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New King Hamad award launched

Britain's Duke of York, Prince Andrew, has joined Bahrain's expatriate community to create a unique new award.    The King Hamad Awards programme was announced yesterday during an audience with His M

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Health insurance must for retired expats in Dubai

Expatriates who wish to continue living in Dubai after retirement will be required to take out health insurance, said a report.   The policy will be required for issuing a residence visa to such an expatriate, sa

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Bahrain activists hit out at 'immoral' contracts

Rights activists have hit out at "immoral" contracts that leave low-paid expatriates owing thousands of dinars if they want to quit their job.   The Migrant Workers Protection Society (MWPS) said it reg

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Expat recounts Molotov ordeal in Bahrain

A man had to jump from a vehicle engulfed in flames after it was pelted with Molotov cocktails by a mob of anti-government thugs.   The Pakistani civilian had a narrow escape after petrol bombs landed inside the

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Expat killed at Saudi workers' holding facility

At least one expatriate man was killed and nine were wounded when Saudi security forces intervened to quell a riot at a holding facility for foreign workers awaiting deportation near Makkah, Saudi media reported on Monday. Saudi A

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Oman to limit expat work force to 33pc

Oman is set to limit the proportion of expatriates working in the private sector from 39 to 33 per cent, said a report. The initiative comes as part of an effort to increase the percentage of national manpower in the private secto

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Saudi expat remittances up 18pc

Foreign remittance by expats in Saudi Arabia reached SR148 billion ($14.7 billion) last year, up 18 per cent compared to 2012, said a report. Personal foreign remittances of Saudis and expats reached SR226.6 billion in 2013, up 16

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LMRA issues expat fees deadline

A fresh crackdown has been launched on companies that refuse to pay monthly fees to employ foreign workers in Bahrain. Businesses have been given four weeks to pay outstanding money owed to the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (

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Saudi Arabia delays decision to limit expat stay

Saudi Arabia has put off a move to restrict the stay of foreign workers to seven years and discourage them from bringing their families to the Kingdom, a report said. The implementation of this draft decision and other draft resol

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Saudi move to limit expat stay criticised

A new proposal by Saudi Arabia's Labor Ministry to restrict the stay of foreign workers to seven years has been opposed by businessmen and economists, a report said. Such a step will be counterproductive and push 70 percent of

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