Saudi Arabia

Hajj pilgrimage in pictures

Almost two million Muslims made the Hajj pilgrimage this week, despite stampedes causing the deaths of more than 2000 people last year. Photographer Nariman El-Mofty captured the faithful on the first day of Eid in Mina

Saudi Arabia cannot pay its workers or bills

In Saudi Arabia itself, the government seems unable to cope with the crisis. The 'Arab News' says that 31,000 Saudi and other foreign workers have lodged complaints with the government’s labour ministry over unpaid wages. On one occasion, the Indian consulate and expatriates brought food to the workers so that their people should not starve

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