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Dozens Dead and Thousands Homeless as 6.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Indonesia

Hundreds of buildings have been damaged and thousands of people have been displaced due to a 6.5 magnitude earthquake that hit Indonesia. Death toll...

Saudi and Gulf Allies to End Years-long Blockade on Qatar, Reopen Borders

Saudi Arabia together with its regional allies, the UAE, Bahrain, and Egypt, have agreed to end a years-long disabling blockade on Qatar as well...

Oman Announces Reopening of Borders Starting December 29

As the COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed in most parts of the world, Oman announced that it will reopen all of its borders on...

Saudi Suspends All International Flights

Saudi Arabia announced that it has suspended all its international flights beginning 21st December 2020 due to the spread of the COVID-19. According to...

[LOOK] Saudi Gov’t Launches Free COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for Public

The Saudi government on December 17 has rolled out the first phase of its COVID-19 vaccination for the public. ALSO READ: Bahrain to be Among...

Oman Minister Announces Plan to Amend Labor, Taxation, and Subsidy Laws

Oman has announced plans to revise its labor laws, introduce new taxation schemes and put an end to “long-standing” subsidies while ensuring that low-income...

Big Changes to Take Effect in Saudi Arabia’s Kafala Labor System

Following a series of major changes to Islamic laws observed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is yet another important milestone for millions of migrant workers...

Bahrain to be Among the First Nations to Receive Coronavirus Vaccine

A top-ranking official at the BDF Hospital, on Tuesday (Nov. 10), announced that the kingdom as per the directives of His Royal Highness Prince...

[WARNING] Break Lockdown Rules in Oman and Face Hefty Fines, Jail Time

The Royal Oman Police on Sunday (October 18), announced that those who are caught violating lockdown rules could face fines of up to OMR3,500, as well...

Expats Can Now Buy Properties in Oman

Good news for expats based in Oman! The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning issued a resolution on Sunday, October 18, allowing expats in Oman...

Google Offers Middle East Grants Worth $1.1 Million for Digital Skills Training

In light of the "new normal" being adopted in various parts of the globe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, tech giant Google, a unit...

Remote Workers Can Now Relocate to Dubai via New Virtual Working Program

The Dubai government has recently launched a new program that enables overseas remote working professionals to relocate in the emirate while continuing to serve...

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BI Issues Warning to OFWs: Using Old OECs is Illegal

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) issued a warning about a scam targeting former OFWs. The scheme works by giving former OFWS new tourist visas...

UAE Gov’t Introduces New ‘Hayat-Vax’

Reinforcing the country’s staunch efforts to develop herd immunity among its residents, the UAE government announced a joint project between the UAE G42 and...

After Saudi Ban on Use of the Word ‘Maids’ in Job Ads, Kuwait Follows Suit

The Middle East has seen important reforms concerning policies in dealing with domestic helpers. In Kuwait, the use of the word, ‘maid’ in advertisements...

Ramadan 2021: What are The Protocols to be Observed this Year?

Earlier, astronomy experts have projected that Ramadan in the UAE this year will fall on April 13 or 14, depending on the country’s moon-sighting...

Now, Saudi-based Employers and Recruiters Should Not Use the Word ‘Maid’ in Job Adverts

The Saudi government has announced that no form of job advertisements, whether on paper or online, should use the word ‘maid’ after it has...