Around 427,000 foreign residents have been deported from Saudi Arabia in the last six months, said a report, citing senior interior ministry officials.
The statistics also show that 12,635 expatriates are waiting at special centre
A pre-dawn raid in selected areas across Riyadh led to the arest of 1,350 illegals, including 27 wanted suspects, said a report.
The crackdown was a continuation of police raids that were earlier conducted to arrest 750 residents
Down a narrow alleyway deep in the Jeddah slum of Karantina, three women from Sudan have set up stalls under colourful parasols, selling peanuts, hibiscus petals, dried pulses, baskets, frankincense, calabashes and sandalwood.
Bahrain doctors are offering a 'don't ask, don't tell' deal to illegal residents who come forward for swine flu tests, a report said.
They hope to break the barrier of fear that could stop thousands of illegals from seeking
Hundreds of illegals, including housemaids and those wanted in fraud cases in the UAE, are fleeing the country to Yemen through Oman border to avoid the iris scan, that will prevent them from coming back, said a news report.
With the help
Expatriates whose residence permit (RP) expired this month still have a chance to stay in Bahrain, provided they have found a new employer, a top official has revealed.
The new employer should apply for the work visa at the Labour Market R
New measures to stamp out immigration fraud will soon be introduced in Bahrain, it has emerged.
Residence permit stamps used in passports will soon be replaced with stickers bearing state-of-the-art security features.
The new high-
The UAE has extended by two months an amnesty for illegal workers wishing to leave the country.
However, the extra period does not apply to those seeking to regularise their situation, the state Wam news agency reported.