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PIA resumes flights between Sialkot and Kuwait

The federal ombudsperson intervened on behalf of overseas Pakistanis

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September 19, 2019


Fact check: Pakistan doesn’t consume tomatoes from India

The UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait have also banned the tomatoes

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February 22, 2019


Kuwaiti woman divorces husband three minutes after their wedding

This could be the world’s shortest marriage

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February 13, 2019


Kuwaiti girls use martial arts to counter bullies and violence

More than 120 women are learning kajukenbo

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January 10, 2019


Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Kuwait for talks

Saudi Prince is accompanied by Energy Minister

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October 1, 2018


The grade 20 officer who stole a Kuwaiti official’s wallet has been suspended

He was caught on camera swiping the wallet of an official attending the Pakistan-Kuwait Joint Ministerial Commission meeting

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September 30, 2018


Kuwait jails 13 lawmakers, activists for storming parliament

Kuwait’s top court on Sunday sentenced two serving opposition lawmakers and six former legislators to 42 months in jail after convicting them of storming parliament and assaulting police in 2011. The Supreme Court sentenced five opposition activists to the same term for the same offences, according to the ruling seen by AFP. The nighttime storming…

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July 8, 2018


Iraq brings forward awarding of new oil contracts to April 15

BAGHDAD – Iraq plans to award oil and gas exploration and development contracts in 11 new blocks on April 15, oil ministry spokesman Asim Jihad said on Sunday. Iraq had initially set June 21 as the date to open the bids for the new blocks, located in border areas with Iran and Kuwait, and in…

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April 1, 2018


Bus collision kills 15 oil workers in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY: Fifteen oil workers, most of them from the Indian subcontinent, were killed Sunday in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Kuwait, officials said. Seven of those killed were Indian nationals, five were Egyptians and the other three from Pakistan, said Mohammed al-Basri of the state-owned Kuwait Oil Company (KOC). Two Indian…

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April 1, 2018


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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January 3, 2018


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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December 10, 2017


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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November 10, 2017


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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October 16, 2017


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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July 25, 2017


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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July 20, 2017


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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July 11, 2017


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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July 4, 2017


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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June 8, 2017


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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June 7, 2017


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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June 6, 2017