait bans commercial flights from 31 countries including India

    The country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation has put out a list of 31 countries on advice of health authorities amid the coronavirus pandemic

  • Expat Quota Bill | India-Kuwait economic ties will weather this storm Jul 14, 2020 01:07 PM IST

    Expat Quota Bill | India-Kuwait economic ties will weather this storm

    Kuwait’s expat quota Bill may hit India hard in the short term with a loss of remittances. In the long run, Kuwait will most likely feel the heat of losing a huge chunk of working migrant population

  • Closely monitoring Kuwait’s expat quota bill, says External Affairs Ministry Jul 12, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Closely monitoring Kuwait’s expat quota bill, says External Affairs Ministry

    Kuwait government’s new anti-expatriate policy if approved, may displace up to eight lakh Indians

  • Why the wave against expats in West Asia is a distant threat Jul 10, 2020 01:50 PM IST

    Why the wave against expats in West Asia is a distant threat

    Kuwait’s desire to cut excessive reliance on foreign workers is as old as the hills. Whenever these objectives have come face-to-face with the realities of Kuwait’s job market, which is skewed in favour of expatriates, these proposals have fallen by the wayside

  • Mass return of Indian expats from Kuwait is a storm in a teacup Jul 10, 2020 09:03 AM IST

    Mass return of Indian expats from Kuwait is a storm in a teacup

    Labour market nationalisation drives in West Asian countries started decades ago, but none have achieved set targets — on the contrary, the proportion of expats has increased in this time

  • Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances Jul 08, 2020 02:20 PM IST

    Kuwait’s expat quota bill a big blow to Kerala’s remittances

    Depending on when the expats are asked to leave the country, Kerala’s remittances economy could see a shrinkage of up to $4 billion — about 25 percent of its total inward remittances

  • 8 lakh Indians to leave Kuwait? Here's all you need to know about Kuwait's Residency Law Jul 06, 2020 04:01 PM IST

    8 lakh Indians to leave Kuwait? Here's all you need to know about Kuwait's Residency Law

    The Kuwait National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee has approved a draft ‘Quota Bill’, which aims to expel a significant portion the country’s expat population.

  • Kuwait could expel 8 lakh Indians if new Quota Bill gets approved: Report Jul 06, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    Kuwait could expel 8 lakh Indians if new Quota Bill gets approved: Report

    Indians form nearly 50% of the expat community in Kuwait, where a new Quota Bill seeks to limit the number of Indians in the country to not more than 15 percent of its population.

  • 136 Indians now jailed in Kuwait to return soon: Tripura minister May 25, 2020 07:50 AM IST

    136 Indians now jailed in Kuwait to return soon: Tripura minister

    A total of 241 Indians including 136 people who were jailed in Kuwait would return to the country soon, a senior minister said on Sunday.

  • Saudi Arabia’s voluntary oil production cut could be counterproductive May 13, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia’s voluntary oil production cut could be counterproductive

    The stress of low oil prices is clearly showing. But Saudi’s independent action signals the end of the oil cartel. That could keep prices low for a long time.

  • 'What's the point of staying?': Gulf faces expatriate exodus May 07, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    'What's the point of staying?': Gulf faces expatriate exodus

    The expatriate exodus is expected to be larger than after the 2008-2009 financial crisis and the 2014-2015 plunge in prices for oil, the region's main export, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said, without giving figures.

  • L&T Construction bags major contracts for power transmission, distribution business in India, abroad Apr 09, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    L&T Construction bags major contracts for power transmission, distribution business in India, abroad

    The company added that the business has won a 400-kilovolt (kV) grid station order in Oman.

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