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Kuwait expels envoy of Philippines – MPs hail move

VILLA PAYS RESPECTS TO PEOPLE, GOVERNMENT OF KUWAIT KUWAIT CITY, April 25: The Kuwaiti Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that it had notified the Philippine Ambassador Renato Villa that he is persona non-grata in the country asking him to return home in a week. The ministry, which also declared recalling …

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KCCI in round table discussion with ILO on protecting workers

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) held a roundtable discussion in collaboration with the International Labor Organization Regional Office in Beirut. The discussion revolved around suitable practices that will contribute to protect the workers in housing and construction sector. Representatives of construction and contracting companies …

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Panel rejects govt amendments to retirement law

Bid to protect employees from early retirement KUWAIT CITY, April 25: The Financial and Economic Affairs Committee of the National Assembly has rejected by a majority vote government amendments to the early retirement law. The Committee’s Rapporteur MP Saleh Ashour said the committee has rejected the amendment after the first …

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‘60 cases of sexual assault on children recorded in 2017’

Most occurred within family: report KUWAIT CITY, April 25: The Child Protection Office affiliated to the Ministry of Health last year has recorded 60 cases of ‘sexual assault’ on children in Kuwait, out of a total of 616 cases, most of which occurred within the family, reports Al-Rai daily. Dr …

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Expat remittances globally hit $466b

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: According to a recent report issued by World Bank, the remittances of expatriates around the world increased in 2017 reaching $466 billion with the expectation of reaching $485 billion in 2018, reports Al-Rai daily. The report showed that India topped in this regard in 2017 with …

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‘REDUCING FILIPINO DIPLOMATS IN KUWAIT POSSIBLE’

Philippines apologises over rescues – Villa to remain head of mission KUWAIT CITY, April 24: Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa on Tuesday issued an apology to Kuwait for the controversial rescue of Filipino household service workers from their employers’ homes which the Kuwaiti government viewed as a violation of …

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SCPD touts Kuwait’s efforts to achieve sustainable dev goals

Plan modified to cope with UN agenda BEIRUT, April 24, (KUNA): Secretary General of Kuwait’s Supreme Council for Planning and Development (SCPD) Khaled Mahdi touted Kuwait’s moves to materialize the 17 UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) of 2030. Kuwait has formed the permanent national steering committee to implement the 2030 …

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Maintenance of aircraft queried

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: MP Mohammed Al-Dalal has submitted a query to the Minister of Finance about the technical inspection of aircraft in Kuwait. In the query the lawmaker said according to a news report the international organization designated for technical and engineering control of aviation and aircraft has refused …

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Ministers, academicians assert importance of media credibility

Media played a great part in victory against IS: Iraq KUWAIT CITY, April 24, (KUNA): Current and former ministers, and academicians, participating in the Arab Media Forum, underlined importance Monday of credibility and professionalism in media. They said media were facing many challenges foremost credibility, professionalism, funding and training. Mohammad …

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Manpower Authority completes electronic interface

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: All sectors and departments of Public Authority for Manpower have completed a fully automated electronic interface with the oil sector, due to which all transactions of the sector, including the procedures for assessing needs, will henceforth be carried out automatically without using any paper document, reports …

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