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It’S A Full House As Cinema Returns To Saudi Arabia

It’S A Full House As Cinema Returns To Saudi Arabia

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A mixed crowd of hundreds of movie-lovers filed into the brand-new state-of-the-art movie theatre. Twas a full house on Friday night in the Saudi capital of Riyadh at the country's first cinema as the first public screening of a commercial film in more than three decades took place A mixed crowd of hundreds of movie-lovers filed into the brand-new state-of-the-art movie theatre at King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) in Riyadh to watch the Hollywood blockbuster, Black Panther, the world's highest grossing film so far in 2018. The initial public screening was preceded by much fanfare that included a gala screening on Wednesday for distinguished local and international guests, in particular industry specialists. It marked the first time in more than 35 years that a commercial fil...
25,000 Filipino workers stranded after ban on deployment of OFWs in Kuwait

25,000 Filipino workers stranded after ban on deployment of OFWs in Kuwait

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Estimates suggest that around 10,000 OFWs are overstaying in Kuwait. Around 25,000 Filipino workers were stranded in the country after the government issued a ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to Kuwait. "And, while they are waiting, the agencies continue to pay for their housing accommodation, waiting for the go signal to proceed to Kuwait," recruitment consultant Manny Geslani told Business Mirror. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter S. Cayetano and Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III spoke to Business Mirror saying both the DFA and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will implement the President's instructions "to ensure the protection of the rights and the promotion of the welfare of overseas Filipino workers, not just in Kuwait but also in oth...
Expats in Gulf mull future with taxes

Expats in Gulf mull future with taxes

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Many families living in Saudi Arabia say life is no longer affordable after new tax on dependents With the decrease in oil prices, their main source of income, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have been pushing for economic reforms and for new sources of income to help deal with deficits in budgets that are often largely dependent on the oil sector and that have reached unprecedented highs. New measures adopted by Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates included raising fuel prices, increasing service fees and reducing subsidies of basic supplies that are costing the states billions of dollars. Saudi Arabia, with a total population of more than 31 million that is larger than that of the other five GCC countries combined, was hit the hardest...
ATTENTION Expats! If You Doing In this GCC Countries You Will Be Get Wide Ban or Deported!

ATTENTION Expats! If You Doing In this GCC Countries You Will Be Get Wide Ban or Deported!

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General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs-Dubai (GDRFA) has just made a statement which is published by Gulf News today that the expatriates who are deported from one of the GCC countries would not be able to enter any of the GCC member countries upon work visa. Gulf News reported that the GDRFA, in its magazine Manafez Dubai that all six GCC countries (Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman) have agreed upon this law and soon it will be implemented in all GCC countries. The country which will deport the expatriate will take his or her fingerprints and share it with all GCC member countries. The system to share this kind of information is already in place.[irp] Ban in cases of Criminal Offences: It is important to mention here that GCC countries alread...
List of Free Baggage Allowance of Airlines Flying Between Middle East and Manila

List of Free Baggage Allowance of Airlines Flying Between Middle East and Manila

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Are you an overseas Filipino worker or traveler coming from the Middle East and wanting to compare the luggage allowance provided by major airlines flying between Manila and the Middle East? Have a look at the following table for listing of baggage allowance across various airlines flying between the Philippines and countries in the Middle East. Information may change without prior notice. Here’s a simple table outlining major Middle East airlines and their corresponding baggage allowance: [table caption=”Free Luggage on Airlines Flying Between Manila and Middle East” width=”600″ colwidth=”100|100|100|100|100″ colalign=”left|center|center|center”] Airline,First Class,Business Class,Economy Class,Hand Carry (Economy only) Saudia Airlines,2 x 32kg,2 x 32 kg,1 x 32kg or 2 x
An expat arrested for Sexually harassing his Filipino Maid – Viral Video

An expat arrested for Sexually harassing his Filipino Maid – Viral Video

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Another viral video, but for the greater good. Yes, against and for the awareness of sexual abuse. Sexual abuse and physical abuse are the most common and unfortunate in addition to shameful act reported against the workers. Female workers travel far and away from their home to serve us only to earn a little amount of money, but a few of inhuman natured people treat them with such brutal and shameful acts.[irp] A video went viral which was filmed secretly by Beth Lili in which it was clearly seen that the male sponsor of the housemaid was trying to rape the lady and she was trying to save herself by pushing him away and threatening him with a knife. The video was later posted to Twitter by some social media user and went viral. You can watch the video at the end of this articl...
OFW returns home dead after ‘serving two masters’ in Middle East

OFW returns home dead after ‘serving two masters’ in Middle East

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A 38-year-old Filipina died September 29 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia two months before end of her contract in December after serving two households and suffering maltreatment from her second master. The remains of Ana Fe Velasco-Bania had bruises when it arrived at the Legazpi City Domestic Airport on November 2, according to her family. They suspect that she suffered maltreatment which resulted to her death; although, initial medical report from the King Khalid Hospital in Saudi Arabia said she died of stroke (acute cerebrovascular accident). Her husband Ferdinand Bania said that he would like his wife’s remains to undergo an autopsy to verify the cause of her death, but they couldn’t afford it. “If government officials from the Department of Foreign Affairs will help me out,
10 Richest People in Saudi Arabia 2016

10 Richest People in Saudi Arabia 2016

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1. Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal –$20.4 Billion Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz al Saud on his full name is the richest person in Saudi Arabia as well as he is a business magnate, investor and philanthropist. Member of the Saudi royal family, Waleed is the nephew of Saudi King Abdullah, a grandson of Ibn Saud (the first Saudi King). He is the founder, the chief executive officer and owner of 95% of the Kingdom Holding Company. The company has a market capital of over $18 billion. The Kingdom Holding Company is a Forbes Global 2000 company that has investments in various businesses such as banking and financial services. Among his other big business, he is the owner of Paris’s Four Seasons Hotel George V and part of the Plaza Hotel. That concludes our article on the
King expresses pride in Saudi development, security, prosperity

King expresses pride in Saudi development, security, prosperity

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JEDDAH: King Salman on Tuesday expressed pride in the Kingdom’s development in all areas as it celebrates its 87th National Day this year, with citizens and residents enjoying security and prosperity. Addressing a regular Cabinet session at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah, he also referred to the care and concern given to pilgrims and visitors, the development of the Two Holy Mosques and holy sites, and improvement of services in this regard. The king thanked leaders of sisterly and friendly countries for congratulating Saudi Arabia on its National Day, which he said embodied national unity, love and loyalty to the homeland. He also thanked citizens for showing their joy over the occasion. The Cabinet lauded the Kingdom’s constructive role in various Arab, Islamic, regional and international
US President Trump hails Saudi Arabia’s ‘positive step’ allowing women to drive

US President Trump hails Saudi Arabia’s ‘positive step’ allowing women to drive

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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump congratulated Saudi Arabia Tuesday for its decision to join the rest of the world in allowing women to drive, calling it a “positive step” for the ultra-conservative kingdom. “President Donald J. Trump commends the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s decision today to affirm the right of women to drive in the kingdom,” a White House statement read. “This is a positive step toward promoting the rights and opportunities of women in Saudi Arabia.” Earlier, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert hailed the “very positive sign.” “We’re just happy today,” she added. Earlier, Saudi officials had announced that it would allow women to drive from next June, a victory for a long campaign by women’s rights activists. “We will continue to support Saudi Arabia in
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