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Bahrain’s amnesty awareness drive to start this week

A national campaign targeting illegal expatriate workers who are being allowed to leave Bahrain without facing any penalties will be launched this week. The Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) in co-operation with several fo

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Syria's Assad announces amnesty for army deserters

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad issued a decree announcing a general amnesty for military deserters who violated the country's compulsory military conscription law, state television said on Saturday. The decree, which was ann

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Illegal expats warned not to abuse amnesty

Expatriates working illegally in Bahrain have been warned against exploiting a general amnesty that allows them to return home without facing any penalties. Foreign diplomats told the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister pub

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New amnesty awareness drive launched in Bahrain

Thousands of leaflets explaining the current amnesty for illegal residents will be distributed in mosques across Bahrain from tomorrow (July 17). The initiative by the embassies of Pakistan and Bangladesh is targeting eligible Mus

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Foreign embassies in Bahrain flooded with amnesty cases

Some foreign embassies in Bahrain have assigned additional staff to work night shifts to process hundreds of travel documents for illegal workers, as part of a six-month general amnesty. Diplomats at the Bangladeshi and Philippine

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Amnesty rush at four embassies in Bahrain

Hundreds of illegal foreign residents flocked to their embassies in Bahrain yesterday (July 1) on the first day of a six-month amnesty, which allows them to return home without facing penalties. Diplomats at the Bangladeshi, Phili

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Foreign embassies in Bahrain brace for amnesty rush

Foreign embassies in Bahrain are bracing themselves for an anticipated rush of illegal residents seeking to take advantage of a six-month immigration amnesty that starts today (July 1). Between now and December 31 anyone who is in

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Amnesty awareness drive to be launched in Bahrain

Awareness campaigns are being launched in Bahrain to ensure illegal residents know they will not be arrested if they take advantage of a nationwide amnesty that starts tomorrow (July 1). The six-month amnesty is intended to encour

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Bahrain amnesty for illegal workers begins July 1

A six-month general amnesty for workers staying in Bahrain illegally will begin on Wednesday, a report said. Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) chief executive Ausamah Al Absi announced yesterday that the grace period for u

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Qatar still failing migrant workers – Amnesty

Qatar, host nation of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Amnesty said in a briefing that little had

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