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A 'gang' in Kuwait's Ministry of Health who were tampering with the blood test results of expats have been arrested after being monitored for four months.

Controversial Kuwaiti MP Safaa al-Hashem has called for naturalised wives of Kuwaiti men to have their citizenship revoked once their husbands die.

Kuwait MP claims 300,000 'rats' have fake citizenship

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Kuwait MP claims 300,000 'rats' have fake citizenship

A Kuwaiti lawmaker known for her anti-migrant rhetoric, claims 300,000 people, whom she refers to as "rats", have forged their citizenship.

Turkey's Erdogan seeks to fix strained ties with Europe

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan seeks to fix strained ties with Europe

Erdogan described the leaders of Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium as 'old friends,' and called recent contacts with them 'quite good.'

Lebanon minister calls Uber unsafe after Briton's murder

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Lebanon minister calls Uber unsafe after Briton's murder

Lebanon's interior minister urged residents to use 'traditional' taxis, saying Uber is a 'virtual entity that has no physical representation.'

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Suspected murderer of British diplomat 'was Beirut Uber driver'

The suspect apprehended on Monday morning in connection to the murder of a UK embassy staffer in Beirut was reportedly an Uber driver with a criminal record.

The New Arab

Lebanon arrests suspected killer of British diplomat Rebecca Dykes

A murder that has shocked Lebanon's expat community may have been solved as police say they have a suspect in custody who has confessed ...

The New Arab

Saudi women 'will be allowed to drive lorries'

Saudi women will be able to take to the roads on motorbikes and lorries once next year's driving ban is lifted, the General Department of ...

Fadi al-Qadi

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Comment: Migrant workers across the Gulf suffer abuse and inhumane conditions imposed by their employers in the absence of serious governmental ...

MENA films centre stage at Vancouver International Film Festival

Hadani Ditmars

MENA films centre stage at Vancouver International Film Festival

Society: With significant Iranian and Arab communities, Vancouver's film festival has now become a hot-ticket event for new documentaries and ...

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco's minorities demand clarity on religious freedom law

Representatives of Morocco's religious minorities gathered in an unprecedented meeting in Rabat to demand protection from repression and ...

Champions of Africa: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Champions of Africa: This week in Middle East football

Moroccans celebrated late into the night as Wydad Casablanca defied naysayers and thumped Egypt's al-Ahly in Africa's premier continental ...

Saudi <em>expat</em> work visas reduced to one year

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Saudi expat work visas reduced to one year

Saudi Arabia has set a new limit on expat work visas under reforms to boost the national labour market and curb its high rate of ...

British <em>expat</em> in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

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British expat in Kuwait 'denied nursery job over hijab'

A British woman living in Kuwait has accused a nursery of demanding her to remove her hijab in order to work for them.

Saudi women driving is just the beginning

Diana Alghoul

Saudi women driving is just the beginning

Blog: The lifting of the ban is rightly time to celebrate, but it is also a chance to evaluate the inclusivity of the campaign, writes Diana ...

The New Arab

Saudi economy in doldrums as crown prince's influence wavers

A stalled economy and austerity drive has seen Saudi Arabia's property market take a massive hit, as millions of expats prepare to head home.

Diana Alghoul

Why #StopEnslavingSaudiWomen is racist

It is hypocritical to talk about racism, classism and to condemn the kafala system yet allow other fellow Arab feminists to perpetuate a racist ...

The New Arab

Blaze rips through Dubai skyscraper The Torch

An eerie atmosphere surrounds the Torch Tower on the Dubai waterfront, as questions emerge as to how the same mistake was allowed to happen ...

The New Arab & agencies

Indian and Bangladeshi workers die in Saudi house fire

Firefighters put out a blaze in an old house lacking windows for ventilation. Eleven people died of asphyxiation, and six others were injured.

Malaysian songwriter praises Qatar's defiance in new anti-blockade song

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Malaysian songwriter praises Qatar's defiance in new anti-blockade song

More than four weeks since the Gulf crisis, patriotism is undoubtedly high in Qatar - even among expats who describe the emirate as their second ...

Diana Alghoul

Families suffer as UAE schools second most expensive globally

While the UAE boasts about a “progressive” step they have taken by allowing expats to study in public schools, expat children are still ...

Saudi slaps migrant worker for eating during Ramadan

Diana Alghoul

Saudi slaps migrant worker for eating during Ramadan

“You dog! In Ramadan?” the man screamed at a visibly terrified worker before slapping him across the face, in the latest attack on a migrant ...

Diplomatic rift traps airline passengers as Qatar flights cancelled

The New Arab

Diplomatic rift traps airline passengers as Qatar flights cancelled

Travellers' plans thrown into disarray after Saudi Arabia and UAE-affiliated airlines suspend services to Qatar.

Rouhani's landslide quells risk of escalation, despite Trump's hostility

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Rouhani's landslide quells risk of escalation, despite Trump's hostility

Comment: Just a day after Iranians re-elected moderate negotiator Rouhani, Trump accused Iran's government of wanting death to America, and ...

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