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Kuwait expels Philippine ambassador

KUWAIT (OBSERVATORY) –¬†Kuwait has given the Philippines ambassador a week to leave the country following a widening dispute between the two countries over the treatment of Filipino workers.

The accusations by Filipino officials in Kuwait that mistreatment of domestic workers was particularly tense at the diplomatic level between the two countries.

The Kuwaiti foreign ministry prepared its ambassador in Manila and informed the Philippine ambassador of recent comments and video clips on social networking sites showing a team from the Philippine embassy while smuggling Filipino domestic workers from the homes of Kuwaiti nationals in cars with diplomatic plates.