Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Calls for new legislation to safeguard gratuity payments

Dubai: Financial experts have called for new legislation making it compulsory for employers to set capital aside, separate from company assets, to be used...

Kuwait plans domestic labour pact with India

Kuwait plans pacts with four Asian countries to recruit domestic labour under clear regulations, Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and State for Economic Affairs...

Kuwaiti blogger scandal exposes widespread cruelty against migrant workers in the...

Kuwaiti Instagram personality Sondos Alqattan's July 10 video on Instagram not only managed to go viral after being broadcast to her 2.3 million followers...

Saudi: Over 10,000 Expats Deported In One Week

In the past week, more than 10,000 people were deported in an ongoing crackdown on residency and labour law violators. The number of violators...

Kuwait: Expat terminations left banks with $1.8 billion bad debts

The number of foreigners terminated from public sector jobs in Kuwait has left banks in the country with a sizeable bad debt problem. Local media...

Saudi: Expats require rental contracts to renew work permit

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Labour and Social Development and Ministry of Housing announced on Monday that the issuance or renewal of work permits has...

Flight delayed for nearly 11 hours due to ‘Drunk’ pilot

A flydubai flight from Nepal bound to Dubai was delayed for nearly 11 hours on Sunday after one of its pilots was suspected to...

UAE helps illegal residents with 6-month visa for job search

The UAE is set to begin an amnesty programme for people living in the country illegally from August 1, allowing them to leave the...

Saudi: More than 10,000 violators deported in a week

A total of 10,220 people were deported in the ongoing crackdown on residency and labor law violators in the Kingdom in the past one...

Man enters Bahrain hiding in container as visa request got rejected

A man enters the Kingdom illegally by hiding inside a wooden container as he was not able to get a Visa. The police arrested...

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