'What's the point of staying?': Gulf faces expatriate exodus

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) – A popular Saudi talk show host told private businesses this week it was their national duty to lay off foreign rather than local employees, warning that the dominance of Saudi Arabia’s workforce by expatriates was a “real danger”. Khaled al-Oqaily’s comments on his daily TV show encapsulated the dilemma faced by 35 million foreigners who form the

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Crew on board Gulf oil tanker ‘saw a flying object’ before explosion

‘Torpedo attack. Explosion’: Distress call reveals panic over blast on Gulf tanker ‘hit by Iranian mine’, as second ship’s owner says crew saw a ‘flying object’ before blast on board Captain of a passing cargo ship voices fears of torpedo attack on MT Front Altair  The owner of the Kokuka Courageous said ‘something came flying at the ship’  Washington believes

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