Middle East

Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

Move comes after discovery of Philippine embassy staff 'encouraging workers to flee employers' households', KUNA says.

Kuwait expels Filipino envoy, recalls own ambassador

GCC

Kuwait: Not resolving GCC crisis is destructive to region

Kuwaiti Deputy FM Khaled al-Jarallah says the crisis 'will destroy the hopes and dreams' of the GCC if left unresolved.

Kuwait: Not resolving GCC crisis is destructive to region

War & Conflict

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

A close look at the recent arms agreements made by the different members of the Arab Gulf grouping.

GCC arms race: Who sells to whom

Philippines

Couple sentenced to death in Filipina maid's murder

Lebanese man and Syrian wife sentenced in absentia for killing Joanna Demafelis, who had gone missing in September 2016.

Kuwait court sentences couple to death in Filipina maid's murder

Kuwait

Are Sudanese passports the Bidoons' solution?

Protesters on social media say the Bidoons are 'not for sale'.

Are Sudanese passports the Bidoons' solution?

Inside Story

Can Donald Trump end the Gulf crisis?

The US president is soon to meet leaders who imposed the blockade on Qatar nearly nine months ago.

Lebanon

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Lebanese citizen Nader Essam Assaf handed over to Lebanon after his arrest in Syria, Lebanese authorities say.

Philippines

Lebanon 'arrests suspect' in Filipina maid murder

Nader Essam Assaf and his wife accused of killing Joanna Demafelis, who had gone missing in September 2016.

Opinion

Abuse of foreign domestic workers must end now

Joanna Demafelis' death in Kuwait highlights the urgent need for better protections for foreign domestic workers.

Teresita Cruz del Rosario

by Teresita Cruz del Rosario

Teresita Cruz del Rosario

Middle East

Kuwait: Death of Filipina maid highlights abuse of workers

The body of a Filipina maid found in a freezer in Kuwait last week has highlighted the mistreatment of some domestic workers in the Gulf.

Philippines

Body of Filipina maid killed in Kuwait comes home

Joanna Demafelis went to Kuwait four years ago to work as a maid. She came home in a coffin, received by her distraught family.

Qatar

Qatari royal hospitalised in Kuwait after UAE ordeal

Sheikh Abdullah's health deteriorated due to pressure from the UAE authorities, according to his family.

Qatari Sheikh Abdullah hospitalised in Kuwait

Qatar

Kuwait emir warns over prolonged Qatar-GCC crisis

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al Sabah warned of greater regional instability if the dispute between Doha and the other Arab countries is not settled.