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10,000 illegal workers in Bahrain leave under amnesty

More than 10,000 illegal foreign workers have left Bahrain within the last six months as part of a nationwide amnesty. The government-initiated amnesty, which ended on Thursday, allowed illegal expatriates a chance to return home or legalise t

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8,000 expats benefit from Bahrain amnesty rule

More than 8,000 expatriates have so far benefited from the six-month general amnesty for workers staying illegally in Bahrain. The Nationality, Passports and Residence Affairs (NPRA) assistant under-secretary for exits, search and

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Amnesty extension plea by diplomats in Bahrain

Diplomats are appealing for a general amnesty on undocumented migrant workers living illegally in Bahrain to be extended so that it covers suspected criminals. The six-month amnesty, which was launched by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority

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Qatar rejects Amnesty report on labour abuse

Qatar's government has rejected a report by Amnesty International which said abuse of migrant labourers in the country remains "rampant" five years after it won the right to host the World Cup. A statement by Qatar&#

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Qatar rejects Amnesty report on labour abuse

Qatar's government has rejected a report by Amnesty International which said abuse of migrant labourers in the country remains "rampant" five years after it won the right to host the World Cup. A statement by Qatar&#

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2,000 expats miss out on Bahrain amnesty

At least 2,000 migrant workers living illegally in Bahrain are not covered under an amnesty that allows them to return home without penalties, a report said. These Bangladeshi men either have pending court cases, no legal document

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Amnesty-claimers warned over ticket prices

Illegal residents in Bahrain planning to return home before an amnesty ends next month are being urged to book plane tickets early – with prices expected to increase, a report said. It is thought many of those intending to g

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Amnesty jobs joy for 16,000 illegal residents in Bahrain

Around 16,000 illegal residents have found legitimate jobs in Bahrain since a six-month amnesty began on July 1, it has emerged. New figures were announced yesterday by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA), which said most of those wh

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Maids spur amnesty on Indonesia's ban fear

Indonesian housemaids are apparently spurning an amnesty on illegal residents because of a ban imposed by their own government that would prevent them from returning to Bahrain. Jakarta in March banned Indonesian housemaids from working in 21

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10,000 benefit from amnesty for illegals in Bahrain

Around 2,000 foreigners who have been working illegally in Bahrain have left without facing any penalties, as part of a general amnesty. Another 8,000 expatriates have legalised their status by finding new employers in the last two months, acc

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