Ministry of Labor has introduced a new regulation to “optimize” the foreign labors in Saudi markets. MoL indicates in their official website that the unemployment rate in Saudi has reached up to %15.
Meanwhile, ministry has issued more than 2 million visas during the past two years as indication of unbalance issue in the private sector workforce.
There are about 700K Saudi citizens working in the private sector comparing by 6.5 million foreigners.
The regulation will divide the companies into domains Continue reading
Last week, in Libration Square, Egyptians were able to through their long standing dictator ruler M. Hosni Mubarak out of power where he handed temporarily the control power over to Egyptian army.
Egyptian revaluation was a cascading consequence of recent event occurred in Tunisia which also eventually resulted to ex-president Z. Bin Ali escaping country for his live!
Interestingly, a group of organized protesters have arranged protesting event & activities as they’ve named it. These protestors took same name of the spontaneous Egyptian protestors group “Youth of Changes”.
According to brochures, these events will start from Setra Island as these brochures had been smoothly Continue reading
Saudi Arabia swims on top of one of largest proven oil reserved fields in the world and supplies around 15.8% of American foreign oil consumption. Moreover, Saudi’s major customers of US$230 billion worth of exports in 2007 include Japan (17.7% of total exports), South Korea (9.1%), China (7.2%), Taiwan (4.7%) and Singapore (4.5%).
Today’s OPEC basket price hits $85.27 which means that Saudi Arabia will make (85.27 x 9.5M B/day = USD 810,065,000) in a day! However, that should logically decrease the unemployment rate in the country.
Ironically, that did not happen according to a previous article in 2007 by Ghazi Al-Gosibi minister of labor that passed away just recently published by Alarabiya News channel. Al-Gosibi claimed that the unemployment rate has reached Continue reading
Recently, I came across over than 85 articles through Google news talking about the recent claim by a 49 year old Sri Lankan house maid been tortured by her sponsors in Saudi Arabia.
However, all of these articles urged about doctors at the Kamburipitya Base Hospital in the Matara district, 140 km from Colombo had found 23 nails in the body of that house maid who just returned from Saudi Arabia.
“I had to work continuously since I had to do the chores of all the occupants and when I wanted to take rest due to tiredness, they inserted the nail in my body as punishment.I had to work from dawn to dusk. I hardly slept. They beat me and threatened to kill me and hide my body,” she told the channel. Continue reading
As UAE announced its complete ban to BlackBerry services including the BB messenger and email services, Saudi Arabia has raised their flag and then announced the date of banning.
Rumors spread around that RIM (Research In Motion) the Canadian-Based smartphones maker had agreed to allow the Indian government to monitor all the encrypted data which was the main cause of the controversy.
But RIM has denied with tough attitude the fact that it would allow the Indian intelligences to have access to monitor the data. Even Indonesia has expressed their appetite to join Saudi Arabia and UAE on the ban according to CBSNEWS. Continue reading
Abdulsalam, The Saudi Student
Abdulsalam Al-Zahrani is 46 year old PhD Anthropology student at Binghamton University. Abdul has been charged with the second-degree murder of Binghamton University professor, Richard Antoun.
According to multiple resources, the grad student and his professor had known each other for quite sometimes. Al-Zahrani lived with two roommate at a three bedroom apartment in Binghamton.
Witnesses said that when police asked Zahrani about Antoun, he said, “Yeah, I just stabbed him,” according to news reports.
Psychologically, in my opinion, I would assume Al-Zharani is experiencing some mental problems by analyzing some of the comments provided by his Continue reading