Arab Gulf

Gulf economies seen shrinking sharply in 2020, to pick up in 2021: Reuters poll
Middle East

Gulf economies seen shrinking sharply in 2020, to pick up in 2021: Reuters poll

DUBAI (Reuters) — Economic activity in the Gulf will contract sharply this year before recovering in 2021, hit by the…
Foreigners on the frontlines of pandemic in Arab Gulf states
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Foreigners on the frontlines of pandemic in Arab Gulf states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As she was treated for COVID-19 in a hospital isolation ward in Kuwait City,…
Virus traps, sickens foreign laborers in Gulf Arab states
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Virus traps, sickens foreign laborers in Gulf Arab states

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long a lifeline for families back home, migrant workers in oil-rich Gulf Arab states…
Manufacturing turns local in Gulf as coronavirus disrupts supply chains
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Manufacturing turns local in Gulf as coronavirus disrupts supply chains

DUBAI (Reuters) — Three weeks ago Fahmi al-Shawwa’s 3D printing workshop in Dubai was making parts for the Gulf oil…
Saudi, UAE businesses battle cash crunch despite anti-coronavirus stimulus
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Saudi, UAE businesses battle cash crunch despite anti-coronavirus stimulus

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) — Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are spending tens of billions to prop up their economies…
Saudi Arabia expands partial lockdown, German tourists leave UAE
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Saudi Arabia expands partial lockdown, German tourists leave UAE

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia halted entry and exit into Jeddah governorate on Sunday while hundreds of German tourists were…
Coronavirus hits migrant workers in Qatar
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Coronavirus hits migrant workers in Qatar

DUBAI (Reuters) — Qatar’s old industrial zone has emerged as a hot spot for coronavirus in the Gulf Arab state,…
Virus-hit Gulf has little room to boost revenue after oil price shock
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Virus-hit Gulf has little room to boost revenue after oil price shock

DUBAI (Reuters) — The coronavirus outbreak and plunging crude prices are a double blow that leaves Gulf Arab governments with…
Saudi Arabia restricts movement, other Gulf states limit entry as coronavirus spreads
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Saudi Arabia restricts movement, other Gulf states limit entry as coronavirus spreads

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia closed public spaces on Sunday and announced a pause in most government operations while Qatar…
Gulf Arabs back Trump’s Mideast efforts, but not peace plan
Middle East

Gulf Arabs back Trump’s Mideast efforts, but not peace plan

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A tectonic shift in relations quietly underway for years now was on full display…
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