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Monday, January 27, 2020

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

Kuwait to Pardon, Deport Foreign Infectious-Disease Prisoners

Kuwait authorities are studying the possibility of pardoning and deporting foreign prisoners who suffer from infectious diseases such as Aids, Kuwait newspaper Al Jarida...

Bahrain Withdraws Law Making Runaway Expats Pay for Return Flights

The new legislation passed by lawmakers last week making runaway expat employees pay for their air tickets to fly back home was retracted yesterday....

Body of expat missing after UAE floods found in Oman

The body of an expat worker who went missing during the heavy showers in Ras Al Khaimah was recovered from Oman, according to the...

Kuwait: ‘Deployment Ban’ By Philippines Affects Labor Offices

Head of the Union of Domestic Labor Bureaus Khalid Al-Dakhnan lamented the decision taken by the Philippines Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) to totally ban...

Philippines Announces Total Deployment Ban to Kuwait

The Philippine government has imposed a total deployment ban of Filipino workers to Kuwait, following the death of Jeanelyn Villavende, who was tortured and...

Kuwait: E-Sick Leave Activated in All Hospitals

The Ministry of Health has activated electronic sick leave system in all health areas, hospitals and specialized health centres. Directors of all health districts...

UAE: Minimum Salary Requirement to Sponsor a Maid Increased

The minimum wage required by expatriates to sponsor a maid in the UAE has now been increased to Dh 25,000.Previously, residents had to earn...

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...
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