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New poll to develop domestic workers recruitment launched

The UAE's Ministry of Interior has started the field stage of the public opinion poll aimed at organising the domestic workers recruitment sector, to develop and improve the services provided to citizens and residents' families.

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Rising domestic retail spend 'offsets Dubai tourist drop'

Greater spending by local residents has offset the impact of falling tourist numbers on Dubai's retail sector, a senior executive at Majid Al Futtaim, owner of one of the city's biggest shopping malls, said on Monday. Duba

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New law to curb domestic abuse in Bahrain

Domestic abuse is set to be curbed in Bahrain following the introduction of a new law. His Majesty King Hamad ratified the Family Violence Law yesterday as Law 17 of 2015 for the prevention of and protection from violence within families, said

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Indonesia to stop sending maids to 21 Mideast nations

Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, according to recent reports in the local media. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Egypt, and will come in

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Art drive in Bahrain focus on maids' plight

Local filmmakers and artists have come together to highlight the plight of domestic workers in Bahrain, specifically housemaids who are often physically abused and not paid. They have joined an awareness campaign spearheaded by th

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Iraqi Kurdistan oil firms go domestic amid dearth of export pay

Oil producers in Iraqi Kurdistan, including Gulf Keystone Petroleum and Genel, have started ramping up deliveries to the local market at the expense of foreign sales after months of unpaid export bills.   Gulf Ke

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Tata Motors profit down 26pc, misses estimates

Tata Motors, India's biggest automaker by revenue, posted a fall in quarterly profit, missing analyst estimates, due to losses in its domestic business, unfavourable foreign exchange rates and a dip in sales at its Jaguar Land Rover unit.

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Bapco explores additional gas resources to meet demand

Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) is exploring additional gas resources to meet the ever increasing domestic gas demand in the kingdom. Chairman Adel Almoayyed accompanied by the chief executive Dr Peter Bartlett, general manager

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Bahrain in domestic livestock boost plan

Bahrain is turning to artificial insemination (AI) to boost the numbers of domestic livestock. The Municipalities and Urban Planning Affairs Ministry has signed a co-operation agreement with the United Nations (UN) Food and Agricu

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Bahrain dismisses US diplomat’s claim

Bahrain has denied reports that a senior US diplomat, who was expelled from the country for meddling in domestic affairs, will be allowed to return. Foreign Ministry Under-Secretary Abdulla Abdullatif Abdulla said a statement made

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