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Kuwait allows women to serve in army: Report

Kuwait's deputy prime minister Sheikh Hamad Jaber Al-Ali Al-Sabah announced the ministerial decision to open the registration for women to join the country's national military service.
Kuwaiti women have been serving as police officers for the past two decades, which paved the way for women to join the army.(AFP / Representational)
Kuwaiti women have been serving as police officers for the past two decades, which paved the way for women to join the army.(AFP / Representational)
Published on Oct 12, 2021 08:34 PM IST
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Kuwait to resume commercial flights with India today: Check travel SOPs here

  • India has started flights between 49 cities under the Air Bubble arrangement with 18 nations in September, according to the Ministry of civil aviation's notification.
The United Arab Emirates had lifted travel restrictions last month and announced that it will resume commercial international flights with India, along with other nations in Southeast Asia and Egypt.(HT File Photo)
The United Arab Emirates had lifted travel restrictions last month and announced that it will resume commercial international flights with India, along with other nations in Southeast Asia and Egypt.(HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 07, 2021 07:49 AM IST
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Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

INS Tarkash arrives in Mumbai carrying 785 oxygen cylinders from Kuwait

The emergency medical supply operation between India and Kuwait is under the third phase and will continue to meet the urgent oxygen requirements in India, the Embassy of Kuwait said in a statement.
So far 425 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen and 3,800 oxygen cylinders has arrived at the Indian ports during the first and second phase of medical supply.(ANI photo/ Representative image)
So far 425 MT of Liquid Medical Oxygen and 3,800 oxygen cylinders has arrived at the Indian ports during the first and second phase of medical supply.(ANI photo/ Representative image)
Updated on Jun 09, 2021 09:48 PM IST
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Jaishankar on thank you mission to Kuwait via Qatar

During the second wave of pandemic in India, Kuwait supplied oxygen cylinders and other medical equipment, while Qatar proved to be the new logistic and transportation hub to western India.
Foreign minister S Jaishankar will be carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal letter for Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
Foreign minister S Jaishankar will be carrying Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal letter for Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah.
Published on Jun 09, 2021 09:17 AM IST
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By Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Kuwait bars flights, travellers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka

Kuwait suspends travel from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. To enter Kuwait from the four countries, people must have been in another country for at least 14 days beforehand
Kuwait bars flights, travellers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka(AFP)
Kuwait bars flights, travellers from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka(AFP)
Updated on May 10, 2021 09:18 PM IST
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Kuwait suspends commercial flights from India due to rising cases

The move was on the instructions of health authorities after an evaluation of the global coronavirus status.
A deserted street in Kuwait city seen as a nationwide curfew from 5 pm until 5 am is imposed for one month to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, after Kuwait recorded its highest daily COVID-19 infection count in March. (AFP)
A deserted street in Kuwait city seen as a nationwide curfew from 5 pm until 5 am is imposed for one month to curb a sharp rise in coronavirus cases, after Kuwait recorded its highest daily COVID-19 infection count in March. (AFP)
Published on Apr 24, 2021 05:59 AM IST
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Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, others that may begin fasts from Tuesday

  • Ramadan 2021: From Saudi Arabia to Asian countries like India and Pakistan and Western nations like USA and UK, here is a list of regions that begin fasting from Tuesday after sighting the crescent moon
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Ramadan 2021: Saudi Arabia, India, other countries that begin fasts from Tuesday(Twitter/emrecelikrumi)
Updated on Apr 12, 2021 07:03 PM IST
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Ramadan 2021 moon sighting highlights: Saudi Arabia committee announces date

  • Ramadan 2021 moon sighting updates: Saudi Arabia’s Supreme Court had called on all Muslims in UAE, Qatar and other Arab states to sight the crescent moon for the onset of the Holy month of Ramadan on Sunday evening, Sha’ban 29, 1442 AH, that is April 11, 2021
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Ramadan 2021 moon sighting LIVE updates: Saudi Arabia, others to sight the moon(Twitter/jimcarr_wpg)
Updated on Apr 11, 2021 11:59 PM IST
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Kuwait's MeToo moment: Women denounce harassment, violence

  • In recent weeks, a growing number of women have broken taboos to speak out about the scourge of harassment and violence that plagues the Gulf nation’s streets, highways and malls, in an echo of the global #MeToo movement.
Founder of Lan Asket campaign, from left, Lina al-Qaddoumi, Najeeba Hayat, Shayma Shamo and Ascia al-Faraj, stand beside Abdulaziz al-Saqabi, one of the Kuwaiti politicians who has proposed an amendment to the penal code to define and punish sexual harassment in Kuwait City, Kuwait.(AP)
Founder of Lan Asket campaign, from left, Lina al-Qaddoumi, Najeeba Hayat, Shayma Shamo and Ascia al-Faraj, stand beside Abdulaziz al-Saqabi, one of the Kuwaiti politicians who has proposed an amendment to the penal code to define and punish sexual harassment in Kuwait City, Kuwait.(AP)
Published on Mar 13, 2021 05:03 PM IST
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Barmer man gets life threats from Kuwait employer, Indian embassy 'offers' help

  • The brother of the man stuck in Kuwait, said the employer even used to beat his brother and threaten not to let him ever return to India.
MEA officials have directed the Indian embassy in Kuwait to help Kumbh Singh.(Sourced Photo)
MEA officials have directed the Indian embassy in Kuwait to help Kumbh Singh.(Sourced Photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 02:29 PM IST
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By Mukesh Mathrani | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Barmer

Kuwait currency peg in spotlight as nation runs short of cash

While other Gulf Arab states tapped global debt markets to bolster strained finances amid the pandemic, Kuwait has been hamstrung by lawmakers’ resistance to approve a law that would enable the government to borrow.
People exit a shopping mall as it closes early according to government-imposed Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic restrictions in Kuwait City.(AP)
People exit a shopping mall as it closes early according to government-imposed Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic restrictions in Kuwait City.(AP)
Published on Feb 11, 2021 01:28 PM IST
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Indian expatriates, stranded in UAE, reach residences in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait

Around 600 Indians residing in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait were forced to take shelter in two community groups in the UAE after the airport closures were announced late last year, the Gulf News reported.
Last week, the airports were reopened and most of the Indian expatriates -- mostly blue-collar workers -- started flying back to their residences in the two Gulf countries.(PTI | Representational image)
Last week, the airports were reopened and most of the Indian expatriates -- mostly blue-collar workers -- started flying back to their residences in the two Gulf countries.(PTI | Representational image)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 08:17 PM IST
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Saudi Arabia suspends Air India, other flights for a week

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman were among the Gulf nations whose governments announced that they would ban entry and exit via their land and sea borders barring cargo movements and cancel commercial travel.
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman were among the Gulf nations whose governments announced that they would ban entry and exit via their land and sea borders barring cargo movements and cancel commercial travel.(Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times)
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman were among the Gulf nations whose governments announced that they would ban entry and exit via their land and sea borders barring cargo movements and cancel commercial travel.(Pratham Gokhale/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Dec 22, 2020 10:11 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Kuwait’s key reformer, son of late emir, dies at 72

Sheikh Nasser, who held various government posts over the years including minister of defense and deputy prime minister, had been considered a top contender for crown prince following the death in September of his father, the 91-year-old Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
Last year, Sheikh Nasser’s public allegations of government corruption vaulted him into the national political scene.(Twitter / @anmas71)
Last year, Sheikh Nasser’s public allegations of government corruption vaulted him into the national political scene.(Twitter / @anmas71)
Updated on Dec 20, 2020 08:14 PM IST
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Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Kuwait emir reappoints Sheikh Sabah Al-Khalid as prime minister

The move comes two days after Sheikh Sabah submitted his government’s resignation in a procedural step following parliamentary polls, Arab News reported.
Kuwait's newly appointed crown prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah waves before he is sworn in, as speaker of parliament Marzouq al-Ghanim, and Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah clap, at the parliament, in Kuwait City.(Reuters)
Kuwait's newly appointed crown prince Sheikh Meshal al-Ahmad Al-Jaber al-Sabah waves before he is sworn in, as speaker of parliament Marzouq al-Ghanim, and Kuwait's Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah clap, at the parliament, in Kuwait City.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 08, 2020 05:28 PM IST
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Kuwait city | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni

India dials up ties with Gulf countries, sharpens the contrast with Pakistan

India is asking the Gulf countries to start opening its doors to the thousands of workers who had come back during the pandemic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) speaks with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (R) during ceremonial reception for Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the Presidential palace in New Delhi on January 25, 2020. - Brazilian President is on four-day state visit to India till January 27. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (C) speaks with Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar (R) during ceremonial reception for Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro at the Presidential palace in New Delhi on January 25, 2020. - Brazilian President is on four-day state visit to India till January 27. (Photo by Prakash SINGH / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 07:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta

Middle East calls for boycott of French products after Macron’s comments

Macron’s comments to not “give up cartoons” came in response to the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, outside his school in a suburb outside Paris earlier this month
In picture - Kuwaiti youths lift placards expressing anger at French President Emmanuel Macron at a rally in front of the country's National Assembly (parliament) in Kuwait City.(AFP)
In picture - Kuwaiti youths lift placards expressing anger at French President Emmanuel Macron at a rally in front of the country's National Assembly (parliament) in Kuwait City.(AFP)
Published on Oct 25, 2020 08:09 AM IST
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Doha | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Srivatsan K C

Customs recovers Rs 33 lakh worth gold from two air passengers

A native of Andhra Pradesh, who arrived from Kuwait, was intercepted by its officials based on suspicion, a Customs release here said on Monday.
In another case, a city resident who landed from Dubai was intercepted and examination of his checked in-baggage revealed nine hair gel tubes in his possession.(Satyabrata Tripathy/ Representative image)
In another case, a city resident who landed from Dubai was intercepted and examination of his checked in-baggage revealed nine hair gel tubes in his possession.(Satyabrata Tripathy/ Representative image)
Published on Oct 19, 2020 06:50 PM IST
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Chennai | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai

India sends petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan to Kuwait to condole former amir’s death

India and Kuwait maintained close and friendly relations under the leadership of the late amir, the external affairs ministry said, describing him as a “true friend and well-wisher of India in guiding and strengthening bilateral engagements for the mutual benefit of the people of the two countries”.
Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan carried letters from the President and Prime Minister for the leadership of Kuwait, condoling the death of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.(TWITTER/@dpradhanbjp.)
Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan carried letters from the President and Prime Minister for the leadership of Kuwait, condoling the death of Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.(TWITTER/@dpradhanbjp.)
Updated on Oct 11, 2020 09:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

India to observe one day state mourning today on demise of Emir of Kuwait

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah passed away on September 29 in a hospital in the United States. He was 91. He became Kuwait’s Emir in January 2006 after the death of Sheikh Jaber al-Sabah.
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah became Kuwait’s Emir in January 2006 after the death of Sheikh Jaber al-Sabah.(REUTERS)
Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah became Kuwait’s Emir in January 2006 after the death of Sheikh Jaber al-Sabah.(REUTERS)
Published on Oct 04, 2020 09:15 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Kuwait has new ruling emir: 83-year-old Sheikh Nawaf

At age 83, Sheikh Nawaf is not expected to deviate from the diplomatic path charted by his predecessor, the late Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah.
The new Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, waves after he performed the constitutional oath at the Kuwaiti National Assembly in Kuwait, Wednesday.(AP)
The new Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, waves after he performed the constitutional oath at the Kuwaiti National Assembly in Kuwait, Wednesday.(AP)
Updated on Sep 30, 2020 03:10 PM IST
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Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Sheikh Sabah, Kuwaiti leader who tried to heal rifts, dies at 91

According to the constitution, the emir should be succeeded by Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 83, a half brother who has served as interior minister and deputy chief of the national guard.
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.(Reuters)
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 29, 2020 08:29 PM IST
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By Bloomberg | Posted by Shivani Kumar

Oil tanker on fire off Sri Lanka coast towed to safety

The blaze in the oil tanker, which also bore the brunt of two explosions and a two metre crack, has now subsided, they said.
Indian and Sri Lankan authorities are liaisoning continuously to put off the fire expeditiously and they have deployed various assets for the purpose.(ANI/Twitter)
Indian and Sri Lankan authorities are liaisoning continuously to put off the fire expeditiously and they have deployed various assets for the purpose.(ANI/Twitter)
Published on Sep 05, 2020 12:29 PM IST
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Chennai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Indian Oil Corp’s VLCC catches fire off Colombo: Report

The full loaded vessel was heading to Paradip in eastern India from Mina Al Ahmandi in Kuwait, Refinitiv’s ship tracking data shows
A crude carrier chartered by India’s top refiner Indian Oil Corp has reportedly caught fire off Colombo.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)
A crude carrier chartered by India’s top refiner Indian Oil Corp has reportedly caught fire off Colombo.(Bloomberg/Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 03, 2020 12:09 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Reuters | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar

Former Indian shot put medalist arrested in US for killing wife and mother

When police arrived at Singh’s home in Newtown Township, they found Singh covered in blood, suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds. Inside were the bodies of the two women, the report said.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Updated on Aug 26, 2020 11:45 AM IST
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Washington | By Press Trust of India

6 Gulf Arab countries back extending UN arms embargo on Iran

The GCC — comprised of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates — alleged Iran had “not ceased or desisted from armed interventions in neighboring countries, directly and through organizations and movements armed and trained by Iran.”
A man looks at his mobile phone in front of the flag of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, in Kuwait City.(AP)
A man looks at his mobile phone in front of the flag of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, in Kuwait City.(AP)
Published on Aug 09, 2020 09:11 PM IST
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Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

Never looked at Kuwait with any kind of hatred: Advani

On 30 years of Iraq’s invasion, the world champion remembers not knowing he wouldn’t see his home again.
Pankaj with his mother Kajal and brother Sree(HT)
Pankaj with his mother Kajal and brother Sree(HT)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 07:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/New Delhi | By Sharad Deep & Ajai Masand

India extends ban on international flights till August 31

Earlier this month, in the wake of a surge in Covid-19 cases across the country, the civil aviation ministry had extended the ban on international flights till July 31. Prior to that, the earlier order had said the ban would be in place till July 15.
During the suspension of international flights due to the Covid-19 outbreak in India, more than 2,500 repatriation flights by foreign carriers to evacuate stranded passengers to and from India were approved.(PTI PHOTO.)
During the suspension of international flights due to the Covid-19 outbreak in India, more than 2,500 repatriation flights by foreign carriers to evacuate stranded passengers to and from India were approved.(PTI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 31, 2020 05:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

91-year-old Kuwait ruler hospitalised, crown prince steps in

A statement said Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah had assumed some of Sheikh Sabah’s powers temporarily, without explaining why that was necessary.
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has been hospitalised(REUTERS)
Kuwait's Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah has been hospitalised(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 20, 2020 10:01 AM IST
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Dubai | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

Kuwait draft law on expats may affect Indians

The legal and legislative committee of Kuwait’s National Assembly decided on July 2 that the draft law was in line with the Constitution and laws.
According to the Indian embassy’s website, Kuwait is currently home to 920,000 Indians.(Reuters file photo)
According to the Indian embassy’s website, Kuwait is currently home to 920,000 Indians.(Reuters file photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2020 06:35 AM IST
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