Workers strike at Kuwait airport for better working conditions Nov 12, 2019 0 748 12345 Kuwait CITY: Hundreds of workers at Kuwait’s international airport held a one-hour strike on Monday to demand better working conditions, threatening to stage longer walkouts in the coming days.Ahmed Mohammed al-Kandari, a union representative, said workers were calling for improved treatment and to be compensated for daily exposure to pollution and noise.Monday’s strike by Kuwaiti staff did not affect flights, officials said. The right to strike is guaranteed for citizens in Kuwait, but such actions remain rare in the Gulf country. Foreign workers do not have the right to strike.“Airport traffic is very normal,” Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah, head of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, told AFP. “During the one-hour strike, 19 flights were operated as scheduled. There were 5 departures and 14 arrivals,” he said. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES German FM Maas warns Iran to return to nuclear commitments on the deal Nov 12, 2019 0 89 Bombings kill 6 civilians in main Kurdish city in Syria: Monitor Nov 12, 2019 0 81 UN, top Iraq cleric urge ‘serious’ reforms after anti-govt protests Nov 12, 2019 0 84 Police shoots protester, man set on fire in day of HK fury AFP Hong Kong A police officer shot a masked protester in an incident shown live on Facebook and a man was set on fire on Monday during one of the most violent days of clashes in Hong Kong since pro-democracy unrest erupted .. Turkey begins deporting foreign militants to their countries of origin IstanbuL: Turkey deported three foreign jihadists on Monday, with more than 20 Europeans including French and Germans in the process of being expelled to their countries of origin. Turkey’s interior ministry said it .. ‘Uranium particles’ detected at undeclared site in Iran, says IAEA Vienna: The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said it had detected uranium particles at an undeclared site in Iran in its latest report on the country’s nuclear programme issued on Monday. The report from the .. Palestinian killed in clashes on anniversary of Arafat’s death AFP Hebron, Palestinian Territories Clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli forces on Monday during demonstrations marking the 15th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat in the occupied West Bank, .. Lebanon’s central bank governor says bank deposits are safe BeiruT: Lebanon’s central bank governor said on Monday that deposits are safe, in comments aimed at easing the panic that gripped the country since banks imposed restrictions on withdrawals following 25 days of .. US calls for early Iraq elections as rights group warns of ‘bloodbath’ AFP Baghdad The United States has urged Iraq to hold early polls and carry out electoral reform, after a rights group warned a deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters could spiral into a “bloodbath”. Mass rallies ..