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via arkansasonline10/25/2020

Oil-rich UAE turning to coal-fired power - Arkansas Online

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- A new wonder is rising in the southern desert of Dubai against the backdrop of Persian Gulf beaches, but it's not another skyscraper to grace the futuristic sheikhdom. Instead, it's one of mankind's oldest power sources gaining its own space on the oil-rich Arabian Peninsula -- a coal-fired power plant.

via arabnews10/24/2020

Kuwait says low COVID-19 mortality rate due to strong treatment protocols - Arab News

DUBAI: Kuwait said that its strong health system and effective treatment protocols have ensured low COVID-19 mortality rates in the country, and rebuffed as ‘divorced from reality’ allegations some patients have been unable to access medical care. The Kuwaiti health ministry is using ‘sophisticated safe curative and technical protocols as recommended by specialized

via menafn10/20/2020

Kuwait calls for pressuring Israel stop settlement activities - MENAFN.COM

The State of Kuwait has called for ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories, urging the international community to pressure Israel to cease all settlement activities.

Israel must halt all forms of settlement activities in compliance with the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 and lift the land-sea blockade on Gaz

via agriculture10/20/2020

Australia evacuates crew from coronavirus infected livestock vessel - Successful Farming

By Colin Packham SYDNEY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Australian officials were evacuating workers from a Kuwaiti-flagged livestock ship docked off the country’s west coast on Tuesday after at least half the 52 crew tested positive for COVID-19. The cluster of cases is the fourth outbreak detected onboard a ship arriving at a Western Australia port over the last month, in a state that has otherwise been free of the coronavirus for weeks.

via arabnews10/18/2020

King Salman, Crown Prince receive messages from Kuwaiti leaders - Arab News

RIYADH: King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received written messages from Kuwaiti leaders on Sunday. Saudi Minister of State Prince Turki bin Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdul Aziz received Kuwait’s Deputy Minister of Emiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Mohammad Al-Abdullah Al-Mubarak Al-Sabah in Riyadh. The Kuwaiti minister carried two written messages for the king and the

via menafn10/25/2020

Kuwait PM: Health precautions must be respected at electoral locations - MENAFN.COM

) KUWAIT, Oct 25 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Sunday called on citizens registering nomination for upcoming elections to abide by precautions against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The prime minister, during inspection of the electoral commission headquarters in the district of Al-Shuwaikh, emphas

via menafn10/24/2020

Kuwait COVID-19 recoveries up by 670 to 112110 - MENAFN.COM

) KUWAIT, Oct 24 (KUNA) -- The number of coronavirus recoveries in Kuwait rose by 670 to 112,110 over the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday.
This comes after the necessary health checks and safety procedures were carried out proving the cases to be negative, according to a ministry statement. (end)


via stamfordadvocate10/23/2020

Asia Today: S. Korean cases rise in hospitals, nursing homes - The Advocate

NEW DELHI (AP) - A promise of free COVID-19 vaccination has become an issue in key state elections in India. Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made the promise when releasing the ruling Hindu nationalist party's manifesto for elections that begin in Bihar state next week. Every Bihar resident will be given vaccinated for free when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, she said, adding at least three vaccines are in the final trial stage and are on the cusp of production in the country. The promise angered the Congress and other opposition parties who accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party of politicizing the pandemic and playing on people's fears. Bihar is India's third-largest state with about 122 million people. India added fewer than 60,000 new cases for a fifth day Friday, with the 54,366 new cases taking the overall tally past 7.7 million. It has the second-most cases in the world behind the U.S., though cases have declined in recent weeks. Modi and others have urged continued vigilance during ongoing religious festivals and the cold season. The Health Ministry also reported 690 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising total fatalities to 117,306. In other developments in the Asia-Pacific region: - South Korea recorded its highest increase in coronavirus cases in more than 40 days on Friday as more infections were reported at hospitals and nursing homes. A nursing home in Namyangju, east of Seoul, was put under isolation after more than 30 workers and residents tested positive. Around 120 infections have been linked to a hospital in nearby Gwangju. The 155 new cases announced Friday by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency brought the national caseload to 25,698, including 455 deaths. The steady spread of the virus has caused concern in...

via arabnews10/20/2020

Kuwait's new emir calls for national unity ahead of elections - Arab News

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah called on Tuesday for national unity to meet challenges facing the Gulf state, in a speech to lawmakers ahead of elections on Dec. 5. The parliamentary elections come at a time when the wealthy OPEC member is facing a liquidity crisis caused by low oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic against the backdrop of continued

via bloombergquint10/18/2020

Mideast Stock Markets Trade Mixed With Oil in Focus: Inside EM - BloombergQuint

(Bloomberg) -- The main equities gauge in Riyadh climbed while those in Kuwait and Abu Dhabi fell after leaders from Russia and the kingdom discussed the OPEC+ agreement over the weekend and indicated further cooperation to support oil prices. The Tadawul All Share Index climbed as much as 0.

via menafn10/24/2020

Kuwait's COVID-19 cases rise by 695 to 120927, deaths by four - MENAFN.COM

) KUWAIT, Oct 24 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 695 to 120,927 with four people having succumbed to the disease raising the death toll to 744 in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday.
There are 123 people currently receiving intensive care for the virus out of a total 8,073 patients being hospitalised.

via thehitavada10/23/2020

Hyderabad man stuck in Kuwait, kin seeks Centre's help to bring him back - The Hitavada

the brother of a hyderabad man, who was doing a job in kuwait and is now stranded in the gulf country, has urged the central government to ensure his brother’s safe return. mirza mukheemuddin told ani here on wednesday that his brother mirza mujeebuddin has become jobless now after working in kuwait since last 23 years. mirza mujeebuddin’

via dailytimes.pk10/22/2020

Pakistan to provide skilled workforce to Kuwait: SAPM - Daily Times

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (SAPM) on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari Wednesday said Pakistan was fully committed to the development of Kuwait and would provide skilled workforce in multiple sectors, aligned with its Vision 2035. The revival of workforce export to Kuwait was a historic moment for Pakistan […]