Gulf Times - KUWAIT
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.

Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights as Syria tensions grow

Kuwait Airways halts Beirut flights as Syria tensions grow

Kuwait's national carrier halted flights to Beirut on Thursday citing security concerns, after an air safety watchdog warned of potential military strikes on Syria in the coming days.

UK wants GCC crisis resolved 'as quickly as possible'

UK wants GCC crisis resolved 'as quickly as possible'

British ambassador Ajay Sharma highlighted the UK’s continuing work with Kuwait’s mediation efforts, as well as UK’s “friends in the GCC” in encouraging the parties to sit around the table and resolve the issue.

Bus collision kills 15 oil workers in Kuwait

Bus collision kills 15 oil workers in Kuwait

Fifteen workers with an oil drilling company were killed in a head-on collision between two buses in southern Kuwait on Sunday, the fire department said.

Big potential seen for Hamad Port as transhipment hub

Big potential seen for Hamad Port as transhipment hub

QTerminals CEO Neville Bissett said “there are plenty of opportunities” for Hamad Port to grow not just with gateway cargo but also for transhipment to countries like Kuwait and Iraq.

Kuwait reaches deal with Philippines on domestic workers

Kuwait reaches deal with Philippines on domestic workers

Kuwait and the Philippines have signed an agreement regulating some working conditions for domestic workers in the Gulf State, Kuwait's state news agency KUNA reported on Saturday.

Kuwait to divide its stock market into three segments

Kuwait to divide its stock market into three segments

Kuwait Stock Exchange plans to divide its stock market into three market segments from April 1 in a bid to boost liquidity for investors, a regulatory official said on Thursday.