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October 29 to November 4 2017

Article Info Title Indian workers promised jobs in Kuwait held at airport with fake tickets Author Staff Report
Publication  Saudi Gazette Date November 2, 2017
Website http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/520867/World/Mena/Indian-workers-promised-jobs-in-Kuwait-held-at-airport-with-fake-tickets

Article Info Title Its image at risk abroad, Qatar backs labor reforms at home Author Eric Knecht
Publication  Reuters Date November 2, 2017
Website https://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-labour/its-image-at-risk-abroad-qatar-backs-labor-reforms-at-home-idUSKBN1D21BU

Article Info Title Ban on expat home ownership backed by MPs Author Staff Writer
Publication  Zawya Date November 1, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Bahrain_MPs_approve_ban_on_expat_home_ownership-SNG_102648175/

Article Info Title Activists and Gulf Crisis Turn Qatar into Potential Model of Social Change Author James M. Dorsey
Publication  Lobe Log Date October 31, 2017
Website https://lobelog.com/activists-and-gulf-crisis-turn-qatar-into-potential-model-of-social-change/

Article Info Title Outflow of migrant workers drops in first trimester Author Staff Report
Publication  The Himalayan Times Date October 29, 2017
Website https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/outflow-of-migrant-workers-drops-in-first-trimester/

Article Info Title Qatar Signs 41 Worker Protection Agreements With Different Countries Author Staff Report
Publication  Albawaba Date October 29, 2017
Website https://www.albawaba.com/business/qatar-signs-41-worker-protection-agreements-1039894

Article Info Title Qatar Eases Bank Laws for Expats With Expired Visas Amid Boycott Author Zainab Fattah
Publication  Bloomberg Date October 29, 2017
Website https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-10-29/qatar-eases-bank-laws-for-expats-with-expired-visas-amid-boycott

October 22 to October 28 2017

Article Info Title Qatar pledges on migrant workers’ rights must be backed by action: rights groups Author Heba Kanso
Publication  Reuters Date October 27, 2017
Website https://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-labour-reform/qatar-pledges-on-migrant-workers-rights-must-be-backed-by-action-rights-groups-idUSKBN1CW2J2

Article Info Title Kuwait ministry approves new conditions for recruiting expats Author Fares Al-Abdan
Publication  Zawya Date October 26, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Kuwait_ministry_approves_new_conditions_for_recruiting_expats-SNG_102259506/

Article Info Title Qatar ‘to introduce’ minimum wage as part of labor reforms Author Agence France-Presse
Publication  Inquirer Date October 26, 2017
Website http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/940594/news-qatar-minimum-wage-foreign-labor-kafala

Article Info Title Qatar World Cup workers’ rights to improve with end of kafala system, claims union Author Staff Report
Publication  The Guardian Date October 25, 2017
Website https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/oct/25/qatar-world-cup-workers-rights-kafala-system

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia work visa validity reduced to one year Author Web Report
Publication  Khaleej Times Date October 25, 2017
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/saudi-arabia-work-visa-validity-reduced-to-one-year

Article Info Title Stats show reduction in number of expat workers in Kuwait Author Najeh Bilal Al-Seyassah
Publication  Zawya Date October 22, 2017
Website http://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Stats_show_reduction_in_number_of_expat_workers_in_Kuwait-SNG_102047568/

October 15 to October 21 2017

Article Info Title Indonesia, Saudi to draft new term on migrant workers Author Staff Writer
Publication  Antara News Date October 18, 2017
Website https://www.antaranews.com/en/news/113112/indonesia-saudi-to-draft-new-term-on-migrant-workers

Article Info Title Crown prince of Sharjah inaugurates GCC Labor Market Conference Author Staff Writer
Publication  Arab News Date October 17, 2017
Website http://www.arabnews.com/node/1181261/corporate-news

Article Info Title Expat remittance: Filipinos send $20bln home in 8 months Author Cleofe Maceda
Publication  Zawya Date October 17, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/economy/story/Expat_remittance_Filipinos_send_20bln_home_in_8_months-SNG_101712226/

Article Info Title Philippine official praises Qatar’s efforts to ensure labour rights Author Staff Report
Publication  Gulf Times Date October 17, 2017
Website http://www.gulf-times.com/story/567642/Philippine-official-praises-Qatar-s-efforts-to-ens

Article Info Title Dubai Municipality distributes food to over 8,000 labourers Author Staff Report
Publication  Khaleej Times Date October 17, 2017
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/dubai-municipality-distributes-food-to-over-8000-labourers-charity

Article Info Title Is Kuwait facing a serious talent crisis? Author Manaf Abdulaziz Alhajeri, Kuwait Times
Publication  Zawya Date October 15, 2017
Website http://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Is_Kuwait_facing_a_serious_talent_crisis-SNG_101608882/

Article Info Title India working closely with UAE to address issues faced by migrant workers Author Staff Writer
Publication  Hindu Stan Times Date October 15, 2017
Website http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-working-closely-with-uae-to-address-issues-faced-by-migrant-workers/story-Wjx41KBgYhGMXWzgEsALGN.html

October 8 to October 14 2017

Article Info Title Kuwait- Absconding maids working in ‘shisha’ cafes Author Arab Times
Publication  Menafn Date October 14, 2017
Website http://menafn.com/1095951726/Kuwait-Absconding-maids-working-in-shisha-cafes

Article Info Title Kuwait to examine expats’ degrees while renewing visas Author A Saleh, Kuwait Times
Publication  Zawya Date October 11, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Kuwait_to_examine_expats_degrees_while_renewing_visas-SNG_101374433/

Article Info Title Kuwait: Touted Ban on Filipina Domestic Helpers Not Approved Author Ben Garcia
Publication  Kuwait Times Date October 10, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/touted-ban-filipina-domestic-helpers-not-approved/

Article Info Title Despite abuses, expelled Ethiopians hope to be smuggled back to Saudi Arabia Author Tom Gardner
Publication  Nazret Date October 9, 2017
Website https://www.nazret.com/2017/10/09/despite-abuses-expelled-ethiopians-hope-to-be-smuggled-back-to-saudi-arabia/

Article Info Title PH officials laud new UAE law protecting household workers Author The Filipino Times
Publication  Rappler Date October 9, 2017
Website https://www.rappler.com/nation/184740-philippines-uae-law-protection-ofws-workers

Article Info Title Drivers account for 58% of expat domestic helps Author Staff Report
Publication  Saudi Gazette Date October 9, 2017
Website http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/518925/SAUDI-ARABIA/Drivers

October 1 to October 7 2017

Article Info Title Qatar top destination for Nepali migrants last fiscal year Author SABIN MISHRA
Publication  The Himalayan Times Date October 7, 2017
Website https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/qatar-top-destination-nepali-migrants-last-fiscal-year/

 

Article Info Title Kuwait Eyes Efficient Labor Recruitment System Author Kuna
Publication  Kuwait Times Date October 4, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/kuwait-eyes-efficient-labor-recruitment-system-official/

 

Article Info Title Oman expat remittances plunge in 2017 Author Nickyta Ray
Publication  Gulf News Date October 4, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/business/economy/oman-expat-remittances-plunge-in-2017-1.2100612

 

Article Info Title Global remittances to modestly recover after 2 years of decline Author Kuna
Publication  Zawya Date October 3, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Global_remittances_to_modestly_recover_after_2_years_of_decline-SNG_100864909/

 

Article Info Title Saudi to ban hiring of inexperienced expat engineers from Jan 1 Author The Saudi Gazette
Publication  Zawya Date October 3, 2017
Website http://www.zawya.com/uae/en/economy/gcc/story/Saudi_to_ban_hiring_of_inexperienced_expat_engineers_from_Jan_1-SNG_100793591/

 

Article Info Title World Cup 2022: Qatar’s workers are not workers, they are slaves, and they are building mausoleums, not stadiums Author Jonathan Liew
Publication  Independent Date October 3, 2017
Website http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/world-cup-2022-qatars-workers-slaves-building-mausoleums-stadiums-modern-slavery-kafala-a7980816.html

 

Article Info Title Contrary to pledges, Qatar’s alleged mistreatment of migrant workers continues Author Mohammed Alkhereiji
Publication  The Arab Weekly Date  October 1, 2017
Website http://www.thearabweekly.com/?id=9334

 

September 24 to September 30 2017

Article Info Title UAE approves new labor law expected to benefit OFWs Author Aimee Lewis
Publication  GMA News Online Date September 28, 2017
Website http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/news/pinoyabroad/627485/uae-approves-new-labor-law-expected-to-benefit-ofws/story/

 

Article Info Title Migrant workers subjected to heat and humidity being put at risk, says Human Rights Watch Author Aimee Lewis
Publication  CNN Date September 27, 2017
Website http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/27/football/qatar-2022-world-cup-workers-heat-humidity-human-rights-watch/index.html

Article Info Title Qatar laborer ‘sacked’ after speaking to UN team Author AFP
Publication  Arab News Date September 26, 2017
Website http://www.arabnews.com/node/1167861/middle-east

Article Info Title Survey: Salaries for domestic helpers are going up in Qatar Author Victoria Scott
Publication  Doha News Date September 25, 2017
Website https://dohanews.co/survey-salaries-for-domestic-helpers-are-going-up-in-qatar/

Article Info Title Architect defends treatment of workers at Louvre Abu Dhabi Author Kim Willsher
Publication  The Guardian Date September 24, 2017
Website https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/24/architect-defends-treatment-workers-louvre-abu-dhabi-jean-nouvel

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia to Scrap Housemaid Recruitment Agencies: Ministry of Labor Author Staff Writer
Publication  Albawaba Business Date September 24, 2017
Website https://www.albawaba.com/business/saudi-arabia-housemaid-agencies-musaned-1025276

September 17 to September 23 2017

Article Info Title Millions Expats Categorized as ‘Unidentified Laborers’ Author Agencies
Publication  Kuwait Times Date September 23, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/million-expats-categorized-unidentified-laborers/

Article Info Title Jobs campaign boosts career opportunities for Saudis Author Arab News
Publication  Zawya Date September 22, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Jobs_campaign_boosts_career_opportunities_for_Saudis-ZAWYA20170922042430/

Article Info Title Asian migrant workers in UAE not thrilled with tax plan Author Staff Writer
Publication  Nikkei Date September 20, 2017
Website https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/Policy-Politics/Asian-migrant-workers-in-UAE-not-thrilled-with-tax-plan

Article Info Title Indians Worry Over Saudi Deadline for Illegal Migrants Author Staff Writer
Publication  Little India Date September 19, 2017
Website http://littleindia.com/indians-worry-saudi-deadline-illegal-migrants/

Article Info Title Migrant maids in Oman at risk as India scraps rescue scheme Author Oman
Publication  Zawya Date September 19, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Migrant_maids_in_Oman_at_risk_as_India_scraps_rescue_scheme-TR20170919nL4N1M03IJX2/

Article Info Title Saudi set to announce ‘80,000 new jobs’ for women Author Sarah Townsend
Publication  Arabian Business Date September 19, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-arabia/politics-economics/378947-saudi-set-to-announce-80000-new-jobs-for-women

Article Info Title More Nepalis going abroad for employment Author Staff Writer
Publication  Kathmandu Date September 18, 2017
Website http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-09-18/more-nepalis-going-abroad-for-employment.html

September 10 to September 17 2017

Article Info Title Decision to feminize women’s wear shops in Saudi from Oct. 21 welcomed Author Rashid Hassan
Publication  Zawya Date September 16, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Decision_to_feminize_womens_wear_shops_in_Saudi_from_Oct_21_welcomed-ZAWYA20170916031023/

Article Info Title GCC nationalisation programmes to remain ‘fairly slow,’ says study Author Doha
Publication  Gulf Times Date September 15, 2017
Website http://www.gulf-times.com/story/563946/GCC-nationalisation-programmes-to-remain-fairly-sl

Article Info Title Bahrain, Sri Lanka discuss labour cooperation Author Staff Writer
Publication  Bahrain News Agency Date September 14, 2017
Website http://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/801544

Article Info Title New support centre in Sharjah for Indians in distress Author Sajila Saseendran
Publication  Gulf News Date September 14, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/new-support-centre-in-sharjah-for-indians-in-distress-1.2088011

Article Info Title Here’s How Bangladesh Sold Its Future to the Gulf States Author James Montague
Publication  The Wire Date September 12, 2017
Website https://thewire.in/176392/here-bangladesh-sold-future-to-gulf-states/

Article Info Title UAE, Philippines sign memorandum on recruiting domestic workers Author WAM
Publication  Gulf News Date September 12, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-philippines-sign-memorandum-on-recruiting-domestic-workers-1.2088884

Article Info Title Construction Workers in GCC: Debt, Death and Broken Dreams Author Staff Writer
Publication  Migrants-Right Date September 11, 2017
Website https://www.migrant-rights.org/2017/09/construction-workers-in-gcc-debt-death-and-broken-dreams/

Article Info Title As Their Economies Contract, Gulf Countries Have Less Need For Migrant Laborers Author The Editors
Publication  World Politics Review Date September 11, 2017
Website https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/trend-lines/23115/as-their-economies-contract-gulf-countries-have-less-need-for-migrant-laborers

Article Info Title How the Kafala System Enslaves Workers in Qatar Author Ana P. Santos
Publication  Pulitzer Center Date September 11, 2017
Website http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/how-kafala-system-enslaves-workers-qatar

Article Info Title Doctors, graduates among 22,000 expats deported from Kuwait Author Arab Times
Publication  Zawya Date September 10, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Doctors_graduates_among_22000_expats_deported_from_Kuwait-ZAWYA20170910053304/

September 3 to September 9 2017

Article Info Title Saudi female workforce in retail climbs to 200,000 ahead of ban on foreigners Author Staff Writer
Publication  Gulf Business Date September 7, 2017
Website http://gulfbusiness.com/saudi-female-workforce-retail-climbs-200000-ahead-ban-foreigners/

 

Article Info Title WATCH: A look inside Qatar’s labor camps Author Staff Writer
Publication  Rappler Date September 7, 2017
Website https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/rich-media/181230-inside-qatar-labor-camps

Article Info Title Despite migration ban, Indonesian domestic workers still face forced labour and abuses in the Gulf Author Max Walden
Publication  Equal Times Date September 7, 2017
Website https://www.equaltimes.org/despite-migration-ban-indonesian#.WcD16Yx-pPY

Article Info Title India Scraps Bank Guarantee Clause for Maids in Kuwait Author Little India Desk
Publication  Little India Date September 6, 2017
Website http://littleindia.com/india-scraps-bank-guarantee-clause-maids-kuwait/

Article Info Title Slow Start to Bahrain’s Flexible Work Permit System Author Staff Writer
Publication  Migrant-Rights Date September 6, 2017
Website https://www.migrant-rights.org/2017/09/slow-start-to-bahrains-flexible-work-permit-system/

Article Info Title Buying and selling maids online Author Abdirahim Saeed
Publication  BBC Date September 3, 2017
Website http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-trending-41125459

August 27 to September 2 2017

Article Info Title UAE topples Saudi Arabia as top draw for Indian job seekers in Gulf Author Lubna Kably
Publication  The Economic Times Date September 2, 2017
Website http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/60332998.cms

 

Article Info Title SNAPSHOT: Qatar’s labor market Author Ana P. Santos
Publication  Rappler Date September 1, 2017
Website https://www.rappler.com/newsbreak/iq/179194-qatar-migrant-workers-labor-conditions

Article Info Title More than 700,000 illegal expats benefit from Saudi’s amnesty plan Author Arab Times
Publication  Zawya Date August 31, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Plan_set_to_replace_85000_private_sector_expatriates_in_Kuwait-SNG_98797908/

Article Info Title Saudi labor ministry sets conditions for recruitment of house workers Author Arab News
Publication  Zawya Date August 29, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Saudi_labor_ministry_sets_conditions_for_recruitment_of_house_workers-ZAWYA20170829035131/

Article Info Title Expats’ remittances decline 8% in seven months Author Saudi Gazette Report
Publication  Saudi Gazette Date August 28, 2017
Website http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/516053/SAUDI-ARABIA/Remittances

Article Info Title Study called for deportation of marginal workers in Kuwait Author Arab Times
Publication  Zawya Date August 28, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Study_called_for_deportation_of_marginal_workers_in_Kuwait-SNG_98713020/

August 13 to August 19 2017

Article Info Title Qatar’s Emir signs off on new workers’ dispute committee Author Doha News Team
Publication  Doha News Date August 18, 2017
Website https://dohanews.co/qatars-emir-signs-off-on-new-workers-dispute-committee/

Article Info Title More than 700,000 illegal expats benefit from Saudi’s amnesty plan Author The Saudi Gazette
Publication  Zawya Date August 18, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/More_than_700000_illegal_expats_benefit_from_Saudis_amnesty_plan-SNG_97998437/

Article Info Title Claiming rights under the kafala system Author MARIE-JOSÉ L. TAYAH
Publication  Open Democracy Date August 17, 2017
Website https://www.opendemocracy.net/beyondslavery/dws/marie-jos-l-tayah/claiming-rights-under-kafala-system

Article Info Title Amended Labour Law ensures speedy justice for workers Author Mohammed Osman
Publication  The Peninsula Date August 17, 2017
Website https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/17/08/2017/Amended-Labour-Law-ensures-speedy-justice-for-workers

Article Info Title Kuwaiti MP queries expat ‘hires’ Author Arab Times
Publication  Zawya Date August 17, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Kuwaiti_MP_queries_expat_hires-ZAWYA20170817052833/

Article Info Title Arab boycott adds to woes of Qatar migrant workers Author Tom Finn
Publication  Reuters Date August 15, 2017
Website http://www.reuters.com/article/us-gulf-qatar-migrants-idUSKCN1AV0ZV?il=0

Article Info Title 99.7% compliance with midday break rule so far Author Gulf News
Publication  Zawya Date August 15, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/997_compliance_with_midday_break_rule_so_far-ZAWYA20170815105216/

August 6 to August 12 2017

Article Info Title Nearly 2mln expats in Saudi change sponsorship in three years Author REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
Publication  Zawya Date August 9, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Nearly_2mln_expats_in_Saudi_change_sponsorship_in_three_years-ZAWYA20170809043202/

 

Article Info Title Amnesty over, ‘illegal expatriates’ await Saudi crackdown Author Katie Paul
Publication  Reuters Date August 8, 2017
Website http://www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-labour-amnesty-idUSKBN1AO1J4?il=0

Article Info Title Thousands of labour violations uncovered in Saudi Arabia Author REUTERS
Publication  Zawya Date August 7, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Thousands_of_labour_violations_uncovered_in_Saudi_Arabia-ZAWYA20170807032632/

Article Info Title About 30,000 workers in Kuwait reported absconding in 2016 Author REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
Publication  Zawya Date August 7, 2017
Website  https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/About_30000_workers_in_Kuwait_reported_absconding_in_2016-ZAWYA20170807050059/

Article Info Title Qatar crisis: Migrant workers sent on ‘unpaid extended leaves’ as business slumps Author Vanilla Sharma
Publication  International Business Times Date August 7, 2017
Website http://www.ibtimes.co.in/qatar-crisis-migrant-workers-sent-unpaid-extended-leaves-business-slumps-737559

Article Info Title The Qatar-Gulf crisis and India’s migrant workers Author Sahana Kumar
Publication  AEIdeas Date August 7, 2017
Website https://www.aei.org/publication/the-qatar-gulf-crisis-and-indias-migrant-workers/

Article Info Title Study highlights Kuwaiti government’s failure to address ‘unemployment’ issue Author REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Publication  Zawya Date August 7, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Study_highlights_Kuwaiti_governments_failure_to_address_unemployment_issue-ZAWYA20170807050207/

Article Info Title India’s double standard? Expats in the West vs. laborers in the Middle East Author S. N. M. Abdi
Publication  Al Arabiya Date August 6, 2017
Website http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2017/08/06/India-s-double-standard-Expats-in-the-West-vs-laborers-in-the-Middle-East.html

July 29 to August 5 2017

Article Info Title Don’t come on visit visas for job hunting, Indians told Author Sajila Saseendran
Publication  Gulf News Date August 2, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/don-t-come-on-visit-visas-for-job-hunting-indians-told-1.2067777

 

Article Info Title Game-Changing Qatar Law to Grant Expats Permanent Residency Author Alaa Shahine and Nafeesa Syeed
Publication  Bloomberg Date August 2, 2017
Website https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-02/qatar-passes-landmark-law-to-grant-permanent-residency-to-expats

 

Article Info Title Qatar labor ministry releases video on worker conditions Author SHABINA S. KHATRI
Publication  Doha News Date August 1, 2017
Website https://dohanews.co/qatar-labor-ministry-releases-video-on-worker-conditions/

 

Article Info Title Half of Work Visas Issued by Saudi Arabia Are for Domestic Workers: Ministry Author Saudi Gazette
Publication  Albawaba Business Date August 1, 2017
Website https://www.albawaba.com/business/half-work-visas-issued-saudi-arabia-are-domestic-workers-labor-ministry-1004290

 

Article Info Title 88% of work visas not utilized: Saudi ministry Author REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
Publication  Zawya Date July 31, 2017
Website http://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/88_of_work_visas_not_utilized_Saudi_ministry-ZAWYA20170731044247/

Article Info Title Qatar Must Use Gulf Crisis to Reform Record in Migrant Rights Author James Lynch
Publication  Newsweek Date July 31, 2017
Website http://www.newsweek.com/qatar-must-use-gulf-crisis-reform-record-migrant-rights-643970

July 23 to July 29 2017

Article Info Title India feels squeeze as Gulf hiring stalls Author Rebecca Bundhun
Publication  The National Date July 29, 2017
Website https://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/india-feels-squeeze-as-gulf-hiring-stalls-1.615049

 

Article Info Title Better insurance coverage for Indian workers from August 1 Author Sajila Saseendran, Senior Reporter
Publication  Gulf News Date July 28, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/better-insurance-coverage-for-indian-workers-from-august-1-1.2065285

 

Article Info Title Filipinos in UAE: Mixed reaction to Duterte’s second SONA Author Janice Ponce de Leon, Staff Reporter
Publication  Gulf News Date July 24, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/filipinos-in-uae-mixed-reaction-to-duterte-s-second-sona-1.2063628

 

Article Info Title Saudi Labor Ministry plans to localize small groceries Author SHARIF M. TAHA
Publication  Arab News Date July 24, 2017
Website http://www.arabnews.com/node/1134336/saudi-arabia

 

Article Info Title Number of Indians heading to Gulf countries falls, remittances dip Author Indrani Bagchi | TNN
Publication  Times of India Date July 24, 2017
Website http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/number-of-indians-heading-to-gulf-countries-falls-remittances-dip/articleshow/59729926.cms

 

Article Info Title As Gulf Economies Falter, Jobs For Indian Migrants Dry Up Author Rukmini S
Publication  Huffpost Date July 24, 2017
Website http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/07/24/as-gulf-economies-falter-jobs-for-indian-migrants-dry-up_a_23044598/

 

July 16 to July 22 2017

Article Info Title Free legal advice for workers at Dubai Labour Court Author Salam Al Amir
Publication  The National Date July 22 , 2017
Website https://www.thenational.ae/uae/courts/free-legal-advice-for-workers-at-dubai-labour-court-1.613170

 

Article Info Title The real victims of the Gulf crisis are Qatar’s 2.2 million migrant workers Author Rebecca Tan
Publication  Vox Date July 21 , 2017
Website https://www.vox.com/world/2017/7/21/15960232/qatar-gulf-crisis-migrant-workers-saudi-uae-bahrain-egypt-diplomacy-middle-east

 

Article Info Title Zero migration cost move falters as middlemen charge women workers Author Arafat Ara
Publication  The Financial Express Date July 21 , 2017
Website http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2017/07/21/77644/Zero-migration-cost-move-falters-as-middlemen-charge-women-workers

 

Article Info Title Expats in Oman Sending Less Money Home Author Gautam Viswanathan
Publication  Times of Oman Date July 20 , 2017
Website http://timesofoman.com/article/113114/Oman/Expats-in-Oman-sending-less-money-home

 

Article Info Title Thousands of illegal foreign workers in Oman living in poverty Author Saleh Al Shaibany
Publication  The National Date July 19 , 2017
Website https://www.thenational.ae/world/gcc/thousands-of-illegal-foreign-workers-in-oman-living-in-poverty-1.610257

 

Article Info Title Cap on expats’ age rejected in Bahrain Author Habib Toumi
Publication  Gulf News Date July 19, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/cap-on-expats-age-rejected-in-bahrain-1.2061167

 

Article Info Title Nepal: Economic migrants spark unlikely shifts in power Author Abby Seiff, Pragati Shahi
Publication  Aljazeera Date July 18, 2017
Website http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/inpictures/2017/07/nepal-economic-migrants-spark-shifts-power-170717095900470.html

 

Article Info Title Dubai to reduce labour dispute settlement to 10 days Author Staff Writer
Publication  Arabian Business Date July 18, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/content/376419-dubai-to-reduce-labour-dispute-settlement-to-ten-days

 

Article Info Title Why Are Migrant Workers’ Passport Still Being Held Hostage in the UAE Author Jeena Sharma
Publication  Pacific Standard Date July 17, 2017
Website https://psmag.com/social-justice/why-are-migrant-workers-passports-still-being-held-hostage-in-uae

 

Article Info Title Worker remittances down on 3 consecutive months Author Staff Writer
Publication  Mirror Business Date July 17, 2017
Website http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Worker-remittances-down-on-consecutive-months–132916.html

 

July 9 to July 15 2017

Article Info Title KUWAIT SOCIETY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS LAUNCHES HOTLINE & E-PLATFORM FOR EXPAT WORKERS Author Staff Writer
Publication Migrant Rights Date July 14, 2017
Website https://www.migrant-rights.org/2017/07/kuwait-society-for-human-rights-launches-hotline-e-platform-for-expat-workers/

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia considers higher employment fees for expats Author Staff Writer
Publication  Arabian Business Date July 12 , 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-arabia-considers-higher-employment-fees-for-expats-638232.html

 

Article Info Title Qatar: Isolation Causing Rights Abuses –
Families Separated; Workers Stranded; Education, Medical Care Interrupted
Author Staff Writer
Publication Human Rights Watch Date July 12, 2017
Website https://www.hrw.org/news/2017/07/13/qatar-isolation-causing-rights-abuses

 

Article Info Title Domestic workers in Saudi can transfer sponsorship if salary is delayed for 3 months Author Reuters
Publication  Zawya Date July 12, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/uae/en/story/Domestic_workers_in_Saudi_can_transfer_sponsorship_if_salary_is_delayed_for_3_months-ZAWYA20170712031755/

 

Article Info Title Declining remittances from migrant workers Author Sarwar Md. Saifullah Khaled
Publication The Financial Express Date July 11, 2017
Website http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2017/07/11/76613/Declining-remittances-from-migrant-workers

 

Article Info Title Kuwait ministry calls for job security, benefits for nationals in private sector Author Staff Writer
Publication Zawya Date July 10, 2017
Website https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Kuwait_ministry_calls_for_job_security_benefits_for_nationals_in_private_sector-ZAWYA20170710040641/

 

Article Info Title Fewer Nepalis apply for jobs as tensions flare in the Gulf Author Chandan Kumar Mandal
Publication The Kathmandu Post Date July 10,2017
Website http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2017-07-10/fewer-nepalis-apply-for-jobs-as-tensions-flare-in-the-gulf.html

 

Article Info Title UAE No Paradise for Migrant Workers Author Deidre McPhillips
Publication U.S News Date July 10, 2017
Website https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2017-07-10/uae-is-no-paradise-for-migrant-workers

 

Article Info Title Kuwait aims to create thousands of new jobs for its nationals Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf Business Date July 09,2017
Website http://gulfbusiness.com/kuwait-aims-create-thousands-new-jobs-nationals/

 

June 18 to June 24 2017

Article Info Title The multi-layered success of South Asian migrants to the Gulf is a worthy reminder in phobic times Author Aditi Bhaduri
Publication Scroll.in Date June 25, 2017
Website https://scroll.in/article/840251/the-multi-layered-success-of-south-asian-migrants-to-the-gulf-is-a-worthy-reminder-in-phobic-times

 

Article Info Title ‘Number of Expat Workforce Increases by Over 48,000’ – Kuwaitis Constitute 18.1% of Total Manpower Author Staff Writer
Publication Arab Times Date June 23, 2017
Website https://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/number-expat-workforce-increases-48000-kuwaitis-constitute-18-1pc-total-manpower/

 

Article Info Title Qatar- SC publishes new Workers’ Welfare Progress Report Author MENAFN
Publication MENAFN Date June 23, 2017
Website http://menafn.com/1095577574/Qatar–SC-publishes-new-Workers-Welfare-Progress-Report

 

Article Info Title Cabinet move to protect workers’ rights Author QNA
Publication Gulf Times Date June 22, 2017
Website http://www.gulf-times.com/story/554203/Cabinet-move-to-protect-workers-rights

 

Article Info Title India to Bring Indian Workers Back From Qatar Author Staff writer
Publication Sputnik Date June 22, 2017
Website https://sputniknews.com/world/201706221054890356-india-qatar-workers/

 

Article Info Title Qatar firms cancel expat leave, restrict travel after Arab rift Author Reuters
Publication Arab News Date June 22, 2017
Website http://www.arabnews.com/node/1119326/middle-east

 

Article Info Title Remittance inflow from Qatar likely to be adversely hit Author HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
Publication The Himalayan Times Date June 21, 2017
Website https://thehimalayantimes.com/business/remittance-inflow-qatar-likely-adversely-hit/

 

Article Info Title The Promised Land: Kerala’s female emigrants key reason behind rise in remittances Author TK Devasia – Firstpost
Publication Yahoo News Date June 21, 2017
Website https://in.news.yahoo.com/promised-land-kerala-apos-female-133838729.html

 

Article Info Title MPW plans to cancel construction of 3 labor accommodation projects Author Mohammad Ghanem Al-Seyassah
Publication Arab Times Date June 21, 2017
Website http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/mpw-plans-cancel-construction-3-labor-accommodation-projects/

 

Article Info Title Stranded Indian Migrant Recounts Gulf Ordeal Author Reuters
Publication Kuwait Times Date June 20, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/stranded-indian-migrant-recounts-ordeal-gulf/

 

Article Info Title Qatar sees steady demand for Filipino workers Author AFP
Publication Gulf Times Date June 18, 2017
Website http://www.gulf-times.com/story/553731/Qatar-sees-steady-demand-for-Filipino-workers

 

June 11 to June 17 2017

Article Info Title Indonesia to lift the ban on hiring maids following FNC law Author Angel Tesorero
Publication Khaleej Times Date June 17, 2017
Website http://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/indonesia-to-lift-the-ban-on-hiring-maids-following-fnc-law

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia launches adult courses to wean kingdom off expats Author AFP
Publication Arabian Business Date June 15, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-arabia-launches-adult-courses-wean-kingdom-off-expats-677785.html

 

Article Info Title For the first time in years, overseas migration sees a dip: survey Author Onmanorama staff
Publication Onmanorama Date June 15, 2017
Website http://english.manoramaonline.com/news/kerala/2017/06/15/for-the-first-time-in-years-overseas-migration-sees-a-dip-survey.html

 

Article Info Title DOLE lifts ban on Filipino workers deployment to Qatar Author Ver Marcelo
Publication CNN Philipines Date June 15, 2017
Website http://cnnphilippines.com/news/2017/06/15/dole-lifts-ban-qatar.html

 

Article Info Title UAE visit visa warning for Indian workers Author Parag Deulgaonkar
Publication Arabian Business Date June 13, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-visit-visa-warning-for-indian-workers–676654.html

 

Article Info Title UAE enshrines free will of parties to continue or end employment contracts Author WAM
Publication The Gulf Today Date June 13, 2017
Website http://gulftoday.ae/portal/23092325-b74d-4976-b5c3-55cdf19f7e53.aspx

 

Article Info Title The power of every dirham sent to the Philippines Author Iona Stanley
Publication Gulf News Date June 12, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/gn-focus/country-guides/reports/philippines/the-power-of-every-dirham-sent-to-the-philippines-1.2041747

 

Article Info Title Gulf crisis threatens Qatar’s £160bn World Cup building plans Author Iain Withers
Publication The Telegraph Date June 12, 2017
Website http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/06/11/gulf-crisis-threatens-qatars-160bn-world-cup-building-plans/

 

Article Info Title Qatar crisis: Lanka unlikely to be affected much Author AFP
Publication The Sunday Times Date June 11, 2017
Website http://www.sundaytimes.lk/170611/news/qatar-crisis-lanka-unlikely-to-be-affected-much-244951.html

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia to start collecting expat levy next month Author Cleofe Maceda
Publication Gulf News Date June 11, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/business/money/saudi-arabia-to-start-collecting-expat-levy-next-month-1.2041891

 

June 2 to June 10 2017

Article Info Title Pakistan’s ties with the Gulf countries Author Asad Hashim, Alia Chughtai
Publication Aljazeera Date June 9, 2017
Website http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/interactive/2017/06/pakistan-ties-gulf-countries-170609141743286.html

 

Article Info Title ME crisis won’t affect BD’s labour market in Qatar, says minister Author FE Report
Publication The financial express Date June 8, 2017
Website http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2017/06/08/73111/ME-crisis-won’t-affect-BD’s-labour-market-in-Qatar,-says-minister

 

Article Info Title Qatar faces labour crisis amid spat Author People Daily
Publication Media Max Date June 8, 2017
Website http://www.mediamaxnetwork.co.ke/business/334630/qatar-faces-labour-crisis-amid-spat/

 

Article Info Title Op-Ed: Qatar should Not Fail Its Workers, Even As It Faces Serious Challenges of it Own Author Staff writer
Publication Migrant Rights Date June 7, 2017
Website https://www.migrant-rights.org/2017/06/op-ed-qatar-should-not-fail-its-workers-as-it-faces-serious-challenges-of-its-own/

 

Article Info Title Gulf diplomatic crisis: Nepal raises concern over migrants working in Qatar and other Arab countries Author IANS
Publication First Post Date June 6, 2017
Website http://www.firstpost.com/world/gulf-diplomatic-crisis-nepal-raises-concern-over-migrants-working-in-qatar-and-other-arab-countries-3523085.html

 

Article Info Title UAE participates in International Labour Conference in Geneva Author WAM
Publication Zawya Date June 6, 2017
Website http://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/UAE_participates_in_International_Labour_Conference_in_Geneva-WAM20170605180106881/

 

Article Info Title Gulf diplomatic crisis isolates Doha: What does it mean for Indians living in Qatar? Author FP Staff
Publication First Post Date June 6, 2017
Website http://www.firstpost.com/world/gulf-diplomatic-crisis-isolates-doha-what-does-it-mean-for-indians-living-in-qatar-3521747.html

 

Article Info Title Philippines halts workers’ deployment to Qatar Author AFP
Publication Gulf News Date June 6, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/philippines-halts-workers-deployment-to-qatar-1.2039224

 

Article Info Title Ghana bans recruitment of workers to Gulf countries to curb abuses Author Ismail Akwei
Publication Africa News Date June 2, 2017
Website http://www.africanews.com/2017/06/02/ghana-bans-recruitment-of-workers-to-gulf-countries/

 

March 26 to April 2 2017

Article Info Title Qatar denies violating labour law by blocking migrants from leaving Author Reuters
Publication Gulf News Date April 1, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/qatar-denies-violating-labour-law-by-blocking-migrants-from-leaving-1.2003902

 

Article Info Title Medical exams for Filipino workers back to GAMCA Author Ben Garcia
Publication Kuwait Times Date March 30, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/medical-exams-filipino-workers-back-gamca/

 

Article Info Title MP defends tax on expatriates in Kuwait Author Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
Publication Gulf News Date March 30, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/mp-defends-tax-on-expatriates-in-kuwait-1.2002984

 

Article Info Title Why Indian expats are worried about Aadhaar ID card Author Binsal Abdul Kader, Senior Reporter
Publication Gulf News Date March 28, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/why-indian-expats-are-worried-about-aadhaar-id-card-1.2001878

 

Article Info Title UAE to impose 500% penalty for VAT evaders – ministry Author Parag Deulgaonkar
Publication Arabian Business Date March 28, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-impose-500-penalty-for-vat-evaders-ministry-668713.html

 

Article Info Title Reminder: All Qatar workers are entitled to at least one day off a week Author SHABINA S. KHATRI
Publication Doha News Date March 27, 2017
Website https://dohanews.co/reminder-all-qatar-workers-are-entitled-to-at-least-one-day-off-a-week/

 

March 19 to March 26 2017

Article Info Title Nearly 65 per cent of GCC expats do not have a pension: survey Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date March 26, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/nearly-65-per-cent-of-gcc-expats-do-not-have-pension-survey-668385.html

 

Article Info Title Qatar Foundation to lay off hundreds of staffers Author SHABINA S. KHATRI
Publication Doha News Date March 25, 2017
Website https://dohanews.co/qatar-foundation-to-lay-off-hundreds-of-staffers/

 

Article Info Title GCC’s industrial workforce more than doubles since 2005 Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date March 24, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/gcc-s-industrial-workforce-more-than-doubles-since-2005-666858.html

 

Article Info Title Heavy fines for overstayers following 90-day amnesty Author Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
Publication Gulf News Date March 23, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/heavy-fines-for-overstayers-following-90-day-amnesty-1.1998908

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia to further restrict foreign workers Author AFP
Publication Arabian Business Date March 21, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/saudi-arabia-to-further-restrict-foreign-workers-1.1997496

  

March 12 to March 19 2017

Article Info Title ‘We’re cheated, first in India, then in Qatar’: how World Cup workers are deceived Author Vivek Chaudhary
Publication The Guardian Date March 19, 2017
Website https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/19/qatar-world-cup-workers-india-nepal-cheated-deceived#img-1

 

Article Info Title Financial expert warns against imposing taxes on expats in Kuwait Author Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
Publication Gulf News Date March 19, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/financial-expert-warns-against-imposing-taxes-on-expats-in-kuwait-1.1996302

 

Article Info Title Job hiring in GCC to witness surge Author DT News Network
Publication News of Bahrain Date March 19, 2017
Website http://www.newsofbahrain.com/viewNews.php?ppId=31423&TYPE=Posts&pid=21&MNU=2&SUB=3

 

Article Info Title UAE seeks to boost rights of domestic workers Author Samir Salama, Associate Editor
Publication Gulf News Date March 18, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-seeks-to-boost-rights-of-domestic-workers-1.1995991

 

Article Info Title Labour force in GCC industries rises to 1.6m Author Staff Writer
Publication Oman Tribune Date March 18, 2017
Website http://omantribune.com/details/32400/

 

Article Info Title UAE Work Week Structure Author Mohamed Emad
Publication Dubai Post Date March 18, 2017
Website http://www.dubaipost.ae/en/stories/uae-work-week-structure-2017-03-18-1.961

 

March 05 to March 12 2017

Article Info Title FIFA sets up human rights panel in response to criticism Author Reuters
Publication Arabian Business Date March 12, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/fifa-sets-up-human-rights-panel-in-response-criticism-666695.html

 

Article Info Title Qatar’s cooled helmets ‘to revolutionise construction sector’ Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date March 11, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-s-cooled-helmets-to-revolutionise-construction-sector–666599.html

 

Article Info Title Dubai’s Careem to extend maternity leave, hire more women Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date March 8, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-s-careem-extend-maternity-leave-hire-more-women-666388.html

 

February 26 to March 05 2017

Article Info Title Qatar ministry: Employers cannot fire people while they are on leave Author SHABINA S. KHATRI
Publication Doha News Date March 4, 2017
Website https://dohanews.co/qatar-ministry-employers-cannot-fire-people-leave/

 

Article Info Title Exclusive privileges for employers that recruit local job seekers Author Staff Writer
Publication The National Date March 4, 2017
Website https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/exclusive-privileges-for-employers-that-recruit-local-job-seekers-1.20798

 

Article Info Title 52% of UAE employers say to hire new staff soon Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date March 4, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/52-of-uae-employers-say-hire-new-staff-soon-664452.html

 

Article Info Title Bahrain to host major human rights conference Author WAM
Publication Gulf News Date March 1, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/bahrain-to-host-major-human-rights-conference-1.1986542

 

Article Info Title Dubai’s poorer workers get more choice on health insurance Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date February 28, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-s-poorer-workers-get-more-choice-on-health-insurance-665197.html

 

February 19 to February 26 2017

Article Info Title Bahrain, India consider scrapping scheme to protect migrant maids Author Reuters
Publication Arabian Business Date February 23, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/bahrain-india-consider-scrapping-scheme-protect-migrant-maids-664504.html

Article Info Title Abused domestic helpers may transfer to new employer Author Habib Toumi
Publication Gulf News Date February 23, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/abused-domestic-helpers-may-transfer-to-new-employer-1.1983118

Article Info Title Nearly 7 in 10 employers in Kuwait plan to hire this year Author Staff Report
Publication Kuwait Times Date February 22, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/nearly-7-10-employers-kuwait-plan-hire-year/

Article Info Title 503 labour law violators detained in one week Author Times Tv
Publication Times of Oman Date February 20, 2017
Website http://timesofoman.com/article/103299/TimesTV/Oman/Videos/503-labour-law-violators-detained-in-one-week

Article Info Title Kuwait labor towns will be according to Int’l standards Author Staff Report
Publication Kuwait Times Date February 20, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/kuwait-labor-towns-will-according-intl-standards/

February 12 to February 19 2017

Article Info Title UAE private sector workers entitled to ten days holidays a year Author Staff writer
Publication Arabian Business Date February 16, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-private-sector-workers-entitled-ten-days-holidays-year-663631.html

 

Article Info Title Expats hold 17% of public sector jobs in Bahrain Author Habib Toumi
Publication Gulf News Date February 16, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/bahrain/expats-hold-17-of-public-sector-jobs-in-bahrain-1.1979360

 

Article Info Title Kuwaiti MP: We will be relentless in reducing foreigners in public sector Author Habib Toumi
Publication Gulf News Date February 15, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwaiti-mp-we-will-be-relentless-in-reducing-foreigners-in-public-sector-1.1979138

Article Info Title Kuwaiti MP wants medical insurance for expats Author Habib Toumi
Publication Gulf News Date February 14, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwaiti-mp-wants-medical-insurance-for-expats-1.1978090

Article Info Title Govt mulling cancellation of kafala system Author Staff Report
Publication Kuwait Times Date February 13, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/govt-mulling-cancellation-kafala-system/

Article Info Title Domestic help department to investigate absconding claims Author Hanan Al-Saadoun
Publication Kuwait Times Date February 13, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/domestic-help-department-investigate-absconding-claims/

February 05 to February 12 2017

Article Info Title Labor Law and mass termination of Saudis Author Abdullah Omar Khayyat
Publication Saudi Gazette Date February 12, 2017
Website http://saudigazette.com.sa/opinion/local-viewpoint/labor-law-mass-termination-saudis/

Article Info Title Sunaidy praises expats, tells firms to maintain Omanisation limit Author Syed Haitham Hasan
Publication Times of Oman Date February 11, 2017
Website http://timesofoman.com/article/102608/Oman/Omanisation/Sunaidy-praises-expats-tells-firms-to-maintain-Omanisation-limit

Article Info Title Qatar approves draft law on domestic workers Author Sarah Townsend
Publication Arabian Business Date February 09, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-approves-draft-law-on-domestic-workers–662729.html

Article Info Title Bangladeshi workers back to work after 3-day sit-in protest Author Staff writer
Publication Kuwait Times Date February 07, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/bangladeshi-workers-back-work-3-day-sit-protest/

Article Info Title UAE approves new visa scheme to lure top foreign execs Author Staff writer
Publication Arabian Business Date February 06, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-approves-new-visa-scheme-lure-top-foreign-execs-662246.html

Article Info Title UAE remittances to Asia expected to rise on strong dollar Author Sarah Townsend
Publication Arabian Business Date February 06, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-remittances-asia-expected-rise-on-strong-dollar-662114.html

Article Info Title Mohammad approves UAE’s new entry visa system Author WAM
Publication Gulf News Date February 05, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/mohammad-approves-uae-s-new-entry-visa-system-1.1973696

January 26 to February 05 2017

Article Info Title Oman regulates part-time work Author Fahad Al Mukrashi
Publication Gulf News Date February 4, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/oman-regulates-part-time-work-1.1972814

Article Info Title Kuwait denies visa ban on certain nationalities reports Author Staff Writer
Publication Bahrain News Agency Date February 4, 2017
Website https://www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/768689

 

Article Info Title Lawmaker proposes exit visa for expats Author B Izzak
Publication Kuwait Times Date February 2, 2017
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/lawmaker-proposes-exit-visa-expats/

Article Info Title Qatar makes exit permits free for expats Author SHABINA S. KHATRI
Publication Doha News Date January 31, 2017
Website https://dohanews.co/qatar-makes-exit-permits-free-expats/

Article Info Title Ask the Law: 5 UAE labour laws and rights we learnt Author Dona Cherian, Guides Writer
Publication Gulf News Date January 30, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/guides/ask-the-law/employment/ask-the-law-5-uae-labour-laws-and-rights-we-learnt-1.1969482

Article Info Title Qatar’s new exit permit grievance panel gets 500 complaints in a month Author SHABINA S. KHATRI
Publication Doha News Date January 29, 2017
Website https://dohanews.co/qatars-new-exit-permit-grievance-panel-gets-500-complaints-month/

January 15 to January 22 2017

Article Info Title UAE named among global big hitters for attracting and retaining talent Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date January 11, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-named-among-global-big-hitters-for-attracting-retaining-talent-659900.html

 

Article Info Title Deep rifts emerge in Kuwait over expatriates’ status Author Habib Toumi
Publication Gulf News Date January 21, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/deep-rifts-emerge-in-kuwait-over-expatriates-status-1.1964054

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia set to debate 6% levy on expat remittances Author Reuters
Publication Arabian Business Date January 19, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-arabia-set-debate-6-levy-on-expat-remittances-660204.html

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia tells expats to register fingerprints or face problems Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date January 18, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-arabia-tells-expats-register-fingerprints-face-problems-660018.html

 

Article Info Title Dubai Government staff to get three-month paid maternity leave Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date January 18, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/dubai-government-staff-to-get-three-month-paid-maternity-leave-1.1964356

 

Article Info Title Oman halts bonuses and benefits for state companies’ staff Author Fahad Al Mukrashi
Publication Gulf News Date January 18, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/oman-halts-bonuses-and-benefits-for-state-companies-staff-1.1963760

 

Article Info Title Two-year visa ban hurting many expats in Oman: Trade unionist Author Hasan Shaban Al Lawati
Publication Times of Oman Date January 17, 2017
Website http://timesofoman.com/article/100717/Oman/Government/Two-year-visa-ban-hurting-many-expats-in-Oman:-Trade-Union-official

 

Article Info Title Minister of Manpower backs 2-year visa ban in Oman Author Hasan Shaban Al Lawati
Publication Times of Oman Date January 16, 2017
Website http://timesofoman.com/article/100707/Oman/Government/Minister-of-Manpower-backs-2-year-visa-ban-for-expats-in-Oman

 

Article Info Title Kuwait health sector ‘heavily depends’ on expats Author Habib Toumi
Publication Gulf News Date January 16, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-health-sector-heavily-depends-on-expats-1.1962586

 

Article Info Title It may have just become easier to change jobs in Qatar Author SHABINA S. KHATRI
Publication Doha News Date January 15, 2017
Website https://dohanews.co/may-just-become-easier-change-jobs-qatar/

 

Article Info Title New labour law likely soon, says Oman’s minister Author Staff Writer
Publication Times of Oman Date January 15, 2017
Website http://timesofoman.com/article/100597/Oman/Government/New-labour-law-may-be-implemented-soon-says-Oman’s-minister

January 08 to January 15 2017

Article Info Title Economists call for flexibility in collection of expat levy Author Staff Writer
Publication Saudi Gazette Date January 15, 2017
Website http://saudigazette.com.sa/saudi-arabia/economists-call-flexibility-collection-expat-levy/

 

Article Info Title Court in Oman to speed up resolution of labour disputes Author Staff Writer
Publication Times of Oman Date January 14, 2017
Website http://timesofoman.com/article/100507/Oman/Government/Special-court-for-labour-disputes-expected-this-year-in-Oman

 

Article Info Title Public sector employees protest in Houthi-held Sanaa over unpaid wages Author Mohammed Al Qalisi
Publication Arabian Business Date January 14, 2017
Website http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/public-sector-employees-protest-in-houthi-held-sanaa-over-unpaid-wages

 

Article Info Title Indonesian women domestic workers start coming to UAE Author Binsal Abdul Kader
Publication Gulf News Date January 14, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/indonesian-women-domestic-workers-start-coming-to-uae-1.1961802

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia introduces new process to grant business visa within 24 hours Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date January 11, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-arabia-introduces-new-process-grant-business-visa-within-24-hours-659197.html

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia said to predict 20% drop in housemaid recruitment costs Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date January 10, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-arabia-said-predict-20-drop-in-housemaid-recruitment-costs-658965.html

 

Article Info Title Construction sector will be ‘key driver’ of Dubai growth in 2017 Author Parag Deulgaonkar
Publication Arabian Business Date January 10, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/construction-sector-will-be-key-driver-of-dubai-growth-in-2017-658964.html

 

Article Info Title Drive to upgrade skills of UAE’s expat workforce Author Haneen Dajani
Publication The National Date January 10, 2017
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/drive-to-upgrade-skills-of-uaes-expat-workforce

 

Article Info Title Security checks on foreign workers in UAE soon Author Samir Salama
Publication Gulf News Date January 10, 2017
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/security-checks-on-foreign-workers-in-uae-soon-1.1959556

 

Article Info Title Kuwait Airways’ workers union to go ahead with protest despite requests to halt it Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date January 9, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-airways-workers-union-go-ahead-with-protest-despite-requests-halt-it-658868.html

 

Article Info Title New health service charges increase by 500% for expats in Kuwait Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date January 9, 2017
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/new-health-service-charges-increase-by-500-for-expats-in-kuwait-658734.html

 

 

 

December 18 to December 25 2016

December 11 to December 18 2016

Article Info Title Rota training to equip migrant workers with IT skills Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf Times Date December 17, 2016
Website http://www.gulf-times.com/story/525018/Rota-training-to-equip-migrant-workers-with-IT-ski

 

Article Info Title International Migrants Day: India tops labour export, Pakistan ranks 6th Author Riaz Haq
Publication Daily Pakistan Date December 17, 2016
Website https://en.dailypakistan.com.pk/blog/international-migrants-day-india-tops-labor-export-pakistan-ranks-6th/

 

Article Info Title Rights group calls for end to Kuwait’s kafala system Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf Business Date December 15, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/indian-passport-centres-said-double-in-uae-from-2017-654565.html

 

Article Info Title Over 58,000 issued emigration clearance for jobs in Gulf in 2 years Author PTI
Publication Indian Express Date December 15, 2016
Website http://indianexpress.com/article/india/over-58000-issued-emigration-clearance-for-jobs-in-gulf-in-2-years-4428598/

 

Article Info Title Qatar defends new labour law amid human rights group criticism Author Reuters
Publication Arabian Business Date December 13, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-defends-new-labour-law-amid-human-rights-group-criticism-656092.html

 

Article Info Title Qatar sets up appeals committee for ‘exiting’ expats Author Sarah Townsend
Publication Arabian Business Date December 13, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-sets-up-appeals-committee-for-exiting-expats-656105.html

December 4 to December 11 2016

November 27 to December 4 2016

Article Info Title No ban on employees who have completed two years Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date December 4, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/legalview/no-ban-on-employees-who–have-completed-two-years

 

Article Info Title Nepalese housemaids start coming to UAE again Author Binsal Abdul Kader
Publication Gulf News Date December 3, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/nepalese-housemaids-start-coming-to-uae-again-1.1939038

 

Article Info Title Indian passport centres said to double in UAE from 2017 Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date November 29, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/indian-passport-centres-said-double-in-uae-from-2017-654565.html

November 20 to November 27 2016

Article Info Title Saudi’s new nationalisation scheme aims to create over one million jobs Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf Business Date November 27, 2016
Website http://gulfbusiness.com/saudis-new-nationalisation-scheme-aims-to-create-over-one-million-jobs/

 

Article Info Title New Emiratisation initiative set to launch for UAE banking sector Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date November 26, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/new-emiratisation-initiative-set-launch-for-uae-banking-sector-653610.html

 

Article Info Title 9,000 ‘illegal’ residents to leave Qatar in amnesty Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date November 25, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/9-000-illegal-residents-leave-qatar-in-amnesty-654059.html

 

Article Info Title Ray of hope for stranded Indian workers in Saudi Author PTI
Publication Khaleej Times Date November 24, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/ray-of-hope-for-stranded-indian-workers-in-saudi-arabia

 

Article Info Title Qatar extends timeframe for expat residency visas Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date November 23, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-extends-timeframe-for-expat-residency-visas-653822.html

 

Article Info Title Bahrain approves increase in expats’ healthcare fees Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date November 22, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/bahrain-approves-increase-in-expats-healthcare-fees-653716.html

 

Article Info Title Abu Dhabi construction firm taken to court for failing to pay workers Author Ismail Sebugwaawo
Publication 7 Days Date November 21, 2016
Website https://7days.ae/abu-dhabi-construction-firm-taken-court-failing-pay-workers/97265

 

Article Info Title Saudi pays SAR40bn owed to contractors Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf Business Date November 20, 2016
Website http://gulfbusiness.com/saudi-pays-sar40bn-owed-contractors/

November 13 to November 20 2016

Article Info Title No labour ban if you are an accountant Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date November 21, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/legalview/no-labour-ban-if-you-are-an-accountant

 

Article Info Title GCC Labour Ministers praise UAE’s Smart Inspection System Author AFP
Publication WAM Date November 16, 2016
Website http://www.wam.ae/en/news/general/1395303215282.html

 

Article Info Title Indian embassy to take up UAE expats’ concerns on rupee Author Binsal Abdul Kader
Publication Gulf News Date November 14, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/indian-embassy-to-take-up-uae-expats-concerns-on-rupee-1.1929430

 

Article Info Title UAE missions in Delhi and Kerala start new UAE visa system Author Binsal Abdul Kader
Publication Gulf News Date November 14, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-in-india/uae-missions-in-delhi-and-kerala-start-new-uae-visa-system-1.1929371

 

Article Info Title Taqdeer awards construction companies for their best labour practices Author Mary Achkhanian
Publication Gulf News Date November 13, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/taqdeer-awards-construction-companies-for-their-best-labour-practices-1.1928700

November 6 to November 13 2016

Article Info Title GCC labor ministers’ talks to focus on foreign workers Author Arab News
Publication Arab News Date November 13, 2016
Website http://www.arabnews.com/node/1010146/saudi-arabia

 

Article Info Title State gives priority to Qataris on public sector jobs Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date November 10, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/state-gives-priority-qataris-on-public-sector-jobs-651882.html

October 30 to November 6 2016

Article Info Title UAE firms still breaking visa laws Author Sarwat Nasir
Publication 7 Days Date November 6, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/uae-firms-still-breaking-visa-laws/96054

 

Article Info Title Saudi minister calls for GCC labour insurance system Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date November 3, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-minister-calls-for-gcc-labour-insurance-system-651330.html

 

Article Info Title 85% of Qatar workers covered by wage protection scheme Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date November 2, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/85-of-qatar-workers-covered-by-wage-protection-scheme-651300.html

 

Article Info Title Qatar targets 100% compliance with labour reform by year end Author AFP
Publication Gulf News Date November 2, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/qatar-targets-100-compliance-with-labour-reform-by-year-end-1.1922602

 

Article Info Title Oman considers increase in work permit fee for expats Author Fahad Al Mukrashi
Publication Gulf News Date November 1, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/oman-considers-increase-in-work-permit-fee-for-expats-1.1922482

 

 

October 23 to October 30 2016

Article Info Title Kuwait to consider banning expats from public sector jobs Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 30, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-consider-banning-expats-from-public-sector-jobs-650864.html

 

Article Info Title Sharjah to undertake GIS-based survey of labour housing Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date October 27, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/sharjah-to-undertake-gis-based-survey-of-labour-housing-1.1919606

 

Article Info Title Abu Dhabi firms fined for poor employee living conditions Author Staff Report
Publication 7 Days Date October 25, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/abu-dhabi-firms-fined-poor-employee-living-conditions/95073

 

Article Info Title Remittances to Asian countries on decline? Author Cleofe Maceda
Publication Gulf News Date October 24, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/business/money/remittances-to-asian-countries-on-decline-1.1917684

 

October 16 to October 23 2016

Article Info Title  Qatar approves plan to speed up worker complaints against employers Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 22, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-approves-plan-speed-up-worker-complaints-against-employers-649867.html

Article Info Title  Abu Dhabi to ban labour transports in morning rush hour Author Ismail Sebugwaawo
Publication 7 Days Date October 22, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/abu-dhabi-ban-labour-transports-morning-rush-hour/94840

Article Info Title  Health insurance for expats in Kuwait set to jump 165% in 2017 Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 19, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/health-insurance-for-expats-in-kuwait-set-jump-165-in-2017-649537.html

Article Info Title  University students can now work part-time in Dubai Author Staff Writer
Publication 7 Days Date October 18, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/university-students-can-now-work-part-time-dubai/94593

Article Info Title  Kuwait raises minimum salary requirement to nearly $1,000 for visit visas Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 17, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-raises-minimum-salary-requirement-nearly-1-000-for-visit-visas-649219.html

Article Info Title  Emirates ID to replace health cards in Dubai by Q1 2017 Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 17, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/emirates-id-replace-health-cards-in-dubai-by-q1-2017-649213.html

Article Info Title UAE visa issuance centre opens in New Delhi Author WAM
Publication Gulf News Date October 17, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-visa-issuance-centre-opens-in-new-delhi-1.1914282

Article Info Title Workers learn about rights in mother tongue Author Mary Achkhanian
Publication Guld News Date October 17, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/workers-learn-about-rights-in-mother-tongue-1.1913999

Article Info Title  Why have 9,000 domestic workers absconded? Author Staff Writer
Publication 7 Days Date October 16, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/maids-exploited-uae/94390

 

October 9 to October 16 2016

Article Info Title  Ministry helps pay financial dues to 10,500 workers Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date October 15, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/ministry-helps-pay-financial-dues-to-10-500-workers-1.1912948

 

Article Info Title  New ‘flexible’ work permit to allow illegal expats to work in Bahrain Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 13, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/new-flexible-work-permit-allow-illegal-expats-work-in-bahrain-648883.html

 

Article Info Title  Kuwait doubles minimum wage for family visa eligibility Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 13, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-doubles-minimum-wage-for-family-visa-eligibility-648911.html

 

Article Info Title  Oman plans to cut red tape for expats changing jobs Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 12, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/oman-plans-cut-red-tape-for-expats-changing-jobs-648798.html

 

Article Info Title  Qatar launches awareness campaign for labour law changes Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 10, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-launches-awareness-campaign-for-labour-law-changes-648472.html

 

October 2 to October 9 2016

Article Info Title  Workforce has doubled in size in Bahrain since 2005 Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 6, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/workforce-has-doubled-in-size-in-bahrain-since-2005-647869.html

 

Article Info Title  Qatar said to be mulling ‘simplified’ work visas Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 5, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-said-be-mulling-simplified-work-visas-647827.html

 

Article Info Title India imposes curbs on recruitment of female workers Author Binsal Abdul Kader
Publication Gulf News Date October 4, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-in-india/india-imposes-curbs-on-recruitment-of-female-workers-1.1906997

 

Article Info Title  Saudi Binladin Group ‘received $1bn of state funds’ to pay labourers Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 3, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-binladin-group-received-1bn-of-state-funds–pay-labourers-647532.html

 

Article Info Title  UAE’s new wages protection scheme to start on Monday Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date October 2, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-s-new-wages-protection-scheme-start-on-monday-647428.html

 

September 25 to October 02 2016

Article Info Title  UAE to ensure timely payment of workers’ salaries Author XINHUA
Publication Shangai Daily Date October 2, 2016
Website http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=333040

 

Article Info Title  Nepalese Migrant Workers Stranded, Duped in Qatar Due to Shady Practices, Lax Laws Author SHILU MANANDHAR AND YAM KUMARI KANDEL
Publication Pulitzer Center Date September 29, 2016
Website http://pulitzercenter.org/reporting/nepalese-migrant-workers-stranded-duped-qatar-due-shady-practices-lax-laws

 

Article Info Title  Indian worker’s suicide in Qatar raises concern over stranded migrants Author Tom Finn
Publication Reuters Date September 29, 2016
Website http://www.reuters.com/article/us-qatar-labour-idUSKCN11Z1PH

 

Article Info Title  UAE overtakes Qatar to become most competitive MENA economy Author Robert Anderson
Publication Gulf Business Date September 28, 2016
Website http://gulfbusiness.com/uae-overtakes-qatar-become-competitive-mena-economy/

 

September 18 to September 25 2016

Article Info Title  Migrant Workers in the Gulf Feel the Sting of Falling Oil Prices Author IRFAN AHMED
Publication The Wire Date September 25, 2016
Website http://thewire.in/67861/migrant-workers-in-the-gulf-feel-the-sting-of-falling-oil-prices/

 

Article Info Title  UAE pays highest salaries in the GCC for domestic workers Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date September 19, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-pays-highest-salaries-in-gcc-for-domestic-workers-645617.html#.V-lUnPCLShd

 

September 11 to September 18 2016

Article Info Title  Jobless Indian workers in UAE unlikely to return due to kafala system Author Pranshu Rathee
Publication International Business Times Date September 11, 2016
Website http://www.ibtimes.co.in/jobless-indian-workers-uae-unlikely-return-due-kafala-system-693349

 

Article Info Title  Long hot summer continues for UAE labourers Author Mahak Mannan
Publication 7 Days Date September 15, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/long-hot-summer-continues-uae-labourers/92713

 

Article Info Title Filipino exit clearance exemption begins on September 15 Author Janice Ponce de Leon
Publication Gulf News Date September 14, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/filipino-exit-clearance-exemption-begins-on-september-15-1.1895892

 

Article Info Title  UN official urges Kuwait to end ‘kafala’ sponsorship system Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date September 14, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/un-official-urges-kuwait-end-kafala-sponsorship-system-645210.html#.V9_i8ZiLShd

 

September 4 to September 11 2016

Article Info Title  Kuwaiti MPs call for increased service fees for expats Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date September 8, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwaiti-mps-call-for-increased-service-fees-for-expats-644929.html#.V9q_8iiLRhF

 

Article Info Title  Hundreds to leave Qatar as amnesty begins Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date September 4, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/hundreds-leave-qatar-as-amnesty-begins-644407.html#.V9q_9SiLRhF

 

August 28 to September 4 2016

Article Info Title  Afternoon work ban almost 99% successful in Bahrain Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date September 4, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/afternoon-work-ban-almost-99-successful-in-bahrain-644376.html#.V8yF9JiLShd

 

Article Info Title  New law in Kuwait bans expats from returning within two years of exit Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 30, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/new-law-in-kuwait-bans-expats-from-returning-within-two-years-of-exit-643961.html#.V8yF9JiLShd

 

Article Info Title 200 ‘Asian’ workers on strike in Kuwait over unpaid wages Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 30, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/200-asian-workers-on-strike-in-kuwait-over-unpaid-wages-643956.html#.V8yF9JiLShd

 

Article Info Title  5,710 expats deported from Bahrain due to residency violations Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 29, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/5-710-expats-deported-from-bahrain-due-residency-violations-643810.html#.V8yF9JiLShd

 

Article Info Title  Unemployment up in Dubai – but city maintains one of world’s lowest rates Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 29, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/unemployment-up-in-dubai-but-city-maintains-one-of-world-s-lowest-rates-643793.html#.V8bv4iiLShd

 

Article Info Title  Bahrain campaign launched to penalise firms that withhold expat passports Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 29, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/bahrain-campaign-launched-penalise-firms-that-withhold-expat-passports-643811.html#.V8bv4iiLShd

 

Article Info Title  5,710 expats deported from Bahrain due to residency violations Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 29, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/5-710-expats-deported-from-bahrain-due-residency-violations-643810.html#.V8bv4iiLShd

 

Article Info Title  Kuwait to lay off 400 expat teachers to replace them with nationals Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 28, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-lay-off-400-expat-teachers-replace-them-with-nationals-643668.html#.V8yF9JiLShd

August 21 to August 28 2016

 

Article Info Title  Kuwait to lay off 400 expat teachers to replace them with nationals Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 28, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-lay-off-400-expat-teachers-replace-them-with-nationals-643668.html#.V8bv0yiLShd

 

Article Info Title  Saudi firms started to pay worker wages, says minister Author Paromita Dey
Publication Arabian Business Date August 22, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-firms-started-pay-worker-wages-says-minister-643095.html#.V8bv0iiLShd

 

August 14 to August 21 2016

Article Info Title UAE labour mobility reforms create winners and losers Author Omar Al Ubaydli
Publication The National Date August 20, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/uae-labour-mobility-reforms-create-winners-and-losers

 

Article Info Title  Saudi unemployment rate edges up to 11.6% Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 17, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-unemployment-rate-edges-up-11-6–642626.html#.V7rYbiiLSUl

 

Article Info Title  UAE’s healthcare hiring still strong despite overall jobs slump Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 16, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-s-healthcare-hiring-still-strong-despite-overall-jobs-slump-642582.html#.V7rYcCiLSUl

 

Article Info Title  Kuwait prosecutes over 1,000 employers for labour law violations Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 15, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-prosecutes-over-1-000-employers-for-labour-law-violations-642382.html#.V7rYciiLSUl

 

Article Info Title  Saudi Arabia may allow foreign maid recruiters to set up local offices Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 15, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-arabia-may-allow-foreign-maid-recruiters-set-up-local-offices-642399.html#.V7rYcSiLSUl

 

Article Info Title  Ban on Filipino domestic workers in the UAE to be lifted Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 15, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/ban-on-filipino-domestic-workers-in-uae-be-lifted-642353.html#.V7rYbiiLSUl

 

Article Info Title UAE, India move to protect workers Author Sajila Saseendran
Publication Gulf News Date August 14, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-india-move-to-protect-workers-1.1878745

 

August 7 to August 14 2016

Article Info Title Runaway bosses leave UAE staff in limbo Author Mahak Mannan
Publication 7 Days Date August 14, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/runaway-bosses-leave-uae-staff-limbo/90776

 

Article Info Title  Kingdom plans to recruit 100,000 Saudis into health sector Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 14, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kingdom-plans-recruit-100-000-saudis-into-health-sector-642227.html#.V7GsKJiLShd

 

Article Info Title For Dubai’s expats, the grass is not always greener on the other side Author Ed Attwood
Publication Arabian Business Date August 13, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/for-dubai-s-expats–grass-is-not-always-greener-on-other-side-642165.html#.V7GsN5iLShd

 

Article Info Title Layoffs at Abu Dhabi private health centres as industry manages effects of new copay Author Shireena Al Nowais
Publication The National Date August 13, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/health/layoffs-at-abu-dhabi-private-health-centres-as-industry-manages-effects-of-new-copay

 

Article Info Title Revealed: the cost of accommodating an employee in Dubai Author  Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 12, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/revealed–cost-of-accommodating-employee-in-dubai-641817.html#.V7GsJ5iLShd

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Bangladeshi workers Author Agencies
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 12, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/saudi-arabia-lifts-ban-on-bangladeshi-workers

 

Article Info Title First batch of 25 crisis-hit workers head home from Jeddah Author IANS
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 11, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/first-batch-of-25-crisis-hit-workers-head-home-from-jeddah

 

Article Info Title Exit clearance exemptions for Filipinos from September 15 Author Janice Ponce de Leon
Publication Gulf News Date August 8, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/exit-clearance-exemptions-for-filipinos-from-september-15-1.1875602

 

Article Info Title Saudi to nationalise 69 professions in the retail sector Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 7, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-nationalise-69-professions-in-retail-sector-641418.html#.V7GsOZiLShd

 

July 31 to August 7 2016

Article Info Title UAE employers ‘failing in bid to recruit top talent’ Author Sarah Townsend
Publication Arabian Business Date August 7, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-employers-failing-in-bid-recruit-top-talent–641444.html#.V6iPt5iLShd

 

Article Info Title Saudi to nationalise 69 professions in the retail sector Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 7, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-nationalise-69-professions-in-retail-sector-641418.html#.V6iPvpiLShd

 

Article Info Title Philippines, Saudi Arabia to negotiate over stranded workers Author Staff Writer
Publication The National Date August 6 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/philippines-saudi-arabia-to-negotiate-over-stranded-workers

 

Article Info Title Qatar said to bring in new kafala laws on December 13 Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 4, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-said-bring-in-new-kafala-laws-on-december-13-641243.html#.V6iPupiLShd

 

Article Info Title Top Indian official in Saudi Arabia to help stranded workers Author AP
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 3, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/top-indian-official-in-saudi-arabia-to-help-stranded-workers

 

Article Info Title 30,000 Saudi Oger workers ‘file wage complaints with gov’t’ Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 2, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/30-000-saudi-oger-workers-file-wage-complaints-with-gov-t–640841.html#.V6iPtpiLShd

 

Article Info Title Plight of Saudi Arabia construction sector highlighted as expats sent aid by home governments Author Michael Fahy
Publication The National Date August 2, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/plight-of-saudi-arabia-construction-sector-highlighted-as-expats-sent-aid-by-home-governments

 

Article Info Title Ministry to help 150 workers stuck at labour camp after company goes bust Author Anwar Ahmad
Publication  The National Date August 2, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/ministry-to-help-150-workers-stuck-at-labour-camp-after-company-goes-bust

 

Article Info Title New Saudi rule to limit expats’ remittances within income Author Web Report
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 1, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/business/banking-finance/new-saudi-rule-to-limit-expats-remittances-within-income

 

Article Info Title Indian workers in Saudi Arabian firm unpaid for seven months Author IANS
Publication Khaleej Times Date July 31, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/indian-workers-in-saudi-arabian-firm-unpaid-for-seven-months

 

Article Info Title Thousands of Indian Workers Are Stuck in Saudi Arabia as Kingdom’s Economy Sags Author HARI KUMAR
Publication The New York Times Date August 1, 2016
Website http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/02/world/asia/saudi-arabia-indian-workers.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=0

July 24 to July 31 2016

Article Info Title Housing decree for low-wage UAE workers will not push up costs, say experts Author Michael Fahy
Publication The National Date July 30, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/property/housing-decree-for-low-wage-uae-workers-will-not-push-up-costs-say-experts

 

Article Info Title Emiratisation, the road ahead for private sector Author Abdulla Aleter
Publication  Gulf News Date July 29, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/careers/emiratisation-the-road-ahead-for-private-sector-1.1869180

 

Article Info Title Free housing in UAE a lifeline for lowest paid Author Mahak Mannan
Publication 7 Days Date July 28, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/free-housing-uae-lifeline-lowest-paid/89889

 

Article Info Title Kuwait expats could be hit with health insurance fees Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 28, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-expats-could-be-hit-with-health-insurance-fees-640333.html#.V6HUKBWLShd

 

Article Info Title Fines in UAE for delaying salaries welcomed Author Ismail Sebugwaawo
Publication 7 Days Date July 28, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/fines-uae-delaying-salaries-welcomed/89969

 

Article Info Title Hiring ban for UAE firms that fail to pay wages on time Author 7Days
Publication 7 Days Date July 26, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/hiring-ban-uae-firms-fail-pay-wages-time/89887

 

Article Info Title UAE decree to ensure workers paid on time Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date July 26, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-decree-to-ensure-workers-paid-on-time-1.1868606

 

Article Info Title  Indonesian maids ‘still being trafficked despite GCC ban’ Author Anwar Ahmad
Publication The National Date July 25, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/indonesian-maids-still-being-trafficked-despite-gcc-ban

 

Article Info Title UAE remittances up 15% in first six months Author Cleofe Maceda
Publication Gulf News Date July 24, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/uae-remittances-up-15-in-first-six-months-1.1867511

 

Article Info Title Indian Embassy to open workers resource centre in Sharjah Author  Binsal Abdul Kader
Publication Gulf News Date July 24, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-in-india/indian-embassy-to-open-workers-resource-centre-in-sharjah-1.1867839

 

Article Info Title No minimum wage plan for domestic workers, says Bahrain Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 24, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/no-minimum-wage-plan-for-domestic-workers-says-bahrain-639687.html#.V6HUGBWLShd

 

Article Info Title Oman’s National Human Rights Commission says HRW report ‘unrealistic and unfair’ Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 24, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/oman-s-national-human-rights-commission-says-hrw-report-unrealistic-unfair–639679.html#.V6HUIBWLShd

 

July 17 to July 24 2016

Article Info Title Oman says 57,000 expat workers abscond during H1 Author Neha Bhatia
Publication Arabian Business Date July 21, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/oman-says-57-000-expat-workers-abscond-during-h1-600163.html#.V5iN6hWLShd

 

Article Info Title Oman says rights report on maids ‘unrealistic’ Author Fahad Al Mukrash
Publication Gulf News Date July 21, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/oman-says-rights-report-on-maids-unrealistic-1.1866433

 

Article Info Title Emiratis must be employed for data entry positions starting 2017 Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date July 20, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/emiratis-must-be-employed-for-data-entry-positions-starting-2017-1.1865587

 

Article Info Title Maintenance contracts in spotlight as Oman cracks down on spending Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 19, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/maintenance-contracts-in-spotlight-as-oman-cracks-down-on-spending-639190.html#.V5iW7hWLShd

 

Article Info Title 200 SMEs said to be at risk of closure in Bahrain Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 19, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/200-smes-said-be-at-risk-of-closure-in-bahrain-639120.html#.V5iW5hWLShd

 

Article Info Title Exodus of professional workers reshaping Qatar Author Reuters
Publication Gulf News Date July 19, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/exodus-of-professional-workers-reshaping-qatar-1.1864941

 

Article Info Title Low-income workers must get free housing Author Samihah Zaman
Publication Gulf News Date July 18, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/low-income-workers-must-get-free-housing-1.1864613

July 10 to July 17 2016

Article Info Title Hiring Emirati safety officers must by 2017
Haseeb Haider/Abu Dhabi
Author Haseeb Haider
Publication Khaleej Times Date July 17, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/nation/general/hiring-emirati-safety-officers-must-by-2017

 

Article Info Title Saudi job creation weak in June but new orders, output soar Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 16, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-job-creation-weak-in-june-but-new-orders-output-soar-638099.html#.V5iN7RWLShd

 

Article Info Title 99.8% of firms so far comply with UAE’s midday break rules Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 16, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/99-8-of-firms-so-far-comply-with-uae-s-midday-break-rules-638707.html#.V5iN5hWLShd

 

Article Info Title Teachers are arriving – but how long will they stay in the UAE? Author Sarwat Nasir
Publication 7 Days Date July 14, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/teachers-arriving-long-will-stay-uae/89151

 

Article Info Title Kuwait sets minimum wage for maids Author Staff Report
Publication The National Date July 14, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/kuwait-sets-minimum-wage-for-maids

 

Article Info Title UAE labourers describe unbearable summer conditions Author Mahak Mannan
Publication 7 Days Date July 14, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/uae-labourers-describe-unbearable-summer-conditions/89211

 

Article Info Title Rights group calls on Oman to tackle ‘widespread abuse’ of maids Author Reuters
Publication Arabian Business Date July 13, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/rights-group-calls-on-oman-tackle-widespread-abuse-of-maids-638444.html#.V5iN5xWLShd

 

Article Info Title Students allowed to train or work in private sector in UAE Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date July 13, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/students-allowed-to-train-or-work-in-private-sector-in-uae-1.1861728

 

Article Info Title Worksite deaths in Bahrain decline by 50% Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 13, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/worksite-deaths-in-bahrain-decline-by-50–638405.html#.V5iN4RWLShd

 

Article Info Title Jeddah workers said to strike over alleged unpaid wages Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 11, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/jeddah-workers-said-strike-over-alleged-unpaid-wages-637989.html#.V5iN2hWLShd

 

Article Info Title Expat employees worried about additional insurance cost Author Sarwat Nasir
Publication Gulf News Date July 10, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/expat-employees-worried-about-additional-insurance-cost-1.1859774

 

Article Info Title UAE remittances hit $1.36 billion over Eid Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 10, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/uae-remittances-hit-1-36-billion-over-eid-637900.html#.V5iN2RWLShd

 

July 03 to July 10 2016

Article Info Title How to get insurance for domestic workers in Dubai Author Sarwat Nasir
Publication 7 Days Date July 8, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/get-insurance-domestic-workers-dubai/88663

 

Article Info Title Expats in Kuwait ‘fuelling influx of low-skilled labour’, says study Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 4, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/expats-in-kuwait-fuelling-influx-of-low-skilled-labour-says-study-637560.html#.V4PANhWLShd

 

2015 Worker Welfare Report

June 26 to July 03 2016

Article Info Title New medical clinic to cater for 42,000 labourers in Dubai Author Staff Writer
Publication 7 Days Date July 3, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/new-medical-clinic-cater-42000-workers-dubai/88448

 

Article Info Title Care parcels bring smiles to 10,000 labourers in Dubai Author Saman Haziq
Publication Khaleej Times Date July 3, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/ramadan-2016/ramadan-news/care-parcels-bring-smiles-to-10000-labourers-in-dubai

 

Article Info Title Recruitment firm targets UAE, inks deal to provide VIP butlers Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 2, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/recruitment-firm-targets-uae-inks-deal-provide-vip-butlers-636814.html#.V3zjsBWLShd

 

Article Info Title Oman embassy in talks to help 14 maids return to India Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date June 30, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/oman-embassy-in-talks-help-14-maids-return-india-637175.html#.V3zjsRWLShd

 

 

Article Info Title Dubai industrial drive to create 27,000 jobs Author Staff Writer
Publication 7 Days Date June 26, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/dubai-industrial-drive-create-27000-jobs/88080

June 19 to June 26 2016

Article Info Title Companies offer incentives to keep workers motivated Author Jennifer Bell
Publication The National Date June 25, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/companies-offer-incentives-to-keep-workers-motivated

 

Article Info Title Any UAE worker breaking terms of fixed-term contract can be penalised Author Keren Bobker
Publication The National Date June 25, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/personal-finance/any-uae-worker-breaking-terms-of-fixed-term-contract-can-be-penalised

 

Article Info Title Avoiding the brain drain and a helping hand for Emiratisation Author David Grunfeld
Publication The National Date June 23, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/the-life/avoiding-the-brain-drain-and-a-helping-hand-for-emiratisation

June 9 to June 19 2016

Article Info Title UAE residents feeling the pinch and considering move home Author Jennifer Bell
Publication The National Date June 18, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-residents-feeling-the-pinch-and-considering-move-home

 

Article Info Title 30,000 Bangladeshi expats yet to take machine-readable passports Author Binsal Abdul Kader
Publication Gulf News Date June 18, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/30-000-bangladeshi-expats-yet-to-take-machine-readable-passports-1.1848029

 

Article Info Title New $1bn Abu Dhabi medical city set to employ 2,200 staff Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date June 18, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/new-1bn-abu-dhabi-medical-city-set-employ-2-200-staff-635175.html#.V3zoKRWLShd

 

Article Info Title High demand for housemaids prompts new recruitment licences in Saudi Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date June 16, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/high-demand-for-housemaids-prompts-new-recruitment-licences-in-saudi-635602.html#.V3zoUBWLShd

 

Article Info Title Expats ‘outnumber Saudi nationals in Jeddah, Jubail’ Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date June 16, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/expats-outnumber-saudi-nationals-in-jeddah-jubail–635579.html#.V3zoThWLShd

 

 

Article Info Title Oman sees decrease in expatriates working in managerial positions Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date June 13, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/oman-sees-decrease-in-expatriates-working-in-managerial-positions-1.1845160

 

Article Info Title Midday break in UAE starts on Wednesday Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date June 13, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/midday-break-in-uae-starts-on-wednesday-1.1845201

 

Article Info Title No income tax on expats, says Oman official Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date June 12, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/no-income-tax-on-expats-says-oman-official-634999.html#.V3zoSRWLShd

 

Article Info Title No decision on Saudi income tax on residents, says minister Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date June 9, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/no-decision-on-saudi-income-tax-on-residents-says-minister-634860.html#.V3zoTBWLShd

 

Article Info Title Kuwait hikes fines for visa trading, salary delays Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date June 9, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-hikes-fines-for-visa-trading-salary-delays-634859.html#.V3zoRxWLShd

 

 

 

 

 

May 29 to June 05 2016

Article Info Title Modi assures all help to Indian workers in Gulf Author IANS
Publication Khaleej Times Date June 5, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/region/qatar/modi-assures-all-help-to-indian-workers-in-gulf

 

Article Info Title New dept to take care of Filipinos’ consular needs Author Angel Tesorero
Publication Khaleej Times Date June 5, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/nation/general/new-dept-to-take-care-of-filipinos-consular-needs

 

Article Info Title Good news! UAE firms are still hiring new staff Author Muzaffar Rizvi
Publication Khaleej Times Date June 5, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/business/local/good-news-uae-firms-still-hiring

 

Article Info Title Companies told to follow midday break rule Author Sami Zaatari
Publication Guld News Date June 4, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/companies-told-to-follow-midday-break-rule-1.1840180

 

Article Info Title Dubai government intervenes in workers’ salary dispute Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date May 29, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-government-intervenes-in-workers-salary-dispute-633213.html#.V06eWJGLShd

 

Article Info Title Expat workers in Saudi are like ticking time bombs: Journalist Author Web Report
Publication Khaleej Times Date June 4, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/expat-workers-in-saudi-are-like-ticking-time-bombs-journalist

 

Article Info Title Got health cover for family yet? You have just a month Author Asma Ali Zain
Publication Khaleej Times Date June 2, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/nation/uae-health/must-read-got-health-cover-for-family-yet

 

Article Info Title UAE is committed to protecting workers’ rights: Minister Author Wam
Publication Khaleej Times Date May 31, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/nation/government/uae-is-committed-to-protecting-workers-rights-minister

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia bans work under the sun from June 15 Author Web Report
Publication Khaleej Times Date May 31, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/saudi-arabia-bans-work-under-the-sun

 

Article Info Title Demand for temporary domestic helpers increases ahead of Ramadan Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date May 31, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/demand-for-temporary-domestic-helpers-increases-ahead-of-ramadan-633437.html#.V16EvvmLShd

 

Article Info Title 1,000 workers on strike over pay cuts in Muscat Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date May 31, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/1-000-workers-on-strike-over-pay-cuts-in-muscat-633446.html#.V16EvvmLShd

 

May 22 to May 29 2016

Article Info Title Dubai government intervenes in workers’ salary dispute Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date May 29, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-government-intervenes-in-workers-salary-dispute-633213.html#.V06eWJGLShd

Article Info Title Companies told to protect workers from summer heat Author Samihah Zaman
Publication Arabian Business Date May 25, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/companies-told-to-protect-workers-from-summer-heat-1.1834941

 

May 15 to May 22 2016

Article Info Title Sacked workers eligible for unused leave pay Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date May 22, 2016
Website http://www.khaleejtimes.com/terminated-employees-eligible-for-unused-leave-pay

 

Article Info Title Oil and banking job losses leave many hunting for work Author Mahak Mannan
Publication 7 days Date May 22, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/oil-banking-job-losses-leave-many-hunting-work/86074

 

Article Info Title Saudi Binladin Group ‘pays out $26.6m of delayed wages’ Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date May 19, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-binladin-group-pays-out-26-6m-of-delayed-wages–632218.html#.V0RLA5GLShd

 

Article Info Title Midday breaks start from June 15 in UAE Author Sarvy Geranpayeh
Publication Gulf News Date May 18, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/midday-breaks-start-from-june-15-in-uae-1.1830096

 

Article Info Title Dubai institute to train expats on the law and their rights Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date May 15, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/dubai-institute-to-train-expats-on-the-law-and-their-rights-1.1828263

May 1 to May 8 2016

Article Info Title UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation issues first worker welfare report Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date May 7, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-ministry-of-human-resources-and-emiratisation-issues-first-worker-welfare-report-1.1820640

 

Article Info Title Expat oil workers end Kuwait strike over unpaid allowances Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date May 4, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/expat-oil-workers-end-kuwait-strike-over-unpaid-allowances-630431.html

 

Article Info Title Companies warned over ‘Bahrainisation’ violations Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date May 3, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/companies-warned-over-bahrainisation-violations-630487.html#.VzRtjPmLShd

 

Article Info Title Saudi Arabia plans new labour scheme to cut unemployment Author Reuters
Publication Arabian Business Date May 3, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-arabia-plans-new-labour-scheme-cut-unemployment-630554.html

 

Article Info Title Renewed call for Kuwait impose 5% tax on expat remittances Author Yasmin Al Heialy
Publication Arabian Business Date May 2, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/renewed-call-for-kuwait-impose-5-tax-on-expat-remittances-630284.html

April 24 to May 1 2016

Article Info Title Qatar announces death of World Cup stadium worker Author AFP
Publication Gulf News Date May 1, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/qatar-announces-death-of-world-cup-stadium-worker-1.1815787

 

Article Info Title Low-paid workers urged to get free legal aid if they are being mistreated Author Sarwat Nasir
Publication 7 Days Date May 1, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/low-paid-workers-urged-get-free-legal-aid-mistreated/85084

 

Article Info Title Delayed wages, requests for visa cancellation top labour complaints Author  Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date April 29, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/delayed-wages-requests-for-visa-cancellation-top-labour-complaints-1.1814958

 

Article Info Title Kuwait steps up deportations of expat workers Author AFP
Publication Gulf News Date April 29, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-steps-up-deportations-of-expat-workers-1.1814825

 

 

April 17 to April 24 2016

Article Info Title FIFA sets up worker welfare body for Qatar World Cup Author Reuters
Publication Arabian Business Date April 24, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/fifa-sets-up-worker-welfare-body-for-qatar-world-cup-629321.html

 

 

Article Info Title Amid economic reform, Kuwait seeks to allay privatisation fears Author Habib Toumi
Publication Gulf News Date April 24, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/amid-economic-reform-kuwait-seeks-to-allay-privatisation-fears-1.1809931

 

Article Info Title UAE ministry: Signing job offers, obtaining visas abroad to be effective soon Author WAM
Publication Gulf News Date April 24, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-ministry-signing-job-offers-obtaining-visas-abroad-to-be-effective-soon-1.1809626

 

Article Info Title Kuwaiti oil workers end three-day strike Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date April 20, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwaiti-oil-workers-end-three-day-strike-629024.html

 

Article Info Title Labour committee calls for minimum wage in Saudi Arabia Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date April 20, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/labour-committee-calls-for-minimum-wage-in-saudi-arabia-629025.html

 

Article Info Title Typing centres in Dubai adopt new visa system Author Razmig Bedirian
Publication Gulf News Date April 20, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/typing-centres-in-dubai-adopt-new-visa-system-1.1717565

 

Article Info Title Dubai’s largest lender lays off 300 staff at two units Author Reuters
Publication Arabian Business Date April 19, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-s-largest-lender-lays-off-300-staff-at-two-units-628985.html#.VzRopvmLShd

 

April 9 to April 17 2016

 

Article Info Title Abu Dhabi Municipality urges businesses to provide workers with safe living accommodation Author Sami Zaatari
Publication Gulf News Date April 16, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/abu-dhabi-municipality-urges-businesses-to-provide-workers-with-safe-living-accommodation-1.1713720

 

Article Info Title Dubai Health Authority to fully implement mandatory health insurance by June Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date April 16, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/dubai-health-authority-to-fully-implement-mandatory-health-insurance-by-june-1.1713672

 

Article Info Title Dubai Health Authority to fully implement mandatory health insurance by June Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date April 16, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/dubai-health-authority-to-fully-implement-mandatory-health-insurance-by-june-1.1713672

 

Article Info Title Kuwait gov’t department ‘to axe 60 percent of expats’ Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date April 14, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-gov-t-department-to-axe-60-percent-of-expats–628487.html#.VzRjNPmLShd

 

Article Info Title Hire expats only as last resort, says Saudi labour official Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date April 12, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/hire-expats-only-as-last-resort-says-saudi-labour-official-628130.html

 

Article Info Title 3% municipal fee for expats renting homes Author Samihah Zaman
Publication Gulf News Date April 12, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/3-municipal-fee-for-expats-renting-homes-1.1709889

 

Article Info Title Abu Dhabi expats sending their families home due to rising cost of living Author Anwar Ahmad
Publication The National Date April 11, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/abu-dhabi-expats-sending-their-families-home-due-to-rising-cost-of-living

 

Article Info Title Expats aged over 50 “less efficient” say Bahraini MPs Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date April 11, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/expats-aged-over-50-less-efficient-say-bahraini-mps-627963.html

 

Article Info Title Wages of chargrin Author Staff
Publication The Economist Date April 9, 2016
Website http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21696533-reform-highlights-how-much-previous-regulations-were-suppressing-pay-wages

 

February 21 to February 28 2016

Article Info Title Wages of chagrin Author Sarwat Nasir
Publication 7 Days Date February 28, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/uae-labour-ban-lift-proving-popular/81728

 

Article Info Title No matter the circumstances of leaving work, UAE employee not liable for any of employer’s costs Author Keren Bobker
Publication The National Date February 28, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/personal-finance/no-matter-the-circumstances-of-leaving-work-uae-employee-not-liable-for-any-of-employers-costs

Article Info Title Indian workers falling prey to recruitment gangs Author Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary
Publication Gulf News Date February 27, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/indian-workers-falling-prey-to-recruitment-gangs-1.1680087

Article Info Title Bahrain reduces illegal expat workers by 40% Author Sarah Townsend
Publication Arabian Business Date February 25, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/bahrain-reduces-illegal-expat-workers-by-40–622866.html

Article Info Title UAE remittances to India, Philippines spike on rising US dollar Author Cleofe Maceda
Publication  Gulf News Date February 24, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/business/money/uae-remittances-to-india-philippines-spike-on-rising-us-dollar-1.1678478

Article Info Title Kuwait to deport 1,170 expats Author Habib Toumi
Publication Gulf News Date February 23, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-to-deport-1-170-expats-1.1677865

Article Info Title More than 300 UAE jobs up for grabs at career fair Author Cleofe Maceda
Publication Gulf News Date February 22, 2016
Website http://gulfnews.com/business/sectors/employment/more-than-300-uae-jobs-up-for-grabs-at-career-fair-1.1677186

Article Info Title Kuwait to lay off “unnecessary” expats Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date February 21, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-lay-off-unnecessary-expats-622345.html

 

February 14 to February 21 2016

Article Info Title Employees strike at “major” Saudi contractor after delay in wages – report Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date February 21, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/employees-strike-at-major-saudi-contractor-after-delay-in-wages-report-622295.html

Article Info Title Employer can impose labour ban if employee breaches contract Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date February 21, 2016
Website http://www.khaleejtimes.com/employer-can-impose-labour-ban-if-you-breach-contract

Article Info Title UAE Labour Law unclear on notice period for resigning probationary employees Author Keren Bobker
Publication The National Date February 20, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/personal-finance/uae-labour-law-unclear-on-notice-period-for-resigning-probationary-employees

February 7 to February 14 2016

Article Info Title Clash of minimum wages affects hiring of Indians in UAE Author Sajila Saseendran
Publication Khaleej Times Date February 14, 2016
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/nation/general/clash-of-minimum-wages-affects-hiring-of-indians-in-uae

Article Info Title Gov’t girds for OFW crisis Author Daxim L. Lucas
Publication The National Date February 8, 2016
Website http://globalnation.inquirer.net/136246/govt-girds-for-ofw-crisis

January 31 to February 7 2016

Article Info Title UAE’s new labour laws hailed by diplomats, but say more can be done Author Anwar Ahmad
Publication The National Date February 7, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/uaes-new-labour-laws-hailed-by-diplomats-but-say-more-can-be-done

 

Article Info Title Kuwait praised for labour law changes, urged to take further steps Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date February 6, 2016
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwait-praised-for-labour-law-changes-urged-take-further-steps-620803.html

 

Article Info Title Ministry of Labour reviews 250,000 job offers in January Author 7 Days
Publication 7 days Date February 2, 2016
Website http://7days.ae/ministry-labour-reviews-250000-job-offers-january/80355

January 24 to January 31 2016

Article Info Title UAE Labour Law changes affect employment ban rules for workers moving job Author Keren Bobker
Publication The National Date January 24, 2016
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/personal-finance/uae-labour-law-changes-affect-employment-ban-rules-for-workers-moving-job

September 13 to September 20 2015

Article Info Title Job contracts are employee friendly Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date September 20, 2015
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/legalview/legal-view-job-contracts-are-employee-friendly

 

Article Info Title Over 19,000 apply for Oman amnesty Author Fahad Al Mukrashi
Publication Gulf News Date September 16, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/over-19-000-apply-for-oman-amnesty-1.1585316

 

September 6 to September 13 2015

Article Info Title UAE employers not allowed to keep in custody passport of workers Author Keren Bobker
Publication The National Date September 13, 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/personal-finance/uae-employers-not-allowed-to-keep-in-custody-passport-of-workers

 

Article Info Title 7,030 stateless in Kuwait regularise status Author  Habib Toumi
Publication Gulf News Date September 10, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/7-030-stateless-in-kuwait-regularise-status-1.1581887

 

Article Info Title Qatar cabinet backs changes to controversial labour law Author AFP
Publication Gulf News Date September 10, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/qatar-cabinet-backs-changes-to-controversial-labour-law-1.1581879

 

Article Info Title Insight: What has made Bahrain the most popular Gulf state with expats? Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date September 7, 2015
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/insight-what-has-made-bahrain-most-popular-gulf-state-with-expats–605314.html

 

August 30 to September 6 2015

Article Info Title e-Migrate system revamped further Author  Maisoon Mubarak
Publication Gulf News Date September 5, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/e-migrate-system-revamped-further-1.1578698

 

Article Info Title UAE Labour Law: what inspectors can do Author Martin Fullard
Publication Gulf News Date September 2, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/guides/life/law-finance/ask-the-law/uae-labour-law/uae-labour-law-what-inspectors-can-do-1.1576479

 

Article Info Title Disgruntled Oman Post employees win payout Author  Fahad Al Mukrashi
Publication Gulf News Date August 30, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/disgruntled-oman-post-employees-win-payout-1.1575551

 

August 23 to August 30 2015

Article Info Title Over 10,000 foreign workers benefited from amnesty Author Suad Hamada/Bahrain Beat
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 30, 2015
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/region/bahrain/over-10000-foreign-workers-benefited-from-amnesty

 

Article Info Title Qatar contractor said to fire 108 North Korean labourers Author  Neha Bhatia
Publication Arabian Business Date August 27, 2015
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-contractor-said-fire-108-north-korean-labourers-604100.html

 

Article Info Title UAE Labour Law: Compensation for occupational injuries and diseases Author Martin Fullard
Publication Gulf News Date August 26, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/guides/life/law-finance/uae-labour-law-compensation-for-occupational-injuries-and-diseases-1.1571472

 

 

Article Info Title Renewed contract? Complete a year before changing jobs Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 25, 2015
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/legalview/renewed-contract-complete-a-year-before-changing-jobs

 

Article Info Title Expat Insider Survey: Snapshot of a home from home Author James Langton
Publication The National Date August 24, 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/expat-insider-survey-snapshot-of-a-home-from-home

 

Article Info Title Work to begin on Qatar World Cup stadium ‘in September’ Author Sarah Townsend
Publication Arabian Business Date August 23, 2015
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/work-begin-on-qatar-world-cup-stadium-in-september–603602.html

 

Article Info Title Move to speed up visa issuing services Author Razmig Bedirian
Publication Gulf News Date August 23, 2015
Website http://http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/move-to-speed-up-visa-issuing-services-1.1571506

 

Article Info Title One-month notice is all it takes to quit the job Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 20, 2015
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/legalview/one-month-notice-is-all-it-takes-to-quit-the-job

 

 

 

August 16 to August 23 2015

Article Info Title Help pours in for Ajman workers Author Dhanusha Gokulan and Amira Agarib
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 23, 2015
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/nation/general/help-pours-in-for-ajman-workers

 

Article Info Title Single men to be moved out of Sharjah area Author Thaer Zriqat
Publication The National Date August 22, 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/single-men-to-be-moved-out-of-sharjah-area

 

Article Info Title Over 16,000 apply for Oman amnesty Author Fahad Al Mukrash
Publication Gulf News Date August 18, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/over-16-000-apply-for-oman-amnesty-1.1569226

 

Article Info Title Qatar to launch major labour reform for migrant workers Author AFP
Publication Gulf News Date August 17, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/qatar-to-launch-major-labour-reform-for-migrant-workers-1.1568486

 

Article Info Title 10,000 Indians lose jobs due to eMigrate system snags Author Sajila Saseendran
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 17, 2015
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/nation/general/10000-indians-lose-jobs-due-to-emigrate-system-snags

Online and e-services

Article Info Title GCC expats need to get e-visa before UAE visit Author Staff Reporter
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 16, 2015
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/nation/government/ministry-launches-online-uae-visa-services-for-gcc-residents

 

Article Info Title Online entry permits to the UAE for GCC residents Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date August 15, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/online-entry-permits-to-the-uae-for-gcc-residents-1.1567425

Article Info Title Issuing visas for GCC residents through Fawri gate Author WAM
Publication Gulf News Date August 15, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/issuing-visas-for-gcc-residents-through-fawri-gate-1.1567289

 

Article Info Title Residency e-services open for firms Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date August 13, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/residency-e-services-open-for-firms-1.1566280

Article Info Title Around 2m have registered to use Smart Gates Author Razmig Bedirian
Publication Gulf News Date August 12, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/transport/around-2m-have-registered-to-use-smart-gates-1.1565441

July 21 to August 10 2015

Article Info Title 30 UAE firms violate midday break rule so far Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 10, 2015
Website  http://www.arabianbusiness.com/30-uae-firms-violate-midday-break-rule-so-far-602147.html

 

Article Info Title Kuwait deports 16 expats Author Staff
Publication Emirates 24/7 Date August 10, 2015
Website  http://www.emirates247.com/crime/region/kuwait-deports-16-expats-2015-08-03-1.598958

 

Article Info Title Employer can impose labour ban if employee breaches contract Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 10, 2015
Website  http://khaleejtimes.com/employer-can-impose-labour-ban-if-you-breach-contract

 

Article Info Title Indian Expats complain of delays in passport processing Author Suchitra Bajpai Chaudhary
Publication Gulf News Date August 10, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/indian-expats-complain-of-delays-in-passport-processing-1.1561784

 

Article Info Title 1,231 illegals rounded up in Sharjah Author Amira Agarib
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 10, 2015
Website  http://khaleejtimes.com/nation/crime/1231-illegals-rounded-up-in-sharjah

 

Article Info Title Qatari foreign minister promises labour reforms “on track” Author Staff Writer
Publication Arabian Business Date August 5, 2015
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatari-foreign-minister-promises-labour-reforms-on-track–601517.html

 

Article Info Title UAE Labour Law: Records and Files Author Martin Fullard
Publication Gulf News Date August 3, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/guides/life/law-finance/uae-labour-law-records-and-files-1.1549875

 

Article Info Title No Dubai company violating midday break rule Author Razmig Bedirian
Publication Gulf News Date August 3, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/no-dubai-company-violating-midday-break-rule-1.1557342

 

Article Info Title Amnesty deadline extended for illegals in Oman Author Fahad Al Mukrashi,
Publication Gulf News Date August 3, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/amnesty-deadline-extended-for-illegals-in-oman-1.1558837

 

Article Info Title No-objection letter could help you avoid labour ban Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 3, 2015
Website http://khaleejtimes.com/legalview/no-objection-letter-could-help-you-avoid-labour-ban

 

Article Info Title Cheap oil hits number of UAE job seekers in H1 Author Neil Halligan
Publication Arabian Business Date August 3, 2015
Website  http://www.arabianbusiness.com/cheap-oil-hits-number-of-uae-job-seekers-in-h1-601247.html

 

Article Info Title Filipinos urged to undergo training and certification Author Janice Ponce de Leon
Publication Gulf News Date July 27, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/filipinos-urged-to-undergo-training-and-certification-1.1554028

 

Article Info Title e-Migrate system: Will it put an end to false job offers for Indian workers? Author Nada Al Taher
Publication Gulf News Date July 27, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/e-migrate-system-will-it-put-an-end-to-false-job-offers-for-indian-workers-1.1555771

 

Article Info Title Kuwaiti expats to undergo skills test – official Author Courtney Trenwith
Publication Arabian Business Date July 27, 2015
Website  http://www.arabianbusiness.com/kuwaiti-expats-undergo-skills-test-official-600542.html

 

Article Info Title Saudi-Kuwait joint Wafra oilfield staff ‘told to take leave’ Author Reuters
Publication Arabian Business Date July 27, 2015
Website  http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-kuwait-joint-wafra-oilfield-staff-told-take-leave–600409.html#.VbXdsbOqpBc

 

Article Info Title More than 14,000 companies register for GDRFA e-portal Author Razmig Bedirian
Publication Gulf News Date July 21, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/more-than-14-000-companies-register-for-gdrfa-e-portal-1.1553281

 

Article Info Title Worker dies on Louvre Abu Dhabi museum project Author Staff writer
Publication Arabian Business Date July 21, 2015
Website  http://www.arabianbusiness.com/worker-dies-on-louvre-abu-dhabi-museum-project-600064.html

 

Article Info Title Oman says 57,000 expat workers abscond during H1 Author Neha Bhatia
Publication Arabian Business Date July 21, 2015
Website  http://www.arabianbusiness.com/oman-says-57-000-expat-workers-abscond-during-h1-600163.html

 

Article Info Title Qatar clamps down on 42 firms breaking midday ban Author Kim Kemp
Publication Arabian Business Date July 21, 2015
Website  http://www.arabianbusiness.com/qatar-clamps-down-on-42-firms-breaking-midday-ban-599829.html

 

Article Info Title Compensate employer if you don’t serve notice period Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date July 21, 2015
Website  http://www.khaleejtimes.com/legalview/legal-view-compensate-employer-if-you-don-t-serve-notice-period

 

 

July 8 to 13 2015

Article Info Title How to avoid ban while switching jobs Author Ashish Mehta
Publication Khaleej Times Date July 13, 2015
Website  http://khaleejtimes.com/how-to-avoid-ban-while-switching-jobs 

 

Article Info Title 11% fall in work-related injuries Author AFP
Publication Emirates 24/7 Date July 13, 2015
Website http://www.emirates247.com/news/world/11-fall-in-work-related-injuries-2015-07-13-1.596648

 

Article Info Title Adopt-a-camp distributes 2,000 care packages to labourers Author JUMANA KHAMIS, STAFF REPORTER
Publication Gulf News Date July 12, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/adopt-a-camp-distributes-2-000-care-packages-to-labourers-1.1548907

 

Article Info Title Kuwait offers grace period for illegal drivers, domestic helpers Author HABIB TOUMI,BUREAU CHIEF
Publication Gulf News Date July 9, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/kuwait-offers-grace-period-for-illegal-drivers-domestic-helpers-1.1547688

 

Article Info Title 99.88% compliance for midday break rule Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date July 8, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/99-88-compliance-for-midday-break-rule-1.1547049

 

Article Info Title UAE Labour Law: Employment of youth and women Author Martin Fullard, Guides Writer
Publication Gulf News Date July 8, 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/guides/life/law-finance/uae-labour-law-employment-of-youth-and-women-1.1546430

 

July 1 to 7 2015

Article Info Title No new UAE visas without health insurance, says DHA Author  Neil Halligan
Publication Arabian Business Date July 1, 2015
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/no-new-uae-visas-without-health-insurance-says-dha-598082.html

 

Article Info Title  23 abandoned workers without food, money Author  ANJANA KUMAR, STAFF REPORTER
Publication  Gulf News Date  July 1, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/guides/life/law-finance/uae-labour-law-employing-a-worker-in-the-uae-1.1542972

 

 

Article Info Title  UAE Labour Law: Employing a worker in the UAE Author  MARTIN FULLARD, GUIDES WRITER
Publication  Gulf News Date  JULY 1, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/guides/life/law-finance/uae-labour-law-employing-a-worker-in-the-uae-1.1542972

 

 

Article Info Title  Expat asked to leave due to old TB scars Author  SUCHITRA BAJPAI CHAUDHARY, SENIOR REPORTER
Publication  Gulf News Date  JULY 1, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/expat-asked-to-leave-uae-due-to-old-tb-scars-1.1543697

 

 

Article Info Title  Gulf states urged to follow Kuwait move on maids Author  AFP
Publication  Gulf News Date  July 1, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/kuwait/gulf-states-urged-to-follow-kuwait-move-on-maids-1.1543699

 

June 24 to June 30 2015

 

Article Info Title  New visa, renewal linked to medical insurance in Dubai Author  Staff Report
Publication  Gulf News Date  June 30, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/new-visa-renewal-linked-to-medical-insurance-in-dubai-1.1543210

 

 

Article Info Title  November 24 deadline for machine readable passports Author  Binsal Abdul Kader
Publication  Gulf News Date  June 30,2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/november-24-deadline-for-machine-readable-passports-1.1543130

 

 

Article Info Title  Around 200,000 Bangladeshis must get new passports in 5 months Author  BINSAL ABDUL KADER
Publication  Gulf News Date  June 30, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/around-200-000-bangladeshis-must-get-new-passports-in-5-months-1.1543136

 

 

Article Info Title  Apply for visas online, UAE firms told Author  RAZMIG BEDIRIAN
Publication  Gulf News Date  JUNE 29, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/apply-for-visas-online-uae-firms-told-1.1542526

 

 

Article Info Title  Much more needs to be done on labour law: Qatar Author  AFP
Publication  Gulf News Date  June 29, 2015
Website  http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/qatar-admits-much-more-needs-to-be-done-on-labour-law-1.1542706

 

Article Info Title “Illegal workers in Bahrain given six months amnesty” Author Neil Hannigan
Publication Arabian Business Date 28th June 2015
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/illegal-workers-in-bahrain-given-six-months-amnesty-597586.html

 

Article Info Title HIV positive domestic worker absconding in UAE Author Abdulla Rasheed, Nada Al Taher
Publication Gulf News Date 24th June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/crime/hiv-positive-domestic-worker-absconding-in-uae-1.1540342

 

June 16 to 23 2015

 

Article Info Title Author
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Article Info Title Qatar ‘kafala’ reforms face fresh delay Author AFP
Publication Gulf News Date 23rd June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/qatar/qatar-kafala-reforms-face-fresh-delay-1.1539482

 

Article Info Title “New Department to Resolve domestic Helpers’ disputes” Author Ramzig Bedirian
Publication Gulf News Date 22nd June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/crime/new-department-to-resolve-domestic-helpers-disputes-1.1538784

 

Article Info Title “Incentives for Indians to register with Embassy database” Author Binsal Abdul Kader
Date 20th June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/incentives-for-indians-to-register-with-embassy-database-1.1537899

 

Article Info Title “Talks on to resume recruitment of Filipino maids” Author Janice Ponce De Leon
Date 19th June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/talks-on-to-resume-recruitment-of-filipino-maids-1.1537710

 

Article Info Title “Hundreds of Dubai residents hand out water to workers who brave heat” Author Caline Malek
Date 19th June 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/hundreds-of-dubai-residents-hand-out-water-to-workers-who-brave-heat

 

Article Info Title “Du offers free recharge to labourers” Author The National Staff
Date 18th June 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/du-offers-free-recharge-card-to-labourers

 

Article Info Title Expatriate workers exceed 1.6m in Oman Author Staff Report
Publication Gulf News Date 17th June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/expatriate-workers-exceed-1-6m-in-oman-1.1536650

 

Article Info Title “Ramadan spirit also applies to domestic staff” Author Ayesha Almazroui
Date 16th June 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/ramadan-spirit-also-applies-to-domestic-staff

 

June 8 to 15 2015

 

Article Info Title “Ramadan working hours reduced by 2 hours” Author Staff Report
Date 15th June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/society/ramadan-working-hours-reduced-by-2-hours-1.1535428

 

Article Info Title “Midday Break Inspections begin in UAE” Author Ramzig Bedirian
Publication Gulf News Date 15th June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/midday-break-inspections-begin-in-uae-1.1535408

 

Article Info Title “More than 9000 benefit from free health camp” Author Staff Report
Date 13th June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/health/more-than-9-000-benefit-from-free-health-camp-1.1534416

 

Article Info Title “UAE Legal Q&As: If you are deported, there might be a way to return” Author The National Staff
Date 13th June 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/courts/uae-legal-qas-if-you-are-deported-there-might-be-a-way-to-return

 

Article Info Title “UAE Company may charge compensation on worker who breaks fixed contract terms” Author Keren Bobker
Date 13th June 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/personal-finance/uae-company-may-charge-compensation-on-worker-who-breaks-fixed-contract-terms

 

June 1 to 7 2015

Article Info Title “Tighter employment rules for Indian workers in UAE to curb crooked job agents” Author Anwar Ahmad
Date 7th June 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/tighter-employment-rules-for-indian-workers-in-uae-to-curb-crooked-job-agents

 

Article Info Title “UAE commited to implementing system to protect workers’wages” Author WAM
Date 6th June 2015
Website http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-committed-to-implementing-system-to-protect-workers-wages-1.1530772

 

Article Info Title “Busting the myth of labour’s effect on the UAE economy” Author Sabah Al Binali
Date 1 June 2015
Website http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/busting-the-myth-of-labours-effect-on-the-uae-economy

 

Article Info Title “”Guidebook explains UAE for Filipinos” Author Ramona Ruiz
Date 1st June 2015
Publication The National
Summary •Philippine Embassy and Gulf Law compile The Essential OFW Guide to the UAE for Filipino Workers•Guide includes information on job contracts, labour rights, local laws, bank loans, and the entire migration cycle from leaving the Philippines to their return•Guidebook offered for free, initial print of 20,000 copies.
Website http://www.thenational.ae/uae/guidebook-explains-uae-for-filipinos

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Article Info Title “Revealed: Dubai Police helped workers recover $67m in unpaid wages” Author Neil Hannigan
Publication Arabian Business Date 25th May 2015
Website http://www.arabianbusiness.com/revealed-dubai-police-helped-workers-recover-67m-in-unpaid-wages-593917.html