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Kuwait’s looming expat bill could force huge numbers to leave

A Kuwaiti draft law seeking to drastically cut foreign workers' numbers has them on edge. As the economy falters amid the coronavirus pandemic, expatriates who call the Gulf country home are in the firing line.

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