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Planning to QUIT job during probation period? You can be BANNED

It is advised that those working under an unlimited period of contract should give 30-day notice before terminating contract. I am currently working in an LLC company on an unlimited contract and am still under probation period. Since this company is putting a lot of pressure on me indirectly, I …

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New Zealand considering extra security on Middle East flights

Additional security measures would affect passengers flying from UAE and Qatar. New Zealand is considering additional security checks on flights from the Middle East, its transport minister said on Sunday. The new rules would follow similar measures introduced last month by the United States, Britain and Australia. New Zealand’s civil …

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Short stay VISA HIKE, easier visas for four countries in Oman

Tourists visiting Oman will have to pay OMR20 for a short stay visa, in a move by Royal Oman Police (ROP) to replace the existing OMR5 fee. Tourists must now obtain the tourist visa for a minimum one month stay at the price of OMR20 –previously, they could buy a …

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Video: Oil tanker catches fire, burns man to death in Saudi

A massive oil tank caught fire after a road accident A horrific road accident in Saudi Arabia charred a man to death on Friday. A massive oil tanker caught fire after a road accident on the Haramain expressway, killing one person. According to the Arab News, Maj. Naif Al-Sharif, spokesman …

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Qatari hostages held in Iraq since 2015 freed

DOHA: Qatari citizens held hostage in Iraq by unidentified gunmen since 2015 have been freed and handed over to the Iraqi interior ministry, Qatar-based al-Jazeera reported on Friday. The satellite channel gave no further details on the release of the hostages, who were seized by gunmen in December 2015 while …

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Families left homeless in Sharjah rental scam

Fourteen families have been evicted from their homes in Sharjah’s Muweilah neighbourhood in the latest rental scam to have hit the country. The South Asian families were evicted after real estate brokers Moon Lights Facilities LLC which leased the apartments disappeared within days of encashing their annual rent cheques leaving …

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Only 2 of 4 Filipinos Killed in Abu Dhabi Road Accident Can Receive OWWA Benefits

A police report on the deaths of Filipino pilgrims killed in a road accident on Good Friday in Abu Dhabi has been released. According to Consul General Paul Raymond Cortes of the Philippine Consulate in Dubai and Northern Emirates, the victim’s vehicle broke down while they were on their way …

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Abu Dhabi Good Friday road mishap UPDATE 4: Mother of victims distressed over rental shop’s ‘gaffe’; thanks community for support and prayers

The mother of Daniel Paulo Paulino Paraiso and Anna Paula Paulino, two of the victims of last Good Friday’s Abu Dhabi road mishap, has expressed dismay over the car rental company’s alleged gaffe in ensuring proper customer service. At the same time 50-year-old Baby Paulino, herself an overseas worker in …

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Duterte fullfills promise, brings home 138 stranded OFWs from Saudi Arabia

Before his weeklong visit to the Middle East, President Rodrigo Duterte said, God willing, he would bring back home with him filipino workers who are stranded in the region. On the dawn of Monday, April 17, Duterte returned home from his 3-nation state visit from Middle East, and the President …

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Free parking in Dubai for Israa Wal Miraaj holiday

The RTA also announced service timings for the holiday. Residents in Dubai will enjoy free parking on the Israa Wal Miraaj holiday, the Roads and Transport Authority has announced. Moaza Al Marri, Director of Marketing & Corporate Communication, RTA, said, “All customers’ happiness centres will be closed during Israa Wal …

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