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Kuwait reports 991 Coronavirus infections, quarantines 128 residential buildings

Kuwait reports 991 Coronavirus infections, quarantines 128 residential buildings

KUWAIT: Kuwaiti health authorities said the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has claimed the lives of 10 people on Tuesday, raising the death toll to 75. In his daily coronavirus update, Health Ministry Spokesperson Dr. Abdullah Al Sanad said that 991 people have tested positive for the highly contagious virus, increasing the overall number of infections in […]

In Kuwait, vehicles’ CO2 emission down as traffic is restricted due to COVID-19

In Kuwait, vehicles’ CO2 emission down as traffic is restricted due to COVID-19

KUWAIT: A study of air quality, carried out by the Kuwait Environment Public Authority (EPA), has shown a considerable lowering of CO2 emission and other harmful gases from vehicles due to the partial curfew measures set counter the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread in the country. Deputy Direct for EPA’s environmental monitoring Sameera Al Kanderi said that the […]

Kuwait announces full curfew until the end of May

Kuwait announces full curfew until the end of May

KUWAIT: The Kuwaiti Government decided on Friday to impose full curfew starting Sunday (May 10) 4 pm until May 30, as part of the measures to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Official government spokesperson Tareq Al-Mizrem said on Twitter that the decision was taken upon recommendations by the national health authorities, Kuwait […]

Kuwait academics warn against spreading coronavirus rumors

Kuwait academics warn against spreading coronavirus rumors

KUWAIT: Posting and circulating rumors and fake news in the time of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak could have detrimental impacts on people’s morale and state’s ability to tackle and overcome the serious health challenge, Kuwaiti academics have warned. “Rumors harm society and spark panic and fear among its members,” Professor of Sociology at the […]

Kuwait’s cabinet includes three women for the first time

Kuwait’s cabinet includes three women for the first time

Kuwait: Kuwait’s new-look cabinet includes a new prime minister and seven new ministers, half of the total number. None of the ministers in the 36th cabinet to be formed over 57 years since the country’s independence has open affiliations to religious societies in a clear departure from traditions that have marked successive governments. Three ministers […]

Politics in Kuwait: 36 governments in 57 years

Politics in Kuwait: 36 governments in 57 years

Kuwait: Kuwait’s latest cabinet announced on Tuesday is the 36th formed over 57 years since the country’s independence. On Tuesday, Kuwait announced the formation of the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Shaikh Sabah Al Khaled Al Sabah and included 15 ministers. According to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), the first government, known as the transitional cabinet, […]

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Grand opening as exhibition creates great synergy between Kuwait, Korea

Kuwait: There is the art of diplomacy. And there is the diplomacy of art. Marking 40 years of diplomatic relations, Kuwait and South Korea have held several events to celebrate the steady growth of their ties and the successful expansion of their cooperation. Art, the main beauty of mankind, in November contributed to the rich […]

Kuwait emir urges new prime minister to crack down on corruption

Kuwait emir urges new prime minister to crack down on corruption

Kuwait: Kuwait’s Emir Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah has urged the newly-appointed Prime Minister, Shaikh Sabah Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah to crack down on corruption. “We have given you responsibility … a big responsibility … fight corruption and the corrupt … Inshallah Allah the Almighty help you for the best interest […]

Kuwait emir pledges zero tolerance towards corruption, deplores media spat

Kuwait emir pledges zero tolerance towards corruption, deplores media spat

By Habib Toumi Kuwait: Kuwait’s Emir has pledged that no-one regardless of their status will evade punishment related to public funds crimes and stressed that the issue was under his personal attention. “We reaffirm our relentless keenness on preserving public funds, and our commitment to protecting them, and affirm that no-one, no matter his position, […]

Kuwait designated premier declines post amid rare public feud

Kuwait designated premier declines post amid rare public feud

By Habib Toumi Kuwait: Kuwait’s caretaker prime minister has turned down a proposal by the Emir to be reappointed and to form a new government. Shaikh Jaber Al Mubarak said in a statement on Monday that although it was an honor to serve the country, he felt sorry “over not being able to implement the […]

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