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Helicopter carrying Kuwait army chief crashes

KUWAIT CITY: A helicopter carrying a Kuwaiti military delegation including its army chief crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday. The Kuwaiti Defense Ministry announced Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed al-Khuder and all other members of the delegation were safe. “The helicopter suffered an accident while landing in the Silit area, where the heavy fog obscured…

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Kuwaitis hold rare protest to denounce Trump’s Jerusalem move

KUWAIT CITY: Dozens of people took part in an authorised but rare protest Saturday in Kuwait City to denounce US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Protesters gathered at Irada Square outside the National Assembly carrying banners reading “Jerusalem is an eternal Palestinian capital” and “Terrorism is an American…

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Saudi, Kuwait call on citizens to leave Lebanon

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Thursday urged their citizens to leave Lebanon immediately, days after Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation while visiting Riyadh. “Due to the situation in the Republic of Lebanon, the kingdom asks its nationals visiting or living in Lebanon to leave as soon as possible, and advises its…

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Oil producers may not need to extend cuts: Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: Oil producers may not need to roll over a deal to cut production beyond March if all members fully comply with their pledges, the Kuwaiti oil minister said Sunday.

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Erdogan sees progress in Qatar crisis, says more time needed

ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday said his visit to the Gulf region made a contribution to easing the crisis surrounding Ankara’s ally Qatar, but indicated that more time was needed to end the standoff.

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Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over ‘terror’ cell

Kuwait on Thursday expelled Iranian diplomats and closed some embassy missions after the emirate’s top court convicted a “terror” cell of links to the Islamic republic, the foreign ministry said. Sunni-ruled Kuwait, which has a sizeable Shiite minority, is trying to mediate an end to the Gulf’s worst crisis in years after regional powerhouse Saudi…

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Tillerson looks to defuse Qatar crisis on Gulf tour

KUWAIT CITY: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrived Monday in Kuwait, the key mediator between Qatar and its Arab neighbours, for talks aimed at defusing the Gulf’s worst crisis in years.

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Qatar responds to demands after deadline extended

KUWAIT CITY: Qatar on Monday responded to a list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies after they agreed to give a defiant Doha another 48 hours to address their grievances.

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10 ways how Qatar’s economy will be affected by the Saudi-led boycott

The severing of ties by Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, Bahrain and Maldives with Qatar is obviously going to impact the economy of the oil-rich gulf country. Here are 10 important things you should know about the whole scenario and how it will play out with Qatar:- 1. Qatar imports a huge quantity of perishable goods…

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10 things you should know about Qatar diplomatic crisis

1. Bahrain was the first to announce it had severed ties with Qatar on June 5. It was followed by Saudi Arabia, UAE and Egypt. 2. The reason given by the countries for severing ties with Qatar is that the gulf country supports terrorism and interferes in the internal affairs of other gulf countries. It…

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Trump intervenes in Gulf rift, pointing at Qatar over militant funding

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump, wading into the worst split between powerful Arab states in decades, said on Tuesday his trip to the Middle East was “already paying off” with leaders there taking a hard new line in accusing Qatar of funding of militant groups. His blunt remarks cast the anti-Islamist speech he gave at…

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Qatar calls for calm and dialogue

Doha, Qatar: Qatar’s foreign minister on Tuesday called for dialogue and insisted ties to the US would remain strong despite a diplomatic storm that has seen Saudi Arabia and others cut ties with Doha. In a speech broadcast on the Doha-based satellite channel Al-Jazeera in the early hours, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani…

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Kuwaiti woman arrested over filming maid attempting suicide

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti police have detained a woman for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floor in an apparent suicide attempt without trying to rescue her, media and a rights group said Friday. The Kuwaiti woman filmed her maid land on a metal awning and survive, then posted the incident on social media,…

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Kuwaiti woman arrested for posting suicide attempt on social media

KUWAIT CITY: Kuwaiti police have taken into custody a woman on Friday, for not rescuing her maid after she unsuccessfully tried to commit a suicide and instead filmed her. According to details, the Kuwaiti woman’s Ethiopian maid could be seen in the video grabbing the frame of the window, screaming for help as she hung…

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Kuwait lawyer seeks ban on expat drivers

KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti lawyer filed a lawsuit Monday seeking a temporary driving ban on millions of expatriates to ease traffic congestion in the oil-rich Gulf state. Lawyer Mohammad al-Ansari called for a temporary suspension of their driving licences and a total ban on issuing new licences for expats. He filed the lawsuit on behalf…

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PM returns home after two-day Kuwait visit

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday returned here after completing his two-day visit to State of Kuwait. During his visit, the prime minister held bilateral talks with his Kuwaiti counterpart Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and met Emir of Kuwait Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah besides other engagements. He also addressed the Pakistani community and apprised them…

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Kuwait lifts visa ban on Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistanis can now apply for Kuwait’s visa as the country has decided to lift its visa ban on Pakistan after six years. The decision was made during the meeting between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Kuwait Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al Sabah on Tuesday. The two countries also plan to collaborate and establish…

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PM for mutual parliamentary visits between Pakistan, Kuwait to boost ties

KUWAIT CITY: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday stressed strengthening and developing fraternal ties between the two countries through close mutual parliamentary links. The Prime Minister was talking to Speaker of Kuwait Parliament Marzouq Ali Al-Ghanim here at the National Parliament of Kuwait. The Prime Minister suggested that parliamentary relations between the two chambers deserved…

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PM urges Kuwaiti businessmen to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan

KUWAIT: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Monday said that Pakistan offered an ideal and conducive environment for foreign investments urging the Kuwaiti business community to explore investment opportunities in Pakistan.   In a meeting with a delegation comprising members of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce at Bayan Palace here, the prime minister said his government was…

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Iran’s Rouhani in Gulf to soothe relations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani visited Oman and Kuwait on Wednesday for talks to improve relations with Gulf neighbours, strained by the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. He was welcomed by Sultan Qaboos in Muscat, where the two discussed bilateral relations and the situation in the region, Oman’s official ONA news agency reported. “Tehran has always…

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Kuwait denies it imposed travel ban praised by Trump

DUBAI: Kuwait has denied a media report which said it had imposed a travel ban on citizens from several Muslim-majority countries, a story which US President Donald Trump praised on Facebook. “Smart!” a post on Trump’s official Facebook page said on Thursday, linking to a report on Jordanian news website Al Bawaba which alleged that…

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