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Assad forces splinter rebel enclave – Turkey lashes out against NATO

HAMMURIYEH, Syria, March 11, (Agencies): New air strikes and barrel bombs pounded Syria’s eastern Ghouta on Sunday as government forces pressed a three-week advance that splintered the rebel enclave and trapped dozens under collapsed buildings. Defying global calls for a ceasefire, Syria’s government has pursued a ferocious Russian-backed air campaign …

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Expats suffering from Cancer, Diabetes, High BP ..etc, will no longer be able to obtain residencies in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The stepfeed.com quoting the Al-Watan e-newspaper said expatriates who suffer from cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and several other diseases although not contagious will no longer be able to obtain residencies in Kuwait. This comes after Kuwait’s Ministry of Health is said to have released a …

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‘Pay to stay … or leave without fines’ – Offer extends to April 22

NEW HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE FOR RESIDENCY VIOLATORS KUWAIT CITY, March 10, (KUNA): Privately-employed foreign residents, who have exceeded their permitted stay in Kuwait beyond Jan 3, 2016, after going absent from work, will be allowed to settle their penalties or leave the country without paying a fine, the Interior Ministry said …

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Envoy denies share-out of sheltered domestics

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The Philippine Embassy vehemently denied a malicious tweet being spread allegedly by a foreign recruitment agency against the embassy for conniving with an advocacy group to encourage Filipino household service workers to escape from employers and those who run to the embassy are in turn allowed …

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Cabinet urges to prepare list of replaceable expats

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The Cabinet has issued urgent directives to all ministries, asking them to prepare detailed reports concerning the number of positions occupied by expatriates and to identify who among them can be replaced by Kuwaiti employees, reports Al- Anba daily. According to informed sources, the directives included …

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Vehicle found under water as hunt for journalist continues

KUWAIT CITY, March 10: The search continues for the missing young photojournalist, identified as Sabah Al-Jandeel, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily quoting reliable sources said Jandeel went missing in Subbiya 100 kms from Bubiyan Island. The same sources said his vehicle was found underwater off the Subbiya beach. The vehicle …

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UN Women for Peace Asc honors Sheikha Rima with peace award

Haley describes her as ‘a doer … a global game changer’ NEW YORK, March 10, (KUNA): The United Nations Women for Peace Association (UNWFPA) honored late Thursday the spouse of Kuwait’s Ambassador to the US and Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR Sheikha Rima Al-Sabah with the prestigious Peace Award for her …

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Manila sets counter checks on departing Overseas Filipino Workers

Filipinos warned against misrepresentation MANILA, March 8: The Philippines Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has put in place counter-checking measures for overseas Filipino workers or OFWs as they are called who leave the country to work in Kuwait, reports the Gulf Times quoting the Manila Times. The newspaper said …

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EU backs Gulf mediation by Kuwait – NATO, Qatar sign pact

BRUSSELS, March 8, (Agencies): EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini, met in Brussels late Wednesday with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of Qatar, and discussed bilateral and regional issues as well as the Gulf crisis. A press release …

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‘Amir’s efforts to prevent Gulf row escalation has succeeded’

‘Iraq reconstruction event shows Kuwaiti triumph in moral role’ KUWAIT CITY, March 8, (KUNA): Efforts exerted by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah to prevent the escalation of the Gulf dispute were a success, Kuwaiti Deputy Foreign Minister Khalid Al-Jarallah said on Wednesday. His Highness the Amir …

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