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Remittances edge up 0.5% to $1.814 B in January

Posted by jaypee 14 days ago Philippines
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MANILA, Philippines - Growth in overseas Filipino workers’ remittances decelerated to a six-year low in January, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.




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Bangladeshi Customs deports 136 Rohingya migrants

Posted by jaypee 20 days ago Bangladesh
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DHAKA: Bangladeshi customs deported 136 Rohingya migrants, including women and children, who had illegally crossed from neighboring Myanmar.

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Saudi Arabia arrests 1,000 on first day of new expat crackdown

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Saudi Arabia
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More than 1,000 alleged illegal expats were arrested in Saudi Arabia on Monday during the first day of a new campaign, according to the official Saudi Press Agency.

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Camp for Hindu migrants from Pakistan to apply for Indian citizenship

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago India
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Jodhpur: A camp for receiving applications from eligible Hindu migrants from Pakistan seeking Indian citizenship began here today.


 

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Foreign construction workers stage rare protest in Dubai over pay

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago United Arab Emirates
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Several hundred south Asian migrant workers have held a rare protest in the heart of Dubai’s ritzy downtown, temporarily blocking traffic.

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Higher penalties sought for bogus employment

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Finance Committee at the Shoura Council has supported the inclusion of penalties and defamation against companies who exploit the names of citizens for bogus employment to evade Saudization quotas.

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Saudi Arabia vows 'zero tolerance' vs illegal labor

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Saudi Arabia
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RIYADH - Saudi Arabia on Monday vowed "zero tolerance" against the illegal employment of migrants, more than a year after tens of thousands of foreigners were deported in an earlier crackdown.

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Eight-year limit on expats’ stay to be implemented in stages

Posted by jaypee 21 days ago Saudi Arabia
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The Labor Ministry has denied a report that it plans to limit the stay of foreign workers to eight years, but a ministry source on Monday insisted that the proposal is being studied and would be implemented.

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