Emir of Kuwait to return from US after medical treatment

Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will return home on Wednesday after US treatment. (KUNA)
Updated 15 October 2019

Emir of Kuwait to return from US after medical treatment

KUWAIT CITY: The Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah will return home on Wednesday, according to a statement from Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) on Tuesday.

He is returning from the US where he underwent “successful medical checkups,” KUNA reported.


Kuwait Airways to cut 1,500 jobs due to coronavirus

Updated 22 min 11 sec ago

Kuwait Airways to cut 1,500 jobs due to coronavirus

KUWAIT: Kuwait Airways will lay off 1,500 foreign employees due to the impact on its business by the coronavirus pandemic, the state-owned airline said on Thursday.
The job cuts will affect non-Kuwaiti employees and be across the airline, it said in a tweet, without disclosing which departments the lay-offs would come for.
Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas earlier reported the airline was cutting 25% of its 6,000 workforce, though employees holding Kuwaiti or Gulf citizenship would not be laid off.
The newspaper also said employees married to Kuwaitis would be safe from the job cuts.