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Labour's Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London

Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London's first Muslim mayor on Saturday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed win for his opposition Labour Party. K

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Labour slips in UK local polls, Corbyn under pressure

Britain's opposition Labour Party looks set to lose ground in regional and local elections, partial results showed on Friday, pointing to a dip in support that could challenge the authority of the party's leader Jeremy Corbyn.

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Saudi eyes new quotas, incentives to cut unemployment

Saudi Arabia's government plans a new set of labour quotas and incentives to reduce unemployment as it tries to wean its economy off oil exports, Labour Minister Mufrej Al-Haqbani said. The changes are part of a wider reform p

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Labour's Sadiq Khan favourite to run London

Sadiq Khan, a Muslim lawmaker from Britain's opposition Labour Party, is the strong favourite to win London's mayoral election on Thursday after a bitter contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism. Poll

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US labour market strenth remains 'intact'

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but a sharp drop in layoffs in March suggested the labour market momentum remained intact.   Labour market strength, however,

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Saudi to ban foreigners from selling mobile phones

In an effort to provide more jobs to Saudi Arabian citizens, the kingdom will ban foreign workers from selling and maintaining mobile phones and accessories for them, the Ministry of Labour said on Tuesday. Stores selling mobile c

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Tamkeen survey to focus on labour market dynamics

An employer survey has been launched by Bahrain's labour fund Tamkeen to capture a comprehensive portrait of the labour market in Bahrain and focus on the different dimensions of supporting career advancement in the kingdom. &

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Bahrain hailed as global model for labour rights

Bahrain is a global role model for its practices in dealing with foreign workers, International Organisation for Migration (IOM) director-general William Lacy Swing has said. Swing has also praised the kingdom’s efforts in guaranteeing f

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Bahrain amends private sector labour law

His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrain has issued a law amending the kingdom's Labour Law for the private sector, which has been approved by the National Assembly.    According to the amendment, the employer

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Qatar rejects Amnesty report on labour abuse

Qatar's government has rejected a report by Amnesty International which said abuse of migrant labourers in the country remains "rampant" five years after it won the right to host the World Cup. A statement by Qatar&#

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