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India plans legal help for expats in Bahrain

A new scheme is being initiated by the Indian government to provide its nationals living in Bahrain with legal aid to fight labour disputes and rights violations. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the project, which would benefit n

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Egypt unemployment down to 12.7pc in Q2

Egypt's unemployment rate edged down to 12.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2015, from 12.8 per cent in the first quarter and below the 13.3 per cent recorded for the same period last year, the statistics agency said. Presi

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Modi visits UAE labour camp, mosque

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited a labour camp in Abu Dhabi on Sunday to highlight New Delhi's concern about the welfare of its migrant workers helping to build glitzy skyscrapers, hotels and museums in the Gulf state.

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Bahrain ministry draws fire over $6.9m labour project

A government ministry has come under fire for pushing ahead with a BD2.65 million ($6.9 million) project to develop Bahrain’s labour market despite massive pressure on public spending. The new ‘Key Indicators of the La

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Cameron sweeps to unexpected triumph in UK election

Prime Minister David Cameron won an emphatic election victory in Britain, overturning predictions that the vote would be the closest in decades to sweep into office for another five years, with his Labour opponents in tatters. The

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UK Conservatives return to power, Labour concedes defeat

Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives are set to govern Britain for another five years after an unexpectedly strong showing, but may have to grapple with renewed calls for Scottish independence after nationalists surged.

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Training specialist wins key award in Bahrain

Lamis Al Saif, a senior training specialist at the Specific Council for Training in Hospitality (SCHT), has been honoured by the Labour Ministry for 'long-standing contribution to human resource development in the industry'.

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Labour rights set to be highlighted in Bahrain

Rights of women in the workforce and expatriate labourers will be highlighted this weekend, as unionists prepare to host a series of Labour Day activities. The country's two main trade unions - General Federation of Bahrain Tr

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Bahrain mulls legalising 'free visa' labour

A study is being carried out to assess the feasibility of legalising the status of tens of thousands of foreign nationals working illegally in Bahrain, said a report. They are referred to as 'free visa' workers and often

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Saudi labour legislation changes to boost Saudisation

Saudi Arabia’s Labour Ministry has made 38 amendments to the kingdom’s labour legislation recently including more training for Saudi workers, longer fixed-term contracts and greater inspection powers for ministry officials, according

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