Saudi Arabia Agrees to Help Stranded Workers, India Says

August 4, 2016 1:05 AM

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Saudi Arabia Agrees to Help Stranded Workers, India Says

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia has agreed to assist thousands of laid-off Indian workers stranded in the kingdom without money or food, an Indian minister said Wednesday.

A sharp drop in oil prices has forced state spending cuts in Saudi Arabia, the world’s top crude exporter. Construction companies, squeezed financially, have laid off tens of thousands of South Asians and other foreign workers.

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