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MoU signed between India and Kuwait on cooperation in the recruitment of domestic workers

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MoU signed between India and Kuwait on cooperation in the recruitment of domestic workers

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Kuwait City, June 11 : India and Kuwait have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which Indian domestic workers will be provided with the protection of the law by bringing them under a legal framework and streamlining their recruitment. The MoU was signed by Indian Ambassador Sibi George and Kuwait’s Deputy Foreign Minister on Thursday in the presence of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Kuwait counterpart Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah. Jaishankar was here on Thursday on his first bilateral visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation of Kuwait. This information has been given in a press release issued by the Indian Embassy here.

The MoU states that Indian domestic workers will be provided with the protection of the law by bringing them under a legal framework and streamlining their recruitment. The two ministers welcomed the signing of the MoU, under which an employment contract would be introduced, ensuring the rights and obligations of both employers and domestic workers. As per the MoU, efforts will be made to set up a mechanism for 24×7 assistance to domestic workers. It has been said to constitute a joint committee for periodic review and evaluation, which will hold annual meetings for the implementation of the MoU. Also read: BJP Targets AAP: BJP calls Delhi government’s door-to-door ration scheme a ‘jumla’, challenges to formulate a new scheme

More than one million Indians live in Kuwait. India is one of Kuwait’s largest trading partners and Kuwait is a major supplier of oil to India. Jaishankar met Kuwait Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah on Thursday. During that time he handed him a personal letter sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jabir Al-Sabah.

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Iraq: CTS claims 13 Islamic State terrorists killed

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Baghdad: Iraq’s Anti-Terrorism Service (CTS) said its forces have killed 13 Islamic State (IS) terrorists across the country so far this month. CTS spokesman Sabah al-Numan told the official Iraqi news agency (INA) on Sunday that commandos carried out a series of security operations in June, killing 13 IS militants and several others. was arrested from the caves and hideout. Baghdad: Iraqi security forces kill 2 IS terrorists, 6 arrested

The CTS forces will continue their operation to nab IS militants, Xinhua news agency quoted al-Numan as saying. The operations were part of efforts to eliminate extremists IS militants, who intensified their attacks on security forces and civilians in previously controlled provinces, killing and wounding dozens.

The security situation in Iraq is improving as security forces completely defeated IS militants across the country in late 2017.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Naftali Bennett on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Naftali Bennett on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on taking oath as the Prime Minister of Israel, right-wing Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett (Naftali Bennett) on Monday and said that he is looking forward to further strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries. Israel: US President Joe Biden congratulated Israel’s new PM Naftali Bennett over the phone

Modi tweeted, “Congratulations to Naftali Bennett on becoming the Prime Minister of Israel. We complete 30 years of upgrading our diplomatic relations next year and I look forward to meeting you on this occasion and further strengthening the strategic partnership between the two countries.”

Bennett was sworn in as Israel’s prime minister on Sunday. With this, the tenure of Benjamin Netanyahu, who had been in the post of Prime Minister for 12 years, ended.

Prime Minister Modi lauded former Prime Minister Netanyahu at the end of his “successful” term and thanked his leadership for his personal focus on the India-Israel strategic partnership.

In Israel’s 120-member parliament ‘Knesset’ yesterday, 60 members voted in favor of the new government and 59 against it. During this one member remained absent. The new government has 27 ministers out of which nine are women.

Parties of different ideologies have formed an alliance for the new government. Among them there is also a party representing the Arab community along with right-wing, left, centrist. Mickey Levy of Yesh Etid Party was elected Speaker of Parliament. 67 members voted in his favor.

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from a syndicated news feed, likely not modified or edited by the latest staff)

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Israel: US President Joe Biden congratulated Israel’s new PM Naftali Bennett over the phone

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Israel: US President Joe Biden congratulated Israel's new PM Naftali Bennett over the phone

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Washington: US President Joe Biden has congratulated Naftali Bennett after being sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Israel. In a phone call with Bennett on Sunday, Biden spoke of his decades of support for bilateral ties and his unwavering commitment to Israel’s security, Xinhua news agency reported. Israel Embassy Explosion: NIA may investigate the blasts near Israel Embassy

The two leaders agreed to hold close discussions on regional security issues, including Iran, the statement said. “The president also conveyed that his administration intends to work closely with the Israeli government on efforts to advance peace, security and prosperity for Israel and the Palestinians,” he said.

Bennett, leader of the right-wing Yamina (United Rights) party, was sworn in as the new Israeli prime minister on Sunday night. With this, Benjamin Netanyahu, who was the Prime Minister of the country for 12 consecutive years, has now gone into opposition.

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