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Minister grilled for not lifting overseas employment ban

Presenting his office’s half-year performance report Thursday, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Abdulfetah Abdulahi was questioned by MPs about the failure to restore overseas employment following the expiration of its ban, which was originally intended to last six months.

Arabian power play

Since Sunday, the public have been captivated with unprecedented news. This time around it was not about the internal political unrest in the country, it was rather the arrest of Ethiopian-born Saudi tycoon Mohammad Hussein al-Amoudi by the Saudi Arabian government.