Duterte fumed over the death of Demafelis, who was beaten by her employers and stuffed inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment.
Her death has prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to order the repatriation of distressed OFWs from Kuwait.
Philippines foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano welcomed the news of the arrests, calling it a "critical first step in our quest for justice for Joanna".
In a statement, the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said they have already been informed by the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait about the arrest of Hassoun.
The couple have been the subjects of an global manhunt aided by Interpol since the body of Joanna Demafelis, 29, was discovered in their abandoned apartment more than a year after she was reported missing.
Assaf and his wife have been the subject of an Interpol manhunt after Kuwaiti authorities discovered Demafelis' body in the freezer earlier this month.
The employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait were both arrested in the Syrian capital Damascus, a Lebanese judicial official said on Saturday, February 24.
"Syria kept custody of the wife because she is a Syrian national", he added.
Duterte also said Demafelis's body bore signs of torture and strangulation.
President Duterte has condemned what he believes is a pattern of abuse against Filipino workers. Duterte and other officials have asked Kuwaiti authorities to hunt for the couple. Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait February 22 to seek greater protection for migrant workers, after a diplomatic row over the alleged mistreatment of Filipinos in the Gulf state. The government, the president continued, would conduct an assessment to "find out the places where we deploy Filipinos and our countrymen suffer brutal treatment and human degradation".
The maid was one of millions of Filipinos who travel overseas to work as maids, hotel staff and construction workers.
The Philippines is a major labour exporter with about a tenth of its more than 100 million people working overseas. The remittances they send home has propped up the country's economy for decades.
"The operation of the Command Center will help ensure that all the concerns of our OFWs are attended to, especially if the incident involving them needs immediate action and assistance", Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said in a statement. Most of these workers worked as household servants.
Diplomats - and even a mutual friend, golfer Greg Norman, who was at the White House on Friday - rushed to fix the damage. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has honoured the only Australian buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
The experimental craft launched today as secondary payloads atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. For this launch, the two halves of the fairing have been equipped with attitude-control thrusters and parachutes.
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The general manager of Canada's national team programs says they expect professionalism and sportsmanship from their players. American David Wise has successfully defended his gold medal in the men's halfpipe , edging teammate Alex Ferreira .
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City's only final defeat in the League Cup came on a day when they missed plenty of chances to have the game wrapped up. Arsenal team news: Arsene Wenger confirmed to Sky Sports that David Ospina will start in goal against City at Wembley.
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It'll be an interesting move by Reliance Jio because it can still bring over most of its KaiOS-based apps to Android Go devices . Android Enterprise Recommended could make Android phones more appealing to enterprises who need resilience and manageability.
The FBI has recorded 3,000 hours of conversation between the two, which were tapped through Dawkins' phone. Ayton is now a freshman on the No. 14-ranked Wildcats, where he averages 19 points and 10 rebounds a game.
The cryptomarket will likely take its cues from Bitcoin however, with Bitcoin dominance continuing to rise, now sitting at 39.2. Yesterday, Bitcoin hit its highest price point of the year, surging to $11,700 before dropping by more than $1,000.
Israeli satellite imagery has confirmed the deployment of Russia's newest Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter jets in war-torn Syria . The list of adversaries Russian Federation would need Su-57 fighters to combat is uncomfortably short.
SPDR Dow Jones Industrial Average ETF (NYSEARCA:DIA) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of January. A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business.
The cybersecurity giant said Friday on Twitter that it "has stopped its discount program with the National Rifle Association". The NRA has faced increasing backlash following the Florida school shooting, one of the deadliest in the country.
What this means is that users will be able to have Assistant handle a handful of separate tasks with a single command. Meanwhile, Google has worked closely with OEMs to improve the Assistant experience on third-party devices.
As mentioned above, the calls have been happening on a daily basis since October of 2017, with an average of 20 calls each day. A single facility seems to be at fault for hundreds of false alarm 911 calls from Apple devices over the past few months.
Steve Jobs' time at Reed College was short, as he dropped out after only six months in order to help his parents save on money. Under "Skills", next to "Computer" and "Calculator", he writes "yes (design, tech)".