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Saudi Arabia announces major changes to Kafala system

Foreign workers in Saudi Arabia are now able to switch jobs without their employers’ permission after the long-awaited labour reforms in the Gulf region’s most populous country went into effect. According to Al Arabiya, the country’s improved reforms on its “Kafala” sponsorship system officially came into effect on Sunday. The Kafala system previously tied workers …

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Saudi King issues historical decree allowing women to drive

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the repression of women in the conservative kingdom.According to the official Saudi Press Agency, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a royal decree allowing women to drive. “Saudi Arabia allows …

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Nearly 500 expat medical professionals to lose jobs in Saudi Arabia

Nearly 500 expat medical professionals working at the King Saud University will lose their jobs as the Replacement Administration in the Ministry of Civil Service refused to renew their contracts. The university had requested the renewal of the contracts of 478 expat medical professionals.But the ministry said these workers had spent a long period of …

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Indian, Saudi ministers hold talks to help laid-off workers return home

Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Development Ahmed Al-Humaidan held a “productive meeting” with visiting Indian Minister of State for External Affairs V. K. Singh in Riyadh on Thursday to help laid-off Indian workers to return home, Arab News has reported. Anil Nautiyal, first secretary for community welfare at the Indian Embassy, told …

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