MIDDLE EAST

[Kuwait] 1,875 expat teachers’ contracts will be terminated by end of academic year [Kuwait] 1,875 expat teachers’ contracts will be terminated by end of academic year

Kuwait has intensified its efforts to create job opportunities for its citizens in recent years and to replace foreign employees.
17 Jan 2023

[Jordan] Unemployment rate at highest among graduates [Jordan] Unemployment rate at highest among graduates

There was not a high number of expatriate workers applying for work permits as a result of the high fees...
10 Jan 2023

[UAE] Dubai scraps 30% alcohol tax [UAE] Dubai scraps 30% alcohol tax

Two major retailers in the city, located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have already announced price reductions to reflect...
03 Jan 2023

[Kuwait] Driving licences of 1,000 expats cancelled in past 40 days [Kuwait] Driving licences of 1,000 expats cancelled in past 40 days

Traffic department patrol teams have been given the green light to arrest expatriates who continued driving after their license was...
20 Dec 2022

[Palestine] Civil and military employees to receive ‘partial salaries’ for 13th month running [Palestine] Civil and military employees to receive ‘partial salaries’ for 13th month running

Over the past three years, Israel has deducted about 600 million shekels ($144 million) annually from Palestine's tax revenues.
09 Dec 2022

[Jordan] Labour ministry launches awareness campaign for workers’ rights [Jordan] Labour ministry launches awareness campaign for workers’ rights

Under Article 70 of the Labor Law, working women are entitled to a total of 10 weeks of fully paid...
30 Nov 2022

[Saudi Arabia] Expat employee awarded SR180,000 compensation for illegal termination [Saudi Arabia] Expat employee awarded SR180,000 compensation for illegal termination

The Court of Appeal found that the employer sacked the employee without any valid reason and then submitted a malicious...
14 Nov 2022