Nearly 6,000 expats deported from Kuwait since 2016 because of infectious diseases

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Updated 21 May 2018
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Nearly 6,000 expats deported from Kuwait since 2016 because of infectious diseases

DUBAI: Kuwait has deported 5,879 expats since 2016 amid concerns over infectious diseases according to Kuwaiti Health Minister Sheikh Dr. Basil Al-Sabah, local daily Kuwait Times reported.
The health minister said there were 576 cases of AIDS, 244 with Malaria, 2,068 with tuberculosis and 2,991 with hepatitis.
Those deported are re-examined at their home country’s medical centers, and in the case of negative results, Kuwait’s health ministry undersecretary is contacted in order to have the ban lift


Erdogan: KSA took ‘important step’ in revealing Khashoggi’s killing, but more answers needed

Updated 23 October 2018
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Erdogan: KSA took ‘important step’ in revealing Khashoggi’s killing, but more answers needed

  • The Turkish president expressed desire to conduct a joint investigation with the Saudis
  • Erdogan said he does not doubt King Salman’s sincerity in the matter

DUBAI: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech to parliament on Tuesday regarding the Turkish account of the case of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying that he does not doubt King Salman’s sincerity in the matter.
Erdogan said that the Turkish authorities couldn’t initially go into the Saudi consulate due to diplomatic immunity, and suggested that Khashoggi’s killing was premeditated and planned.
The Turkish president expressed desire to conduct a joint investigation with the Saudis, adding that they will continue trying to find facts.
Erdogan said that the Saudi authorities took an important step in revealing the crime happened, and that now they should reveal the names of those involved, suggesting that the 18 defendants be tried in Turkey.

(Developing)