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FM condemns Manila ban as MPs slam govt silence; hundreds of maids abscond

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s foreign minister yesterday condemned what he called an “escalation” by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in Kuwait. Manila on Monday announced a…

Probe launched after schoolboy dies in ‘beating’

KUWAIT: Education Minister Hamed Al-Azmi announced yesterday the formation of an investigative committee consisting of three bodies from outside the education ministry to probe the death of student Issa Al-Bloushi.…

Manpower Public Authority denies ignoring Filipino workers’ complaints

  Health ministry says not affected by Philippines’ labor ban KUWAIT: A government official strongly denied rumors suggesting that Manpower Public Authority has ignored 1,000 complaints filed by Filipino employees…

French Foreign Minister Le Drian reiterates ‘firm support’ to Iraq

Conference beginning of security, stability in region: KCCI chief KUWAIT: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian affirmed yesterday his country’s commitment and support to Iraq until the country revives and…

Amir patronizes, attends KICRI’s inauguration today

Amir hopes victory over IS would achieve support for Iraq KUWAIT: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah is set to patronize and attend the official inauguration of…

Man jailed for forging citizenship, ordered to pay back KD 83,000

KUWAIT: The criminal court sentenced a Saudi national to seven years in jail for forging a Kuwaiti citizenship. It also ordered him to return KD 83,000 and fined him KD…

No injuries in Salmiya restaurant blaze

KUWAIT: A fire broke out in a Salmiya restaurant yesterday, prompting Salmiya and Bidaa fire stations to respond. The fire started on the second floor of the mall where the…

Manila slaps ban on ‘all’ Filipinos bound to Kuwait

KUWAIT: The Philippines yesterday imposed a total ban on its workers bound to Kuwait. The ban, which took effect immediately, comes in the light of several reported cases of deaths,…

NGOs pledge $330m as Iraq seeks $90bn for reconstruction

Urgent funds needed to restore basic infrastructure, services KUWAIT: Iraq needs nearly $90 billion to rebuild after three years of war with the Islamic State group, officials said yesterday, with…

Zain holds ordinary general assembly

KUWAIT: Zain Group yesterday held its ordinary general assembly at its head office with an attendance rate of 84.69 percent at the request of a group of shareholders who own…

Infected meat could have entered Kuwait; Four imams suspended

KUWAIT: Former director of the imported food department at Kuwait Municipality Al-Humaidi Abbad Al-Mutairi filed a complaint with the prosecutor general about allowing Brazilian meat suspected of being infected with…

Conference manifests Kuwait’s belief in humanitarian action: IICO chief

Kuwait drumming up efforts to help heal Iraq’s wounds KUWAIT: A total of $330.130 million is the total amount of pledges announced at Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) Conference to Support the…