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Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

Philippines lifts ban for Kuwait-bound workers

The Philippines on Wednesday lifted its ban on migrant workers heading to jobs in Kuwait, capping a diplomatic row sparked when a murdered Filipina maid was found in her employer's freezer.

Amir receives written message from Amir of Kuwait

Amir receives written message from Amir of Kuwait

The Kuwaiti Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs conveyed to His Highness the Amir the greetings of the Amir of Kuwait and his wishes of further progress and prosperity to the people of Qatar.

All Islamic nations hit by GCC crisis, says Turkish FM

All Islamic nations hit by GCC crisis, says Turkish FM

The Turkish foreign minister also discussed the position of his country on some of the current Arab issues.

Amir gets message from Kuwaiti leader

Amir gets message from Kuwaiti leader

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani received on Wednesday a written message from the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.

Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in February prohibited workers heading to Kuwait following the murder of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in her employer's freezer.

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Philippines' Duterte calls Kuwait work ban 'permanent'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday said the temporary ban on Filipinos going to work in Kuwait is now permanent, intensifying a diplomatic standoff over the treatment of migrant workers in the Gulf nation.

Philippines seeks explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

Philippines seeks explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid, whose body was found stuffed in her employer's freezer in Kuwait earlier this year.

Kuwait orders Philippines ambassador to leave in domestic workers dispute

Kuwait orders Philippines ambassador to leave in domestic workers dispute

Kuwait on Wednesday ordered the Philippines ambassador to leave within a week and recalled its own envoy for consultations after embassy staff tried to "rescue" Filipino domestic workers amid reports of abuse.

Philippines apologises to Kuwait over 'rescue' of workers

Philippines apologises to Kuwait over 'rescue' of workers

Kuwait had protested over the "rescue" of Philippine citizens working as domestic help, summoned the Philippine ambassador to demand an explanation and arrested two embassy staff.

Iraq resumes payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

Iraq resumes payments of Gulf War reparations to Kuwait

Iraq resumed paying Kuwait compensation on Friday for the destruction of Kuwaiti oil fields and facilities during the 1990-91 Gulf War, the United Nations said in Geneva in a prepared statement.

Kuwaiti crown prince heads to the US for medical tests

Kuwaiti crown prince heads to the US for medical tests

Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad al-Sabah travelled to the United States for "routine" medical tests on Tuesday, state news agency KUNA reported.

Philippines' Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

Philippines' Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

The Philippine president said on Thursday that Kuwait had agreed to his demands to improve the working conditions for Filipinos, following negotiations between the two countries on an accord.