Category Archives: Kuwait

Phil. Embassy: 484 Minors From Kuwait Return Home

The Philippine Embassy in coordination with the ministry of Interior has assisted a total of 484 unregistered children to return to the Philippines from January 2018 to December 2018, Unregistered children include those born to parents through an illicit relationship as well as sexual-abuse victims.

the children involved are afforded all necessary assistance during their stays at embassy shelters until they are repatriated to the Philippines, while the Department of Social Welfare and Development ( DSWD ) assists in the repatriation, particularly in cases in #Kuwait, #Saudi Arabia, #UAE and #Qatar.

According to the (DSWD) the government has assisted a total of 8197 unregistered Filipino children from January 2017 to November 2018, Unregistered children include those born to parents seeking asylum as well as sexual-abuse victims and trafficked Filipinos.

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Kuwait Embassy: No Kuwaiti casualties among victims of Paris blast

dwtsw1ovsaaqpmrKuwait’s Ambassador in Paris Sami Al-Sulaiman confirmed on Saturday that there were no Kuwaiti nationals among the injured in the explosion at a bakery in the center of the capital.
Al-Sulaiman said that the embassy contacted the French authorities immediately after the accident to make sure there were no Kuwaitis among the wounded.
He expressed the Kuwaiti leadership’s wishes for speedy recovery of the injured, urging Kuwaitis present in Paris to stay away from the scene, to be vigilant and to contact the embassy in case of any emergency.
A strong blast occurred in the capital Paris, which wounded a number of people and shattered glass of surrounding shops.
Police said gas leak at a bakery in the Ninth arrondissement caused a fire and the powerful explosion.

H.H the Amir offer condolences to Indonesian Pres.

hjKuwait: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah has sent a cable of condolences to Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Sunday.
In the cable, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad expressed sincere grief towards victims of tsunami that hit Sunda Strait, leaving behind scores of casualties and injured, in addition to damage.
His Highness wished the injured quick recuperation and hoped the nation would be able to cope with consequences of the natural catastrophe.
His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables to the Indonesia president.

MOFA: Kuwait closely follows up murder of citizen in Egypt

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The Kuwaiti Embassy in Egypt, headed by Ambassador Mohammad Al-Thuwaikh, is closely following up the latest developments related to the murder of a Kuwaiti Citizen in Egypt, Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah said on Saturday, Al-Jarallah added that the ambassador and the embassy’s staff arrived today morning in Tanta governorate, in Egypt’s Delta, where the incident occurred.
They were briefed about the initial reports of Egypt’s investigative bodies on the case, which identified robbery as the prime cause of the tragedy, he noted.
Al-Jarallah expressed his sincere condolences to and sympathy with the family of the deceased, praying to Allah the Almighty to bless his soul with mercy in Paradise and bring solace to his family.
He commended Egyptian authorities’ remarkable attention and cooperation in handling the case, and stressed Kuwait’s confidence in steps and measures taken by Egyptian security apparatuses in this regard.

Kuwait Constitutional Court rules as unconstitutional parliament by-law article on MPs’ membership

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Kuwait: The Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled as “unconstitutional” Article 16 of the National Assembly by-law on stripping MPs of membership, as enclosed in Law 12/1963, along with projected repercussions.
The National Assembly had rebuffed withdrawing the membership from the MPs, Dr. Walid Al-Tabtabaei and Dr. Jumaan Al-Harbash, in separate voting on each one’s membership.
In the voting on withdrawing the memberships, up to 31 members of the parliament voted in favor, 29 opposed, along with two absentees, in the session, attended by a total of 62 members.
In the voting on stripping Al-Harbash of his membership, 31 members voted in favor, 21 opposed, with two absentees.
The Court of Cessation had ruled in favor of amending the appeal verdict, issued on November 27, 2017, in the “National Assembly case,” sentencing 13 defendants to three years and six months behind bars — among them MPs Al-Harbash and Al-Tabtabaei. It had also ordered imprisonment of two defendants, abstained from applying a penalty against 34 defendants and acquitted the others.

H.H Amir expresses deep sympathy over demise of former Pres. George H.W. Bush

Kuwait: His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of condolences Saturday to US President Donald Trump, expressing his sincere sympathy over the passing of former President George H.W. Bush.

In his cable, His Highness the Amir said on behalf of the Kuwaiti government and people, he expressed sincere condolences on the passing of President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States of America.

His Highness the Amir recalled George H.W. Bush historic stands and support to Kuwait and his rejection of the Iraqi occupation in its early hours, including the decisive decisions taken by the American administration under the leadership of Bush and his pivotal role in forming an International coalition, mandated by the UN to liberate the State of Kuwait.

His Highness the Amir sent similar cables of condolences to President George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States of America and the deceased president’ family.

His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah sent similar cables to US President Donald Trump, marking the occasion.

Compensation requests Starts Sunday for Citizens and Expats

Kuwait: The compensation team tasked with assessing damage inflicted due to the heavy rain and floods will start receiving compensation requests on Sunday, the forms and procedures for receiving compensation requests for those affected by heavy rain are being prepared.

Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Economic Affairs Hind Al- Sabeeh said compensation forms will be provided for those who have been affected by the heavy rains in the building of the Compensation Authority or through the website of the Ministry of Finance http://www.mof.gov.kw.

the requests for compensation would be received at the Public Authority for Compensations Assessment in Shamia area.