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Indonesia to stop sending maids to 21 Mideast nations

Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, according to recent reports in the local media. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt, and will come in

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Art drive in Bahrain focus on maids' plight

Local filmmakers and artists have come together to highlight the plight of domestic workers in Bahrain, specifically housemaids who are often physically abused and not paid. They have joined an awareness campaign spearheaded by th

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Iraqi Kurdistan oil firms go domestic amid dearth of export pay

Oil producers in Iraqi Kurdistan, including Gulf Keystone Petroleum and Genel, have started ramping up deliveries to the local market at the expense of foreign sales after months of unpaid export bills.   Gulf Ke

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Tata Motors profit down 26pc, misses estimates

Tata Motors, India's biggest automaker by revenue, posted a fall in quarterly profit, missing analyst estimates, due to losses in its domestic business, unfavourable foreign exchange rates and a dip in sales at its Jaguar Land Rover unit.

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Bapco explores additional gas resources to meet demand

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) is exploring additional gas resources to meet the ever increasing domestic gas demand in the kingdom. Chairman Adel Almoayyed accompanied by the chief executive Dr Peter Bartlett, general manager

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Bahrain in domestic livestock boost plan

Bahrain is turning to artificial insemination (AI) to boost the numbers of domestic livestock. The Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry has signed a co-operation agreement with the United Nations (UN) Food and Agricu

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Bahrain dismisses US diplomat’s claim

Bahrain has denied reports that a senior US diplomat, who was expelled from the country for meddling in domestic affairs, will be allowed to return. Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla said a statement made

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New unified contract for domestic workers in UAE

UAE’s Naturalisation, Residency and Ports at the Ministry of Interior has unveiled a new and amended unified contract for domestic workers which has come into effect this month.   The new unified and amende

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Bahrain approves new maid contracts bill

A draft law that outlines job contracts for domestic workers has been approved by Bahrain's parliament.   The bill, proposed by Al Asala Parliamentary Bloc, organises the relationship between employers and ho

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Saudi to recruit Indian workers on key labour deal

Saudi Arabian and India officials will soon meet to finalise procedures for the recruitment of domestic workers in the kingdom, said a report. The recruitment process will begin within two weeks, the Overseas Indian Affairs Minist

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