Kuwait expatriate dating
Like the jockeys - who were replaced by mechanical dummies - expats are facing the axe from their roles in Kuwait amid an anti-expat backlash in the oil rich state.
In response, the government has announced it will gradually decrease its dependency on foreign workers.
Explaining the reasons behind the plans a spokesman for Kuwait’s labour ministry said: “It’s part of the ministry’s efforts to regulate the labour market, curb the phenomenon of marginal labour and restore the demographic equilibrium of the country.” No new work visas will be issued from April 1 under the new regime although it is unclear whether existing visas will be renewed once they expire.
Instead, companies will be forced to hire Kuwaiti nationals, with inspection teams ensuring employers comply with the new guidelines.
One British expat living in Kuwait City said: “Kuwait seems to be getting more aggressive in letting foreigner workers know they are no longer welcome.
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Camels ridden by robots race to the finish during a race in Kuwait.
During the 1950s and 1960s Bombay was a hub for many Kuwaiti businesses and the emir himself maintained a house there on the Marine Drive.
While relations between the countries have traditionally been warm, they were strained in the early 1990s due to India's pro-Iraq stance following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.
India declined an audience to the Kuwaiti ambassador in New Delhi, sided with Iraq during the Gulf War and became the only country to shift its embassy from Kuwait to Basra during the war.
India–Kuwait relations are bilateral diplomatic relations between the Republic of India and the State of Kuwait. Kuwait houses a large expatriate Indian population and is the source for 10-12% of India's oil imports while India is among the largest trade partners of Kuwait.
The recent discovery of artefacts such as pottery and jewellery from the Kuwaiti island of Failaka point to commercial and cultural interaction between the two countries dating back several millennia.