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Ahmed Hagagy

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in Kuwait for talks

30 Sep 2018

KUWAIT Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in Kuwait on Sunday, state media reported, amid expectation that he will discuss oil supplies and a Kuwaiti mediation effort to resolve Saudi Arabia's conflict with Qatar.

Kuwait to regulate employment of Philippine domestic workers after reports of abuse

11 May 2018

KUWAIT Kuwait and the Philippines agreed measures on Friday to regulate the employment of domestic workers from the Southeast Asian country, following a diplomatic row amid reports of abuse.

Kuwait Investment Authority plans to increase investment in emerging markets -CEO

02 May 2018

KUWAIT Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), one of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, aims to diversify its portfolio and is looking to increase investments in emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, the group CEO said on Wednesday.

Kuwait says market conditions to determine any extension of OPEC-led cut deal

16 Apr 2018

KUWAIT Kuwait's oil minister said on Monday a pact between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to curb supplies would run to the end of the year and market conditions would determine whether to extend it beyond the end of 2018.

Allies promise Iraq $30 billion, falling short of Baghdad's appeal

14 Feb 2018

KUWAIT Iraq received pledges of $30 billion, mostly in credit facilities and investment, on Wednesday from allies but this fell short of the $88 billion Baghdad says it needs to recover from three years of war.

Iraq says reconstruction after war on Islamic State to cost $88 billion

12 Feb 2018

KUWAIT Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost more than $88 billion (£63.6 billion), with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors' conference on Monday.

Iraq oil minister says Kirkuk oil swap deal with Iran is for one year

10 Dec 2017

KUWAIT Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Sunday that a deal signed with Tehran to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil is for one year and subject to renewal.

Gulf rulers boycotting Qatar skip annual summit

05 Dec 2017

KUWAIT Qatar's Emir said on Tuesday he hoped a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Kuwait would help maintain stability in the region, Al-Jazeera TV said, though three Arab heads of state involved in a rift with Qatar stayed away.

Kuwait banks told to examine Saudi accounts after arrests: sources

13 Nov 2017

KUWAIT CITY/DUBAI Kuwaiti banks have been told by the central bank to provide account details relating to some Saudi Arabian nationals, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday.

Qatar, Kuwait stop renewing visas for North Korean workers

19 Sep 2017

DOHA/KUWAIT North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after U.N. Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States.

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