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Sondos Alqattan was slammed after she attacked reforms to Filipino workers' rights in Kuwait, saying workers should have no right to a day off.

Feature: A global advocacy group for low-paid migrant labourers has released a new book which aims to change attitudes across the GCC.

Netanyahu praises Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

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Netanyahu praises Hungary's Orban as 'true friend of Israel'

Netanyahu welcomed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, calling him a "true friend of Israel" despite the outcry over the visiting leader's past remarks that have been interpreted as anti-Semitic.

Anger as Lebanese authorities deport 'abused' Kenyan domestic worker

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Anger as Lebanese authorities deport 'abused' Kenyan domestic worker

Anti-kafala activists say the assault is "not an isolated nor singular account of unprovoked violence against a black migrant woman in Lebanon".

Controversial UK arms fair kicks-off, despite human rights outcry

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Controversial UK arms fair kicks-off, despite human rights outcry

BAE Systems, MBDA, and Raytheon, which make combat aircraft and bombs used by Saudi forces in Yemen, will attend an international arms fair in ...

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Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq released amid IS chaos

Two women from the Philippines kidnapped in eastern Iraq on Saturday have been released, the police chief of Diyala province said on Sunday

Austin Bodetti

Is Thailand next for the Islamic State group?

Analysis: The unrest in Thailand's south offers the Islamic State group all that it could need to build a southeast Asian franchise, writes ...

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Philippines win back town after brief IS takeover

The Philippines army has won back a town in the south of the country, after IS militants briefly captured the area.

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Philippines president to visit Kuwait after worker abuse scandal

Relations between the Philippines and Kuwait soured after the corpse of domestic worker Joanna Demafelis was found in a freezer.

US leaves UNHRC, and does Israel's bidding, again

Imad K. Harb

US leaves UNHRC, and does Israel's bidding, again

Comment: Withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council is a clear example of the Trump administration's policy of blind support for Israel, ...

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Philippines airstrikes kill five IS-linked militants near Marawi

Military airstrikes and ground assaults have left five militants dead near a city seized by extremists last year.

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

Victoria Schneider

Women's football team heads change in conservative Jordan

In Jordan, a handful of athletes have managed to establish the Women’s National Football Team in their conservative society. In just over a ...

Malaysia detains suspected 'IS-linked' militants

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Malaysia detains suspected 'IS-linked' militants

In the past three months, 15 suspected militants were detained by Kuala Lumpur authorities, six of whom are Malaysians.

The US is becoming a pariah state

CJ Werleman

The US is becoming a pariah state

Comment: The United States' ill-conceived and diabolically executed 'war on terror' began the rapid erosion of the idea of the US as a ...

<em>Philippines</em> lifts Kuwait travel ban following workers' rights deal

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Philippines lifts Kuwait travel ban following workers' rights deal

The Philippines has lifted its ban on its workers travelling to Kuwait, after a deal was reached between the two countries.

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US embassy move: who attended?

While the EU chose to boycott the controversial US move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassy there - four member states accepted the invite.

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Kuwait, Philippines sign deal to regulate domestic labour: minister

Kuwait and Manila signed a deal on Friday to regulate domestic workers, after a dispute between the two countries led to a ban on Filipino ...

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Philippines investigating reported killing of extremist leader

The Philippine military said it is examining intelligence reports that a Middle East-educated commander of the Abu Sayyaf extremist group has ...

Thalif Deen

'Fake news': A growing new threat to press freedom

Comment: The lack of a strong US voice promoting the basic value of press freedom has emboldened governments from China to Pakistan, writes ...

<em>Philippines</em> welcome Kuwait's olive branch amid workers dispute

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Philippines welcome Kuwait's olive branch amid workers dispute

The Philippines have welcomed Kuwaiti efforts for calming of the crisis over treatment of migrant workers.

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Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over workers

Kuwaiti officials have appealed for calming of the crisis with the Philippines over treatment of migrant workers.

Ban on Filipino workers to Kuwait now permanent: Duterte

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Ban on Filipino workers to Kuwait now permanent: Duterte

The row between Kuwait and the Philippines escalated further as President Duterte announced that Filipinos are now permanently banned ...

Duterte tells Filipino workers in Kuwait to 'come home'

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Duterte tells Filipino workers in Kuwait to 'come home'

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to lay out his country's stance on its row with Kuwait on Sunday, after reiterating a call for Filipino ...

<em>Philippines</em> demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

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Philippines demands explanation as Kuwait expels envoy

The two nations had been working to resolve differences sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid, whose body was found stuffed in her ...

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