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Oman panel rejects tax move on expats

The economic committee of Oman's State Council has rejected a proposal to impose tax on remittances by expatriates, a report said quoting a senior official. The proposal had been made by the Majlis Al Shura. Sal

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Dubai housing costs soar to record peaks

An economic rebound has catapulted house prices and rents in Dubai to Manhattan-like peaks, forcing increasing numbers of residents to move to its cheaper outskirts or even to consider returning home abroad, said the city's top property webs

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Be part of India growth story, Swaraj tells expats

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday called upon the Indian expats in Bahrain to join the country's development agenda and strengthen their engagement with 'a vibrant and strong India.' She w

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Saudis cushion labour reform with new hours, subsidy

Saudi Arabia is changing tack in its labour reforms, softening the blow to companies with money for subsidies and training while trying to lure its nationals to the private sector with more attractive working conditions. A draft l

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GCC to finalise plans on easing work, travel curbs

Labour ministers from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are likley to finalise proposals on easing work and travel of both citizens and residents across member states by November aimed, a report said. The ministers are cur

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Bahrain expats slam new traffic law plan

Expatriate community leaders in Bahrain are outraged over a new traffic law that will ban some foreigners from driving unless their job requires it, said a report. They described the controversial legislation as "unwarranted&

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Bahrain expats slam new traffic law plan

Expatriate community leaders in Bahrain are outraged over a new traffic law that will ban some foreigners from driving unless their job requires it, said a report. They described the controversial legislation as "unwarranted&

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Special counters for expats in Saudi airports likely

Saudi Arabia plans to open special counters for expatriates at airports to speed up entry procedures, a senior Passport Department official said. The move is part of the department's expansion plans, Col Mohammed Al-Hussain, s

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Bahrain investigators working to help jailed expats

Investigators are working with foreign embassies to help resolve cases of expatriates who have completed their jail terms but are still detained for legal reasons.   The Interior Ministry's Ombudsman Office h

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9 UAE expats charged for joining Al Qaeda

The United Arab Emirates has referred nine expatriate Arabs to a state security court on charges of joining Al Qaeda, collecting donations and recruiting fighters for Al-Nusra Front in Syria, state news agency Wam reported on Monday.

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