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Houthis launch 17 drones in concerted attack on Saudi, condemned by Arab states

Arab countries and organizations have denounced the Houthi attacks targeting Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait and Najran using explosive-laden drones. Saudi Arabia’s air defenses destroyed 17 drones launched toward the Kingdom’s southern region on Saturday.A booby-trapped drone targeted Khamis Mushait early in the morning before seven more targeting the southern region …

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Pentagon deploying missile defence systems in Kuwait

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 of the certification. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the State Department had approved the sale of 84 …

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Kuwaiti oil price down to US$73.77 pb

The price of Kuwait crude oil went down US$2.82, Wednesday, reaching US$73.77 per barrel, compared to US$76.59 pb last Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation on Thursday. According to the Kuwait News Agency, KUNA, the price of the Brent crude went down 27 cents to settle at US$76.17 pb, and the West …

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Kuwait stops crude oil shipping for first time since first Gulf War

Kuwait has all but stopped shipping crude to the US for the first time since the aftermath of Saddam Hussain’s invasion in 1990, eroding an economic link between Washington and the Arab state. The halt is the latest sign that booming demand for oil in Asia, particularly as the US …

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Kuwait, Iraq to consider shared oilfields

Kuwait and Iraq will soon appoint consultants to study the development of shared oilfields, Kuwaiti Oil Minister Bakhit Al Rashidi said on Wednesday. Production from cross-border oilfields has long been a source of tension between the two Opec nations. In the build-up to Iraq’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, Baghdad accused …

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UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait reaffirm commitment to Bahrain

The Ministers of Finance of the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on Wednesday reaffirmed their countries’ commitment to support the financial stability in Bahrain. In a meeting held in Manama, the finance ministers reiterated their support to strengthening the stability of public finances and the stimulation of Bahrain’s economic growth. …

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Kuwait plans domestic labour pact with India

Kuwait plans pacts with four Asian countries to recruit domestic labour under clear regulations, Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and State for Economic Affairs Hend Al Sabeeh has said. The move comes amid a reported dispute over rules for employing domestic helpers from the Philippines. Al Sabeeh named India, Bangladesh …

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Kuwait’s oil minister expects stable oil market

Kuwait’s oil minister, Bakhit Al Rashidi, said on Wednesday that the global oil market was approaching stability based on the current oil production levels after the recent Opec and non-Opec agreement to boost output. “It is clear today based on the current level of production that we are approaching a …

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Saudi, UAE, Kuwait to announce Bahrain support

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Kuwait will announce soon an integrated programme to support Bahrain’s economic reforms and its fiscal stability, a joint statement from the three Gulf states said on Tuesday. The three wealthy Gulf states said they are in talks with the authorities of Bahrain to enhance the financial stability of the …

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Kuwait asks Philippine ambassador to leave

Kuwait gave the Philippine ambassador one week to leave the  country and recalled its top diplomat in Manila for consultations, the foreign ministry said. The ministry reiterated in a statement its full rejection and condemnation of the blatant violation of diplomatic norms by the embassy of the Philippines. Embassy staff …

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Philippine embassy in Kuwait helps workers run away

Kuwait has protested to the Philippines following “serious offences” that included conducting operations to whisk domestic workers away from their employers’ homes in diplomatic vans. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it summoned on Friday the Philippines ambassador to Kuwait and handed him two protest notes. A spokesperson for the …

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Iraq restarts war reparations to Kuwait

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussain has been dead for more than a decade but Kuwait is still receiving reparations for his 1990 invasion, with the latest tranche of $90 million (Dh330 million) approved on Friday. The payment was the first authorised by the United Nations Compensation Commission since 2014 when there …

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Kuwait, Qatar hold talks in Doha

Qatari Emir Shaikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and Kuwaiti First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Shaikh Sabah Al Khalid Al Hamad Al Sabah discussed in Doha the latest developments regarding the Kuwaiti mediation to resolve the Gulf crisis, the official news agencies of both countries said. …

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Kuwait says taking measures against North Korea: KUNA

Kuwaiti authorities have begun taking measures against North Korea, including stopping direct flights to and from Pyongyang, state news agency KUNA cited an official source in Kuwait’s foreign ministry as saying on Thursday. The official source said the measures included stopping entrance visas for North Korean workers and stopping the …

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