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Let Embassy hold passports: Duterte – ‘Filipinos must have access to cellphones’

PHILIPPINE OFFICIALS TO VISIT KUWAIT AMID LABOR ROW MANILA, Feb 21, (Agencies): Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait on Thursday to seek greater protection for migrant workers after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipinos in the Gulf state. Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello told reporters Wednesday one of …

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Duterte is a threat to democracy: US Intelligence

Move to ban website slammed MANILA, Feb 21, (Agencies): Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is not an autocrat and is taking seriously a report by the US intelligence community that names the firebrand leader among the threats to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said on Wednesday. The report, produced by …

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His Highness the Amir attends Quran competition ceremony

Awqaf to allow all categories of society to participate KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: Under the patronage and attendance of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the ceremony to honor winners of Kuwait’s 21st Quran Recitation and Memorization Grand Competition was held at Bayan Palace on Wednesday. Upon …

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Kuwait wins best e-passport prize – ‘Source of pride for each citizen’

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21, (KUNA): The Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday wining the “outstanding achievement for the best electronic passport for 2018” prize during its participation in the annual international convention, The High Security Printing Europe, Middle East and Europe Conference, held in Poland between Feb 19-21. The Ministry’s …

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Appeal hearing on hold for 19 linked to DAESH

Blogger Sa’adoun evades penalty KUWAIT CITY, Feb 21: The Court of Appeals has decided to suspend the hearing of the appeal filed by the plaintiff against a verdict issued by the Criminal Court, which sentenced 19 individuals who were accused of joining DAESH to ten-year imprisonment, until the defendants are …

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More pro-Assad forces in Afrin – Fear, outrage over bloodshed in Syria enclave

BEIRUT/ANKARA, Feb 21, (Agencies): Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Damascus forces would face “serious consequences” for entering Syria’s Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive. Their arrival raises the spectre of wider escalation on Syria’s northern battlefront, which includes the Syrian army, allied Iran-linked militias, Kurdish forces, …

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SKILLED SEEK EXEMPTION … PHILIPPINES ENVOY CONFIRMS RECALLS – 610 on mercy flights

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20:  Six hundred ten undocumented Filipinos including 43 undocumented Filipino kids were repatriated to the Philippines on Tuesday under the Kuwait Amnesty Program. The repatriates were split into two groups and flown on two separate “mercy flights” – 430 on board the Cebu Pacific Air and 180 …

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Decision soon to prevent expats owning more cars

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: Assistant Undersecretary for Traffic Affairs at the Ministry of Interior Major-General Fahd Al- Shuwea said a decision will soon be issued to prevent expatriates from owning more than one vehicle. He pointed out the General Traffic Department has recently discovered that some expatriates own between 60 …

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Air fares shoot up before National Day holidays

‘Kuwait’s national events reflect enduring tradition’ KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20, (KUNA): Kuwait’s national celebrations have come to epitomize the gaiety of such festive occasions, the country’s interior minister said on Tuesday. Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al- Sabah made the remarks while presiding over a meeting to ensure that security measures are …

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3,600 bottles of foreign liquor seized

 KUWAIT CITY, Feb 20: Customs officers at Shuwaikh Port succeeded in foiling an attempt to smuggle 3,600 bottles of imported “Red Label” liquor and 60,000 packs of betel leaves (paan) into the country. The contraband was hidden professionally in an almostundiscoverable manner inside several Central Processing Unit (CPU) cases …

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