Laid Off and Locked Up: Virus Traps Domestic Workers in Arab States
The pandemic and economic crises have caused many workers to lose their jobs. Some have been detained, abused, deprived of wages and stranded far from home with nowhere to turn for help.
Virus Forces Persian Gulf States to Reckon With Migrant Labor
The Mideast’s wealthiest countries depend on foreigners to do jobs their citizens won’t. But the virus has hobbled the arrangement and drawn attention to its inequities.
Coronavirus Fears Terrify and Impoverish Migrants in the Persian Gulf
Millions of migrant workers in Gulf countries have found themselves locked down, laid off and stranded, with no place to turn for help.
The Wrong Track for Confronting Iran
The Arab Middle East is far too weakened and divided to support a Trump administration strategy for containing the Islamic republic’s ambitions.
How U.S. Troops Are Preparing for the Worst in the Middle East
The Pentagon has directed about 4,500 troops to the region atop the roughly 50,000 already there as tensions rise with Iran. They are reinforcing their outposts, bases and airfields.
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait Settle Dispute Over Oil Fields
The agreement over a shared region could bring more oil to the global market and benefit Chevron.
Persian Gulf Standoff Starts to Thaw on the Soccer Field
For more than two years, Saudi Arabia and its allies have waged an economic war against Qatar. But some things are more important than politics.
FIFA Considering Oman and Kuwait to Host Some 2022 World Cup Games
FIFA’s president is seeking to expand the 2022 World Cup to 48 teams, from 32, with some matches outside Qatar as part of a broader Middle Eastern event.
Saudi Woman Who Fled Family Is Granted Refugee Status
The ruling by the United Nations clears the way for an asylum request by Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, who had hoped to go to Australia.
Fleeing Saudi Woman, Facing Deportation, Is Allowed to Remain in Thailand
Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, said she feared that she would be killed if she were sent back to her family. She was allowed to leave a Bangkok airport with United Nations officials.
You are here: Index World Events