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Indonesia protests after Saudi Arabia executes domestic maid

تنزيل-8Jakarta has filed an official protest with Saudi Arabia after the oil-rich kingdom executed an Indonesian domestic worker without notifying her family or consular staff.
Tuti Tursilawati was executed Monday in the city of Taif, Indonesia’s foreign ministry said, seven years after she was sentenced to death for killing her employer in an act she claimed was self-defence from sexual abuse.
President Joko Widodo criticised the decision Wednesday, saying the government has officially protested to Riyadh and demanded better protection of Indonesian workers in the country.
Lalu Muhammad Iqbal, director at the foreign ministry’s Indonesian citizens protection department, told reporters on Tuesday the move was “regrettable”.
“The execution of Tuti Tursilawati was done without notification to our representatives, either in Riyadh or Jeddah,” he said at a press conference, It was the fourth time in three years that Saudi Arabia had failed to notify Jakarta before executing an Indonesian migrant worker, ‘We have called Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister and conveyed our protest,’ Mr Widodo was quoted as saying by the office of his cabinet secretary, Tursilawati claimed she was acting in self-defence when she killed her employer in 2011 after he tried to rape her.

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Philippines Braces For Typhoon Yutu

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Manila: Typhoon Rosita, international name “Yutu” has intensified as it entered the country Saturday morning, weather officials said, the typhoon now has maximum sustained winds of 200 kph, up from 185 kph, near the center and gustiness of up to 245 kph from 225 kph, It is currently at 1,345 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan moving west at 20 kph, The typhoon comes as Filipinos prepared to honour their dead during All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day on November 1 and November 2.

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In U.S. territory in the Pacific Northern Mariana Islands, the typhoon smashed cars and fallen utility poles two days after the deadly storm.

Kuwait Food Bank launches campaign for victims of Indonesia’s floods, earthquake

dfvrdThe Kuwait Food Bank announced Sunday that it had launched a campaign to aid the victims of Indonesia’s floods and earthquake, which resulted in the death of over 2,091 individuals and severe damages to infrastructure.
Director General of the Kuwait Food Bank, Salem Al-Hamar said that the natural disasters, which hit the city of Palu in the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, had led to considerable losses and destruction beyond imagination, affirming that the campaign launched by the bank was aimed at easing a bit of the suffering felt by the victims.
The campaign is within His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah’s directives to aid all those in need worldwide, said Al-Hamar who called on the people of Kuwait to contribute to this just and humanitarian cause by providing their donations to the bank headquarter in Al-Adailiyah area.