Friday, June 22, 2018

Kuwait

Kuwait: Philippines apologizes over ‘maid rescues’

The Philippines on Tuesday formally apologized to Kuwait for actions the latter viewed as violation of its sovereignty after the southeast Asian nation’s embassy...

Kuwait: 2 Filipinos arrested for helping maids runaway

Kuwaiti police arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers’ homes as the Philippines’ ambassador faced questions for comments...

Kuwait: More than 4,000 books banned in five years

Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Mohammad Al-Jabri confirmed that the information ministry has banned 4,390 books over the past...

Kuwaiti MP criticizes campaign promoting hijab, sparks controversy

A Kuwaiti MP has stirred nationwide controversy by criticizing a ministry advertisement aimed at encouraging women to wear the Islamic headscarf.MP Safa Al-Hashem, the only female...

Kuwait: 3,108 expat contracts to be suspended by July

Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission, responsible for all public sector employees, is planning to freeze 3,108 contracts for expatriates by July 1.The move would allow...

Philippines’ Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he would visit Kuwait to seal a labour deal, in a sign of easing tensions after a diplomatic...

Kuwait: Student caught with gun in her backpack at school

An 11-year-old student was recently apprehended with a gun in her school bag in Kuwait, reported Al Anba. The incident is currently under investigation by...

Kuwait imposes tax on expat remittances

Kuwait's top lawmakers proposed a new legislation to impose a fee on foreign remittances, despite being warned by the government and central bank that...

Kuwait: 15 oil workers killed in horrific bus collision

Fifteen oil workers were killed in a head-on collision between two buses near Burgan oil field in southern Kuwait on Sunday. The buses were transporting employees...

Kuwait: Couple sentenced to death for Filipina maid’s murder

The employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait have been sentenced to death in absentia by a Kuwaiti court...

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