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Scammers seek SIM numbers in new WhatsApp scam in UAE

Scammers seek SIM numbers in new WhatsApp scam in UAE

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Con men are demanding the serial number written on the reverse side of the SIM card. A new scam has been doing the rounds on WhatsApp and SMSes across the UAE, where recipients of a fraudulent message are being asked to participate in a "SIM Card Lucky Draw Comption" (sic). The scammers claim to be offering Dh200,000 as cash prize, and are demanding the numbers written on the back side of the SIM card, along with The message reads, "Dear customer, you are a great lucky winner from Du and Etisalat telecommunications with the participation of Dubai Islamic Bank for 200,000AED cash prize. please contact the number below to claim your prize." When Khaleej Times called up one of the numbers, a male voice on the other end demanded to know "the number on the back of your SIM", the mob...
Philippines Orders Total OFW Deployment Ban

Philippines Orders Total OFW Deployment Ban

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The Philippines has ordered a total ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait, following instructions from President Rodrigo Duterte. “Pursuant to that directive of the president, we will be issuing an administrative order, to totally ban deployment of our OFWs to Kuwait…Yung ban will cover all,” Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III told reporters. The Labor Department had earlier suspended the processing of new employment certificates to Filipino workers bound for Kuwait after recent death of seven migrant workers, including Joanna Demafelis, whose body was found in a freezer inside an apartment in that country. At least 400 repatriated Filipinos from Kuwait have arrived in the Philippines on Monday, a Palace spokesman said. Bello added that some 2,500 more Filipinos
Filipino Domestic Worker Ban Set to Be Lifted As New UAE Agreement Signed

Filipino Domestic Worker Ban Set to Be Lifted As New UAE Agreement Signed

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The ban on hiring Filipino domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates could soon be lifted as the Philippines and the United Arab Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding on mutual cooperation relating to employment of Filipino domestic workers in the Gulf nation, a report by Gulf News said. The agreement highlights the eagerness of both nations to bolster cooperation in the labor sector and facilitate transparency in the process of recruitment and deployment of domestic workers in accordance with the laws of both the Philippines and the UAE. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III and UAE Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation Saqr Ghobash signed the memorandum in Abu Dhabi Tuesday. Recruitment of Filipino domestic workers will commence once all the necessary procedures...
Dh9,000-70,000 jobs for Emiratis at UAE job event

Dh9,000-70,000 jobs for Emiratis at UAE job event

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Part of UAE's new programme to create jobs for Emiratis in 3 key sectors in 100 days. A job fair, "Open Day for Direct Recruitment" for UAE citizens provided 130 jobs with salaries ranging from Dh9,000 to Dh70,000. Organised by Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation in Dubai, the event offered approximately 130 job opportunities with salaries ranging from Dh9,000 to Dh70,000. All the opportunities were in the fields of construction development, aviation and communication. Earlier this month, the ministry had announced a programme to create jobs for Emiratis in three key economic and commercial sectors in 100 days, including construction and real estate development, aviation and communication. The ministry announced that all job seekers participating in the open day ha...
UAE Labour Law: Things to know about shifts, leaves and wages

UAE Labour Law: Things to know about shifts, leaves and wages

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Here are some of the important features of the UAE Labour Law that cover these If you are working in the UAE, to know the labour laws of the country is crucial. It helps one clarify doubts regarding working hours, annual leave and several other job-related matters. The laws also spell out details about maternity leave, sick leave, employee records, safety standards, termination of employment and end of service gratuity payments. Let's take a look at some of the important features of the UAE Labour Law that cover these. Working in the private sector Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 also known as the Labour Law governs the labour rights of employees in the private sector. The labour law handles a wide range of job-related matters. Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation, kno...
3,000 UAE residents turn out for Jordanian girl’s funeral

3,000 UAE residents turn out for Jordanian girl’s funeral

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The 15-year-old girl lost her life in a tragic accident last week. Nearly 3,000 residents of Al Ain attended funeral prayers at Masjid Hamouda Bin Ali held in honour of the 15-year-old Jordanian girl who lost her life in a tragic accident last week, reported Al Bayan. The grade 9 student succumbed to internal bleeding and died at the site of the accident. She was travelling with her parents and two sisters when their car overturned five times. Her parents and two sisters, meanwhile, sustained injuries which were treated in Rashid Hospital. A day before the prayers, families in Al Ain sent messages reminding each other that prayers were going to be held for Dana. On Friday, right before Asr prayer, people also reached out and reminded each other of the event. Lt-Gen Sheikh...
Jordan to grant citizenships to 500 investors

Jordan to grant citizenships to 500 investors

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Buying real estate for Dh1 million could get you a citizenship in Jordan. The Jordanian government on Tuesday announced that they will grant 500 permanent residencies or citizenships a year to investors. This move by the government is to encourage investment in the kingdom, as per a report in Raialyoum. Mohamed Al Momani, Minister of State for Media Affairs, an official spokesperson for the government during the press conference held on the matter said, "The Cabinet decided at the behest of the Minister of State for Investment to grant investors a permanent residency or citizenship status." Momani further said in the report that $1.5 milllion deposited in the Central Bank without interest for five years time, or buying treasury bonds worth $1.5 million, or buying stock in Jorda...
Woman embezzles Dh20m to spend on lover in Abu Dhabi

Woman embezzles Dh20m to spend on lover in Abu Dhabi

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She used the money to pay of his debts, buy luxury cars with special plates, business class plane flights to Europe and branded watches. A woman bank employee embezzled Dh20 million to allegedly spend it on a man -- who promised to marry her -- and his brothers, the Abu Dhabi Criminal Court heard. The bank was able to recover Dh15 million of the embezzled money, reported Al Bayan. The bank froze the employee's assets and sold all the cars and merchandise purchased with the embezzled money. The man -- the second defendant -- whom the woman considered as her lover, is seven years younger than her. The third and fourth defendants -- brothers of the second defendant -- have handed over the money they received from the woman to the authorities. The case goes back to June 2017, wh...
Demand surges for second passport among UAE expats

Demand surges for second passport among UAE expats

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Dubai: More and more expatriates living in the UAE are looking to buy a second passport as they seek to travel freely and improve tax planning and security. According to Dubai-based Citizenship Invest, there has been a spike in interest in acquiring residency rights from people originating from Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine. The increase in demand was observed after the European nations and United States implemented stringent immigration policies. It was back in 2017 when US president Donald Trump ordered a ban on travellers from Muslim-majority countries. Second passports, which are being offered by countries like Cyprus, Malta and those in the Caribbean in exchange for an investment, have been rising in popularity among affluent individuals, as they provide visa-free ent...
Three stabbed to death, two injured in a series of separate cases over the week in Sharjah

Three stabbed to death, two injured in a series of separate cases over the week in Sharjah

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Sharjah: In a series of unrelated stabbing cases, three men, including two brothers, were killed and two others were injured following three violent brawls during the week in the emirate, Sharjah police said on Monday. In a fatal case of stabbing on Friday, two brothers from Pakistan were stabbed to death following an altercation between a group of men, which took a violent turn, Sharjah Police told Gulf News. The fight erupted at Al Sajja Industrial Area in the emirate on Friday night between a group of men in their 20s. The brothers, aged 28 and 22, were brought to Al Kuwaiti hospital by some people. However, an official from the hospital told Gulf News that they were already dead when they were admitted to the hospital. The younger brother had received fatal stab wounds to t...