Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Kuwait: Terminated expats should leave the country to receive dues

Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission (CSC) has reportedly reintroduced a requirement for foreign public sector staff to leave the country before paying their end of...

Dubai reveals ‘Brilliant’ recovery of $20 million diamond stolen by expat

A diamond worth an estimated $20 million that was smuggled out of the UAE in a shoe box was recovered by Dubai Police after...

Saudi: More than 1.5 million illegal expats detained

The number of residency and labor law violators arrested in the ongoing crackdown as part of the Kingdom-wide campaign Nation Free of Illegal Expats...

Saudi: Expat decline causes hardest hit on construction sector

Saudi Arabia's construction sector was hardest hit by an outflow of expat workers during the first three months of 2018, according to new research. According...

Backlash against Kuwaiti beauty blogger intensifies

A Kuwaiti Instagram star’s video criticising new laws requiring a day off per week for Filipino domestic workers in the country has provoked a...

Dubai: Car registration cards to have lifetime validity

Motorists in Dubai can get vehicle e-registration permits that will be valid for a lifetime from August 1, it was announced on Saturday. Under the...

Dubai market slumps amidst major economic challenges

  DUBAI (Reuters) - In Dubai’s posh Jumeirah Beach Residence district, luxury apartment rents are down about 15 percent from a year ago - a...

Bahrain: Residency permits extended

  The Bahrain Ministry of Interior has issued a decision extending the validity of residence permits under personal sponsorship in Bahrain for up to five...

Kuwaiti star says domestic workers shouldn’t get days off, sparks outrage

In recent months, the government of Kuwait has made several reforms to laws affecting Filipino domestic workers who live and work in the Gulf...

Saudi: Mother tortured her baby twins for money

A woman who mercilessly tortured her two baby daughters in Saudi Arabia and filmed the incident was arrested yesterday. The Saudi Ministry of Labour and...

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