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Tag Archives: saudi arabia

Muslims crowd Makkah ahead of Hajj – Male guardianship should apply only to marriage: Saudi cleric

MAKKAH, Saudi Arabia, Sept 8, (Agencies): Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world had descended Thursday on Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj …

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US arms offers to Saudi top $115bn – Rights groups slam Obama administration

WASHINGTON, Sept 8, (RTRS): US President Barack Obama’s administration has offered Saudi Arabia more than $115 billion in weapons, other military equipment and training, the …

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Six Filipinos dead in Saudi house fire

RIYADH, Aug 22, (AFP): A pregnant woman, her husband and infant daughter were among six Filipinos killed in a weekend fire at their Saudi Arabian …

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US cuts military advisors to Saudi coalition – Rocket fire from Yemen kills Saudi

RIYADH, Aug 20, (Agencies): The US military has slashed the number of intelligence advisers directly supporting the Saudi-led coalition’s air war in Yemen, the US …

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Saudis vow to pursue wage claims – Migrant workers wait for pay

QADISIYA LABOUR CAMP, Saudi Arabia, Aug 18, (RTRS): Migrant construction workers, abandoned in their thousands by Saudi employers in filthy desert camps during the kingdom’s …

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Clueless women face stress, fear – ‘Life meaningless’

KALPAKKAM, India, Aug 8, (RTRS): Inside her blue-walled house, E. Bhagyam sits with a faded wedding album and talks about how much she misses her …

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Filipinos plead bring us home

JAKARTA, Aug 8, (RTRS): Thousands of Filipino workers stranded in Saudi Arabia due to a massive layoff triggered by a slump in oil prices have …

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Saudis move to help stranded workers

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug 3, (AFP): Saudi Arabia took steps on Wednesday to help around 2,500 Indian workers stranded without money in the kingdom after …

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THOUSANDS OF JOBLESS ASIANS STRANDED IN SAUDI – Rights guaranteed in Kuwait’ – Private sector employs 549,196 Indians

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 2, (Agencies): The State of Kuwait is keen on safeguarding foreign communities namely the Indian expatriates, who constitute the largest non-Kuwaiti community …

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India to ‘evacuate’ workers from Saudi who have lost jobs and unable to pay for flight

NEW DELHI, Aug 1, (AP): India’s government said Monday it plans to evacuate thousands of Indian workers who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia …

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