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‘We no longer recognize our America’ – German lawmaker in security row with Turkey at meet

MUNICH, Feb 18, (Agencies): Germany’s foreign minister slammed the “America first” approach of President Donald Trump’s administration Saturday, saying that close US ties with a strong European Union are as much in Washington’s interest as they are in Europe’s. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told world leaders and defense officials …

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His Highness the Amir orders payment of citizens, expats prisoners’ debts

KUWAIT, Feb 18 (KUNA) — His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah ordered the payment of debts for citizens and expatriates in residing prison, said the Amiri Diwan in a statement Sunday. His Highness the Amir’s generous step came in celebration of Kuwait’s 57th National Day and 27th …

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17, (Agencies): The Philippines Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa has revealed the details of the meeting between the Foreign Minister of the Philippines and Kuwait’s Ambassador Saleh Musaed Ahmad Al-Thuwaikh in Manila where they discussed the situation of the Filipinos working in Kuwait. Villa pointed out …

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Interpol launches all-out manhunt for Filipina maid killers

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: Interpol has launched an extensive search to find and arrest the suspected criminals who placed the corpse of a Filipina woman inside a freezer, reports Al-Seyassah daily. According to reports broadcasted by news agencies, the Director of Social Welfare at Overseas Manpower Department Hans Leu Kakdack …

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Kuwaitis visiting Thailand cautioned

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 17: The Embassy of Kuwait in the Kingdom of Thailand has instructed Kuwaitis visiting Thailand to abide by new environment protection laws, reports Al-Anba daily. According to the new environment protection laws, a violator faces one year imprisonment and 100,000 Thai baht (KD 950). Thailand starts issuing …

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Kuwait highlighting Palestinian cause, Syria crisis at UNSC, says Al-Otaibi

Conakry Agreement remains key to G. Bissau stability: UN envoy NEW YORK, Feb 17, (KUNA): Kuwait is leading efforts at the UNSC to highlight the Middle East’s most urging matters namely the Syrian crisis and Palestinian cause, said a senior Kuwaiti diplomat late Friday. Kuwait permanent delegate to the UN …

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Senate rejects immigration bills; ‘Dreamers’ in limbo

WASHINGTON, Feb 17, (Agencies): The Senate has left hundreds of thousands of “Dreamer” immigrants in limbo, rejecting rival plans that would have spared them from deportation and strengthened the nation’s border security. Senators dealt President Donald Trump an especially galling defeat as more than a quarter of fellow Republicans abandoned …

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BODY OF JOANNA FLOWN HOME AFTER ENVOY VIEWS REMAINS – Villa called to explain Duterte protest

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: The remains of Joanna Daniela Demafelis, the Filipina household service worker whose body was found inside the freezer, were flown to Manila on Thursday on board Gulf Air. Philippine Ambassador to Kuwait Renato Pedro Villa viewed the remains of Joanna on Wednesday at the Al Sabah …

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CSC denies giving directives to cancel contract of expatriates

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 15: “No directives have been issued to any governmental authority to end the services of expatriates who reach the age of 65”, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) affirmed in a press statement issued on Thursday. CSC issued the press statement in response to the reports published in …

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AMIR OFFERS CONDOLENCES ON FLORIDA SHOOTING – Former student kills 17 at Florida school

KUWAIT CITY/PARKLAND, Fla, Feb 15, (Agencies): His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on Thursday sent a cable of condolences to US President Donald Trump over the victims of a high school shooting in Parkland in Florida, which left a number of casualties. In the cable, His Highness …

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