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Agnes Mancilla was subjected to numerous forms of abuse by her employer, doctors found, after she was hospitalised forcefully drinking bleach.

Netanyahu extended a warm welcome to Duterte on Monday, despite being criticized for embracing a leader accused of human rights abuses in his deadly drug crackdown.

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

<em>Philippines</em>' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

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Philippines' Duterte eyes arms deals on Israel trip

Israel is among the world's top arms dealers, with nearly 60 percent of its defence exports going to the Asia Pacific region, according to ...

South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Zam Yusa

South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Analysis: Since the fall of IS' self-proclaimed caliphate, some fighters from south-east Asia have returned home, but many remain in the region, ...

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Trump hotel 'received financial boost' after Saudi royal visit

A visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to New York gave Donald Trump's hotel in the city a big boost.

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Seoul sends warship to Libya as nationals are kidnapped

The 4,000-tonne vessel, Munmu the Great, which takes part in anti-piracy operations in the Gulf of Aden, was now on its way to Libya, officials ...

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Israel sold Duterte guns for deadly Philippines drug war

Human rights groups estimate as many as 12,000 people have been killed in Duterte's brutal crackdown on drugs.

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Filipino terror suspect to be extradited to US

A Philippine court accepted a US government request for the extradition of Russell Langi Salic, a Filipino doctor who is suspected of being an ...

Kuwaiti celebrity blogger lambasted for racism against domestic workers

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Kuwaiti celebrity blogger lambasted for racism against domestic workers

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

Victoria Scott

The invisible lives of migrants in the Gulf

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 ...

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 ...

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq released amid IS chaos

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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 ...

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 Austin Bodetti.

The New Arab

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.

The New Arab

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.

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, ...

<em>Philippines</em> airstrikes kill five IS-linked militants near Marawi

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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.

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

The New Arab

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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