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Fines up to SR25,000 for violating labor rights in Saudi

The ministry posted on its official Twitter account a list of penalties that will be imposed on employers if they violate the rights of...

Expat driving licence ban opposed

A proposal to ban expatriates working in certain sectors from driving has received strong backlash from community leaders and activists who described it as...

Saudi expat tax will hit workers & businesses

The expatriate levy in Saudi Arabia will be a financial burden on both foreign workers and businesses, analysts have said.Starting next month, the kingdom...

Gulf airlines facing crisis

For all the admiration heaped on some of the GCC airlines in recent years, they are now facing the most difficult period of their...

Public disgust over corruption threatens stability in Middle East

During the Tunisian revolution of 2010-11, which sparked the Arab uprisings, protesters would chant “A job is a right, you pack of thieves!”. In Ben Ali’s Tunisia, supposedly a...

Council bid to revoke expat driving licenses in Bahrain

A new effort to revoke the driving licenses of expats working in certain sectors has been launched by a municipal council. The Constitutional Court...

Qatar ships cargo via Oman to bypass Gulf restrictions

Cargo for Qatar is usually shipped to ports in the United Arab Emirates and then loaded onto smaller vessels. But last week the UAE, Saudi...

Countries move to prosecute Qatar for terror support

“Qatar could face UN Security Council sanctions in view of its failure to comply with the council’s counter-terrorism resolutions,” Dr Mohammad Hassan Al Qasim,...

Kuwait: death sentence in child murder overturned

Kuwait’s Court of Appeals has overturned the death sentence for father and a mother who tortured their four-year-old daughter to death and kept her...

Saudi Arabia to introduce monthly ‘expat levy’

Starting next month, Saudi Arabia will be collecting a new tax from expatriates and their dependents, a move that is seen to boost the...
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