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Erdogan visits Gulf in hope of easing Qatar crisis

Jul 23, 2017 - 4:03 PM

(UPDATED) Erdogan arrives in Jeddah to meet the Saudi leadership before heading to Qatar on Monday to speak with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

Erdogan visits Gulf in hope of easing Qatar crisis

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror' cell – official

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:31 PM

The row comes at a time when Kuwait is trying to mediate an end to the Gulf's worst diplomatic crisis in years, after Sunni-ruled Saudi Arabia and its allies cut ties with Qatar over accusations it is too close to Shiite Iran and funds extremists

Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats over 'terror' cell – official

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Ankara will continue to play a 'constructive and active' role to help solve what he described as a 'pointless' crisis

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

France aims to be 'facilitator' in Gulf crisis talks

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:32 PM

Qatar's foreign minister welcomes France's support for mediation aimed at finding a solution 'based on constructive dialogue... and respect of state sovereignty and international law'

France aims to be 'facilitator' in Gulf crisis talks

Tillerson in Qatar as leaks spark fresh Gulf tension

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will shuttle between Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in what is the first serious intervention by Washington in the Gulf crisis

Tillerson in Qatar as leaks spark fresh Gulf tension

Kuwait airline says U.S. laptop ban lifted

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:24 PM

'Now our passengers flying from Kuwait International Airport to #JFK in #NY will be able to use all of their personal electronic devices,' the Kuwait Airways says on Twitter

Kuwait airline says U.S. laptop ban lifted

A crisis without end? Gulf states settle in for the long haul

Jul 09, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Hopes of a swift resolution seem as remote as a summer downpour in the desert

A crisis without end? Gulf states settle in for the long haul

UK foreign minister urges Arab states to end Qatar boycott

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:46 PM

'The blockade is unwelcome and we hope there will be a de-escalation,' says Boris Johnson

UK foreign minister urges Arab states to end Qatar boycott

Qatar responds to demands after deadline extended

Jul 03, 2017 - 7:01 PM

(UPDATED) The response is delivered by Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani who made a short visit to Kuwait, which is acting as a mediator to resolve the diplomatic rift

Qatar responds to demands after deadline extended

Qatar to respond after Arab nations extend deadline

Jul 03, 2017 - 8:55 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Saudi Arabia and its allies say they have decided to extend by 48 hours the deadline for Qatar to accept their list of demands to lift a de facto blockade

Qatar to respond after Arab nations extend deadline

Saudis stand tough as top Gulf diplomats in U.S. for Qatar talks

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:49 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeks to help resolve the stubborn Qatar crisis, amid concerns that Saudi Arabia's unyielding stance could foil the effort

Saudis stand tough as top Gulf diplomats in U.S. for Qatar talks

Turkey FM in Doha as UN 'alarmed' by Gulf crisis

Jun 15, 2017 - 7:25 AM

The United Nations' secretary general urges the Gulf countries to find a peaceful solution to the row

Turkey FM in Doha as UN 'alarmed' by Gulf crisis

Qatar foreign minister denounces 'unfair', 'illegal' sanctions

Jun 13, 2017 - 1:26 PM

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani calls for 'dialogue based on clear foundations' over accusations that Qatar supports extremist groups

Qatar foreign minister denounces 'unfair', 'illegal' sanctions

Cebu Pacific to stop flights to Kuwait, Doha, and Riyadh

May 24, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Service to Kuwait will end in June 2017, while service to Riyadh and Doha will end in early July

Cebu Pacific to stop flights to Kuwait, Doha, and Riyadh

Kuwait quizzes ISIS suspect deported from Philippines

Apr 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Hussein al-Dhafiri was arrested in Manila last month along with his Syrian wife Rahaf Zina on suspicion of being members of ISIS

Kuwait quizzes ISIS suspect deported from Philippines

Suspected ISIS member deported from Philippines

Apr 14, 2017 - 8:01 PM

Hussein Al-Dhafiri is due to be tried in Kuwait, says a statement from the Kuwaiti embassy

Suspected ISIS member deported from Philippines

SWS survey, Pemberton, Kuwaiti bombmaker | Evening wRap

Apr 10, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

SWS survey, Pemberton, Kuwaiti bombmaker | Evening wRap

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

Mar 21, 2017 - 8:57 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Laptops, tablets and portable game consoles are affected by the ban, but they may still be stowed in the hold in checked baggage

U.S., Britain ban laptops on flights from Turkey, Arab world

35 OFWs from Kuwait to be repatriated Wednesday

Feb 21, 2017 - 9:10 PM

OWWA’s Repatriation Assistance Division (RAD) vows to assist the repatriates

35 OFWs from Kuwait to be repatriated Wednesday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 5, 2017

Feb 05, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Sunday

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 5, 2017

Bello recalls Kuwait labor attaché for negligence

Feb 04, 2017 - 7:20 PM

The labor secretary issues the order to Angelita Narvaez for 'her inaction and lack of concern for our overseas Filipino workers'

Bello recalls Kuwait labor attaché for negligence

OFW's execution shows death penalty is wrong – CBCP

Jan 26, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Sadness over the death of OFW Jakatia Pawa, who was executed in Kuwait, 'should make us all advocates against the death penalty,' says the CBCP

OFW's execution shows death penalty is wrong – CBCP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 26, 2017

SAF 44, Ombudsman, Streep | Evening wRap

Jan 25, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

SAF 44, Ombudsman, Streep | Evening wRap

How Jakatia Pawa's execution caught PH off guard

Jan 25, 2017 - 7:33 PM

While OFW Jakatia Pawa was sentenced to death in 2010, the public got wind of the specific execution date only on Wednesday, the execution date itself

How Jakatia Pawa's execution caught PH off guard

Kuwait hangs 7 people including royal – state media

Jan 25, 2017 - 6:51 PM

They are the first executions in the oil-rich Gulf state since mid-2013

Kuwait hangs 7 people including royal – state media

Palace: Gov't did all it could for OFW executed in Kuwait

Jan 25, 2017 - 4:50 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella says the Philippine government 'exerted all efforts' to stop the execution of Jakatia Pawa

Palace: Gov't did all it could for OFW executed in Kuwait

Executed in Kuwait: Who was OFW Jakatia Pawa?

Jan 25, 2017 - 4:37 PM

A mother of two, 44-year-old OFW Jakatia Pawa obtained a college degree, then later served as a domestic worker in Kuwait

Executed in Kuwait: Who was OFW Jakatia Pawa?

OFW in Kuwait executed while asserting innocence

Jan 25, 2017 - 2:35 PM

(UPDATED) 'She has professed innocence since the day she was arrested in 2007 and has not changed her statement until now,' Senator Cynthia Villar says

OFW in Kuwait executed while asserting innocence

Kuwait sentences parents to death for killing toddler

Jan 02, 2017 - 7:36 PM

Kuwait's interior ministry says the parents were drug addicts

Kuwait sentences parents to death for killing toddler

War on drugs, Malampaya fund, Cavs vs Warriors | Evening wRap

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:23 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Maria Ressa

War on drugs, Malampaya fund, Cavs vs Warriors | Evening wRap

PH to help OFW jailed in Kuwait for joining ISIS

Dec 27, 2016 - 2:48 PM

'Our embassy is prepared to extend legal and consular assistance to make sure that she gets due process and her rights are not violated,' says Foreign Affairs spokesman Charles Jose

PH to help OFW jailed in Kuwait for joining ISIS

Kuwait jails Filipina for joining ISIS

Dec 26, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The ruling, which is not final, also calls for deporting the 32-year-old after serving a 10-year jail term

Kuwait jails Filipina for joining ISIS

Qatar, Kuwait to cut oil production from January 1

Dec 14, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Oil companies in the two countries say they will comply with the recent OPEC agreement

Qatar, Kuwait to cut oil production from January 1

Kuwait opposition in strong election showing

Nov 27, 2016 - 2:02 PM

(UPDATED) The opposition and its allies won 24 seats, according to official results announced by the election authority

Kuwait opposition in strong election showing

Max's Group plans Yellow Cab stores in Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman

Nov 07, 2016 - 8:30 PM

The casual dining chain operator will establish at least 22 Yellow Cab Pizza stores in the 3 countries over a 5-year period, through a partnership with Qatar-based Silver Group

Max's Group plans Yellow Cab stores in Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman

Kuwait sets snap polls for November 26

Oct 17, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Registration for candidates wishing to run in the election will open immediately after the publication of the decree in the official gazette, expected in the coming few days, a statement says

Kuwait sets snap polls for November 26

Kuwait emir dissolves parliament

Oct 16, 2016 - 8:43 PM

(UPDATED) The move comes less than 24 hours after parliament speaker Marzouk al-Ghanem called for snap elections in the face of mounting security and economic challenges

Kuwait emir dissolves parliament

Results: September 2016 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examinations (Middle East)

Oct 12, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Check the full list of passers of the Electrical Engineer board exam held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Al-Khobar, Jeddah and Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Doha, Qatar and in Kuwait

Results: September 2016 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examinations (Middle East)

OFW rights groups decry Kuwait's new medical screening system

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:14 PM

An industry experts warns that this new scheme will slow down deployment to Kuwait in the next few months

OFW rights groups decry Kuwait's new medical screening system

Yemen peace talks on hold after rebels name governing body

Aug 07, 2016 - 12:14 AM

UN envoy Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed says he would continue to consult with Yemen's warring parties to arrange further negotiations

Yemen peace talks on hold after rebels name governing body

Proud Kuwaiti soldier refuses to carry Olympic flag at opening

Aug 01, 2016 - 5:38 PM

With Kuwait banned from the Rio Olympics, legendary shooter Fehaid al-Deehani has made a stand against carrying the neutral team flag

Proud Kuwaiti soldier refuses to carry Olympic flag at opening

Yemen gov't accepts UN peace plan, rebels reject it

Jul 31, 2016 - 8:34 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The rebels insist there must be a new government, explicitly demanding the removal of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi

Yemen gov't accepts UN peace plan, rebels reject it

Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

Jul 14, 2016 - 7:20 PM

Aside from a new minimum wage of $200 a month, domestic workers will also have a weekly day off and 30 days of annual paid leave, among others

Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids in first for Gulf

IMF: Oil exporters must do more to balance budgets

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:40 PM

The International Monetary Fund says 'deep structural reforms' are needed to 'create jobs for the growing labor force'

IMF: Oil exporters must do more to balance budgets

Yemen gov't temporarily suspends talks with rebels

May 01, 2016 - 11:20 PM

(UPDATED) The government says the rebels must first 'stop their ceasefire violations' and withdraw from a military base

Yemen gov't temporarily suspends talks with rebels

IMF urges Gulf states to adapt to lower oil prices

Apr 25, 2016 - 5:45 PM

Given falling revenues from oil exports, the International Monetary Fund says affected countries must cut spending and implement other measures

IMF urges Gulf states to adapt to lower oil prices

PAL seeks DFA's help on squabble with Kuwaiti government

Apr 14, 2016 - 2:55 PM

Philippine Airlines says Kuwait is preventing it from exercising its rights, which are 'clearly granted' under a bilateral air services deal

PAL seeks DFA's help on squabble with Kuwaiti government

Loyalists, rebels clash in Yemen, jeopardizing truce

Apr 12, 2016 - 3:13 PM

Forces loyal to President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi fought with Shiite Huthi rebels in the province of Marib, east and north of the rebel-held capital Sanaa, officials say

Loyalists, rebels clash in Yemen, jeopardizing truce

Warring sides pledge support as Yemen truce begins

Apr 11, 2016 - 8:28 AM

In a contrast to earlier ceasefire attempts, some Huthi leaders met with loyalist troops on a joint committee to make sure both sides comply with the truce

Warring sides pledge support as Yemen truce begins