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Dubai tests a passenger drone for its flying taxi service

Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service. That’s why on Monday, it staged a maiden test flight…

 
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UK urges Arab states to end Qatar boycott

British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson yesterday urged Arab states to end their Qatar boycott, downplaying the odds of a military escalation in the worst crisis to grip the Gulf in…

 
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Kuwait turns into political hub as Gulf crisis lingers

KUWAIT: Kuwait is turning into a political ‘Mecca’ this week, with high-profile Arab and foreign officials arriving and holding talks in light of mediating efforts led by His Highness the…

 
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Kuwait values UNESCO adding Hebron to World Heritage List

KUWAIT: Kuwait National Council for Culture, Arts and Letters (NCCAL) has valued the decision of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to declare the Hebron Old Town as…

 
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US dollar steady against Kuwaiti dinar

The US currency on Tuesday settled at KD 0.303, while the Euro went up to KD 0.341 as compared to Monday’s rate. The central Bank of Kuwait said in its…

 
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Municipality orders probe into financial irregularities

The Director-General of Kuwait Municipality Eng. Ahmad Al-Manfouhi has ordered an investigation into financial irregularities in the contract of the establishment and maintenance of a central lab affiliated to the…

 
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Abdullah Al-Muabarak registered as Kuwait’s 9th healthy city

Abdullah Al-Mubarak neighborhood has been registered as a member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Healthy City Network, the second in Al-Farwaniyah Governorate and the 9th in Kuwait. Head…

 
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Work on Kuwait’s $4 billion smart city to start in 2019

A consortium of South Korean construction companies will commence work on an eco-friendly residential city in Kuwait in 2019, Construction Week reports. Referencing a statement released by South Korea’s Ministry…

 
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Kuwait diplomatic missions increase costs too

Kuwait has increased number of its diplomatic missions abroad and subsequently their expenses, the foreign minister announced on Wednesday. Number of the diplomatic mission abroad increased from 80 in 2006…

 
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Nakheel awards $1.1bn deal to build Dubai mega mall

Nakheel on Wednesday awarded a construction contract to build its AED6.1 billion ($1.66 billion) Deira Mall, Dubai’s biggest shopping, dining and entertainment destination in terms of retail space. Nakheel said…

 
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