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Global economic crisis impacts on Nepal’s migrant workers
Departures for foreign countries are down by 10 per cent. Manpower agencies are losing applicants but job placement through personal contacts is up.
Nepalese immigrants converting to Islam in order to work in Arab countries
The charge has been made by the Nepalese workers' union: 2,000 cases in Qatar, 4,000 in the Arab emirates and Malaysia. The foreign minister has asked his embassies to verify these cases, and stop conversions made by force or external pressure.
01/06/2013 NEPAL - SAUDI ARABIA
Riyadh expels Nepalese migrants
The Saudi government ultimatum will expire on July 3. Kathmandu authorities concerned by sudden return of 120 thousand migrant workers. Experts: "If the government fails to generate jobs, the country risks hunger and poverty."
01/03/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
Divorce rate falls among Saudis, but marriages drop even more
Data show that the numbers of marriages and divorces in the Saudi kingdom are falling precipitously. Both economic problems and radical changes in the country's culture seem to be the causes of the phenomenon.
Asian markets down as fears over exports to US grow
Tokyo and Hong Kong lose almost 3 per cent. US data show drop in retail sales. In China industrial profits plunge 32.3 per cent in first quarter.
07/01/2014 NEPAL - SAUDI ARABIA
Many Nepali migrant workers dying in Saudi Arabia, but Riyadh blames "natural causes"
Since 2000, more than 7,500 Nepalis working in Arab countries have died under suspicious circumstances: 3,500 in Saudi Arabia alone, 65 since October 2013. Kathmandu launches an investigation to shed light on the deaths. Doctors and human rights groups blame torture and violence against foreign workers.
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