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Expat Indians' problems set to be probed

Issues facing expatriate Indians, such as wages and living conditions, will be the focus of a meeting next month. Indian lawyers in GCC countries including Bahrain will meet India's External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs

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Expat women 'vulnerable to exploitation by employers'

Expatriates being detained even after completing their prison sentence and those facing travel bans, non-payment of salaries and residency violations were among complaints registered last year with Bahrain's main rights body.

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Saudi to cut expat staff tenure in yellow-zone firms

Saudi Arabia’s Labour Ministry is set to reduce the stay of expat workers in yellow-zone firms under the Nitaqat nationalisation scheme from six to four years from October 25, said a report. The stay will be reduced further

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Eton Institute unveils Ramadan App

UAE-based Eton Institute has launched the Ramadan App, which is a mobile application filled with relevant information to guide both local and expat communities through the holy month.  

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New association for expat labourers' rights

Unionists in Bahrain are mobilising to create a new association that will fight for the rights of more than 120,000 expatriate labourers working in Bahrain's construction sector.   The initiative, spearheaded

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New health insurance plan approved in Bahrain

A strategy to provide health insurance for Bahrainis and expatriates working in both the public and private sectors has been approved.   Plans to establish an executive committee for the National Health Insurance

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New health insurance plan approved in Bahrain

A strategy to provide health insurance for Bahrainis and expatriates working in both the public and private sectors has been approved.   Plans to establish an executive committee for the National Health Insurance

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Expatriate job growth slides in Bahrain

Bahrain has witnessed a sharp decline in employment growth among foreigners, from eight per cent in the first quarter of 2013 to two per cent between January and March this year.   It means employment growth amon

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Driving ban on expats 'constitutionally questionable'

A top official has cast doubts on the constitutionality of the new traffic law.   "The draft legislation banning expats from driving is constitutionally questionable," Minister of State for Information

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Bahrain Shura approves expat driving ban

Bahrain's Shura Council has given the green light to a controversial new traffic law that will bar expatriates from driving unless their job requires it. During an extraordinary session, council members said they would approve

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