Kuwaiti Instagram star slams days off for Filipino domestic workers

    The reforms to Kuwaiti regulations for Filipino domestic workers were sparked by a diplomatic spat between the Philippines and the Gulf country. The murder of a Filipina maid earlier this year prompted Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to ban Filipino workers from traveling to Kuwait. In January, the body of Filipina Joanna Demafelis, 29, was discovered stuffed in the fridge of her Lebanese employer and his wife. Kuwaiti authorities have since sentenced the couple to death. "I will sell my soul to the devil to look for money so that you can come home and live comfortably here," Duterte said after news broke of Demafelis's death. The Philippines President said he was ready to take "drastic

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    Russia shows off new weapons after Trump summit

    (CNN)As European leaders grappled with the fallout from the Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin summit Thursday, Russian authorities took the opportunity to show off some of the new weaponry Putin boasted in March would render NATO defenses "completely useless."

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    Mystery black sarcophagus opened in Egypt

    Two weeks ago, archaeologists in Egypt found a massive black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, untouched for 2,000 years - and fleet-footed rumour quickly got to work. Could it contain the remains of ancient Greek leader Alexander the Great, or (less appealingly) a deadly curse? According to experts who have now unsealed it, it's a no to both. Instead, it revealed three skeletons and red-brown sewage water, which gave off an unbearable stench. Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities had appointed a committee of archaeologists to open the relic, which was unearthed at a construction site. According to Egyptian news outlet El-Watan, they initially lifted the lid of the tomb by just 5cm (2 inches) before

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    Elderly Egyptian woman arrested in Saudi Arabia to return to Egypt: Foreign Ministry

    The Egyptian Consulate General in Jeddah has completed the legal procedures for the return of Saadia Abdel Salam, an elderly Egyptian woman who went to Saudi Arabia on an Umrah trip and would up being arrested for drug smuggling charges. Abdel Salam was tricked by three Egyptians, who told her she would be paid the price of an Umrah trip by a Saudi philanthropist in return for transferring a bag in Saudi Arabia that turned out to contain drugs, leading to her arrest. The consulate thanked all the official bodies in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, especially the public prosecution services of the two countries, which cooperated to reveal the truth and end the case. The Foreign Ministry stressed in a statement

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    'This is what a real body looks like'

    People of all shapes and sizes stormed a runway in Trafalgar Square this weekend to take pride in their bodies. The founder of theREALcatwalk says there are many body types that are not represented in the fashion and media industries.

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    Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim: Qatar’s spending on terrorists is a scandal

    Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim, a member of the Qatari royal family considered the regime’s actions in Qatar a scandal that will be recorded in history after it spent the Qatari people’s money on terrorist groups. In a series of tweets on Friday, bin Suhaim expressed his astonishment how the Qatari regime replaced allied countries and people of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with the Houthis, Hezbollah and al-Nusra front.

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    Philippines orders deportation of 71-year-old nun

    Australian nun Patricia Fox greets supporters in May as she arrives at the Department of Justice in Manila to appeal her deportation order. (CNN)A 71-year-old Australian nun was ordered to leave the Philippines on Thursday after years of angering the government of President Rodrigo Duterte. Sister Patricia Anne Fox is charged with violating the terms of her missionary visa by openly engaging in political activities throughout the country, according to the state-run Philippine New Agency (PNA). The Bureau of Immigration's order cites evidence of Fox urging the release of political prisoners and actively supporting labor groups. "Well of course I'm disappointed but that's the order, and we'll look