KATHMANDU, Feb12: A woman from Jhapa who reached Kuwait for foreign employment returned within four months. An agent close to her friend facilitated her journey to Kuwait, promising lucrative employment opportunities at a reputable company.

BENI (Myagdi), Dec 7: Hirakumari Chokhal, a resident of Beni municipality-9, Ghalan Kaulegaunda, has been rescued alive in Kuwait. She had been suffering from extreme forms of labor exploitation in the course of her employment.

In a deeply distressing and harrowing episode, around 1,000 Nepali youths are currently stranded in Kuwait, facing abject conditions and a future marred by uncertainty. These young souls embarked on a journey to earn a livelihood and support their families back home, but instead, they find themselves trapped in a web of deceit, unemployment, and unpaid wages.

KATHMANDU, Sep 8: Around 1,000 Nepali youths who ventured to Kuwait for overseas employment have found themselves in dire straits. These young individuals, who embarked on their journey to work as cleaners for the Kuwait-based company "The Blue Sea Trading Co WLL" some 11 months ago, now face a precarious situation.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: President Ram Chandra Poudel has appointed Sudhir Bhattarai as the ambassador of Nepal to the Republic of France, Tej Bahadur Chhetri as the ambassador of Nepal to the United Arab Emirates and Ghanshyam Lamsal as the ambassador of Nepal to Kuwait.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: A Nepali woman who was reportedly trafficked to Kuwait has been rescued.

KATHMANDU, July 28: As many as 83 Nepali youths who traveled to Kuwait on November 3, 2022, in search of foreign employment have found themselves in dire straits. Their passports were seized by their employers upon arrival, leaving them trapped and unable to return home or work in the foreign land. Adding to their misery, these workers have not received any salary for the past six months.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Seven Nepali migrant laborers who were stranded in Kuwait have been rescued and brought back to Nepal. They had gone to the Gulf country on a work visa.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Himalaya Airlines has conducted its first scheduled flight to Kuwait from Kathmandu connecting the two countries on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Nepal lost to Kuwait in the third round of the AFC Asian Cup 2023 Qualifiers.

DUBAI, Jan 13: Kuwait’s Prime Minister Sabah al-Khalid al-Sabah on Wednesday presented the resignation of his cabinet to the emir, Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah, the state news agency KUNA reported.

KATHMANDU, June 11: As many as 299 Nepali women stranded in Kuwait were brought back to Nepal on Thursday.

The Government of Nepal is not doing enough to support its migrant workers. Multiple confusions loom around the diaspora, hoping the Nepal government to sort them out. The precarious example of Kuwait paints Nepal’s despondent approach of handling foreign employment amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Six Nepali laborers died in Kuwait after being buried in a pile of sand and two other sustained injuries during the incident on Wednesday.

Post-American Middle East

January 2, 2020 08:44 am

NEW YORK – It was August 5, 1990, just days after Saddam Hussein’s Iraq had invaded and conquered all of Kuwait, and US President George H.W. Bush could not have been clearer as he spoke from the South Lawn at the White House: “This will not stand, this aggression against Kuwait.” Over the next six months, Bush proved to be a man of his word, as the United States sent a half-million soldiers to the Middle East and led an international coalition that liberated Kuwait.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) announced on Friday that Nepal national football team will be starting its 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (AFC) with a trip to Kuwait.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal national cricket team has registered a victory against Kuwait on its third match of ICC World T20 Asia Regional Final Qualifiers in Singapore on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal national cricket team needs two wins against Kuwait on Saturday and host team Singapore on Sunday in the remaining two matches of the ongoing ICC World T20 Qualifiers Asia Finals being held at Indian Association Ground in Singapore to secure a spot in the ICC World T20 Qualifiers.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Kuwait beat Qatar by 10 runs in a match played under the ICC T-20 World Cup Asia Region Qualifier today.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Anu Tamang, a resident of then Mahakali Village Development Committee in Nuwakot district, has been rescued from Kuwait. She had been left stranded in Kuwait by people traffickers.

KUALALUMPUR, July 17: the draws for the second round of Asian qualifiers for the FIFA World Cup, 2022 was held in the Malaysian capital this afternoon.

Three Nepali workers die in Kuwait

July 14, 2019 16:37 pm

KATHMANDU, July 14: Three Nepali migrant workers died when a massive fire broke out at Mahabullah-based apartment in Kuwait city on Saturday night.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Kuwait is planning a massive crackdown on undocumented workers in a move which is likely to affect thousands of expat workers in what has been seen as the beginning of a series of efforts to reduce migrant workers.

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KATHMANDU, March 21: Nepali national men's football team is playing two international friendly matches against Kuwait. This will be Nepal's first match after Johan Kalin became the head coach of Nepali team.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Nepal national football team is set to play two friendly matches against Kuwait and Malaysia in March.

RIYADH, Jan 14: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince in Riyadh on Monday, but will cut short the rest of his Middle East trip to attend a family funeral, a State Department spokesman said.

DHADING, Dec 10: Four years ago, while she was working as a maid in Kuwait, Tuk Maya Tamang of Sallebhanjyang village used to think that her life would never take any new course. She was not happy with her life but 'there was nothing much she could do'. She thought her life would not be better if she returned home. However, one day she returned home. After staying home for some time, she was not sure if she wanted to fly to Kuwait again. After remaining in dilemma for some time she finally decided to give a try to her skills and passion eight months ago. The 24-year-old, who loved rearing cattle, bought some goats and chicken. Thanks to her love and dedication, her poultry farm soon came to a form. The number of goats multiplied, too.

Nepal, Kuwait to discuss labor deal

October 13, 2018 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepal and Kuwait have expedited preparations to reach a formal labor agreement to benefit Nepali workers going there for employment.

KUWAIT, Oct 3: A woman who was caught filming her housemaid falling from a seventh-floor balcony as she tried to flee her apartment in Kuwait, has been jailed.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Differing details of foreign employment prompted the Tribhuvan International Airport’s foreign employment department to send five migrating women back to their homes.

SARLAHI, March 21: Area Police Office (APO), Harion, on Tuesday arrested a man on the charge of swindling people out of millions of rupees by promising them employment in Kuwait.

20 Nepali workers rescued from Kuwait

January 30, 2018 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 30: The Nepal Embassy in Kuwait has rescued as many as 20 workers from Sulebiya Project of Kharif National Company and repatriated them.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 3: A helicopter carrying Kuwait's military chief of staff crashed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, but only one person on board suffered minor injuries, Kuwait's news agency reported.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 6: Kuwait is trying to mediate a Gulf crisis between Qatar and its Arab neighbors, which have severed ties with the energy-rich travel hub and moved to isolate it from the outside world, Qatar’s foreign minister said Tuesday.

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 23: Kuwait's national oil company has declared a state of emergency over an oil leak in one of its southwestern oil fields.

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 14: A Germany-bound airplane from Oman has landed in Kuwait over a bomb threat.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Nov 25  Kuwait will be removed from the 2019 Asian Cup if it is still suspended by FIFA on Dec. 18.

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 14: Kuwait's Interior Ministry said Sunday its coast guard detained 10 Iranian "infiltrators" trying to sneak into the country illegally. An Iranian official, however, described them as fishermen whose detention was not related to any border violations.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Police have arrested two persons on the charge of woman trafficking.