Kuwait firms up plans for repatriation of undocumented expats

Above, an undocumented expatriate queues outside a Kuwait school that was turned into a center to receive residency violators wishing to avail of the amnesty program on April 16, 2020. (AFP)
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Updated 20 May 2020

Kuwait firms up plans for repatriation of undocumented expats

DUBAI: The Kuwaiti government is firming up plans to repatriate residency violators who have registered for the amnesty campaign launched throughout April.

Up to 23,500 undocumented expatriates in Kuwait signed for the amnesty program, which permits them to leave the country without paying any fines.

Top Kuwaiti government officials met to discuss the organized return of these expatriates to their countries, state news agency KUNA reported.

They discussed in particular measures taken by foreign affairs officials “coordinating with embassies of concerned states to these missions would shoulder the legal responsibility for facilitating departure for their citizens,” the report added.


Plane carrying Iran scientist jailed in US has taken off: Zarif

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Plane carrying Iran scientist jailed in US has taken off: Zarif

TEHRAN: Iran’s foreign minister said Tuesday that a plane had taken off from arch-foe the United States carrying scientist Sirous Asgari after his apparent release from a US prison.
“Good news, a plane carrying Dr. Sirous Asgari has taken off from America. Congratulations to his wife and family,” Mohammad Javad Zarif wrote in a post on his Instagram account.
Asgari was accused by a US court in 2016 of stealing trade secrets while on an academic visit to Ohio, but the 59-year old scientist from Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology was acquitted in November.