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Qatar presents efforts to develop expat labour sector

Qatar presents efforts to develop expat labour sector

The State of Qatar on Thursday reviewed the latest in its continuous efforts of developing the expatriate labour sector, including that of Africa.

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa raises war veterans' pensions

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa raises war veterans' pensions

President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday that pensions and allowances for veterans of Zimbabwe's independence war would be increased, days after his government announced a 10% hike in salaries for all public sector workers.

29 dead as car bomb hits bank in southern Afghanistan

29 dead as car bomb hits bank in southern Afghanistan

At least 29 people were killed on Thursday when a powerful car bomb struck a bank in Afghanistan's Lashkar Gah city as people were queueing to withdraw salaries.

Indian IT stocks slump over US visa reform bill

Indian IT stocks slump over US visa reform bill

Shares in India's major IT companies fell on Tuesday after local media reported on a US bill that would make it more expensive for firms to replace American employees with workers from foreign countries.

Mufti tells Saudis to back government austerity moves

Mufti tells Saudis to back government austerity moves

Saudi Arabia's top religious authority urged citizens to support government austerity measures, saying recent decrees were temporary moves necessitated by public interest, a newspaper reported on Thursday.

Saudi Arabia slashes ministers' pay, cuts bonuses

Saudi Arabia slashes ministers' pay, cuts bonuses

Saudi Arabia will cut ministers' salaries by 20% and scale back financial perks for public sector employees, according to a cabinet statement and royal decree broadcast on state-run Ekhbariya TV on Monday.

Unpaid Pakistani workers to fly home from Saudi

Unpaid Pakistani workers to fly home from Saudi

Hundreds of Pakistani construction workers are to fly home from Saudi Arabia this week but without the salaries they have waited months to receive, embassy officials said.

Construction workers seek labour officials' intervention

Construction workers seek labour officials' intervention

Scores of workers of a construction firm, having its office in Al Hilal area, have sought the intervention of the Labour authorities after their employer has failed to pay their salaries for the last 3-4 months.