Thursday, April 18, 2019

Expats

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

Kuwait: Annual Leave Increased To 35 Days For Private Sector

The National Assembly’s health and social affairs committee agreed to increase annual leave in the private sector to 35 days from 30 as part...

Kuwait: No More Residence Visa Stickers On Expats’ Passports

An amendment has been made by the Kuwaiti authorities to the Foreigners Residence Law according to which no residence visa stickers will be placed...

Bahrain: “Serial Killer” Who Hates Expats Faces Death Penalty

A suspected Bahraini serial killer is now facing the death penalty after a report on his mental state confirmed that he was responsible for...

Expat Staff Member Of Dubai School Dies On Campus

In a tragic incident this morning, a Dubai school staff member died on campus. It was not immediately clear how the death occurred.All of...

Saudi: More Than 250,000 Expats Quit Jobs In Three Months

As many as 273,860 workers, of whom 96.4% expatriates, have left the labor market in the third quarter of 2018, the Arabic daily Al-Watan...

Restaurant Deals Signed To Increase Saudization Level To 30%

The Ministry of Labor and Social Development has signed an agreement with the Association of the Restaurants and Cafes and the Human Resources Development...

Kuwait: Online System Defect Allowed Illegal Transfer Of Expats

A defect in the online system of Public Authority for Manpower allowed transactions related to transfer of labour even though these transactions are in...

Oman: Gang Of Expats Arrested For Electronic Fraud

A gang of expats has been arrested on charges of electronic fraud in Al Mabailah, the Royal Oman Police (ROP) has announced. In a statement...

Omanisation leads to further drop in expat numbers

Expats in Oman now make up 43.7% (2,040,274) of the country’s total population, marking the lowest percentage since July 2015, according to the National...

Bahrain: 2 Men Arrested For Smuggling Drugs Hidden In Religious Books

Two men used an unexpected trick to smuggle marijuana into the Kingdom by hiding the drugs in religious books. Their attempt, however, was foiled...
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