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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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Watch: Gold paste concealed in hair gel tubes seized at Chennai airport

On October 19, customs officials at Chennai International Airport seized 635 gms of gold worth Rs. 33.3 lakh from 2 passengers under Customs Act. They arrived from Kuwait and Dubai on Sunday night. 16..

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Kuwait swears in new emir after Sheikh Sabah’s death [Video]

Kuwait swears in new emir after Sheikh Sabah’s death

Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah sworn in to receive the body of his half-brother Sheikh Sabah, who died on Tuesday.

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Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91 [Video]

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91

Known as a peacemaker, Kuwait’s 91-year-old ruler Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has died.

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Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah [Video]

Kuwait mourns Emir Sheikh Sabah

Kuwait's ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died, his office announced on Tuesday, plunging his country into mourning for a leader regarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator..

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Sheikh Sabah: Kuwait's peacemaking ruler remembered for role in Iraq war [Video]

Sheikh Sabah: Kuwait's peacemaking ruler remembered for role in Iraq war

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Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91 [Video]

Kuwait's emir Sheikh Sabah dies at age 91

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Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah dies at 91 [Video]

Kuwaiti ruler Sheikh Sabah dies at 91

Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, the ruler of Kuwait who drew on his decades asthe oil-rich nation’s top diplomat to push for closer ties to Iraq after the1990 Gulf War, has died at the age of 91.

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Starbucks: No Pumpkin Spice Latte, Hundreds Of Stores

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Sheikh Sabah had ruled the oil-rich Gulf state since 2006 and shaped its foreign policy for decades.
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Kuwait's expat quota bill, if approved, will force nearly 800,000 Indians to return home.
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Kuwait and Bahrain's apps put users' privacy and security at risk, Amnesty International says.
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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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Wear a mask or face jail in Kuwait and Qatar

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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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, the Information Ministry said on Twitter on Friday.
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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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Family living in Kuwait stranded in UK due to baby passport delay

A new mother from Kuwait said she cannot return home until the birth of her new daughter is registered.
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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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Saudi energy minister says OPEC+ effective oil cuts are 12.5 million bpd

The Saudi energy minister said on Sunday that effective oil supply cuts by OPEC and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, will amount to 12.5 million barrels per day, because of higher output in April..
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Kuwait says its effective oil cut is above 1 million bpd: oil minister

Kuwait's oil minister said on Sunday that his country would be cutting more than 1 million barrels per day in actual oil supply, taking into consideration its current April production of around 3.25..
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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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Hard times shape speedy Saudi and Kuwaiti coronavirus response

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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'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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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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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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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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Kuwait suspends flights to and from seven countries over coronavirus: tweet

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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'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's Health Ministry announced 10 new cases of coronavirus in the country on Monday bringing the total number to 56, a ministry official said.
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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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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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