Saudi may restrict expats` stay to eight years

Saudi Arabia might restrict foreign workers` stay in the country to a maximum of eight years under a proposed law to create jobs for its citizens, a move expected to affect a large number of Indians.

Fresh drive to help illegal Indian workers in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is the world`s largest oil exporter and has the Arab world`s largest economy with a bilateral trade of more than USD 43 billion with India.

Kerela Govt to help returnees from Saudi Arabia

Kerala government has worked out schemes to help expatriates who return from Saudi Arabia due to implementation of new labour law `Nitaqat` which mandates companies to hire locals, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said here on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia regularises status of 40 lakh expatriate workers

Saudi Arabia has completed regularisation of nearly four million foreign workers in the last four months as part of its `Nitaqat` programme, with 1.18 million expats choosing to change their profession.

`Nitaqat` law: Centre, states should intervene, says Karuna

M Karunanidhi said the Central and state govts should take steps to ensure the livelihood of Indian expatriates being sent back from Saudi Arabia to TN as a significant number of people were affected by `Nitaqat` law.

No exodus of Indians from Saudi Arabia: Officials

The `Nitaqat` programme, which is meant to regularise foreign workers, makes it mandatory for local companies to hire one Saudi national for every 10 migrant workers.

Indian embassy starts delivering exit papers in Saudi Arabia

India on Monday started verification and issuance of emergency certificates allowing its citizens to leave Saudi Arabia following concerns over a new labour policy in the Gulf Kingdom.

Protests in Kerala against retrenchment of expat workers in Saudi Arabia

Scores of Indian expats, who were forced to return home from Saudi Arabia, following the new work force regulations in the oil rich country, staged a mass protest rally at Thiruvanthapuram.

No crisis for Indian expatriates for 2 months in Saudi: Ahamed

Indian expatriates in Saudi Arabia will not face problems for the next two months in the wake of implementation of new labour policy Nitaqat in the Gulf country, Union Minister E Ahamed has said.

Kerala urges Centre to seek Saudi Arabia amnesty

Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan criticised the Prime Minister for "not intervening" in the matter.

No panic situation due to new Saudi job law: Chandy

Saudi Arabia`s new labour policy, which is expected to affect expatriate workers of Kerala has not created a panic situation and India is trying to find a solution Oommen Chandy said.