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Human rights in KSA ‘protected by laws, regulations’
The president of the Saudi Human Rights Commission reiterated that human rights in the Kingdom are protected by national laws and regulations, and that interest in ensuring these rights has doubled under the leadership of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Sharjah to host Arab Parliament for the Child on July 22, 23
SHARJAH: The Arab Parliament for the Child (APC), which is part of the Arab League and is based in the UAE, has announced a number of events for Arab children on July 22 and 23 in Sharjah.
Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian aid continues to Afghanistan
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been a friend of Afghanistan and its people for decades.
HRC report lauds Saudi Arabia’s human rights measures
The Saudi Human Rights Commission has released its international report, coinciding with the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council, highlighting the significant advancements undertaken by the Kingdom to protect residents and citizens.
New UAE weekend: 6 reasons why workweek has been shortened
Here is why the country revised its workweek:
President issues Decree appointing Director-General of UAE Space Agency
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a Federal Decree
Groups exempt from workplace attendance listed in Saudi Arabia
MAKKAH: The categories of people exempt from workplace attendance in the Kingdom’s public, private and non-profit sectors have been announced by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.
HRC signs MoU to promote human rights in Saudi Arabia
The Human Rights Commission (HRC) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Saudi Lawyers’ Association to boost cooperation.
Saudi Arabia to supply more housing units to support needy families in 2021, says finance ministry
The Kingdom’s housing targets for 2021 include continuing to pump more units from off-plan sales to the beneficiaries of Sakani program, the Saudi Ministry of Finance said in the 2021 budget statement.
Ugandan envoy praises Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian efforts
JEDDAH: The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) on Monday continued its noble mission in different parts of the world.
HR Ministry: No gender discrimination in salary of private sector employees
Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development emphasized that it will ensure that there is no gender discrimination in terms of pay scales of male and female employees working in the private sector.
Saudi Arabia boosts efforts to fight human trafficking mechanism
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) on Monday signed an agreement with the Saudi Human Rights Commission to combat human trafficking in the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia sends vital humanitarian assistance to flood-stricken Sudan
RIYADH: Two aircraft carrying shelter, food and medical aid left Riyadh on Sunday for flood-stricken Sudan. The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) airlift is being directed by a specialized team that will supervise the distribution process. More than 60 people are believed to have died in flash flooding that left almost 200,000 people homeless. At least 37,000 homes in the country have been destroyed or damaged, according to the UN.
Detained Saudi human rights lawyer said to have been freed
Saudi authorities have released a prominent human rights lawyer seven months after he was detained in a crackdown on dissent, campaigners said on Monday.
Bahrain 'willing to hold constructive meetings' with new UN rights chief
MANAMA: Bahrain is willing to hold constructive meetings with the UN’s newly appointed High Commissioner for Human Rights to turn a new page towards developing healthy relations with the international community,
UAE statement on women’s right in UN
The UAE Permanent Representative to the UN and other international organisations in Geneva, Ambassador Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, has stressed that the UAE's experience in women's empowerment was unique in the region.
UAE vows to ‘leave no one behind’
Country pledges to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path during Sustainable Development Goals 2015 Summit
Mohamed visits UAE servicemen wounded in Yemen
Offers condolences to families of nation's martyrs
Fast-tracking of transactions for workers’ visas
It will take employers a maximum of 48 hours to complete transactions for obtaining
Labour cards to be replaced by electronic permit
Labour cards will be cancelled and replaced by an electronic permit to be renewed once every two years in case the contractual relationship between the employer and employee continues, the Ministry of Labour announced here on Monday
Abusive employers to be blacklisted
Philippines plans to train distressed Filipina housemaids in income-generating skills
Panel to establish fund to support victims of human trafficking
The National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking adopted a decision to establish
Anti-trafficking panel holds workshop on combating forced labour
The National Committee to Combat Human Trafficking in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation
Ministry of Interior boosts its Child Protection Efforts with Initiatives and Projects
The Ministry of Interior is boosting its child protection efforts by implementing a number of initiatives and projects across the country
UAE maid rules 'stacked against sponsors'
Stories about exploited or abused housemaids often paint employers
Ministry to enforce midday break rule
The Ministry of Labour inspection teams will continue visiting private workplaces
Human trafficking report doesn't give true UAE picture, says Dr Gargash
The UAE has taken great strides towards protecting victims of human trafficking
Over-60 UAE free zone workers subject to yearly visa renewal
I understand the UAE Labour Law on retirement age has been amended, changing from 60 to 65 years
Child protection, foreign ownership and teaching standards on UAE's horizon
Bills and public debates are already on the FNC's autumn agenda, members have said
Steepest private sector wage rise for UAE workers in four years
Private-sector workers in the Emirates received their biggest pay rise in four years last month, according to
UAE lays emphasis on human rights
The UAE is committed to pursuing its efforts to enhance human rights, in keeping
Employers violating laws face hefty fines
The Ministry of Labour says it will continue confronting labour relationships of convenience
Shelter for male victims of human trafficking set to open
The first shelter for male victims of human trafficking is to open
New law on domestic workers in the works
A new draft law on hiring of domestic workers is in its final stages and will be issued in the coming months
DM to enhance implementation of food code
The Dubai Municipality (DM) has accelerated the pace of activities to support the effective implementation
Early retirement for UAE women before Federal National Council for debate
Pensions, food security and social support will be debated tomorrow at the National Council's final session of this term
UAE strives to improve expat workers’ condition
The UAE provides an attractive environment for foreign workers of 200 different nationalities
UAE provides protection for expatriate workforce
The UAE provides an attractive environment for foreign workers of 200 different nationalities
UAE builds on funds to battle human trafficking
The UAE has pledged US$50,000 (Dh183,650) in aid to the United Nations
Residents told to sign up for e-Gate pass
UAE residents are being encouraged to sign up for the e-Gate service in their passports
MoL to fine employees for delaying labour card renewal
Humaid Bin Dimas, Assistant Undersecretary for Labour Affairs, has revealed that the Ministry of Labour
Stamp out illegal workers, government told
Abu Dhabi: A member of the Federal National Council yesterday (Tuesday)
FNC okays changes in human trafficking law
Victims of human trafficking in the UAE would have better protection and their tormentors
Ministry lists jobs exempted from midday break rule
The Ministry of Labour (MoL) has issued an administrative order specifying exemptions
FNC calls for more protection for UAE consumers
FNC members called for greater oversight of goods sold in the country to protect consumers.
Illegal Dubai residents to pay overstay fines monthly
Illegal residents who cannot pay their overstaying fines are being urged by authorities
Soliciting odd jobs in public places a punishable offence, warn AD police
Abu Dhabi Police (ADP) have warned employed workers against gathering in public places and asking
Maids wage contracts must be honoured if signed says UAE Foreign Minister
The UAE does not prevent foreign embassies from working to protect their citizens who are employed here
Increased expat ownership of UAE companies remains open to debate, says Minister of Economy
Stalled discussions about the revised companies law will resume next week, the UAE Minister of Economy Al Mansouri said yesterday
Bank statement required to sponsor family in Dubai
Residents wishing to sponsor family members in Dubai now have to submit their bank statements to the residency department
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