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Syria bombing claims 45

BEIRUT, March 5, (Agencies): Syrian regime bombardment on the rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta killed at least 45 civilians on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The Britain-based war monitor said at least 19 of the victims were killed in the town of Hammuriyeh, where regime aircraft used …

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‘Care of domestics defines our image’ – Foreign Affairs panel completes report on Filipino workers

NOD TO PROPOSAL FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT CENTERS KUWAIT CITY, March 4: The parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee has completed its report on Filipino workers in preparation for discussion and voting in the session slated for Tuesday. Speaking to reporters after the committee meeting Sunday, Committee Rapporteur MP Mohammed Al-Huwailah stressed the …

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‘Hire Kuwaitis or pay more fine’

KUWAIT CITY, March 4: The Public Authority of Manpower (PAM) is contemplating to issue a decision to increase the fine from KD 100 to KD 300 for companies which fail to abide by the percentage of national manpower next April, reports Al-Rai daily. A knowledgeable source at the PAM said …

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‘Bill to combat family violence soon’

KUWAIT CITY, March 4: Rapporteur of the Women and Family Committee of the National Assembly MP Safa’a Al-Hashem said the law to combat family violence will be completed in a few days, reports Al-Rai daily. She added, those found guilty of violence will face prison term ranging from one to …

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Stormers case delayed, travel ban decision shifted to Mar 11

KUWAIT CITY, March 4: The Court of Cassation, presided over by Judge Saleh Al-Muwaished, postponed the session on the National Assembly storming case until March 11, 2018 to take a decision on the travel ban imposed on the convicts and ask the Public Prosecution about the body which imposed the …

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‘Iraqis grateful for help from Kuwait’ – Speaker meets Al-Jabouri

KUWAIT CITY, March 4, (KUNA): Iraq’s top lawmaker Dr Salim Al-Jabouri on Sunday said he was thankful for the support Kuwait has given his war-torn country, with aid running the gamut from humanitarian to relief assistance. Iraq “wants to turn a new page in its relationship with its Arab neighbors, …

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Assad retakes quarter of enclave

DAMASCUS, March 4, (Agencies): Syria’s regime has seized control of over a quarter of rebel-held eastern Ghouta on the edge of Damascus after two weeks of devastating bombardment, sending hundreds of civilians into flight, a monitor said Sunday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime forces had advanced to …

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Overseas Filipinos face risks

MANILA, Philippines, March 3, (AP): When Joanna Demafelis’ indebted family needed money to fix their typhoon-battered home, she followed in the footsteps of millions of other Filipinos and left to find work overseas. And like far too many Filipinos, her journey ended in tragedy. Demafelis’ mutilated body was found last …

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Kuwaiti priest celebrates Bible and Bedouin culture – First homegrown priest

KUWAIT CITY, March 3, (AFP): Dressed in a traditional white Gulf headdress and with two red crosses embroidered on his black clerical robe, Kuwait’s first homegrown priest cuts a unique figure in the predominantly Muslim country. Father Emmanuel Benjamin Jacob Gharib, 68, celebrates both the Bible and Gulf Arab culture …

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Residents furious over stagnant water – Suit eyed for environment pollution

KUWAIT CITY, March 3: The issue of stagnant water at Sabah Al-Ahmad Residential City seems to be provoking crisis amid warning that residents of the area have decided to file an accelerated lawsuit over what they consider ‘exposure to environmental pollution due to negligence of concerned officials’, reports Al-Qabas daily. …

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