In October last year, bulk carrier CS Caprice was shipping a cargo of barley across the Mediterranean when it answered a call to help about 500 people who were drifting north of Libya without a skipper. A brewing storm threatened to capsize thei
When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, fellow Gulf states raced to shelter thousands of displaced Kuwaitis. Fast forward 25 years, and the homeless from Syria's nearby war have found scant refuge in the Arab world's richest states.
More than 1,000 people from the Middle East and Asia, exhausted after breaking away from police and marching for hours toward Western Europe, boarded scores of buses provided by Hungary's government and arrived before dawn Saturday on the bo
A lack of refugee programmes in Gulf states is one of the main reasons thousands of Syrians and Iraqis flee to Europe, according to a leading analyst. Europe was the ‘natural’ choice for migrants because of a liberal social welfare
A document outlining the Arab world’s position on sustainable development was presented to the United Nations (UN) yesterday (July 7) by Bahrain’s Social Development Minister Faeqa Al Saleh.
It is known as the “B
Bahrain will build a $3.5 million medical centre and residential complex for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
The project will be constructed in Al Azraq refugee camp - Jordan's second largest camp - and is expected to be completed
The strong growth of the UAE economy has also been mirrored at an emirate level in Sharjah and this has boosted demand in both the residential and commercial property markets in the emirate, according to international real estate consultancy Clu
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts Lebanon's economy will grow by two per cent in 2014 and a "modest 4 per cent over the medium term," despite two years of violence, political paralysis and a huge refugee influx.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees have been rescued in rough seas and brought to Italy's southern coast in the last 24 hours, the Italian coastguard said on Saturday.
Three boats carrying 809 refugees and possibly some migrants, inc
Over 20,000 Syrian refugees have entered northern Iraq since Thursday in one of the largest crossings in the more than two-year-old conflict and the influx is continuing, the United Nations said on Monday.
Syrians began pouring in