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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Human rights bureau

Finally, a Kuwaiti law has been issued with the specific task of considering human rights issues in Kuwait, by setting up the National Human Rights Bureau. Terms of membership of this body and conditions of selection have been defined,...

A bitter compromise

The other day at a chalet in Khairan, I began chatting with the caretaker, a lanky fortysomething man from India. What he told me boggled my mind. He said he has been in Kuwait for more than three years...
Pak-Kuwait JMC session held - Roudhan, Alvi call for bolstering ties ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's Finance Minister Asad Umar yesterday invited Kuwait to invest in the mega projects of Pakistan including the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. After a one on...
Sheikh Jaber tackles peace efforts, Palestine, Syria, Yemen, SDGs NEW YORK: Representative of HH the Amir of Kuwait, HH the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, delivered a speech to the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly...
'Domestic helpers in Kuwait typically do not get weekly day off, despite labor law' Domestic helpers are a vulnerable group in most labor markets in the world. In Kuwait, abuse of domestic labor rights has been in the spotlight over...
Around the world, the subject of race plays a big role in stereotyping, discrimination and objectification. Religion, race, gender, nationality and culture are things that are bound to be different from person to person. Many people have embraced this...
Court declares a colonial-era law unconstitutional NEW DELHI: Adultery is no longer a crime, India's top court ruled yesterday, declaring a colonial-era law that punished the offence with jail time unconstitutional and discriminatory against women. It was the second legal...
KUALA TERENGGANU: A Malaysian woman was sentenced yesterday to be caned and jailed for six months for prostitution in violation of Islamic laws, weeks after the flogging of two lesbians sparked outrage. The 30-year-old single mother of one admitted...
Family came under scrutiny at home and abroad after 9/11 JEDDAH: In Saudi Arabia, the Bin Ladens are known as the Kennedys of Jeddah for their wealth and tragedies. They built Saudi Arabia's roads, mosques and palaces. Family patriarch Mohammed...
US President vows a 'very fair' peace plan UNITED NATIONS: President Donald Trump vowed yesterday to present a "very fair" Middle East peace plan by the end of the year and endorsed a two-state solution, apparently confident that the Palestinians...
Trump admits friendship with Xi could be over BEIJING: The Chinese defense ministry yesterday denounced flyovers by US B-52 bombers over the South China Sea and East China Sea as "provocative" actions amid soaring tensions between the two global powers....
The latest push for highly publicized austerity drive ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani premier's house milked its livestock reserves yesterday as dozens gathered for a buffalo auction in the capital Islamabad, in the latest push for Prime Minister Imran Khan's highly publicized...

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