The Gulf Arab countries didn't name the programs in question, but said they "contradict Islamic values." Saudi state TV has aired an interview describing Netflix as being as "official sponsor of homosexuality."
Every year, some 10,000 low-paid migrant labourers return home to southeast Asia from the Gulf in body bags. Half of these deaths are unexplained, and with no labour laws in place — nor any will from home nations to investigate — the cycle of exploitation continues unabated. These figures are estimates published in a report from the NGO FairSquare. As summer begins, more and more of these vulnerable workers are succumbing to heat-related illnesses. For more, we speak to Nicholas McGeehan, Director of FairSquare Research and Projects.
13 Nov 2021
Lebanon is once again caught in a regional rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran. A diplomatic row with the Gulf states could add to the country's political instability and economic crisis.
11 Mar 2021
Hebrew lessons are in demand in the Gulf. Since the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed the rapprochement deals with Israel last year, "Shalom" is now often heard on the streets of Dubai.
9 Jan 2021
People in Saudi Arabia welcome the breakthrough in the three-year Gulf crisis after Riyadh overnight re-opened its borders to Qatar. Saudi Arabia had led a coalition of countries that cut ties and transport links with Qatar in June 2017, saying that it was too close to Iran and backed radical Islamist groups -- allegations Doha has always denied.