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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

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

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...

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...
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