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SAUDI ARABIA’S envoy and other Gulf states gather in Kuwait in 2017.

The Great Gulf Citizenship Competition -analysis

In a quest to advance their economies, Saudi Arabia and the UAE have begun to offer citizenship to a few select foreigners.

By KSENIA SVETLOVA/THE MEDIA LINE
19/11/2021

100% of foreign agriculture workers were sexually assaulted, expert says

Out of 654 Thai foreign workers questioned, all of them said they had been exposed to sexual assault.

An African migrant sits near the Old Central Bus Station in south Tel Aviv, Israel February 3, 2020

What is the state of migrants in Israel?

Courts’ report portrays judges as highly efficient; NGO’s report depicts them as lacking sufficient humanity in allowing foreigners to languish in detention.

Climate expert warns we are in the final window to mitigate climate change

"There will be hotter days and more extreme weather events," climate Advocate Tami Ganot Rosenstreich said. "We are getting a lesson in humility from nature."

By 103FM
18/07/2021

Thai farmworkers among the most vulnerable in Israel to Hamas rocket fire

The casualties suffered in migrant worker communities are in no small part due to government inaction on protecting foreign laborers.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
20/05/2021
View of the construction site of 'Mechir Lamishtaken' at Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in Jerusalem on

Israel increases foreign workers quota for construction industry

In 2020, there was a drastic decrease in the number of construction projects to about 30,000 housing units compared to about 60,000 starts in 2019.

A worker fills a vehicle with petrol at a gas station in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 16, 2020.

Saudi Arabia Says It Will Improve Conditions for Foreign Laborers

Plan says workers can leave country, change jobs without employer’s consent but leaves intact contentious sponsorship program.

By TARA KAVALER/THE MEDIA LINE
06/11/2020

Nearly 3 million migrants stranded by COVID-19 - UN report

Some stranded migrants have been confined in unclean quarters where social distancing was impossible, placing them at risk of disease. Others face abuse, exploitation and neglect, the report said.

By REUTERS
09/10/2020

High Court to state: Give migrants back their deposits

Under the law until now, part of migrants' salaries were held in deposit by the state and given back to them if and when they left the country.

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