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New labor proposals opposed

Saudi businessmen and economists have opposed the new proposals made by the Labor Ministry to restrict the stay of foreign workers to seven years and discourage them from bringing their families to the Kingdom, saying such measures are counterproductive. These proposals will push 70 percent of private companies into the red category of the Nitaqat nationalization scheme, they said.  Businessmen ... Read More »

1,500 illegal immigrants nabbed in Malaysia

NATIONWIDE RAIDS: Detained foreigners will be deported within seven days, says minister KUALA LUMPUR: THE country's largest integrated operation to round up illegal immigrants, Op Bersepadu, got underway yesterday with 1,565 foreigners detained within the first 12 hours. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said those detained in the exercise, which began at midnight, did not have valid ... Read More »

Thai capital under state of emergency as protesters dig in

BANGKOK: Thailand's capital was under a state of emergency on Wednesday after the government moved to tighten security as protesters trying to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra threatened to disrupt an election she has called for early next month. Bangkok was calm and early commuters travelled to work as normal. There were no troops on the streets, as has been ... Read More »

Foreign fighters must leave Syria K.S.A.

Saudi Arabia has exhorted all foreign fighters to leave Syria, calling on the international community to stop the killing machine of Bashar Assad’s regime. The Saudi statement on Tuesday came on the eve of the Geneva 2 peace conference that begins in Switzerland on Wednesday. Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal has already arrived in Geneva to attend the peace talks. ... Read More »

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