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Friday, December 13, 2019

Expats

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

Pakistani expats in UAE to enjoy ‘huge bonanza’ as rupee falls...

The Pakistani rupee fell 3.1 per cent to 108.095 against the greenback on Wednesday, its lowest level since December 2013. The currency is said...

Saudi-led rift with Qatar hits expats

As strongly-worded ultimatums are re-issued, and compliance deadlines pass, the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf grinds on with no obvious end in sight. And...

Saudi: Economists have differing views on expat dependents fees

“There is a surplus of expatriate workers in the country. The new fees will decrease the number of expatriates in the country by 20...

Palm sized baby (only 580g) born in the UAE

An extremely preterm male baby no bigger than the palm of a hand and weighing only 580 grammes was recently born at Medeor 24x7...

Stranded Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW’s) set to be repatriated from Saudi

The Department of Labor and Employment has reserved 2,500 seats for stranded Filipino workers who will be coming home after being granted amnesty by the Kingdom...

Saudi: Expats feel the pinch of new fee

Expats going on vacation with their families in this peak holiday season felt the pinch of the new dependent fee, which came into force...

11.1 Million Expats employed in Saudi Arabia’s private sector

According to the Interior Ministry’s National Information Centre, 11,119,370 expatriates are employed in the private sector. They are accompanied by 2,221,551 family members, bringing...

How Qatar’s dealing with GCC isolation

Shock in Qatar over an unprecedented Arab boycott is giving way to daily acts of defiance.As a July 5 deadline to meet a 13-point list of...

Lebanon’s tourism rebounds

Beirut's landmark Hamra Street is bustling again and hotel occupancy rates are on the rise as Lebanon's tourism industry rebounds, thanks in no small...

“Runaway” maids increased in UAE during Ramadan

"There was a spike or surge in the number of runaway domestic workers during the holy month of Ramadan period," Felicitas Bay, Philippine labour...
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