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Prerequisites of UAE visa spark mixed reactions

As the government aims to curb the influx of blue-collar workers from certain countries in South East Asia, Kipp ponders the possible long term ramifications...

September 18, 2012 12:01
 
Oman says willing to sell crude oil to Sri Lanka

Oman says willing to sell crude oil to Sri Lanka

Oman is willing to sell crude oil to Sri Lanka, which is scrambling to find an alternative to its threatened primary supply from Iran, Oman's oil minister said on Friday.

January 28, 2012 1:20
 
Look who’s complaining

Look who’s complaining

Saudi authorities are mulling a ban on housemaids from certain Asian countries, claiming they are indifferent to the local culture and have been involved in ‘child murders and incidents of violence’. Meanwhile, the number of maids being abused in the Kingdom is growing at an alarming rate.

January 26, 2010 1:47
 

Etisalat bids telecom firm in Sri Lanka

Emirates Telecommunications Corp. (Etisalat) announced it put in a bid to buy assets belonging…

September 15, 2009 12:01
 
Now the maids are calling the shots

Now the maids are calling the shots

With increased work during Ramadan, Saudi women are forced to employ ‘illegal’ housemaids, who direct the terms of their employment

August 31, 2008 9:25
 
Cover me: I’m going in

Cover me: I’m going in

Sri Lanka plans new insurance plan for domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, which has the largest number of Sri Lankan housemaids in the region.

August 24, 2008 9:49
 
Time to do the housework

Time to do the housework

Rising complaints have persuaded Sri Lankan officials to curb the number of housemaids in the Middle East

August 11, 2008 10:18
 
People in UAE search for Dubai hotels

People in UAE search for Dubai hotels

At least that’s what Google’s new tracking application seems to say. And many people in Dubai are also googling the city’s police.

August 10, 2008 8:41