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Thai workers won’t return to restless Libya

Thai workers will not be sent back to Libya because the country has not yet returned to normal, says a senior diplomat who is responsible for overseas job placement programmes. “Thailand has decided not to send back workers to Libya as the situation in the country is not yet completely safe,” director-general of Consular Affairs […]

Libyan minister promises streamlined procedures for Egypt expats

Libyan Labour Minister Mustafa Al-Regbany, currently on an official visit to Egypt, has promised to “give priority” to Egyptian workers wishing to work in the North African nation. In a press statement released following a meeting with Egyptian Prime Minister Kamal El-Ganzouri, Al-Regbany said he had agreed to streamline procedures for Egyptians hoping to obtain […]

More men unemployed than women in Libya: report

Libya is the only Arab country where there are more unemployed men than women, a report by the Arab League showed. Unemployment for women in Libya stands at 18 percent while for men the figure is 21 percent. Libya stands out from other Arab nations where women unemployment is higher than men. The report, based […]

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China pulls workers from Syria, seeks Libya compensation

China is bringing workers home from Syria, its commerce minister said on Wednesday, in an apparent attempt to avoid a repeat of last year’s eleventh-hour rescue of Chinese nationals from Libya when violence engulfed that country. Only about 100 Chinese workers will be left behind to guard work camps and equipment, the minister, Chen Deming, said. […]

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Libya talks up local workforce

As Libya’s production levels grow closer to pre-conflict levels, the country’s refining operations are coming back online with or without the help and guidance of foreign partners. As international firms have continued to weigh costs, benefits and risks of returning to Libya at pre-conflict levels, the country’s Transitional National Council (TNC) and energy sector are […]

Money stuck in Libya worries Indian evacuees

Overseas Indian workers evacuated from Libya in February last year are caught between a rock and a hard place. The workers, including medical and dental teachers, may lose salaries amounting to lakhs with the political and economic instability in the country threatening to devalue the currency. While some workers managed to bring home a few […]

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