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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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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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‘Abide by emergency lane rules’

KUWAIT CITY, April 25, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior on Wednesday reminded motorists to abide by regulations for using emergency lanes flanking the highways. Motorists have been breaking traffic rules by over speeding on the shoulder road and the left lane, said Maj Gen Tawheedullah Al-Kandari, the MoI acting director …

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Court sentences man to death by hanging for killing his father

KUWAIT CITY, April 25: The Criminal Court presided over by Judge Waleed Al-Kandari sentenced to death by handing a man who was convicted of murdering his father in Waha, Jahra. According to the case file, the incident occurred few months ago. The defendant, under narcotic influence, killed his father using …

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Kuwait calls for immediate end to the fighting in Syria

Donors pledge $4.4 bln for war-ravaged country BRUSSELS, April 25, (KUNA): The State of Kuwait Wednesday reiterated its full support to UN efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in Syria and called for an immediate end to the fighting. Speaking at the Brussels II conference on Syria, …

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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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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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Kuwait calls for investing in youth to ‘counter’ extremism and crimes

NEW YORK, April 24, (KUNA): Kuwait has called for further investing in youth’s education and capacity building to safeguard youth from criminal networks and extremist groups. It is important to invest more in youth to build their potential and inculcate principles and values that stand as a bulwark against their …

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‘Public Prosecution barred from prosecuting two sitting MPs’

KUWAIT CITY, April 24: The Court of Appeal affirmed that the Public Prosecution is barred from prosecuting two sitting MPs, Jamaan Al-Harbash and Nayef Al-Mirdas, until their immunity is lifted by the Parliament. The two lawmakers are among 21 citizens, including former and current parliamentarians accused of repeating the infamous …

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