Qatar to compensate World Cup workers

By Middle East Affairs Qatar World Cup organizers will pay more than $5 million to the migrant workers who are building its stadiums, Associated Press reports. This highlights the current debate about worker exploitation as many of the workers who will prepare Qatar for the 2022 FIFA championship are coming from South

India, Iran sign pact on leasing port

By Middle East Affairs India and Iran signed agreements Saturday that will allow New Delhi operational control of part of the Iranian east coast port of Chabahar, Reuters reports. The $85 million project will give New Delhi control for 18 months to create a route between India, Iran and Afghanistan, effectively bypassing

Iran’s Rouhani to visit India this week

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani will visit India this week for three days, local media reported on Monday. Rouhani is due to leave for India on Thursday to discuss “the latest regional and global developments,” the semi-official ISNA news agency said. He was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year, ISNA

Israeli premier on 6-day visit to India to deepen ties

NEW DELHI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is beginning his first visit to India to promote defense, trade and energy ties. Netanyahu arrives Sunday for a six-day visit. On Monday, he’ll meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and call on President Ram Nath Kovind as well as attend an India-Israel CEO Forum