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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Kuwait: Ministry of Social Affairs terminates contract of 120 expats

Kuwait’s Ministry of Social Affairs has ended the service of 120 expats last month, Al Rai reported.A source told Al Rai the Minister, Rana...

Rare ‘blue moon’ phenomenon to light up skies

Brace for a once-in-a-blue-moon Halloween, as an expert has confirmed that a rare second full moon of the month can be witnessed...

Bahrain: LMRA opens new enforcement branch in Sitra

The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has opened a new integrated branch for legal enforcement in Sitra. The specially designed facility in...

Saudi vows tough penalties for aiders of illegal migrants

Saudi authorities have urged citizens and expatriates to report illegal migrants and have warned them of tough penalties if they are found...

Kuwait: 13,000 expatriates deported in 10 months

It is estimated that 13,000 expats of all nationalities in Kuwait were deported to their countries since the beginning of the current...

Saudi Arabia set to abolish sponsorship system

In a landmark move, Saudi Arabia is set to abolish the sponsorship system effective from the first half of the next year....

UAE to see rare ‘blue moon’ on Saturday, October 31

An expert has confirmed that the UAE will see the rare second full moon of the month this Saturday.

Indian expats can now provide UAE local address in passports

Indian expats in the UAE and elsewhere can now provide their local address abroad to be added in their passports, Gulf News...

Kuwait: Nearly 2,000 expat teachers to be sacked

Around 1,961 non-Kuwaiti teachers will be laid off by next July in five majors: Islamic studies, history, geography, psychology and philosophy, local media reported.Official...

Saudi: SAR Wins International Safety Award 2020

The Saudi Railways Company (SAR) won the International Safety Award for 2020, for the second time in a row from the British Safety Council,...

Saudi Arabia Halts Sponsorship Transfer For Domestic Workers

The Ministry of Labour and Social Development has once again stopped the service for transferring the sponsorship of domestic workers to firms, four months...

Saudi: Mechanism for Visa Extension Without Expat Fee

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) unveiled the mechanism to exempt foreign workers from expat fee until the end of June 2020, as part...

UAE: Work Permits, Residence Visas to be Automatically Renewed

The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship have announced exemption of medical tests for workers whose...

Saudi: Expats Asked to Cancel Final exit, Re-entry visas

The General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat) on Tuesday asked all expatriates in the Kingdom, who have a final exit visa or an exit and...

Kuwait: Expat Teachers Allowed to Leave the Country

Expatriate teachers in Kuwait are being allowed to leave the country amid the current coronavirus pandemic.Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education, Saud...

Oman: Missing Expat’s Body Found

A person of Asian nationality, who was missing, has been found dead by search and rescue teams.The person had been missing at Wadi Al...

Bahrain: Free Accommodation for Expats Struggling to Self-Isolate

Dr. Muhammad Rafeek, Chairman of Ocean Gate and Rubicon Hotel Management Company, has offered free accommodation for the benefit of expats who have been directed to...

Coronavirus: India sets up 24/7 helpline for Expats in Gulf

India has announced the establishment of a round-the-clock helpline for worldwide coordination on Covid-19 even as the country’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, appealed for...

UAE: Arriving GCC Nationals to Face Tests & Quarantine

The UAE today updated the procedures for entry of citizens from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states into the country.The new procedures will be...

Coronavirus: India Bans All International Flights

The Indian government on Thursday banned commercial international airlines to operate to India for a week from 22 March, following an effort to curb...
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