Cabinet approves draft decision on license to recruit foreign workers

Cabinet approves draft decision on license to recruit foreign workers

The weekly Cabinet meeting, chaired by HE the Prime Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, approved a draft decision of the Minister of Administrative Development ...

GCC nationalisation schemes to remain ‘fairly slow’: study

GCC nationalisation schemes to remain ‘fairly slow’: study

Nationalisation programmes in the region are designed to reduce the states ' reliance on foreign workers by encouraging, and sometimes compelling, private sector firms to hire nationals.

Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate rises to 12.7%

Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate rises to 12.7%

Saudi Arabia's unemployment rate rose to 12.7% in the first quarter of 2017, continuing its steady climb as the economy grapples with the fallout of low oil prices, official data showed on Sunday.

Qatar 'committed to enforcing labour reforms'

Qatar 'committed to enforcing labour reforms'

Qatar on Thursday denied it was violating a new labour law by blocking migrants from leaving the country, saying it was committed to enforcing reforms to improve the rights of millions of foreign workers.

Workers get jail, flogging over Saudi wage unrest

Workers get jail, flogging over Saudi wage unrest

Dozens of foreign workers have been sentenced to flogging and jail for unrest during protests over unpaid wages by Saudi Binladin Group several months ago, reports said on Tuesday.

Singapore Zika cases surge to 82

Singapore Zika cases surge to 82

The number of Zika cases in Singapore has surged to 82, the government said on Tuesday, as the mosquito-fighting effort continued in a bid to curb the spread of the disease.

Expats, employers worried over Saudi income tax proposal

Expats, employers worried over Saudi income tax proposal

Expatriates in Saudi Arabia and their Saudi employers alike voiced unease about a proposal the government is studying to impose income tax on foreign workers to make up for falling oil revenues.