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87 Nepalese left high and dry in Saudi Arabia Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Saudi Arabia: A total of 87 Nepali workers in Saudi Arabia are left high and dry as they were not given work and facility as per the agreement. They, who arrived here four months ago through Kupandole-based ACE Employment Bureau Pvt. Ltd, have been without work. Victims said that the employer..

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4 US Senators meet Saudi King Salman ahead of Obama visit Monday, March 21st, 2016

RIYADH, (AP): Saudi Arabia’s official news agency says King Salman has met with a US Congressional delegation ahead of President Barack Obama’s scheduled visit next month. The Saudi Press Agency says the delegation was led by ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Ben Cardin, D-MD,..

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Nepali woman migrant rescued from Saudi Arabia Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Saudi Arabia: A Nepali woman migrant worker, who had been confined to her employer’s house in Saudi Arabia for the past seven years, has been rescued. Man Maya Gurung, 30, of Sundarpur in Morang, who landed in Saudi Arabia as a domestic help illegally, was rescued at an initiation of the..

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Stranded Nepali migrant workers implore for help Sunday, March 13th, 2016

By Bharat Pradhan, Dammam (Saudi Arabia): Complaints have been pouring in over the Nepali Embassy's apparent lack of concern towards the deteriorating plight of migrant Nepali workers stranded in Saudi Arabia. The Embassy's doors have been repeatedly knocked by the victims seeking to be saved from..

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Theme parks rise in Dubai amid shifting sands of tourism Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

DUBAI, (AP): Sweating and hopeful, the performers lined up once more and received instructions mirroring the aspirations of the soon-to-open massive amusement parks they hoped to join: dance three-eighths Bollywood with a stiff shot of hip hop and a touch of whimsy. And one more thing: “Does..

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Middle East e-commerce portal Souq.com gets Dh1b plus in funding Monday, February 29th, 2016

DUBAI: E-commerce marketplace Souq.com has secured funding in excess of Dh1 billion — the largest such for an e-tailing portal in the region to date. The investment will go towards supporting “future growth, strengthen e-commerce in the region and empower more businesses to grow online through..

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4 US reporters charged in Bahrain leaving country Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

MANAMA, (AP): A defence lawyer for four US journalists charged in Bahrain says they are heading to the airport to fly out of the country. Mohammed al-Jishi told The Associated Press that the journalists had left a police station and were on their way to the airport to fly out Tuesday..

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Nepal fixes minimum wage for migrant workers in Oman Sunday, January 24th, 2016

MUSCAT: Nepalese government has fixed minimum basic salary and food allowances for unskilled and domestic workers at OMR120 in Oman, according to a statement issued by the Nepalese Embassy in Muscat. “Those sponsors willing to recruit Nepalese workers through individual recruitment will also..

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Company Executive Blames Decade-Old Oil Leak on ‘Act of God’ Thursday, January 21st, 2016

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, BATON ROUGE, LA, (AP): A decade-old oil leak that could last for another century was caused by an "act of God" during a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico, the president of the company responsible said Wednesday. Taylor Energy President William Pecue told a gathering of industry..

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Saudi Govt change in Nepal puts off hiring of house helps Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Saudi Govt efforts to reach an agreement with Nepal to recruit house helps has hit a snag following a major government change in Kathmandu. “Negotiations to reach a recruitment accord have halted and will not resume until the formation of a new government,” said an official at the..

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Up close with Nepal’s legendary comedy duo Sunday, October 4th, 2015

Usha Wagle Gautam, DOHA: Nepal’s most celebrated comedy duo, Madan Krishna Shrestha and Haribansa Acharya — popular as Maha Jodi among the Nepalese audience — were recently in Qatar for the Nefta Film Awards 2015. They were honoured with the Kala Ratna Award at the ceremony for their..

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Nepal ends ban on housemaids working in the UAE Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Anwar Ahmad, ABU DHABI: Nepal has lifted its year-long travel ban imposed on housemaids and reduced the age women can be employed at but new rules will apply for those seeking a domestic worker from the country. The Nepalese government has reduced the age restriction from 30 to 20 but individuals..

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Zahid, Nepal minister discuss on Nepalese workers Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia and Nepal held discussion on Nepalese workers when the two country's leaders met today. Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi received a courtesy call from Nepal's Minister of State For Labour and Employment, Tek Bahadur Gurung at his office,..

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Dhakal elected NRNA-Thailand President Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

BANGKOK: Non-Resident Nepali Association-Thailand has elected new office bearers with election of incumbent President Khagendra Dhakal as its president for a second term. An election held on Saturday to elect new office bearers of NRNA-Thailand has elected Bhabindra Basnet, Asajita Awale, Mahendra..

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