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Friday, August 14, 2020

‘Bahrain targets to become Hong Kong of the Middle East’ –...

Bahrain is well positioned to benefit from an expected trade boost brought about by the liberalization and economic growth of Saudi Arabia, the country's...

Qatar labourer ‘sacked’ after speaking to UN team

A Nepalese construction worker in Qatar was "sacked" the day after speaking to a UN delegation visiting the 2022 World Cup host country to...

Kuwait condemns Manila ban on Filipino workers; hundreds of maids abscond

KUWAIT: Kuwait’s foreign minister yesterday condemned what he called an “escalation” by Manila after the Philippines expanded a ban on its nationals working in...

Most beggars in Oman are expatriates

Muscat: Expats and illegal migrants - some under the age of 12 - made up over 80 per cent of those caught begging on the...

Calls for new legislation to safeguard gratuity payments

Dubai: Financial experts have called for new legislation making it compulsory for employers to set capital aside, separate from company assets, to be used...

Growing expat communities in countries you may not have considered

1. TaiwanTaiwan ranks #1 in the InterNation quality of life index; an index based on variables like available leisure options, travel & transport, safety...

670,000 expats to leave Saudi Arabia in 3 years

About 670,000 foreign workers are expected to leave Saudi Arabia by 2020, a report prepared by Banque Saudi Fransi revealed. According to the report, 165,000...

Work for two companies in UAE after obtaining temporary permit

Employees working in the private sector can work for two companies, provided they have secured temporary work permits from the Ministry of Human Resources...

Call for justice as Filipina’s body returns home from Kuwait

Eva Demafelis (front 2nd L) weeps as the coffin containing the body of her daughter Joanna, who was found inside a freezer in Kuwait,...
Health Insurance For Expats Mandatory By 2020

Bahrain: Health Insurance For Expats Mandatory By 2020

A compulsory health insurance law for expatriates is expected to be issued and applied by the beginning of 2020 revealed the Vice-Chairman of Solidarity...

Saudi: Over 40,000 young Saudis employed so far this year

The Human Resources Development Fund (Hadaf) has supported the employment of 40,869 Saudi young men and women in the first quarter of 2018, according...

UAE: 80% ‘not consuming daily level of protein’ – Report

A staggering 80 per cent of UAE residents claim that they do not reach the reference daily intake of protein on a daily basis,...

UAE Outsmarts Saudi, China & Russia In Reputation

Outpacing bigger economies including China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia, the UAE has emerged as the most reputable country in the Middle East region. With 55.9...

Kuwait: All Expats To Be Removed From Public Sector Roles

According to Minister of Commerce and Industry Khaled Al-Roudhan, Kuwait is increasingly seeking to remove expatriates from public sector posts and replace them with...

Coronavirus in Saudi Arabia; Expat Nurse Tested Positive

At least thirty nurses from Kerala were reportedly quarantined in a hospital in Saudi Arabia after one of them tested positive for deadly coronavirus...

Qatar offers visa on arrival for Iran nationals

Qatar Airways announced yesterday that Iran nationals will be issued visa on arrival. A passport valid for six months from the date of arrival, a...

Oman drops visa-on-arrival for tourists

More than 3 million tourists visit Oman every year, drawn in by its empty beaches, numerous dive sites, historic forts and distinctive culture among...

UAE Exchange Suspends New Transactions

UAE Exchange, a leading remittance and foreign exchange brand based in Abu Dhabi have decided to temporarily suspend any new transactions at all of...

Bahrain: Calls To Introduce Background Checks For Expats

The lawmakers call upon the Interior Ministry along with the Labour Market Regulatory Authority to create a competent agency that can track the criminal...

Cayetano calls for calm amid rising tensions in Middle East

Philippines: The government has prepared repatriation and quick-response programs for overseas Filipino workers in the Middle East should tensions in the region escalate in the...
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