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Video: Hail-covered white roads in Kuwait following rare weather event

Kuwait Rain-Hailstorm: Some parts of Kuwait saw heavy rainfall with the southern part of the country receiving hailstones.

Kuwait Rain-Hailstorm: People inspect hail particles lying on the side of a road after a storm in the Umm al-Haiman district.(AFP)
Kuwait Rain-Hailstorm: People inspect hail particles lying on the side of a road after a storm in the Umm al-Haiman district.(AFP)
Published on Dec 28, 2022 05:21 PM IST

Eid-ul-Adha 2022: Here's when Saudi Arabia, India, others will celebrate Bakreid

Eid-ul-Adha 2022: Know all about when Muslims in Saudi Arabia, India, UAE and other countries will celebrate the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’ or Bakra Eid in the month of Zul Hijjah/Dhu al-Hijjah this year

Eid-ul-Adha 2022: Here's when Saudi Arabia, India and other countries will celebrate Bakra Eid (Twitter/supa_pk)
Eid-ul-Adha 2022: Here's when Saudi Arabia, India and other countries will celebrate Bakra Eid (Twitter/supa_pk)
Updated on Jul 05, 2022 01:07 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Kuwait to deport expats who protested amid Prophet comments row: Report

Earlier, Kuwait had strongly condemned the comments on Prophet Mohammed made by former BJP spokespersons.

Kuwait to deport expats who protested amid Prophet comments row: Report(Twitter)
Kuwait to deport expats who protested amid Prophet comments row: Report(Twitter)
Published on Jun 13, 2022 01:10 PM IST
Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitre | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Kuwaiti store pulls Indian products from shelves over remarks on Prophet: Report

The Bharatiya Janata Party, as well as the Indian Embassy spokesperson in Qatar issued a statement clarifying that the remarks made were not in line with the views of the government.

A market in Kuwait City, for representation only.(AFP)
A market in Kuwait City, for representation only.(AFP)
Published on Jun 06, 2022 05:48 PM IST

Qatar, Kuwait and Iran protest remarks against Prophet Mohammad

Kuwait's deputy foreign minister for Asia welcomed the announcement about the suspension of the BJP spokesperson whose comments about the Prophet has sparked an uproar in the country and abroad.

Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma comments about the Prophet have triggered an uproar in the country and abroad.(Twitter)
Former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma comments about the Prophet have triggered an uproar in the country and abroad.(Twitter)
Updated on Jun 05, 2022 11:41 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Shashi Tharoor rapped by embassy in Kuwait for sharing 'anti-India' tweet

The Indian embassy in Kuwait said the tweet which Shashi Tharoor shared on Friday was by a Pakistani agent who received Pakistan's Ambassador of Peace award for his anti-India activities. The tweet said Kuwait parliamentarians have urged the Kuwait government to bar BJP members from entering the country. 

Shashi Tharoor said he does not endorse the person but is concerned about the sentiment. (ANI)
Shashi Tharoor said he does not endorse the person but is concerned about the sentiment. (ANI)
Published on Feb 18, 2022 09:10 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Kuwait allows women in combat, but sans guns

Activists have decried the policy as “one step forward, two steps back” after the defence ministry also decided that women in the armed forces, unlike civilians, must wear head coverings.

Women register to join the Kuwaiti army at the Defence Ministry in Kuwait City.(AFP File Photo)
Women register to join the Kuwaiti army at the Defence Ministry in Kuwait City.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Feb 18, 2022 02:59 AM IST
Agencies | , Kuwait City

Kuwait emir accepts govt resignation in a bid to end feud with lawmakers: Report

Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah submitted on November 8 the resignation of his cabinet, formed in March.

Kuwait's Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah.(Reuters / File)
Kuwait's Emir Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah.(Reuters / File)
Published on Nov 14, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Reuters |

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
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

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
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
ANI | , Mumbai

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
By, 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
Reuters |

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
Reuters | , Cairo

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
ByZarafshan Shiraz

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
AP |

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
ByMukesh 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
Bloomberg |

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
PTI |
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