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Future ME workplaces to be ‘frictionless, locationless hubs’

Technologies are disrupting the traditional work patterns in the Middle East to such a degree that soon the term ‘office’ will become obsolete, according to an expert. In its place will be a new model for work –

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Indian worker stranded in Bahrain to fly home

An Indian worker who has not seen his family for 25 years is due to return home tomorrow (July 12).   Parasuram Hublikar came to Bahrain in 1976 to work as a garage mechanic, but was slapped with a travel ban in

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Saudi, UAE ban controversial novel

An Arabic translation of a novel by a former Bahrain resident has been banned in two Gulf states.   Aadujeevitham (Goat Days) was written by the author Benyamin and tells the story of an abused migrant worker in

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Probe launched into Bahrain store stabbing case

An investigation has been launched into an attack on a shop worker, who was stabbed and beaten by a group of thugs on a busy road in Hoora, Bahrain.   Police sources said the gang of eight raided Lens Mobiles sho

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Factory strike ends in Bahrain after pay rise deal

An estimated 2,000 workers who downed tools last week after trashing a factory have agreed to report for duty today (June 17) following a pay rise.   Staff of MRS Fashions, which manufactures garments for US comp

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Bahrain Labour Ministry warns striking workers

Striking workers at a Riffa garment factory now face deportation if they do not return to work today (June 16) following an ultimatum issued by the Labour Ministry yesterday.   An estimated 2,000 workers at MRS F

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Bahrain factory workers continue strike

Around 2,000 workers at a Bahrain garment factory - which makes clothes for US retailers Macy's, JC Penney and Walmart - continued their strike for a second day yesterday.   The Indian and Bangladeshi employe

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First Mers case in Philippines reported

A Filipino health worker who tested positive for the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (Mers) coronavirus has arrived home from the UAE, Philippine officials said yesterday.    It’s the first known case

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Bahrain approves new maid contracts bill

A draft law that outlines job contracts for domestic workers has been approved by Bahrain's parliament.   The bill, proposed by Al Asala Parliamentary Bloc, organises the relationship between employers and ho

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Expat society in new push as fundraiser shelved

A society set up to defend the rights of Bahrain's migrant workers is looking to plug a BD30,000 ($79,116) hole in its finances after abandoning plans for an annual fundraiser.   Volunteers at the Migrant Wor

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