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‘DOMESTICS WILL HAVE RIGHT TO RETAIN PASSPORTS’ – Kuwait reaches deal with Philippines

KUWAIT CITY, March 17, (Agencies): Kuwait and the Philippines have signed an agreement regulating some working conditions for domestic workers in the country, Kuwait’s state news agency KUNA reported on Saturday. The deal may end a two-month crisis sparked by reports that abuse by employers in Kuwait had driven several …

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Kuwaitization of all jobs in public sector set for 2028

MoE acts to end phenomenon of physical abuse KUWAIT CITY, March 17: The government has set the year 2028 as the deadline for complete Kuwaitization of jobs in the public sector, as implementation of this policy will require ten years from now, reports Al-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They explained …

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Huge rise seen as 29,000 expats deported last year

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: In 2017, the government of Kuwait has reportedly deported 29,000 expatriates, that roughly works out to 85 people per day. Security sources said this is unlike in the past when the deportations were very slow. According to the statistics provided by the authorities, the Indians topped …

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Marriage annulled … ‘Go back to first husband’

KUWAIT CITY, March 17: In one of the strangest cases witnessed in Kuwaiti courts, a Kuwaiti man filed a lawsuit against his wife and another man accusing them of getting married in a manner that contravened the Constitution. The Court dissolved the second marriage which was considered deficient of conditions …

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Thousands of Syrians flee raging assaults on 2 fronts

ARBIN, Syria, March 17, (Agencies): Thousands of terrified Syrian civilians fled for their lives on Saturday, as they sought to escape two raging offensives in a rebel bastion outside Damascus and a northwestern Kurdish enclave. Syria’s civil war this week entered its eighth year with world powers unable to stem …

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Philippines, Kuwait agree on migrant labor protection pact

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The State of Kuwait, and the Philippines signed a draft deal to regulate the work of domestic helpers, said a Kuwaiti diplomat Saturday. Foreign Ministry Undersecretary for Consulate Affairs Sami Al-Hamad told  that the deal, which was signed last night, came as a result of a …

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Expatriate engineers may face tough time in future to obtain approval and practice professions

MoH seeks names of 65 years old expat staff KUWAIT CITY, March 15: The Ministry of Health has instructed all sectors to submit names of expatriate doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and executives born in 1953 and earlier or those 65 years old and above, reports Al-Anba daily quoting sources. Sources …

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Kuwait Airways signs codeshare accord with Middle East Airlines

Deal allows passengers to choose among 24 weekly flights KUWAIT CITY, March 15, (KUNA): Kuwait Airways signed Thursday a codeshare agreement with Lebanon’s Middle East Airlines for an open and unlimited capacity, which is slated for implementation on March 25. The deal would allow passengers to choose among 24 weekly …

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Japanese Emperor lauds Kuwait ties

KUWAIT CITY, March 15, (KUNA): Japanese Emperor Akihito lauded Thursday the significant and historic ties linking Kuwait and Japan, adding that he greatly admires and respects the leader of Kuwait His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al- Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah for his regional and global reputation. Emperor Akihito’s praise came …

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Envoy pleased with Kuwait position on chemical attack

Kuwait backs UK measures to maintain national security KUWAIT CITY, March 15: The British Ambassador to Kuwait Michael Davenport has expressed delight over the support extended by Kuwait towards the United Kingdom when members of the United Nations Security Council were expressing the stances of their countries regarding the nerve …

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