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A domestic worker of Filipino origin was allegedly raped by her 62-year-old employer in Dubai, according to a police report, raising concerns over abuse of migrant workers.

Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

#MeToo, say <em>domestic</em> <em>workers</em> in the Middle East

Rothna Begum

#MeToo, say domestic workers in the Middle East

Comment: While the #MeToo outcry is exposing sexual harassment mostly in the West, we must remember that abuse, often by employers, happens across the globe, writes Rothna Begum.

Gulf migrant <em>workers</em> are being abused in complete silence

Fadi al-Qadi

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Comment: Migrant workers across the Gulf suffer abuse and inhumane conditions imposed by their employers in the absence of serious ...

Saudi Arabia 'expels more than 1,300 Ethiopians'

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia 'expels more than 1,300 Ethiopians'

Ethiopian officials say more than 70,000 people have returned home since Saudi Arabia ordered all undocumented migrants to leave in March.

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Tunisia PM continues painful tax reforms and job cuts

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has pushed through tax raises and job cuts in a bid to cut the country's deficit, despite opposition from unions and business leaders.

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Rohingya women forced into prostitution by people traffickers

Among the 600,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar for neighbouring Bangladesh, many have fallen prey to traffickers, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey opens probe of two US attorneys

Turkish prosecutors have opened an investigation into two US attorneys who Turkey accuses of being linked to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.

The New Arab

HRW slams treatment of Tanzanian domestic workers in Gulf

Human Rights Watch have described the horrific treatment of Tanzanian domestic workers in the Gulf states the UAE and Oman, ...

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

The New Arab & agencies

ILO drops case against Qatar over migrant worker rights

World Cup host Qatar has agreed to far-reaching labour reforms to improve conditions for migrant workers, after coming under pressure ...

The many missed-steaks of halal slaughter

Ruqaya Izzidien

The many missed-steaks of halal slaughter

Comment: Halal abattoirs are cruel - they require cattle and poultry to be alive at the time of killing...

Draft UN resolution pressures Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

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Draft UN resolution pressures Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

A six-page resolution seeking to end the persecution of Rohingya Muslims is set to be put before the UN Security Council, pressuring Myanmar to ...

Saudi expat work visas reduced to one year

The New Arab

Saudi expat work visas reduced to one year

Saudi Arabia has set a new limit on expat work visas under reforms to boost the national labour market and curb its high rate of unemployment ...

UK court rules against Saudi diplomat in slavery case

The New Arab & agencies

UK court rules against Saudi diplomat in slavery case

A UK court has ruled a former Saudi diplomat can be tried on allegations of trafficking and slavery of a domestic worker as he no ...

The New Arab

Indian woman 'tortured, kept as slave' in Saudi Arabia

A video of an Indian woman working in Saudi Arabia tearfully begging to be rescued from alleged slave labour and abuse has gone viral in her home country this week.

Scott Weiner

Vocations and vaccinations: The politics of Oman's anti-measles campaign

Analysis: Opening up to greater regional integration and economic diversification presents public health challenges to Oman's policymakers, ...

The New Arab

Qatar affirms commitment to protect migrant labourers

Qatari authorities have said they are committed to protecting the safety of construction workers, after a rights group criticised ...

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

California's Muslims confront growing militarisation of law enforcement

As police and military groups from around the world gather to buy weapons and share tips, community groups are facing growing violence, writes ...

Egypt's conscripts serving the army's economic empire

Jamal Boukhari

Egypt's conscripts serving the army's economic empire

The long read: Instead of creating paid jobs for civilians, Sisi is using Egyptian army conscripts to build his engineering megaprojects. The ...

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This man's tribute to Filipina nanny has gone viral

A young Qatari man's heart-warming tribute to his Filipina nanny shows that, despite the flaws, incredibly positive relationships can be formed ...

Qatar issues new law protecting <em>domestic</em> <em>workers</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar issues new law protecting domestic workers

Qatar has approved a law limiting domestic staff to a maximum of 10 hours work a day, the first such protection for thousands of ...

Saudi to ban expats from working at grocery stores

The New Arab

Saudi to ban expats from working at grocery stores

In a climate that is becoming increasingly hostile to expats, this move could put poorer, more vulnerable workers in Saudi Arabia at ...

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

Alessandra Bajec

Meeting Lebanon's slaves

In-depth: Slave labour remains common practice among migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, whose death rate has doubled as a ...

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