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Bahrain among top countries offering balanced life

Bahrain has been ranked among the top five countries by expats looking for a better work/life balance. Around 62 per cent of the expats in Bahrain enjoy a better ‘expat life experience’ and more enjoyable commute into work (

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Expat Group, Wyndham partner to build 3 Ramada resorts

Expat Group, an Indian real estate major, has partnered with Wyndham Hotel Group for its Ramada brand, to develop a set of three, top of the line resorts. It will be located at its weekend home projects located at Pali (Mumbai); L

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20-year expat residency cap proposed in Kuwait


A Kuwaiti lawmaker has proposed a residency cap of a maximum of ten years, that can be renewed only once, for all expatriates working in the country, according to a report. The conditions imply that no foreigner can stay in Kuwait

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Bahrain named ‘one of the best places to live’

Bahrain has been named as one of the best places to live in the Middle East by a worldwide survey of expatriates. Almost 14,000 people from across the globe took part in The World Through Expat Eyes survey, which was conducted by

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Bahrain to unveil mobile app for key services

Bahrainis and expats will soon be able to register complaints, suggestions and enquiries about government services direct from their mobile phones. Plans are underway to develop a mobile application for the national complaints and

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Expat Indians' problems set to be probed

Issues facing expatriate Indians, such as wages and living conditions, will be the focus of a meeting next month. Indian lawyers in GCC countries including Bahrain will meet India's External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs

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Expat women 'vulnerable to exploitation by employers'

Expatriates being detained even after completing their prison sentence and those facing travel bans, non-payment of salaries and residency violations were among complaints registered last year with Bahrain's main rights body.

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Saudi to cut expat staff tenure in yellow-zone firms

Saudi Arabia’s Labour Ministry is set to reduce the stay of expat workers in yellow-zone firms under the Nitaqat nationalisation scheme from six to four years from October 25, said a report. The stay will be reduced further

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Eton Institute unveils Ramadan App

UAE-based Eton Institute has launched the Ramadan App, which is a mobile application filled with relevant information to guide both local and expat communities through the holy month.  

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New association for expat labourers' rights

Unionists in Bahrain are mobilising to create a new association that will fight for the rights of more than 120,000 expatriate labourers working in Bahrain's construction sector.   The initiative, spearheaded

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