Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Expats

The latest news affecting  expats in the GCC.

Saudi: Filipino maid ‘forced to drink bleach’ by female employer

A Philippine domestic worker has been hospitalised in Saudi Arabia after her employer allegedly forced her to drink household bleach, Manila's foreign ministry said...

Dubai: Pakistanis & Indians make ‘kushti’ their way of life

Every Friday evening in Dubai's bustling Deira district, a sandy lot is transformed into the ring of champions. Most are Pakistani or Indian, from...

GCC plans ‘one policy’ for domestic workers

Members of five Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have discussed plans for a regional system to manage domestic workers, the UAE Ministry of Human...

UAE grants Entry Visas to Transit Passengers

The cabinet of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has approved a plan to grant entry visas to transit passengers across all the UAE airports...

Kuwait: 3,108 expat contracts to be suspended by July

Kuwait’s Civil Service Commission, responsible for all public sector employees, is planning to freeze 3,108 contracts for expatriates by July 1.The move would allow...

Lawyer tells expat who filmed Ajay Gupta to get out of...

JOHANNESBURG, 13 April 2018 - A legal practitioner is warning South African Justin van Pletzen to get out of the United Arab Emirates as...

Oman: Trafficked Ugandan girl dies

A Ugandan girl, said to be one of those trafficked to Oman, has died with reports linking her death to torture.The 24 year-old, identified...

Philippines’ Duterte to visit Kuwait after worker row

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he would visit Kuwait to seal a labour deal, in a sign of easing tensions after a diplomatic...

Good news: 210,000 new jobs for Saudi expats – Report

More than 350,000 new jobs are likely to be created in the Kingdom, said an official report issued by the General Authority for Statistics...

Saudi: More than 1,500 expats leave the country everyday

As many as 811,000 expatriates have left the Kingdom on final exit visa in the past 18 months, Al-Hayat Arabic newspaper reported on Wednesday...

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