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Ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait stays as talks fail

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A ban on sending Filipinos to work in Kuwait will continue indefinitely after the nations failed to conclude a migrant labor protection pact, the Philippine labor secretary said Friday after talks sparked by the discovery of a maid’s body last month in an apartment freezer. Philippine …

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Expatriate engineers may face tough time in future to obtain approval and practice professions

MoH seeks names of 65 years old expat staff KUWAIT CITY, March 15: The Ministry of Health has instructed all sectors to submit names of expatriate doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and executives born in 1953 and earlier or those 65 years old and above, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources …

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MoE suspends investing in violated school canteens – Ministry to hire expat teachers

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: Ministry of Education has suspended the procedures related to investing in school canteens due to violations of the relevant conditions by the investing companies, reports Al-Anba daily. Assistant Undersecretary for Financial Affairs at Ministry of Education Yousef Al-Najjar explained that 15 out of 114 companies had …

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Ban on travel to Palestinian territories under Israel

KUWAIT CITY, March 15: MPs Mohammad Al-Dalal, Dr Khalil Abdullah, Al-Humaidi Al-Subaie, Omar Al-Tabtabai and Usama Al-Shaheen have submitted a draft bill which forbids ‘Travel to the occupied Palestinian territories under the control of the Israeli entity’, reports Al-Anba daily. The draft bill states citizens should not be allowed to …

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Kuwait participates in international counter-terror conference in India

NEW DELHI, March 15, (KUNA): The Defence Ministry of Kuwait is participating in an international counterterrorism conference being held in the Indian city of Gurugram, few kilometers away from capital New Delhi. The event titled “Changing Contours of Global Terror” is organized by leading think-tank “India Foundation” in cooperation with …

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Japanese Emperor lauds Kuwait ties

KUWAIT CITY, March 15, (KUNA): Japanese Emperor Akihito lauded Thursday the significant and historic ties linking Kuwait and Japan, adding that he greatly admires and respects the leader of Kuwait His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his regional and global reputation. Emperor Akihito’s praise came …

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Envoy pleased with Kuwait position on chemical attack

Kuwait backs UK measures to maintain national security KUWAIT CITY, March 15: The British Ambassador to Kuwait Michael Davenport has expressed delight over the support extended by Kuwait towards the United Kingdom when members of the United Nations Security Council were expressing the stances of their countries regarding the nerve …

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T’ruffle-addicted’ Kuwaitis flock to Rai speciality souk

Prices range from KD 7 to 20 per kg KUWAIT CITY, March 15, (AFP): White or beige, but never black, the “desert truffle” is a rare delicacy with a dedicated marketplace in Kuwait, where remnants of the Iraqi invasion and changing weather patterns have decimated local production. Less prestigious and …

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Ethiopian domestic workers ban from Kuwait ‘remains effective’

Kuwait and Ethiopia to sign agreement on hiring workers next month KUWAIT CITY, March 14: The Interior Ministry’s decision to ban Ethiopian domestic workers from entering the country remains in effect, reports Al-Rai daily quoting sources. Sources vehemently denied rumors that Ethiopian domestic workers are now allowed to enter country, …

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Generate job opportunities for Kuwaitis – MP Safaa Al-Hashem

KUWAIT CITY, March 14:  MP Safaa Al-Hashem urged the Public Authority for Manpower to generate job opportunities for Kuwaitis. Addressing His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al- Mubarak, Al-Hashem asserted, “The corruption that saddens Your Highness is due to the lopsided population structure and recruitment of foreigners instead of …

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