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Friday, January 17, 2020

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Latest updates on expats news in the GCC Countries: Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Oman.

Bahrain: Compulsory Bank Payment for Domestic Workers

Paying wages of domestic workers through banks will become a legal binding soon, assured the CEO of the Labor Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA). He...

Kuwait: Shortage Of Domestic Helpers After Domestic Ban

Kuwait recruitment firms are struggling to find domestic helpers after the recruitment from the Philippines was suspended earlier this year, according to Kuwaiti media...

Volcanic Eruption in Philippines – Flights Cancelled from UAE

A sudden volcanic eruption in the Philippines on Monday led the authorities to evacuate the nearby villages and shut down Manila's international airport, offices...

Bahrain: Runaway Expats Should Pay for Air Tickets

A new legislation was passed by the lawmakers yesterday. Now, runaway expat employees will have to pay for their air tickets to fly home. The...

Bahrain: No More Cash Payments at NPRA

The Nationality, Passport and Residence Affairs announced that it has started as of the beginning of January to accept payments via credit and debit...

Kuwait: Total Ban If No Justice for Killed Filipina Maid

Outraged over a recent killing of a Filipino maid, a partial ban on Filipino maids was imposed on Kuwait by Philippines authorities. The ban...

UAE: Victims of $200 Million Ponzi-Scheme Seek Legal Aid

A group of Filipino expats are hoping to recover the money they lost in the Ponzi-like scheme, Exential Group. They recently formed a group...

Saudi Extradites Pakistani Star’s Brother for Her Murder

A fugitive suspected of instigating the murder of Pakistani model and social media star Qandeel Baloch has been extradited from Saudi Arabia. Baloch's brother,...

Bahrain: Expat Kills Close Friend with Hammer

An expat man found guilty of bludgeoning his close friend to death with a hammer over money has been jailed for life. Police found...

Kuwait: OFW Maid Killed; ‘Partial’ Deployment Ban Takes Effect

A ban prohibiting Philippine domestic workers from travelling to Kuwait came into effect on Friday after a maid was allegedly killed by her employers.The...
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