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Iran tells UN of enrichment increase – Peugeot, Citroen maker to pull out

UNDER U.S. PRESSURE EIB BALKS AT EU PLAN TO WORK IN IRAN VIENNA, June 5, (Agencies): Iran has informed the UN nuclear watchdog of “tentative” plans to produce the feedstock for centrifuges, the machines that enrich uranium, the agency said on Tuesday after Iran said it was preparing to increase …

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Kuwait commends Duterte’s apology; Embassy announces resumption for domestics

Foreign agencies to deposit $50,000 in escrow KUWAIT CITY, June 4: The Philippine Charge d’Affaires to Kuwait Noordin Pendosina Lomondot announced on Monday the resumption of the deployment of Filipino domestic workers to Kuwait, after the Philippine Embassy received guidelines from the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Lomondot who made …

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‘Remittances of expats in Kuwait drop by 13 pc’

UN Special Rapporteur sends to MoI questionnaire on trafficking in humans KUWAIT CITY, June 4: The UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, has sent a questionnaire to the Interior Ministry on trafficking in humans, reports Al-Anba daily. The responses to the questionnaire shall …

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Employment for the sake of politicians not the right way

‘Replacement’ should take criterion of performance KUWAIT CITY, June 4: Politicians have stressed on the importance of taking into account the issue of employment replacement so as not to reflect on the achievements of state institutions, reports Annahar daily. They said employment just for the sake of interest of some …

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Manhunt launched as 3 Cameroonian women raped in flat, robbed

KUWAIT CITY, June 4: Police are looking for unidentified person for breaking into the apartment of three African women in Mahboula, reports Al- Anba daily. A security source said that three women are Cameroonian and are believed to be 31 years, 23 and 19 years old respectively. The elder woman …

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Several Pashtun activists killed in Pakistan

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/PESHAWAR, Islamabad, June 4, (Agencies): Several Pashtun ethnic rights activists were killed and at least 25 were wounded in a Pakistan tribal region on Sunday, when Taleban militants attacked their gathering and security forces opened fire on protesters during disturbances that followed. The violence took place in Wana, …

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Duterte apologises to Kuwait for harsh words

SEOUL, June 3, (AFP): Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologised to Kuwait on Sunday for his “harsh” words at the height of a months-long diplomatic row over the treatment of domestic workers. The spat began in February when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer’s freezer in the Gulf …

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‘Red tape prevents foreign firms to invest in Kuwait’

‘Least cooperation from top officials’ KUWAIT CITY, June 3: Some embassies are in contact with the Ministry of Finance at diplomatic level because of the lack of benefit observed by companies of their respective countries citing tax agreements signed with Kuwait, it what is seen as ‘soft criticism’, reports Al-Rai …

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Grand Mosque set for last 10 days

Over 18,000 worshippers expected for night prayers KUWAIT CITY, June 3: The Grand Mosque Administration affiliated to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs has concluded preparations to receive worshippers for the night prayers in the last 10 days of Ramadan, reports Al-Rai daily. Director of the Grand Mosque Administration …

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1,400 driving licences pulled to cut chaos on roads

KUWAIT CITY, June 3: The General Traffic Department is said to have put in place a strategy to address the issue of traffic congestion. The ministry is said to have withdrawn the driving licences from 1,400 expatriates who had changed their professions rendering them ineligible to hold driving licences according to …

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