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Despite composing 70% of the population, foreigners in Kuwait struggle to get considered for vaccination.

Migrant workers from India have helped build Gulf economies, but many have fallen victim to the Covid-19 crisis.

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Emad Moussa

As diaspora Palestinians, our votes should count too

Comment: Palestinians in the diaspora are a significant intellectual and economic force that aids the Palestinian cause. We should be allowed to vote in the upcoming elections, writes Imad Moussa.

Covid pandemic sees 20,000 <em>expats</em> lose Kuwait residency

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Covid pandemic sees 20,000 expats lose Kuwait residency

Kuwaiti authorities have said that expats in their home countries may return to Kuwait for work if their residencies remain valid.

Dubai, Riyadh head for corporate showdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai, Riyadh head for corporate showdown

Saudi Arabia and Dubai are competing to attract international businesses and boost national economies.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

In transient Dubai, expats struggle to find love

Expatriates in Dubai are failing to find love, with some put off by ostentatious displays of wealth.

Courtney Freer

Evolving notions of citizenship in UAE and the Gulf

Comment: UAE's plan to expand citizenship reflects a nation keen to shore up its assets while protecting access to this traditionally exclusive ...

The New Arab Staff

UK government adviser stays in UAE despite travel ban

This comes as Home Secretary Priti Patel scolded social media influencers “showing off in sunny parts of the world”, including UAE’s Dubai.

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UAE to offer citizenship to select expats

A path to citizenship will be available for 'investors, specialised talents and professionals'.

UK announces UAE travel ban over virus spike

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK announces UAE travel ban over virus spike

British Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the UAE has been added to the government's "red list" along with Burundi and Rwanda from 1.00pm ...

The New Arab Staff

Dubai restaurant serves up 'world's most expensive' 23-karat biryani

The dish - costing a whopping $270 - has been touted as the world's most expensive biryani.

Oman bars <em>expats</em> from certain jobs amid economic downturn

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Oman bars expats from certain jobs amid economic downturn

Expatriates in Oman will be banned from certain jobs in an effort to create more employment opportunities for its citizens.

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dubai, party haven amid pandemic, faces its biggest surge

Dubai has promoted itself as the ideal pandemic vacation spot. It cannot afford otherwise, analysts say, as the virus shakes the foundations of ...

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon considers tighter lockdown amid coronavirus surge

Lebanon's handling of the virus surge amid a deepening economic crisis has been under scrutiny, with many saying hesitant policies have failed ...

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

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Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

Coronavirus restrictions are keeping away the thousands of visitors who usually celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus.

The New Arab Staff

UAE says visa ban 'temporary coronavirus measure'

The UAE Foreign Minister told his Pakistani counterpart that the travel visa suspensions were 'temporary'.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait plans 'foreigner-free' public oil sector by mid-2021

Kuwait is planning to fire all foreigners from its national oil sector by July 2021, although private and foreign companies will be exempt.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Frantic search after medicines vanish from Lebanon shelves

Medicine in Lebanon is going missing, as the country struggles under the weight of covid-19.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia could buy stake in UAE supermarket chain

Lulu is one of the biggest supermarket chains in the Gulf region.

Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

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Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Sam Hamad

For dissidents, Egypt has crossed a chilling new threshold

Comment: Sisi's heavy-handed persecution of Hassan instils fear and paranoia that will ultimately cause Egyptians at home and abroad to think ...

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into action while ...

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Alcohol rules again loosen as Dubai seeks economic recovery

Alcohol sales have long served as a major barometer of the economy of Dubai, a top travel destination in the UAE.

Rihanna calls on fans to donate to Lebanon

The New Arab Staff

Rihanna calls on fans to donate to Lebanon

The Barbadian singer and beauty mogul directed fans towards fundraisers for the Save the Children and Impact Lebanon.

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