Foreigners account for three-quarters of Bahrain's workforce, according to statistics released yesterday.
Of the 667,132 people in jobs 515,237 are expatriates (77 per cent), Labour Minister Jameel Humaidan said as he revealed
Concerned expatriates have set up an emergency fund to help people stranded in Bahrain because of travel bans.
Several residents were moved to action after reading about the plight of a 49-year-old British man, who became destitut
Qatar's construction industry is rife with abuse of migrant workers who are "treated like cattle" and live in squalid accommodation exposed to overflowing sewage, Amnesty International said in a report.
The country w
A British man who has been trapped in Bahrain by a travel ban for the past five years is desperate to return home to see his dying father, said a report.
The 49-year-old, who asked not to be named for fear of jeopardising job oppo
Expat wives shared a sense of bitter disappointment with their husbands' employers for failing to appreciate the impact of contending with an unfamiliar environment on the family unit, said a survey.
They expressed a sense of
A call for the United Arab Emirates to consider allowing expatriates to apply for citizenship has sparked a debate about national identity in the country, where foreigners outnumber the local population by more than five to one.
UAE-based Western expatriates are seen to be less prudent than those in Singapore and Hong Kong in financial planning, according to a study.
The first Standard Life Western Expat Wealth Study considered the saving, spending and in
Bahrain's business community has launched a petition against the reintroduction of a tax on foreign workers, a report said.
The government announced last month that the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) would start col
Expats in the GCC annually remit an estimated $120 billion, with $48.3 from Saudi Arabia and this is expected to increase 20 per cent this year, said a report.
Saudi Arabia tops the remittances with $48.3 billion, said the Arab Ne
Oman's government has asked its departments to review policies on hiring of foreign workers, in a sign that the Sultanate, like some other Gulf states, may try to shift more jobs from expatriates to its own citizens.