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Car-wash worker hurt in ‘freak accident’ car falls on the worker while he is washing it

DATE: 01-Feb-2016

Sharjah: A worker was seriously injured in a freak accident on Saturday after the car he was washing fell on him, an official at Sharjah Police told Gulf News. The 40-year-old worker from Nigeria was identified as J.O.T. The incident occurred just after 4.30pm at a car wash station in Sharjah Ind...

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Appeals court upholds verdict against public sector workers

DATE: 01-Feb-2016

ABHA — The Administrative Court of Appeals upheld a lower court verdict sentencing two public sector employees to imprisonment and fine for embezzlement. Spokesman for the National Commission for Combating Corruption (Nazaha) Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan said it received reports from a citizen on sever...

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Kingdom needs 2,000 Filipino doctors, nurses

DATE: 01-Feb-2016

RIYADH — The Ministry of Health is in urgent need of 2,000 Filipino doctors and nurses, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). “The Ministry of Health (MOH), KSA, is in urgent need of 1,000 male/female doctors (residents/general practitioners, specialists, and ...

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Refugee Flows to Lesvos: Evolution of a Humanitarian Response

DATE: 30-Jan-2016

The Greek island of Lesvos, separated from Turkey’s coastline by a thin sliver of the Aegean Sea, is no stranger to refugee flows. In the aftermath of the 1919-22 Greco-Turkish War, thousands of Anatolian Greeks forcibly displaced from Turkey found safety and started new lives in Lesvos. Almost a ...

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Saudi govt employer of choice, survey says

DATE: 30-Jan-2016

JEDDAH — According to the recent “Top Industries in the Middle East and North Africa” survey, 70% of respondents in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) view the government as a favorable employer of choice, 44% of which perceive it as “extremely favorable” and only 4% viewing it as “extrem...

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Bettered Iraqi refugees in Germany head home – A change of heart for many after a few months

DATE: 29-Jan-2016

ERLIN: It’s a change of heart that Iraqi immigrant Sekvan Agho never saw coming. Agho was among the wave of nearly 1.1 million asylum-seekers who came to Germany last year seeking a new life, making his way from his native Iraq to Turkey, then across the seas to Greece before tramping north and ev...

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A few migrants betray the rest

DATE: 29-Jan-2016

A young Swedish worker in a Gothenburg hotel for young asylum seekers has been stabbed to death. A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for the crime. Coming on top of the appalling Taharrush Gamea New Year’s Eve sex attacks by up to a thousand asylum seekers in Cologne station and other assaults in ...

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Six migrants including a child drown off Greece

DATE: 28-Jan-2016

ATHENS — Greek rescuers recovered the bodies of six drowned migrants, including a young boy, on Wednesday after their boat sank off Kos island, the coastguard said. The bodies were found during a rescue operation that was launched after a survivor reported the sinking. The man had managed to...

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ARABIA Fine, jail for visit visa overstayers

DATE: 28-Jan-2016

RIYADH — A foreigner who overstays visit visa as well as the expat or the Saudi who got the visa issued will each be fined a maximum of SR50,000 and imprisoned for up to six months, according to the General Directorate of Passports (Jawazat). Expatriate worker in such case will also be deported. ...

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Expat caught smuggling four illegal women

DATE: 28-Jan-2016

BHA — Police arrested a Somali man and four Ethiopian women he was transporting on Tuesday. Bisha Police reported officers inspected a vehicle driving on Bisha-Khamis Mushayt Road and found the four women and a child. The Somali man who was driving presented his family ID to the officers and tried...

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