2.5 million expats earn SR500 or less a month

Cleaners account for a big portion of expatriates in the kingdom receiving very low pay.
Updated 29 July 2016
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2.5 million expats earn SR500 or less a month

RIYADH: Over 2.5 million expatriates earn SR500 or less per month, while nearly 300,000 expats get between SR500 and SR1,000.
The total number of expats earning less than SR1,000 is nearly 5 million, says a report.
The report, issued by the General Organization for Social Insurance for 1436 H, indicates that 34,351 Saudi employees registered with the social security earn less than SR2,000 per month, while 111,694 Saudi employees make less than SR2,500 per month and 16,779 of them SR3,000 or less.
Over 250,000 Saudi employees earn SR10,000 or more per month, while around 230,000 non-Saudis earn the same amount or more monthly.


Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward Jazan

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Saudi Arabia shoots down ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward Jazan

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia air defense forces have intercepted and shot down a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militia toward the city of Jazan.

According to a statement from Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki, the air defense forces were able to intercept and destroy the missile, which was launched to target civilian areas in the city.

Al-Maliki added that these hostile actions by the Houthi militia proved the Iranian regime's involvement with, and support for, the militia. It also continued to threaten the security of the Kingdom and regional and international security.

The attack is the latest in a series of missile launches targeting densely populated residential areas of Saudi Arabia, including Najran, close to the border with Yemen.