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Kuwait issues tourism visas online

Kuwait issues tourism visas online
Kuwait starts issuing tourism visas online. Certain professionals in GCC are eligible to obtain these visas

Kuwait bans transfers of visit visas to labour

Kuwait bans transfers of visit visas to labour
Kuwait bans transfers of visit visas to labour as part of efforts to head off a new wave of COVID-19.

Kuwait court squashes appeal against job curb on expats

Kuwait court squashes appeal against job curb on expats
Kuwait Court rejects appeal against thecondition obligating expatriates working in the government to leave the country to get their end-of-service gratuity.

Kuwait CGCC awarded 2 new deals

 Kuwait CGCC awarded 2 new deals
Kuwait CGCC company gets two separate construction and oil pipeline $132 million in Kuwait .

Kuwait DGCA projects to redevelop airport to start soon

Kuwait DGCA projects to redevelop airport to start soon
Kuwait’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announces plans to spend nearly $8.2 billion on 14 strategic projects aimed at developing the country's main airport.

Kuwait reappoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid as PM

Kuwait reappoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid as PM
Kuwait's crown prince re-appoints Sheikh Sabah Al Khalid as Prime minister. The previous government was the second to resign this year.

Kuwait may roll out long-term visas soon

Kuwait may roll out long-term visas soon
Kuwait government intends to roll out long-term visas soon. Investors, owners of businesses, commercial projects, CEOs may get visas for 5 to 15 years.

Al-Wasem season, rainy days delayed in Kuwait

Al-Wasem season, rainy days delayed in Kuwait
The rainy season in Kuwait is delayed, which is yet another sign of Kuwait’s ever unpredictable weather, a veteran Kuwaiti meteorologist said.

Visa online renewal for expats outside Kuwait

Visa online renewal for expats outside Kuwait
Online renewal of visa to continue for expats outside Kuwait until further notice.

Kuwait airport returns to full operations

Kuwait airport returns to full operations
Kuwait airport returns to full operations. Air fares still high for Dubai, India, Philippines as demand outstrips flight supply.

Air travel costs to some destinations from Kuwait drop

Air travel costs to some destinations from Kuwait drop
Air fares plummet after Kuwait airport returns to full operations. The ticket prices drop by 50-200 per cent for travelling to some overseas destinations.

Over-60s issue back to Fatwa, Legislation

Over-60s issue back to Fatwa, Legislation
Legality of collecting fees for renewal of residence permit of non-graduate expatriates of 60 years was issued back to Fatwa, Legislation.

150000 wellness cards distributed to retirees

150000 wellness cards distributed to retirees
Many proposals to include new categories in health insurance are under study, director of the “Afia” project says.

Kuwait Jazeera airways places 28 jet Airbus order

Kuwait Jazeera airways places 28 jet Airbus order
Airbus wins 28-plane A320neo order from Kuwait’s Jazeera Airways. Jazeera already operates an all-Airbus fleet of original-generation A320s and eight A320neos.

Kuwait emir hands some duties to crown prince

Kuwait emir hands some duties to crown prince
Kuwait Emir transfers power to appoint PM to crown prince. Sheikh Meshal also authorised to issue laws and decrees.

Kuwait’s household credit picks up in Q3 2021

Kuwait’s household credit picks up in Q3 2021
Domestic credit growth picked up to 2.1 percent q/q in Q3, 2021 with the y/y increase at 4 percent through September.

Kuwait property sales exceed pre-pandemic levels in 3Q

Kuwait property sales exceed pre-pandemic levels in 3Q
Kuwait real estate sales exceed pre-pandemic levels in Q3, 2021 building on the full recovery seen in the first half of the year.

Burgan Bank to increase capital to $236m

Burgan Bank to increase capital to $236m
Burgan Bank will start the process to increase its capital by offering 375 million shares, at a value of 71.25 million Kuwaiti dinars ($236 million)

QPIC announces KD 3.35 million net profit for H1, 2021

QPIC announces KD 3.35 million net profit for H1, 2021
Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company posts a net profit of KD3.35 million ($11.09 million) for the first half of 2021-22 ended September 30, 2021.

Info Minister inaugurates Kuwait’s new sports strategy

Info Minister inaugurates Kuwait’s new sports strategy
Minister of Information and State Minister for Youth Affairs Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi inaugurates the new strategy of Kuwait’s Public Authority for Sport for 2022-2028.

Italy seeks to develop youth, sports co-op with Kuwait

Italy seeks to develop youth, sports co-op with Kuwait
Italy seeks to develop cooperation with the State of Kuwait in all youth and sports fields, President of the Italian National Olympic Committee says.

Kuwait emir accepts govt resignation

Kuwait emir accepts govt resignation
Kuwait Emir accepts government resignation. An Emiri decree asked the outgoing government to remain in a caretaker capacity until a new cabinet is formed.

Expat teachers excluded from Kuwaitisation this year

Expat teachers excluded from Kuwaitisation this year
Expat schoolteachers and social workers are excluded from replacement by Kuwaitis in this academic year.

Nearly 160000 illegals face deportation

Nearly 160000 illegals face deportation
Almost 160,000 illegal expats face deportation. Authorities rule out new grace period for violating foreigners.

Kuwait's Agility to Continue Investing in Supply Chain

Kuwait's Agility to Continue Investing in Supply Chain
Kuwait’s Agility to continue investing in both supply chain and technology, Chief Executive Officer Tarek Sultan says.
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