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Saudis, Kuwait Advances in talks to resume oil production in the neutral zone

Two of OPEC's heavyweights, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, have made significant progress recently in their years-long discussions about settling a dispute over common fields that can produce around 500,000 bpd, Bloomberg said Thursday. The Saudis and Kuwait made a breakthrough in Riyadh last month discussing some sovereignty issues in the so-called neutral zone, which could lead to an agreement on …

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Kuwait blocks UN declaration criticizing Palestinian leaders

UNITED NATIONS – Kuwait prevented the UN Security Council on Friday from issuing a US-sponsored statement sharply criticizing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, calling Washington "vile anti-Semitic denunciations and groundless conspiracy theories" designated. Kuwait is the Arab representative on the 15-member council and two diplomats said they rejected the press release on the grounds that it was not comprehensive. The diplomats …

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The Philippines banned workers from permanently going to Kuwait

In this image from video, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte answers the question of a reporter on 29 April 2018 in Davao, Philippines. Duterte said that a ban on Filipino workers going to Kuwait since February was in effect, sparked a dispute triggered by complaints about the abuse of Filipino housemaids and workers in the Gulf state. Kuwait deported the Philippine …

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Duterteto OFWs in Kuwait: Come home

Duterteto OFWs in Kuwait: Coming Home SINGAPORE – President Duterte asked all Filipino workers in Kuwait last night to come home after tensions between the Philippines and the Gulf State about rescuing distressed domestic workers A lot out of 4,000 Filipino overseas workers in the Big Box mall here, the president said he had brought bad news – and that …

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Philippines protest as Kuwait "rescues" envoy from maid

image copyright AFP Caption The Philippine Ambassador Renato Pedro Villa was declared persona non grata by Kuwait The Philippines has demanded an explanation for Kuwait's decision to expel its ambassador in a dispute over the treatment of domestic workers. The two nations have been trying to resolve the dispute since February, when the body of a murdered Filipino maid was …

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Philippines apologizes to Kuwait for sovereignty violation over 'rescue' of workers

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines on Tuesday formally apologized to Kuwait for actions in the wake of the sovereignty of the Asian nation's embassy "rescued" several overseas workers from employers' homes, the foreign secretary said. [19659002] Kuwait has been assisted in Saturday's incidents. Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said Kuwait has accepted the Philippines' explanation after the Kuwaiti ambassador …

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The Latest: Kuwait stops Lebanon flights over Syrian tensions

In this photo, published by the Syrian official news agency SANA, soldiers and residents welcome civilians after being arrested by the Army of Islam group, which has been serving them in Damascus, Syria since Monday, April 9, 2018, had been arrested. Syrian state media reports that dozens of civilians detained for years by a rebel group near the capital, Damascus, …

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Joanna Demafeli's Murder: Two sentenced to death by the maid from the Philippines are found in freezer in Kuwait

Jessica Demafelis cries when a coffin arrives with her sister Joanna's remains on February 16, 2018, in the suburb of Pasay City, southeast of Manila, at Ninoy Aquino International Airport. (1965.9002) Even as she sought to leave the Philippines to find work abroad, Joanna Demafelis knew about the dangers that could befell her overseas. She had heard stories of Filipino …

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