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Upskilling GCC workforce must for new economy: report

The Mena region must focus on providing its future generation of workers the skill sets needed for the unfolding digital revolution, says a report. The next few years will see widespread disruption in the workforce due to the technologi

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RakBank takes part in ‘Water for Workers’ initiative

Leading retail and small to medium business bank RakBank, also known as the National Bank of Ras Al Khaimah, took part in the Water for Workers initiative.   It is a PepsiCo sponsored initiative with the sameness

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Worker dies in on-site accident

A worker with one of the subcontracted construction companies at Diyar Al Muharraq project died in an on-site accident, the company said. A Diyar Al Muharraq statement said the accident was caused by human error. It

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Indians in distress ‘must approach embassy first’

Indian nationals have again been urged to approach their embassy first before asking social workers for help. Indian Ambassador Alok Kumar Sinha, who started in his post earlier this summer, said that the embassy staff were committed to helpin

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Most recent Mers patients in Saudi are health workers

A majority of patients those who have recently contracted the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) in Saudi Arabia were health workers, according to a report.   The World Health Organization (W

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Qatar Rail launches Ramadan initiative for workers

Qatar Railways Company, the company overseeing the construction of Qatar’s integrated railway network, has launched its Ramadan 2015 initiative, voicing appreciation for its workers’ role in supporting its vision, aimed at bring the

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$1m pledged for educational institutes in India

Forty educational institutes targeting underprivileged children will be opened in India by social worker Dr Achyuta Samanta, who yesterday (June 3) received the Isa Award for Service to Humanity from His Majesty King Hamad. He sai

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Isa Award for Indian activist

An Indian social worker will pick up a $1 million cash prize and a gold medal from His Majesty King Hamad of Bahrain next month in recognition of his humanitarian work. Dr Achyuta Samanta was yesterday (May 13) named as the recipi

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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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Bahrain's healthcare staff 'hit by stress'

Healthcare workers in Bahrain are calling for stress management courses to help them deal with the daily barrage of verbal assaults they often receive from unco-operative patients. The call was made yesterday (April 21) during a H

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