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Kuwait resolves Philippines dispute

A high-profile disagreement over the treatment of Filipino workers in Kuwait appears to have been settled, with the signing of an agreement by the two governments on 11 May. The deal, signed by foreign affairs minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his Filipino counterpart Alan Cayetano, sets out a series of conditions designed to protect workers’ rights. In the following days, the Philippines lifted a ban it had imposed on domestic workers going to Kuwait.

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