India to send navy and fleet of planes to repatriate workers stranded by coronavirus


Kuwait police break up riot by Egyptian workers after large numbers of jobs lost across the Gulf states

India is to send its navy and a fleet of planes to repatriate migrant workers stranded by the coronavirus pandemic, as mounting tensions sparked a riot in Kuwait and alarm among large numbers of laid-off employees across the Gulf states.

The riot in a migrant camp in Kuwait on Sunday night was led by Egyptian workers, some of whom brandished furniture as security forces fired tear gas and sound grenades towards them.

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