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Oman: Ministry Extends Visa Ban On Hiring Expats

Oman’s Ministry of Manpower has extended the temporary visa ban on hiring expats to include four more professions in the private sector.The ban which...

15 year cap on expatriates in Kuwait proposed

Amid increasingly louder cries to address the demographic imbalance in Kuwait, a parliamentary committee has started looking into proposals, including a 15-year cap. A proposal...

Saudi VAT impact: Price hike ‘will push consumers to find ways...

JEDDAH: The introduction of value-added tax (VAT) next year will directly impact the prices of commodities and services, analysts said.“The price increase will reduce...

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s $180 Billion Building Boom May Be Expats’...

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to supercharge growth with a $180 billion infrastructure program is running into a roadblock: a lot of the people...

Oman, UAE – Staring at traffic accidents is a violation

Slowing down to goggle at traffic accidents can lead to a hefty fine, warns Abu Dhabi Police. Rubbernecking or staring at road accidents is considered...

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...

Sharjah: More than 1500 outlets fined for violations

The Sharjah Municipality fined 1,646 food establishments and outlets in the last three months, as part of intensified inspections to ensure healthy food during...

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...

Around 27,000 Filipino Expats Leave Kuwait In 9 Months

The number of Filipino expats in Kuwait dropped by around 23,000 in nine months, according to statistics by the central statistics department.Sources analyzing the...

Dubai: Falling Apartment Rents and Rising School Fees – Report

In a report on Dubai school fees versus rent in Dubai, Edarabia found that the average fees in Dubai’s most expensive area totalled AED...
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