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Kuwait earmarks $4 mln for Palestinian home renovation

Kuwait launches campaign to rehab Yemen water sector GAZA, Jan 21, (KUNA): A Palestinian charity on Sunday launched an endeavor to refurbish some 380 Palestinian homes financed by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, at a cost of USD four million. The project is geared towards impoverished Palestinian domiciles …

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Turkish forces repulsed, says YPG – Turkish aggression kills 8 civilians in Syria

AZAZ, Syria, Jan 21, (Agencies): Turkish ground forces advanced into northern Syria’s Afrin region on Sunday, Ankara said after launching artillery and air strikes on a US-backed Kurdish militia it aims to sweep from its border. The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia, supported by the United States but seen as a terrorist …

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Ukrainians among 18 killed in Kabul hotel

KABUL, Jan 21, (AFP): Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kabul and killed at least 18 people, most of them foreigners, sparking a 12-hour battle with Afghan forces backed by Norwegian troops that left terrified guests scrambling to escape. Several Ukrainians were among those killed in the Taleban-claimed assault on …

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Duterte orders work ban for Kuwait – Ban does not affect workers already here

KUWAIT REGRETS REMARKS BY PHILIPPINES PRESIDENT MANILA, Jan 20, (Agencies): President Rodrigo Duterte has banned Philippine citizens from travelling to Kuwait to work following reports of widespread abuse and exploitation, his spokesman said Saturday. Duterte ordered the ban after reports emerged about the deaths of several Filipina women, his spokesman …

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MP voices regret over Duterte move

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman MP Hamad Al-Harshani said he was surprised when the Philippines announced its plan to stop sending workers to Kuwait. In a press statement, Al-Harshani pointed out that “Kuwait’s human rights record is clean.  Expatriate workers obtain their rights as stipulated in …

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Foreign missions assigned to only Kuwaitis: Ministry

KFAS committed to refugee edu program KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20, (KUNA): All staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are Kuwaiti citizens and they are solely tasked with missions abroad, a ministry official source said on Saturday. The official source, in a statement, was reacting to an unclear report published …

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Kuwait backs UN WMD efforts – Guterres hails Kuwait cooperation

NEW YORK, Jan 20, (KUNA): Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah reaffirmed Kuwait’s commitment to the efforts aiming to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Kuwait attaches great importance to the issues of WMD disarmament and non-proliferation, and peaceful uses of nuclear …

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Saudi goods spread in Kuwait criticized – ‘Promote local products’

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: Top officials of a number of Kuwaiti companies criticized the widespread presence of Saudi products in the Kuwaiti market recently, which has in turn negatively impacted the market, reports Al-Rai daily. They revealed this during a meeting organized by Kuwait Industries Association with the cooperation of …

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Turks open aggression against Kurds in Syria

HASSA, Turkey, Jan 20, (RTRS): Turkish warplanes struck positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria’s Afrin province on Saturday, opening a new front in the Syrian civil war and raising the prospect of deeper strains between Turkey and Washington. The operation sees Ankara confronting Kurdish fighters allied to the …

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‘I DON’T WANT A QUARREL WITH KUWAIT, BUT THEY MUST DO SOMETHING’

Manila may ban deployment of workers – Duterte reacts to Filipina deaths MANILA, Philippines, Jan 18, (AP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened Thursday to impose a total ban on sending workers to Kuwait because of sexual abuses that have forced some Filipino women to kill themselves. Duterte said he wanted …

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