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Tanzanian Woman Opens Up About Her Ordeal In Oman And UAE

Domestic workers have become soft targets in many countries and stories of their struggle is only increasing. In countries like Oman and the UAE, domestic workers who flee their abusive employers could be charged a hefty fine and sent to prison. Basma is another lady who tried to escape from …

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UAE Introduces New VAT System

Under the new system, school fees will be exempted, while there will be VAT on water, power, food and jewellery from next year. However, the experts believe that it wold be affordable to the residents. “Most food staples have a price elasticity of demand ranging from 0.20 to 0.80 in …

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Swiss Journalists Forced To Sign A Fake Confession In UAE

Two Swiss journalists arrested in the UAE while they were filming for TV report revealed that they were forced to sign documents admitting which said they were agents of Qatar and Israel in return of their release. Equipment belonging to journalist Serge Enderlin and photographer Jon Bjorgvinsson were seized after …

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Gulf States Want Their Nationals Out Of Lebanon

Saudi Arabia has urged its citizens in Lebanon to leave the country immediately in a travel warning issued on Thursday, November 9. The travel warning also asked the nationals not to travel to Lebanon. Meanwhile, other Gulf States like Kuwait, the UAE and Bahrain also asked their national to leave …

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UAE Envoy’s Email Reveals Yet Another Shocking Conspiracy Against Qatar

UAE’s ambassador to the US, Yousef Al Otaiba’s mail has once again been a subject to controversy as the leaked documents exposed a plan of the UAE to wage financial war against Qatar and steal the 2022 World Cup from the country. The reported mail was found in the task …

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UAE To Impose VAT On Food, Water And Power

The residents in the UAE will have to pay a 5 percent tax (VAT) on food, water, power and higher education from next year, an analyst said. Girish Chand, director, MCA Management Consultants, said both Saudi and the UAE authorities have brought these categories under the VAT. Khalid Al Bustani, …

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Economic Melt Down Ensures Sliding Scale Of Salaries Across Arab Countries

As Global and Arab institutions start to bring down and rationalize the cost of operations because of economic conditions, the average monthly salary of the employees in 16 Arab states is about $1,202 per month. The study by Al-Arabiya.net shows the average salary employees’ salary in the UAE $3235 per …

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IFDR Not Happy With The UAE And Saudi Arabia Using Art To Enhance Hatred

The International Federation of Rights and Development (IFDR) expressed disappointment over the use of arts by Saudi Arabia and the UAE to deepen hatred against the people of Qatar amid crisis. The Rome-based organisation said that it was concerned with the publication of anti-Qatar songs, a misuse of art and …

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Saudi, UAE Ports And Airports Under Yemen Rebels Radar

Yemen’s Iran backed Houthi rebels have threatened retaliation against the ports and airports of the UAE and Saudi Arabia, which blocked the Yemeni land, sea and air borders this week. “All airports, ports, border crossings and areas of any importance to Saudi Arabia and the UAE will be a direct …

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Qatar Coast Guards Block Drugs Coming From The UAE

Qatar security guards seized a boat carrying drugs into Qatari territorial waters, which was coming from the UAE. The boat contained Tramadol pills and was stopped by the coast guards recently. The security officials found 1.8m pills of Tramadol. The boat crew confessed that all the drugs were coming in …

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