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Kuwait Airways signs agreement to buy eight Airbus A330-800neo planes

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Kuwait Airways said on Monday it has signed an agreement with European planemaker Airbus to buy eight A330-800neo airliners following five months of negotiations. The airline expects the deliveries to take place between March 2019 and the end of 2026, the Gulf carrier said on its Twitter account. Read More »

Woman arrested for trying to smuggle illegal drugs via Kuwait airport

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Kuwait: Customs authorities arrested a woman for trying to smuggle 3 kilogrammes of illegal drugs via the Kuwait International Airport. The customs officers became suspicious of the woman and screened her luggage to discover the drugs, which was hidden inside a container filled with honey, reported local Arabic daily Al-Qabas. She was referred to the anti-narcotics and liquor directorate for ... Read More »

Airbus Wins Kuwait Airways Order for Its Flagging A330Neo Wide-Body Jet

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Airbus SE won a contract from Kuwait Airways for its A330-800 aircraft model, securing a vital deal for the struggling program at the expense of a reduced order for the jet’s bigger sibling. Kuwait Air agreed to buy eight A330neos while paring a commitment for the larger A350 from 10 planes to five, according to a statement Monday. The order ... Read More »

Action Hotels committed to tourism development in Kuwait

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Chairman of Action Hotels, Sheikh Mubarak AM Al Sabah hosted a round of meetings at Kuwait’s White Palace recently with the Chairman and CEO of Accor International, Sebastien Bazin. The discussions focussed on the further growth of tourism and hospitality in Kuwait and the region, and included Accor’s chief executive officer, Gaurav Bhushan, as well as other team members. Several ... Read More »

Jordan signs financial assistance agreements with Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and UAE

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In the presence of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State, Rajai Muasher, the governments of Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a number of agreements and memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to set out the framework arrangements of their aid pledges under the June Makkah Conference, which will strengthen Jordan’s economy, attract foreign investments, and ... Read More »

Saudi, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait eligible for JP Morgan key bond index

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Dubai: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Bahrain and Kuwait will become eligible for the JP Morgan emerging market government bond indexes starting January 31, 2019, according to a JP Morgan statement sent to investors and reviewed. JP Morgan’s EMBI bond index is a key performance benchmark for emerging market investors. The eligible new bonds will be included in a phased ... Read More »

Oil rises on signs Opec not prepared to boost output

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Oil prices firmed on signs that Opec would not be prepared to raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran and as Saudi Arabia signalled it was in no rush to bring prices down. Brent crude futures were up 98 cents a barrel to $79.03 a barrel at 1039 GMT, after hitting a high of $79.37. US West Texas Intermediate ... Read More »

Dog-smuggling Kuwaiti couple gets jail sentence for airport attack

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A Kuwaiti man and woman convicted of assaulting customs officers at Sri Lanka’s main international airport were handed a six month jail sentence suspended for five years, an official said. The 32-year-old woman and her 29-year-old male partner, who were also fined 138,000 rupees ($860) were sentenced on Friday. They were arrested after they turned violent when they were informed ... Read More »

Customs foils attempt to smuggle Ancient statue

Jordanian officials display looted bronze and ceramic figures confiscated from smugglers in Amman June 16, 2005. Jordan, which shares a large border with Iraq, has seized 1,347 looted Iraqi antiquities since the war. - PBEAHUNZDEF

KUWAIT: Customs officers discovered what seems to be a 170-cm-long Ancient Egyptian statue hidden inside a couch shipped by air. The statue was sent to the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) and is being examined in order to determine whether it belongs to the pharaonic era or not. A customs officer said a citizen came to collect ... Read More »

Drug smugglers arrested at sea

KUWAIT: A citizen and a non-Kuwaiti were arrested with 22 kg of hashish they fished out from the sea, said security sources. Case papers indicate that coastguards and narcotics police had been tipped off concerning the suspects’ plans to smuggle drugs by sea into the country. The sources added that detectives closely watched the site where the drugs had been ... Read More »

Arab expat arrested for marijuana smuggling in Kuwait

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Kuwait: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport arrested an Arab expatriate who tried to smuggle marijuana into the country by replacing cigarette packs with around 55 grams of marijuana and possessing sweets made with marijuana. According to security sources and Kuwait MOI news website, a custom officer suspected the Arab passenger who arrived from an European country where marijuana is ... Read More »

Drug smugglers arrested at sea

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KUWAIT: A citizen and a non-Kuwaiti were arrested with 22 kg of hashish they fished out from the sea, said security sources. Case papers indicate that coastguards and narcotics police had been tipped off concerning the suspects’ plans to smuggle drugs by sea into the country. The sources added that detectives closely watched the site where the drugs had been ... Read More »

Kuwait likely to lead GCC bond issuance in second half of 2018

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Kuwait has said that reports it injected KD 500 million ($1.6 billion) to back the floundering Turkish lira are “unfounded”, according to the state-run Kuwait News Agency (KUNA). In a statement, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Finance said that Finance Minister Nayef Al-Hajraf met with Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s Minister of Treasury and Finance, to discuss Turkey’s economic situation on Sunday night. ... Read More »

Arab expat arrested for marijuana smuggling in Kuwait

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Kuwait: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport arrested an Arab expatriate who tried to smuggle marijuana into the country by replacing cigarette packs with around 55 grams of marijuana and possessing sweets made with marijuana. According to security sources and Kuwait MOI news website, a custom officer suspected the Arab passenger who arrived from an European country where marijuana is ... Read More »

Dog-smuggling Kuwaiti couple banned from leaving Sri Lanka after airport assault

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A Kuwaiti couple who tried to smuggle a dog into Sri Lanka and assaulted five customs officers during the process have had their passports impounded by a Sri Lankan court. The 32-year-old woman and her 29-year-old male partner were arrested on Friday after they turned violent when they were informed that quarantine requirements meant they could not bring their pooch ... Read More »

Customs foils attempt to smuggle Ancient statue

Jordanian officials display looted bronze and ceramic figures confiscated from smugglers in Amman June 16, 2005. Jordan, which shares a large border with Iraq, has seized 1,347 looted Iraqi antiquities since the war. - PBEAHUNZDEF

KUWAIT: Customs officers discovered what seems to be a 170-cm-long Ancient Egyptian statue hidden inside a couch shipped by air. The statue was sent to the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) and is being examined in order to determine whether it belongs to the pharaonic era or not. A customs officer said a citizen came to collect ... Read More »

Arab expat arrested for marijuana smuggling in Kuwait

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Kuwait: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport arrested an Arab expatriate who tried to smuggle marijuana into the country by replacing cigarette packs with around 55 grams of marijuana and possessing sweets made with marijuana. According to security sources and Kuwait MOI news website, a custom officer suspected the Arab passenger who arrived from an European country where marijuana is ... Read More »

Customs foils attempt to smuggle Ancient statue

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KUWAIT: Customs officers discovered what seems to be a 170-cm-long Ancient Egyptian statue hidden inside a couch shipped by air. The statue was sent to the National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) and is being examined in order to determine whether it belongs to the pharaonic era or not. A customs officer said a citizen came to collect ... Read More »

Arab expat arrested for marijuana smuggling in Kuwait

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Kuwait: Customs officers at Kuwait International Airport arrested an Arab expatriate who tried to smuggle marijuana into the country by replacing cigarette packs with around 55 grams of marijuana and possessing sweets made with marijuana. According to security sources and Kuwait MOI news website, a custom officer suspected the Arab passenger who arrived from an European country where marijuana is ... Read More »

UAE, Kuwait most vulnerable for cyberattacks in the Gulf

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Dubai: The UAE and Kuwait are among the most vulnerable for cyberattacks among the Gulf Cooperation Council Council countries in the first quarter, according to a report by cybersecurity firm Trend Micro. Both these countries are rated first and second in ransomware and malware attacks, URL victims and URLs detected. The UAE accounted for 2.4 million of the 1.7 billion ... Read More »