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The crisis with Kuwait wouldn't have happened if we had a seasoned diplomat, or someone who had more exposure to foreign affairs. The other problem that made Sec. Cayetano's problem worse is that he is focused on how to be president after Duterte. Being foreign affairs secretary is just a stepping ...
Read: Kuwait's crown prince heads to US for medical tests. The health of leading members of the ruling family is a sensitive issue in Kuwait, where less senior al-Sabah members have long been jostling for position, according to diplomats and analysts. It is not public knowledge who is third in line in Kuwait, ...

MANILA, Philippines – Following a serious diplomatic row between the Philippines and Kuwait, President Rodrigo Duterte urged overseas Filipino workers ... Before the controversy over the rescue video erupted, the Philippine labor department had imposed in February a total deployment ban of OFWs to ...
KUWAIT, April 29 (KUNA) -- Kuwait on Sunday reaffirmed its principled and firm stance on Morocco's territorial integrity and the importance of solving ... An official source at the Foreign Ministry said Kuwait's stance on the issue has remained unchanged and that "Morocco's Sahara" is the term adopted as ...
KUWAIT CITY, April 26, (KUNA): Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan has underlined the importance of industries as a means for ensuring progress across countries of the Arab region. In remarks to Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organisation general assembly representatives, ...
Riyadh: Kuwait's Crown Prince Shaikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah left the United States following medical tests on Friday, state news agency KUNA reported. ... The health of leading members of the ruling family is a sensitive issue in Kuwait, where less senior Al Sabah members have long been jostling for ...

Higher taxes for high-income, knowledge workers could be dissuaded from pursuing long-term job in Kuwait and this could constrain human resources in this sector. This may be counterproductive as Kuwait attempts to transform itself into a knowledge-based economy and has a large scale need for highly ...
Kuwait – A Kuwaiti citizen caused the death of an Asian expatriate on the 6th peripheral highway in the area of Al-Salibiya. The citizen, who was under ... an inquiry. The injured Pakistani told the police chased them and then ran over his 30-year-old brother deliberately due to an old problem between them.
Member countries of the UN Security Council have failed to reach a consensus over the issuing of a statement on Israel's use of deadly force against Palestinian protesters. Kuwait requested an emergency meeting of the council on Friday. The call followed a march to the Gaza border fence by more than ...
Fortieth Anniversary Commemorative Issue was good. I also received an autographed copy of KBG's book “Star of Mysore — Story of a Unique Evening English Newspaper” via his good friend, K. Vijaya Kumar. As I was then reading a historical-cum-semi-religious Kannada book, it took me some time to ...
The unified sermon for Friday prayer in Kuwait last week stirred controversy for linking moral decay to granting women freedom and for slamming yoga and physical activity, deeming them reflective of atheism, Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jarida reported. The sermon, which is distributed by the Ministry of Awqaf, ...
He stressed that the sermon focused on the serious issue of atheism and its negative effects on society. I never knew that atheism has become a serious issue in the Kuwaiti society. If this is the case, then I hope the awqaf ministry publishes statistics that determine the percentage of atheists in the country, ...
She is also set to meet with some officials at the Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs for similar talks. Arriola will also meet with the Filipino community on Friday to check on their current situation in the country as well as the more than 1,000 distressed OFWs to get their input on the issue on the deployment ban ...
Allegations of anti-Semitism have been a problem for veteran socialist Corbyn ever since his improbable leadership win. Immediately after the victory he was forced on ... But he is too complacent and reactive to a vile issue that threatens his moral authority,” it said. Corbyn made a latest attempt to quell the ...
It is really painful to issue such a unified sermon in this era in all the mosques of Kuwait and the official media at one time, at a time when many countries have begun to feel tired of their miserable internal situations. They not only denounced the situation of women, but also strongly strived to change them ...
"I welcome the announcement of the transportation mnister to address the issue. I think it is unacceptable as a German citizen that Jewish people are not allowed to board airplanes in Germany. It is a shame for Germany," Luksic told DW. If Frankfurt Airport were to take away landing slots from Kuwait Airways, the FDP ...
KUWAIT: Opposition MP Riyadh Al-Adasani yesterday rejected government claims to borrow from domestic and international markets to finance the budget deficit resulting ... The allocation was made for an Iranian steel company on the southern coast, and the issue was raised in the Assembly last week.

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala will try to ensure Kuwait's new guidelines to engineering graduates do not affect jobs of NRKs. Law minister A. K. Balan told the assembly that the state would consult Union government officials on steps needed. Suresh Kurup who raised the issue through a submission said it ...
Good day! I just want to ask about giving birth here in Kuwait. My friend is five months pregnant and she is married here in Kuwait to an American citizen. They are both working here. They just got married last Jan 12, 2018, is there any problem if she gives birth here? Because she got pregnant first before ...
KUWAIT CITY, March 22: Public Authority for Manpower has issued a circular to prevent issuance of work permits for expatriate engineers in the cooperative sector, reports Al-Qabas daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the decision is based on the state's efforts to apply Kuwaitization policy for all ...
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III said the deployment restriction will only be lifted once the new Philippine-Kuwait bilateral accord is signed by next ... The government is currently intensifying its efforts to improve the welfare and working conditions of OFWs in Kuwait after Duterte raised the issue of the ...
“The problem is that the oil price has been low and it's been [impacting] on investment - this has encouraged us to get income from more products other than oil,” Kuwait's Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, said, as quoted by The National. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is still ...
The exchanges began when opposition MP Mohammad Al-Mutair called for referring allegations against him to the public prosecution, saying that the issue relates to a payment he made to the Kuwait Investment Company. He said the payment was made by him in 2004 and the allegations were being ...
“FDI is still underdeveloped in [Kuwait], and we think it is the best thing for the country and the right time to invest,” Sheikh Jaber Al Mubarak Al Sabah, Prime Minister of Kuwait, told a conference in Kuwait City this week. “The problem is that the oil price has been low and it's been [impacting] on investment ...
KUWAIT CITY, March 20, (KUNA): Kuwait and Ukraine agreed to issue the entry visas for the nationals of each other at their respective air, sea and land ports, a senior Kuwaiti official said Monday. “The move takes effect as of April 18, 2018, in synchronization with the silver jubilee of the diplomatic relations ...
KUWAIT: The National Assembly committee responsible for setting priorities for the Assembly yesterday said it has not placed a government-sponsored draft law for imposing taxes among its priority issues. Head of the committee MP Ahmad Al-Fadhl said the committee believes that the draft law on taxation, ...
One of the two suspects in the murder of a Filipina maid in Kuwait has been arrested and detained in Lebanon, according to the Philippine department of foreign affairs. Nader Essam ... On Thursday, a delegation of Filipino officials travelled to Kuwait to discuss the controversy with their Kuwaiti counterparts.
Cayetano said he will meet Monday with Kuwaiti ambassador to Manila Musaed Saleh Al-Thuwaikh to present the Philippines' side on the issue. He will also relay the country's gratitude for the Kuwaiti government's assistance in the repatriation of undocumented OFWs, as well as its concerns that should ...
KUWAIT: The Anti-Corruption Authority yesterday demanded the final investigation report prepared by a National Assembly panel that probed allegations of ... The proposed amendment calls to allow citizens to recruit maids directly from abroad after the company failed to resolve the problem of high prices.
NEW DELHI: Canadian officials yesterday admitted a Sikh extremist convicted of attempting to murder an Indian minister had been invited to dinner with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in New Delhi, in the latest controversy to dog the premier's week-long visit to India. A statement confirming Jaspal Atwal's ...
This issue was brought up by the Chairperson of Kuwaiti Women's without Borders Aliya Al-Duleimi who pointed out that the application of housing welfare stopped in 1983 and the fate of those who applied before that year is yet to be known. She indicated Kuwaiti women suffer from discrimination among ...
Speaking to reporters at the event on unjust siege imposed on Qatar by blockading countries, Al Muraikhi said that “Qatar has no problem and the ones who have problem are the siege countries”. He also added the Qatari people are celebrating the anniversary of independence with Kuwaiti brothers and ...
If you are a non-Western expat, have no wasta and get into a conflict with a powerful person in Kuwait, it may lead you to lose your freedom for an indefinite period claims ... One day he got into a discussion over a religious issue, and the next day he was arrested by the criminal investigations department.
Dignitaries cutting the ceremonial cake at the Kuwait National Day and Liberation Day celebrations yesterday. ... Further, he stressed that Qatar has no problem with any GCC, Arab or Islamic country and wished all of them the best and would like to have good relations with all nations around the world.
(READ: DBM: Enough funds for OFW repatriation from Kuwait). About 10 million Filipinos work abroad and their treatment abroad is often a political issue at home. Another team of labor officials said on Wednesday they would conduct negotiations with Kuwait next week on a deal to protect Filipino workers.
NEW YORK, Feb 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is keen on supporting the Palestinian cause; the principal issue for Arabs and Muslims, said Kuwait's Deputy Premier and Foreign ... Meanwhile, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyadh Al-Malki lauded "the State of Kuwait's immensely honorable and supportive stance.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will visit Kuwait next month as the two governments seek to resolve labour issues that have seen a ban on Filipinos coming to the country for work. The Philippines reinforced a January suspension on its citizens being deployed to Kuwait on February 12 after a string of ...
KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: Lawyer Enam Haidar, on humanitarian basis, went pro bono and helped secure the release of man who was convicted of possessing ... the Central System for Remedying the Status of Illegal Residents (CSRSIR) to cancel its decision to not register the plaintiff and issue him a valid security ID card.
Dr Hesham Al-Awadi is Professor in History at the American University of Kuwait, delivered a lecture on the importance of the history of Kuwait at the Yarmouk ... He shared that the young people of today need skills of problem solving, communication, flexibility, initiative, teamwork, curiosity, creativity among ...
KUWAIT: The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has given the Ministry of Education (MoE) until the beginning of July to terminate the contracts of ... reduce traffic accidents, improve safety and security, public transport efficiency and environmental quality, besides solving the current traffic congestion problem.
At the core of the issue is a failure to address the problem from a holistic standpoint. Throughout the years, Kuwait has dealt with the matter of imported domestic labor from a financial and political point of view and failed to weigh the human side. Domestic labor are treated, in essence, like any other ...
“Our issue to be free is a testament to our innocence, and the fact that what we do, we do for Kuwait and our love for the country,” said Al Barrak, standing outside the Court of Cassation in Kuwait City, which issued the bail order. The former parliamentarian returned to Kuwait from Saudi Arabia in November, ...
Kuwait's foreign minister previously condemned Manila's "escalation," of the issue but Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Friday the Kuwaiti ambassador had assured him his government was "outraged" over the killing and determined to find those responsible. Labor Secretary Silvestre ...
Mahdi believes it will take two or three years for Kuwait to impose taxes, asserting there is no country in the world that does not collect taxes including the value added tax (VAT). He argued Kuwait is part of the world and the tax issue is all about timing. He explained there are three require-ments for ...
DAVOS: This handout photo released by India's Press Information Bureau (PIB) on January 23, 2018 shows Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (bottom row, C) posing for a group photograph with Indian chief executives, including billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi (middle row, (circled in red), at the World ...
“Kuwaiti banks continued to maintain high capital levels, given the central bank's strong focus on ensuring robust capital adequacy and financial stability.” Since 2014, all .... In September, however, the law allowing the Ministry of Finance to issue debt expired, bringing new issuances to a halt. Less than a ...
The materials processed at this site are from the Kuwait Environmental Remediation Program (KERP) project; a UN funded project for cleaning up oil ... "This is a significant opportunity for Vivakor Middle East as we are able to provide a solution to a serious problem that has, until now been un-solvable.
Violence in schools has become a serious problem in recent decades in many countries including Kuwait, as well as physical attacks by students on school staff, including teachers and administrators. Violence between students themselves or between students and teachers has overwhelmed the ...
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Thursday defended the government's ban on the deployment of workers to Kuwait, as the Senate prepared to ... The controversy over abuses committed against Filipino workers in Kuwait came to a head last week when President Duterte ordered a halt to labor traffic to ...
The issue of parking is a recurring problem in Kuwait. Although a law was issued about 10 years ago obliging any new building located in crowded commercial areas such as Salmiya, Hawally, Farwaniya, etc to provide underground parking for tenants as one of the main conditions to get a license, ...


 

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