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November 4 to November 10, 2018

Title

Bahrain starts regularising illegal workers

Author Staff Writer
Publication New Age Date November 10, 2018
Website http://www.newagebd.net/article/55604/bahrain-starts-regularising-illegal-workers

Title

ILO hails Qatar’s achievements on workers’ rights

Author Staff Writer
Publication The Peninsula Date November 8, 2018
Website https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/08/11/2018/ILO-hails-Qatar%E2%80%99s-achievements-on-workers%E2%80%99-rights

Title

Arabtec more than doubles profit amid debt consolidation and divestment drive

Author Sarah Townsend
Publication The National Date November 7, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/business/property/arabtec-more-than-doubles-profit-amid-debt-consolidation-and-divestment-drive-1.789252

Title

Data Reveals 24,570 Indian Workers Have Died in Gulf Countries Since 2012

Author Staff Writer
Publication The Wire Date November 6, 2018
Website https://thewire.in/labour/data-reveals-more-than-10-indian-workers-died-every-day-in-gulf-countries

October 21 to November 3, 2018

Title

UAE labour awareness training now mandatory for employees in select professions in the mainland: MOHRE

Author Staff Writer
Publication Zawya Date November 1, 2018
Website https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/press-releases/story/UAE_labour_awareness_training_now_mandatory_for_employees_in_select_professions_in_the_mainland_MOHRE-ZAWYA20181101094434/

Title

New exit permit law comes into effect

Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf Times Date October 29, 2018
Website https://www.gulf-times.com/story/611068/New-exit-permit-law-comes-into-effect

Title

Qatar flagship hotel a nightmare for migrant workers

Author Staff Writer
Publication The National Date October 29, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/qatar-flagship-hotel-a-nightmare-for-migrant-workers-1.785648

Title

Government to send workers to Kuwait

Author Mom Kunthear
Publication Khmer Times Date October 25, 2018
Website https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50544060/government-to-send-workers-to-kuwait/

Title

2000 blue-collar workers in UAE climb career ladder with free courses

Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf News Date October 25, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/going-out/society/2000-blue-collar-workers-in-uae-climb-career-ladder-with-free-courses-1.2293688

Article Info Title

91% expats in UAE workforce: Experts call for Emiratisation

Author Ashwani Kumar
Publication Khaleej Times Date October 25, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/abu-dhabi/91-expats-in-uae-workforce-experts-call-for-emiratisation–

Article Info Title

2022 World Cup: Contractors to reimburse QR52.5m to workers

Author Staff Writer
Publication The Peninsula Date October 22, 2018
Website https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/22/10/2018/2022-World-Cup-Contractors-to-reimburse-QR52.5m-to-workers

Article Info Title

New visa changes take effect today in UAE

Author Cleofe Maceda, Senior Web Reporter
Publication Gulf News Date October 21, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/uae/government/new-visa-changes-take-effect-today-in-uae-1.2291966

October 14 October 20, 2018

Article Info Title

How companies circumvent government-backed Wage Protection System to cheat workers

Author Mazhar Farooqui, Features Editor Special Reports; Anjana Kumar, Staff Reporter
Publication Gulf News Date October 20, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/uae/government/how-companies-circumvent-government-backed-wage-protection-system-to-cheat-workers-1.2291834

Article Info Title

Govt suspends export of workers to Oman

Author Kelvin Atuhaire
Publication Daily Monitor Date October 18, 2018
Website https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Govt-suspends-export-workers-Oman-/688334-4810960-t7kr40z/index.html

Article Info Title

New visa rules for UAE visitors from October 21

Author Samir Salama, Associate Editor
Publication Gulf News Date October 17, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/uae/government/new-visa-rules-for-uae-visitors-from-october-21-1.2291007

Article Info Title

No more exit permits from Oct 28; companies urged to start registering the 5%

Author Staff Writer
Publication The Peninsula Date October 16, 2018
Website https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/16/10/2018/No-more-exit-permits-from-Oct-28-companies-urged-to-start-registering-the-5

Article Info Title

UAE’s new low-cost employment insurance policy rolls out today

Author Alice Haine
Publication The National Date October 15, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/business/money/uae-s-new-low-cost-employment-insurance-policy-rolls-out-today-1.780650

September 30 to October 14, 2018

Article Info Title

Nepalese domestic workers left in limbo in UAE

Author Binsal Abdul Kader, Senior Reporter
Publication Gulf News Date October 13, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/nepalese-domestic-workers-left-in-limbo-in-uae-1.2289418

Article Info Title

First overseas Qatar Visa Centre opens in Colombo

Author Doha
Publication Gulf News Date October 11, 2018
Website https://www.gulf-times.com/story/609114/First-overseas-Qatar-Visa-Centre-opens-in-Colombo

Article Info Title

Domestic helpers to undergo medical tests on re-entering Kuwait

Author Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
Publication Gulf News Date October 10, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/world/gulf/kuwait/domestic-helpers-to-undergo-medical-tests-on-re-entering-kuwait-1.2288400

Article Info Title

‘Qatar among leading Gulf nations in advancing workers’ interests’

Author QNA Doha
Publication Gulf Times Date October 10, 2018
Website https://www.gulf-times.com/story/608915/Qatar-among-leading-Gulf-nations-in-advancing-work

Article Info Title

Oman- More than 500 labour law violators arrested in Sept

Author Staff Writer
Publication Menafn Date October 9, 2018
Website https://menafn.com/1097546221/Oman-More-than-500-labour-law-violators-arrested-in-Sept

Article Info Title

UAE working on ‘equalising’ private sector benefits to attract Emiratis

Author Anam Rizvi
Publication The National Date October 9, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-working-on-equalising-private-sector-benefits-to-attract-emiratis-1.778881

Article Info Title

Qatar exit permit reform to be enforced by ‘end of the month’: Global trade union official

Author AFP
Publication The Peninsula Date October 8, 2018
Website https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/08/10/2018/Qatar-exit-permit-reform-to-be-enforced-by-%E2%80%98end-of-the-month%E2%80%99-Global-trade-union-official

Title

Qatar completes procedures to form employee grievances panel

Author QNA
Publication The Peninsula Date October 3, 2018
Website https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/03/10/2018/Qatar-completes-procedures-to-form-employee-grievances-panel

Title

650 Pakistanis laid off by Saudi companies still waiting for salaries

Author News Desk
Publication Pakistan Today Date October 3, 2018
Website https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/10/03/saudi-arabia-laid-off-650-pakistanis-still-waiting-for-salaries/

Title

UAE labour ministry: low-cost hiring insurance system for employees to take effect this month

Author Staff Writer
Publication The National Date October 3, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/uae-labour-ministry-low-cost-hiring-insurance-system-for-employees-to-take-effect-this-month-1.776967

September 23 to September 29, 2018

 

Title

MoI stresses on transparent mechanism for workers recruitment

Author Staff Writer
Publication The Peninsula Date September 29, 2018
Website https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/29/09/2018/MoI-stresses-on-transparent-mechanism-for-workers-recruitment

Title Nepal and UAE agree to revise labour pact Author Rastriya Samachar Samiti
Publication Kathmandupost Date September 28, 2018
Website http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-09-28/nepal-and-uae-agree-to-revise-labour-pact.html

Title

Qatar: migrant workers unpaid for months by company linked to World Cup host city

Author Staff Writer
Publication Amnesty International Uk Date September 26, 2018
Website https://www.amnesty.org.uk/press-releases/qatar-migrant-workers-unpaid-months-company-linked-world-cup-host-city

Title

Live video saves lives of 40 Indian workers in UAE

Author Staff Writer
Publication Khaleej Times Date September 25, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/general/live-video-saves-lives-of-40-indian-workers-in-uae

Title

Kuwait- PRIVATE TO PUBLIC SECTOR TRANSFERS HALTED

Author Staff Writer
Publication Menafn Date September 24, 2018
Website https://menafn.com/1097479958/Kuwait-PRIVATE-TO-PUBLIC-SECTOR-TRANSFERS-HALTED

September 16 to September 22, 2018

Title

Amnesty: Migrant workers unpaid by firm linked to Qatar World Cup

Author Staff Writer
Publication Al Arabiya English Date September 21, 2018
Website http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2018/09/21/Amnesty-Migrant-workers-unpaid-by-firm-linked-to-Qatar-World-Cup.html

Title

Egypt Feels the Pain From Saudi Arabia’s Reforms

Author Karen E. Young
Publication Bloomberg Date September 18, 2018
Website https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-18/saudi-reforms-could-cause-a-crisis-for-egypt

Title

Few Indian amnesty-seekers turn up at job fair in Abu Dhabi

Author Anjana Sankar
Publication Khaleej Times Date September 16, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/abu-dhabi/few-indian-amnesty-seekers-turn-up-at-job-fair-in-abu-dhabi

Title

U.A.E. Offers Expats Residency After Retirement to Boost Growth

Author Alaa Shahine and Zainab Fattah
Publication Bloomberg Date September 16, 2018
Website https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-16/u-a-e-to-allow-expats-long-term-residency-after-retirement

September 2 to September 8, 2018

Soon, ban on recruiting these workers in UAE to be lifted

Author Ismail Sebugwaawo
Publication Khaleej Times Date September 8, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/general/soon-ban-on-recruiting-these-workers-in-uae-to-be-lifted-1

Title

Workers face battle to stay in UAE after RAK water park closes

Author Ruba Haza
Publication The National Date September 5, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/uae/workers-face-battle-to-stay-in-uae-after-rak-water-park-closes-1.767364

Title

Qatar: Partial abolition of ‘exit permit’ lifts travel restrictions for most migrant workers

Author Staff Writer
Publication Amnesty International Date September 5, 2018
Website https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2018/09/qatar-exit-system-reform-first-step/

Article Info Title

Qatar Is First Gulf State to Offer Expat Permanent Residency

Author Zainab Fattah
Publication Bloomberg Date September 5, 2018
Website https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-05/qatar-is-first-gulf-nation-to-grant-expats-permanent-residency

Title

Qatar passes Gulf’s first asylum law and relaxes labour restrictions

Author Staff Writer
Publication Middle East Eye Date September 5, 2018
Website https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/qatar-passes-gulf-s-first-asylum-law-cancels-exit-visa-system-most-workers-1126897831

Title

Saudi denies plan for fee on foreign worker remittances

Author Staff Writer
Publication Menafn Date September 4, 2018
Website https://menafn.com/1097384316/Saudi-denies-plan-for-fee-on-foreign-worker-remittances

Title

40 expat domestic workers arrested in Oman

Author Staff Writer
Publication Times of Oman Date September 3, 2018
Website https://timesofoman.com/article/140569

August 26 to September 1, 2018

Title

After the amnesty: How will the UAE’s jobseeker visa beckon talent but reject illegal migration?

Author Haneen Dajani
Publication The National Date September 1, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/after-the-amnesty-how-will-the-uae-s-jobseeker-visa-beckon-talent-but-reject-illegal-migration-1.765779

Title

Will Migrant Domestic Workers in the Gulf Ever Be Safe From Abuse?

Author Sophie Cousins
Publication News Deeply Date August 31, 2018
Website https://www.newsdeeply.com/refugees/articles/2018/08/31/will-migrant-domestic-workers-in-the-gulf-ever-be-safe-from-abuse-2

Title

Over 600 UAE bank employees laid off in 2017

Author Waheed Abbas
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 30, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/economy/over-600-uae-bank-employees-laid-off-in-2017–

Title

Saudi prepares inspectors as new restrictions on foreign retail jobs come into force

Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf Business Date August 29, 2018
Website http://gulfbusiness.com/saudi-prepares-inspectors-new-restrictions-foreign-retail-jobs-come-force/

Title

Tortured migrant workers in KSA seek PM Hasina’s help

Author Mahadi Al Hasnat
Publication Dhaka Tribune Date August 29, 2018
Website https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/migration/2018/08/29/tortured-migrant-workers-in-ksa-seek-pm-hasina-s-help

Title

Overseas Indians are taking advantage of the falling rupee

Author Nupur Anand
Publication The Economist Date August 29, 2018
Website https://qz.com/india/1371964/falling-rupee-has-led-to-a-remittance-bonanza-for-indians/

Title Nigerian Domestic Workers In Saudi Reportedly Killed By Bosses Author Akashat Ochuwa
Publication Concise News Date August 27, 2018
Website https://www.concisenews.global/2018/08/27/nigerian-domestic-workers-in-saudi-killed-by-bosses-report/

Title

Kuwait aims to replace 44,500 foreign gov workers with citizens

Author Robert Anderson
Publication Gulf Business Date August 26, 2018
Website http://gulfbusiness.com/kuwaits-aims-replace-44500-foreign-gov-workers-citizens/

August 12 to August 25, 2018

Title

Governments need better ways to manage migration

Author Staff Writer
Publication The Economist Date August 25, 2018
Website https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/08/25/governments-need-better-ways-to-manage-migration

 

Title

Beyond floods: How much money Kerala receives from UAE

Author Prabhash K Dutta
Publication India Today Date August 24, 2018
Website https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/kerala-uae-remittances-1322340-2018-08-24

Title

UAE agreement with Ethiopia will further protect rights of domestic workers

Author Nick Websterand Anna Zacharias
Publication The National Date August 14, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-agreement-with-ethiopia-will-further-protect-rights-of-domestic-workers-1.759812
Title

UAE work visa amnesty highlights unethical job agents

Author Nick Websterand Anna Zacharias
Publication The National Date August 14, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/uae-work-visa-amnesty-highlights-unethical-job-agents-1.759995
Title

Sheikh Mohammed issues new law on working in UAE

Author WAM
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 14, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/government/sheikh-mohammed-issues/-new-law-on-working-in-uae

Title

Kuwait to employ UN migration agency expertise for labor body

Author Staff Writer
Publication Kuwait Times Date August 13, 2018
Website http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/kuwait-to-employ-un-migration-agency-expertise-for-labor-body/

Title

Over 1,000 Filipino passports turned over to consulate by immigration

Author Angel Tesorero
Publication Khaleej Times Date August 13, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/dubai/over-1000-filipino-passports-turned-over-to-consulate-by-immigration

Title

New labour law rules to protect expat workers in Oman

Author Times News Service
Publication Times of Oman Date August 12, 2018
Website https://timesofoman.com/article/139656/Oman/Manpower-ministry-issues-new-regulation-on-absconding-expat-workers

Title

Remittances drop as expats spend more in Oman: CBO report

Author Times News Service
Publication Times of Oman Date August 12, 2018
Website https://timesofoman.com/article/139686

August 5 to August 11, 2018

Title

IOM Appeals for $45M Aid for Horn of Africa Migrants

Author Lisa Schlein
Publication VOA Date August 8, 2018
Website https://www.voanews.com/a/iom-appeals-for-45-million-to-aid-migrants-from-horn-of-africa/4518552.html

Title

100 Pakistanis deported from Saudi Arabia

Author Staff Writer
Publication The Express Tribune Date August 8, 2018
Website https://tribune.com.pk/story/1775976/1-100-pakistanis-deported-saudi-arabia/

Title

UAE amnesty 2018: ‘Tens of millions of dirhams’ in residency fines waived in Dubai

Author Ali Al Shouk
Publication Gulf News Date August 8, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-amnesty-2018-tens-of-millions-of-dirhams-in-residency-fines-waived-in-dubai-1.2263636

Title

Over 1.5 million arrested as Saudi continues crackdown on illegal residents, workers

Author Aarti Nagraj
Publication Gulf Business Date August 5, 2018
Website http://gulfbusiness.com/1-5-million-arrested-saudi-continues-crackdown-illegal-residents-workers/

Title

Number of Indian workers in Kuwait dropped from 70,765 in 2015 to 38,871 in 2017

Author UNI
Publication New Indian Express Date August 5, 2018
Website http://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2018/aug/05/number-of-indian-workers-in-kuwait-dropped-from-70765-in-2015-to-38871-in-2017%E2%80%8B-1853641.html

Title

Saudi preparing to launch ‘digitised’ labour courts

Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf Business Date August 5, 2018
Website http://gulfbusiness.com/saudi-preparing-launch-digitised-labour-courts/

July 15 – July 21, 2018

Title Minister discusses labour issues with Qatar envoy Author Staff Writer
Publication The Kathmandupost Date July 19, 2018
Website http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2018-07-19/minister-discusses-labour-issues-with-qatar-envoy.html

Title

Qatar to offer 1,000 jobs to Jordanians in two months

Author JT
Publication Jordan Times Date July 18, 2018
Website http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/qatar-offer-1000-jobs-jordanians-two-months

Title

Financial experts call for new UAE gratuity payment legislation

Author Bernd Debusmann Jr
Publication Arabian Business Date July 18, 2018
Website https://www.arabianbusiness.com/politics-economics/401014-financial-experts-call-for-new-uae-gratuity-payment-legislation

Title

Pakistan missions in UAE urge illegals to avail of visa amnesty

Author Asma Ali Zain
Publication Khaleej Times Date July 16, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/general/pakistan-missions-in-uae-urge-illegals-to-avail-of-/visa-amnesty

Title

After the Expats Exodus, Saudi Arabia to Reduce Saudisation Targets in Some Retail Sectors from 100 Percent to 70 Percent

Author Staff Writer
Publication Albawaba Business Date July 16, 2018
Website https://www.albawaba.com/business/after-expats-exodus-saudi-arabia-reduce-saudisation-targets-some-retail-sectors-100-70-1159

July 8 – July 14, 2018

Title

Efforts in developing expat labour sector highlighted

Author Staff Writer
Publication The Peninsula Date July 13, 2018
Website https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/13/07/2018/Efforts-in-developing-expat-labour-sector-highlighted

Article Info Title

Over 2,000 expat workers arrested for violating labour laws in Oman

Author Staff Writer, Times of Oman
Publication Zawya Date July 11, 2018
Website https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Over_2000_expat_workers_arrested_for_violating_labour_laws_in_Oman-ZAWYA20180711101830/

Title

‘Saudisation’ failing to fill gaps left by largest exodus of foreign workers

Author Staff Writer
Publication Middle East Monitor Date July 11, 2018
Website https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180711-saudisation-failing-to-fill-gaps-left-by-largest-exodus-of-foreign-workers/

Title

Remittances from UAE set to surge as Asian currencies continue to slide

Author Waheed Abbas
Publication Khaleej Times Date July 10, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/economy/20180710/remittances-from-uae-set-to-surge-as-asian-currencies-continue-to-slide

Title

Record numbers of foreign workers leave Saudi Arabia

Author Ahmed Al Omran
Publication Financial Times Date July 10, 2018
Website https://www.ft.com/content/c710cf30-8441-11e8-a29d-73e3d454535d

Title

Salaries for high-skilled workers in Saudi, UAE to rise soon: study

Author Mubasher
Publication Zawya Date July 9, 2018
Website https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Salaries_for_highskilled_workers_in_Saudi_UAE_to_rise_soon_study-SNG_120535122/

Title

Saudi unemployment increases despite decline in expat workers

Author Shayan Shakeel
Publication Arabian Business Date July 8, 2018
Website https://www.arabianbusiness.com/politics-economics/400163-saudi-unemployment-increases-despite-decline-in-expat-workers

Title

Blue collar jobs snub hits government targets in Oman

Author Staff Writer
Publication Times of Oman Date July 8, 2018
Website https://timesofoman.com/article/137770

July 1 – July 7, 2018

Title

Saudi Arabia: 234,000 foreigners lose jobs during the first quarter of 2018

Author Staff Writer
Publication Middle East Monitor Date July 6, 2018
Website https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180706-saudi-arabia-234-thousand-foreigners-unemployed-during-the-first-quarter-of-2018/

Title UAE’s skilled workers will see hefty salary increase Author Rohma Sadaqat
Publication Khaleej Times Date July 5, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/business/local/uaes-skilled-workers-will-see-hefty-salary-increase-

Title Indian workers in Gulf down by half since 2015 Author Lubna Kably
Publication Times of India Date July 4, 2018
Website https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/no-of-indian-workers-going-to-gulf-halves-in-2-yrs-to-3-7l-in-17/articleshow/64847830.cms

Title UAE is top destination for Indians Author Staff Writer
Publication Gulf News Date July 4, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/news/asia/india/uae-is-top-destination-for-indians-1.2246848

Title

New Dubai workplace law provides more annual leave and promotion opportunities

Author Haneen Dajani
Publication The National Date July 1, 2018
Website https://www.thenational.ae/uae/government/new-dubai-workplace-law-provides-more-annual-leave-and-promotion-opportunities-1.746042

June 22 to June 28, 2018

Title

Five Indians stranded in Dubai after accepting fake job offers

Author Dhanusha Gokulan
Publication Khaleej Times Date June 26, 2018
Website https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/dubai/five-indians-stranded-in-dubai-after-accepting-fake-job-offers–

Title

Saudi Arabia on track to launch labour courts

Author Staff Writer
Publication Trade Arabia Date June 24, 2018
Website http://tradearabia.com/news/MISC_343251.html

Title

UAE amnesty 2018: Nine centres to help fix residency status of illegal expatriates in UAE

Author Anwar Ahmad
Publication Gulf News Date June 23, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-amnesty-2018-nine-centres-to-help-fix-residency-status-of-illegal-expatriates-in-uae-1.2255953

Title

600 Indians working on the 2022 Football World Cup stadium stranded with no salary in Qatar

Author Vanilla Sharma
Publication International Business Times Date June 23, 2018
Website https://www.ibtimes.co.in/600-indians-working-2022-football-world-cup-stadium-stranded-no-salary-qatar-775823

Title

Expats’ massive exit weighs on Saudi construction sector

Author Mubasher
Publication Zawya Date June 23, 2018
Website https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Expats_massive_exit_weighs_on_Saudi_construction_sector-SNG_121672988/

Title

No protests by workers in Dubai this year

Author Ali Al Shouk
Publication Gulf News Date June 22, 2018
Website https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/no-protests-by-workers-in-dubai-this-year-1.2255161