Kuwait

‘Highly-skilled labor, finance not an issue’

Industries sector important to Arab economic growth, says Al-Roudhan KUWAIT CITY, April 26, (KUNA): Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan has underlined the importance of industries as a means for ensuring progress across countries of the Arab region. In remarks to Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organisation general assembly …

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Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

Manila, April 26, 2018 (AFP) – Manila demanded an explanation Thursday after its ambassador to Kuwait was expelled, shocking Philippine authorities and deepening a diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers in the Gulf state. The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of …

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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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