Arab Times

12th Mar

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Release for new restaurant staff

I am working in a restaurant. I am new to Kuwait only 4 months over. I signed contract for two years. Can I get release after one year? Since company is only providing two days off per month and 12 hours duty and salary also very less. Name withheld Answer: …

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Police investigate fresh anti-Muslim attack in Sri Lanka

Colombo, March 11, 2018 (AFP) -Vandals attacked a Muslim-owned restaurant in Sri Lanka on Sunday in an alleged “hate crime”, police said, as tensions remain high across the island following a week of violent riots. The restaurant in Anamaduwa — 130 kilometres (81 miles) north of the capital Colombo — …

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Turkish warplanes destroy 18 Kurdish militant targets in Iraq -Anadolu

ISTANBUL, March 11 (Reuters) – Turkish warplanes destroyed at least 18 targets belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq over the weekend, the state-run Anadolu news agency said on Sunday. The strikes, carried out on Saturday and Sunday, targeted the Hakurk, Zap, Metina, Gara and Avasin-Basyan …

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All hail Xi, China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’

Beijing, March 11, 2018 (AFP) -Mao was the “Great Helmsman”, Deng the “Paramount Leader” — now meet Xi Jinping, whose growing personality cult has some calling him China’s “Chairman of Everything”. On Sunday, China’s rubber-stamp parliament endorsed Xi’s move to abolish rules limiting the head of state to 10 years …

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Pakistan court ruling against minorities draws criticism

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Rights activists in Pakistan are expressing concern over a court ruling that would require people to declare their religion on all official documents, saying it could lead to the persecution of minorities, particularly adherents of the Ahmadi faith. The Islamabad High Court ruling on Friday also requires …

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Legal action pressed against and Ministry of Interior staff for abusing Filipina maid

KUWAIT CITY, March 10:  It had been a year that Filipino maid had been facing inhumane treatment and abuse since she had started working at Police officers house, it was during absence of the Officer and the family who had gone for camping the Filipino maid found opportunity to escape …

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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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