migrant workers

A Crisis At Hand

When governments don’t pay companies, salaries get delayed and migrant workers suffer By Leila Hatoum and Abdullah Alelyan Mohammed, a Lebanese man in his thirties, spends his days worrying about how he will repay the loans he has taken against his overdue salary payments. He has sold his car, his furniture, sent his wife back

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Indian Minister Visits Saudi to Repatriate 10,000 Stranded Workers

JEDDAH, Aug 3 – A junior Indian foreign minister arrived in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday on a mission to bring home 10,000 laid off Indian workers stranded in the kingdom without enough money for food or plane tickets. Vijay Kumar Singh tweeted that he had arrived in the Western city of Jeddah and begun meeting

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GCC: The Free Visa Problem

The GCC’s labor markets must tackle visa-trading By Omar Al Ubaydli Open borders and economic freedom, had, after all, paved the way for the United States’ rise to prominence, and today, the relatively open borders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE) have contributed to the development of

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