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Kuwaiti police woman beaten by two female prisoners

Kuwaiti police woman beaten by two female prisoners

A Kuwaiti female prison guard was battered by two inmates at the women’s central prison in the Gulf emirate before she was rescued by two other guards. The police woman told investigators that she was inside the prison searching for suspected drugs when two inmates...

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Kuwait police on alert after lion sighting

Kuwait police on alert after lion sighting

Kuwaiti police went on alert late Monday night after they were flooded by calls that a lion was seen strolling in a neighbourhood. Several police patrols combed the area for hours but found no lion and newspapers said the calls either were a scam or that the animal...

3 Bahrainis die in car crash, other 3 drown after boat sank

3 Bahrainis die in car crash, other 3 drown after boat sank

Three Bahrainis have met their demise on a car accident while on a trip to Saudi Arabia, while three other locals from the Kingdom almost drowned to death last November 14, Bahraini media reported. In a report by Akhbar Al Khaleej, the three Bahrainis were returning...

Saudi’s Human Rights Commissions recommends criminalizing racism

Saudi’s Human Rights Commissions recommends criminalizing racism

Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission (HRC) has recommended creating a law that will criminalize all forms of racial discrimination, Saudi Press Agency reported. HRC said that the move will help further promote tolerance and respect for human rights, and will...

Saudi to give instant visa service for small enterprises

Saudi to give instant visa service for small enterprises

Saudi Arabia has announced that it will implement instant work-visa services in December, Arab News reported. Saudi’s Ministry of Labor and Social Development has introduced Qiwa, a platform that aims to help new and small businesses through providing them an easy...

80 people, including four Filipinos, ended life in Kuwait in 2019

80 people, including four Filipinos, ended life in Kuwait in 2019

Eighty people, including four Filipinos committed suicide in Kuwait this year, and data from the Interior Ministry has revealed most of them are expatriate men. Interior Ministry data showed those include five Kuwaitis and 76 foreigners who ended their life so far...

Pinoy fighter in Bahrain loses at Brave Combat Federation 29

Bahrain-based Filipino fighter Jeremy “The Juggernaut” Pacatiw has lost against Jordan’s bet Ali Qaisi at the Brave Combat Federation (Brave CF) 29 in the Kingdom’s Isa Town last November 15, Business World reported. Pacatiw failed to clinch victory as Ali got the...

Study reveals Saudi residents are unaware of smoking hazards

Saudi residents were revealed to have poor knowledge about smoking hazards and some of them believe there is no harm of passive smoking, according to a study conducted by the Gulf Kingdom’s Sharik Health Society. About 40% of people polled in a survey that comprised...

Saudi bans barbecue, shisha in public parks

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has banned barbecue and shisha in public parks and warned offenders would be fined SR100 ($27). The Ministry of Municipal Affairs said that those caught lighting fires for a barbecue, shisha or other activities would be penalized on the spot....

PH to be included in vocational tests in KSA

As part of Saudi Arabia’s efforts to improve its vocational industry, a series of vocational tests will be conducted to approximately 500,000 expats—including the Philippines. According to the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, there over 2.5 million unskilled...

Saudi holds first Anime Expo in Middle East

Saudi Arabia has brought the taste of Japan to the Middle East with the very first Anime Expo, the largest exhibition organized in the region, Arab News reported. The exhibit, which was held from November 16 to 18, gave long-time Anime fans in the Kingdom a chance to...

Man dies while jogging in Kuwait

A middle-aged Egyptian man died while having his daily jog in the public park in Kuwait, newspapers said on Sunday. The man was running as part of his morning exercise in the park in the capital Kuwait City when he collapsed before the eyes of visitors. Police and...

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OFWs send home up to 40% more during Christmas

OFWs send home up to 40% more during Christmas

DUBAI: An average Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) in the UAE sends up to Dh2,200 (Php30,000) to loved ones back home for Christmas, according to remittance company officials. “Usually maramihan at malakasan ang padala ng mga OFWs during December,” said Edwin Punzalan,...

Rents going down

Rents going down

DUBAI: Prices of real estate properties across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are falling due to oversupply, real estate companies said, in what appears to be an opportune time for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) living with their families or friends to upgrade from...

Filipina in Hong Kong found hanging inside her employer’s flat

Filipina in Hong Kong found hanging inside her employer’s flat

A Filipina domestic worker in Hong Kong died over the weekend after she hanged herself inside her employer’s flat. In a report by Hong Kong News, police identified the 37-year-old Filipina as “Elen” who worked at 11 Hoi Fai Road. The spokesman for Police Public...

The Filipino Times Awards: The essence of excellence

The Filipino Times Awards: The essence of excellence

What does The Filipino Times Awards look for? This has been the question of many individual nominees for the upcoming The Filipino Times Awards set to take place this coming November 8. As the award-giving body thrusts towards its fifth year, it has received over 600...

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