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Oman Enacts 5% VAT on Goods and Services

On Friday (April 16), Oman enacted the 5% value added tax (VAT) on several goods and services. This comes after a six-month transitional period for...

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...

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...

Pakistani Uber Eats Driver Killed after 2 Teenage Girls Carjack His Car

Two teenage girls, 13 and 15, have been charged with the murder and carjacking of a Pakistani immigrant. The Pakistani, Mohammad Anwar, 66, was...

UAE Offers Free Vaccination to All Residents Age 16 and Above

The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has announced that vaccinations will be free for all residents aged 16 and above. ALSO READ: Sponsoring Your...

UAE Introduces New Remote Working Visa, Multiple-Entry Tourist Visas

Authorities in the UAE have approved a new self-sponsored Remote Work Visa that will enable employees from all over the world to live and...

UAE Suspends Daily, Hourly Maid Services to Curb Spread of Coronavirus

UAE authorities on Tuesday (March 16) announced that short-term recruitment of maid services via Tadbeer centers is temporarily suspended. READ ALSO: UAE Lands in Top...

Oman to Enforce 5% VAT Starting April 16

Oman is all set to roll out the 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) across the country. Oman is the third in the Arab world...

Despite Kafala Reform, Many Filipinos in Saudi Still Vulnerable to Abuse – Expert

At least 500,000 Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia are still at risk for exploitation and abuse despite the reform ‘abolishing’ the kafala system. The...

Viral Video: Domestic Helper Rescued from Angry Employer’s Abuse

Here’s an important reminder to all employers regarding how you treat ALL your workers: Do not beat them up or abuse them, even if...

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VIDEO: Israel’s Iron Dome Blocks 90% of Rockets Fired, Limiting Impact of Large Assaults

The Iron Dome, Israel's anti-missile defence system, has intercepted 90% of rockets launched, minimising the severity of one of the country's biggest attacks. According to...

Saudi to Reopen Borders Starting May 17

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced that it will lift its travel ban on those travelling overseas beginning 1:00 am on May 17. Saudi Arabia’s...

Oman Imposes Ban on Commercial Activities; Cancels Eid Prayers

Oman announced that it is cancelling Eid prayers and Eid souqs and gatherings of any kind in public places, which include beaches and parks...

Bahrain Launches Wage Protection System

The kingdom of Bahrain has officially put into effect the phased system that aims to protect the wages of private-sector employees and limit labor...

PH Gov’t Considers Suspension of OFW Deployment to Countries with Kafala System

The Philippine government on Wednesday (April 21) revealed the possibility of suspending OFW deployment to Middle East countries that would refuse to heed Philippine...