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

Tunisia's president has called on hiws premier to resign,following months of clashes over reforms and economic policy.

Protesters march for <em>domestic</em> <em>workers</em>' rights in Lebanon

Nicholas Frakes

Protesters march for domestic workers' rights in Lebanon

Society: Demonstrators marched in Lebanon calling for the protection of rights for domestic workers, who face increasing abuse by employers and recruitment agencies, writes Nicholas Frakes.

Abolish Kafala: Lebanon <em>domestic</em> <em>workers</em> protest 'slave like' conditions

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Abolish Kafala: Lebanon domestic workers protest 'slave like' conditions

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon took to the streets on International Domestic Workers' Day to demand the ...

Philippines president to visit Kuwait after worker abuse scandal

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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.

Amar Diwakar

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's migrant workers

Comment: Robot Sophia presents us with a future where robots are recognised as human, while migrants continue to toil with no basic rights, writes Amar Diwakar.

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

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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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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 ...

The quiet collapse of Yemen's economy

Omar Mashjari

The quiet collapse of Yemen's economy

Comment: The underreported collapse of Yemen's economy, and the absence of a functional central bank could worsen all of the country's problems, ...

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Erdogan vows to launch new cross-border military operations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would launch cross-border offensives, like previous military operations in Syria, ...

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

Kuwait seeks to calm Philippines crisis over <em>workers</em>

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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 <em>workers</em> 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 from ...

Duterte tells Filipino <em>workers</em> 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 ...

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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 employer's freezer in Kuwait.

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Philippines apologises to Kuwait for 'rescuing' distressed domestic workers

The Philippines' top diplomat apologised to Kuwait after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers ...

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Kuwait expels Philippines ambassador amid ongoing 'worker abuse' dispute

The Philippines' top diplomat apologised to Kuwait after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers ...

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Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos over maid escapes

Kuwaiti authorities arrest two Filipino nationals amid renewed tensions between the Gulf state and the Philippines.

Kuwait summons Filipino ambassador over <em>domestic</em> worker 'rescues'

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Kuwait summons Filipino ambassador over domestic worker 'rescues'

The Philippines' ambassador to Kuwait has denied making 'disrespectful' comments about Kuwait after being handed two protest notes by the ...

Alessandra Bajec

Tunisia's quiet class struggle against austerity measures

In-depth: Three months after January's unrest, Tunisians cope with the government’s neoliberal policies and IMF’s austerity agenda that are ...

Iran bans use of encrypted Telegram messaging app

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Iran bans use of encrypted Telegram messaging app

Government workers can no longer use Telegram and experts say all foreign messaging services could soon be banned as Iran clamps down ...

Saudi boss 'forced Filipina maid to drink bleach'

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Saudi boss 'forced Filipina maid to drink bleach'

In the latest incident of mistreatment of Filipino workers in the Middle East, a Saudi boss allegedly forced her maid to drink bleach, ...

Ethiopians 'to replace' Filipino <em>domestic</em> <em>workers</em> amid Kuwait-Manila dispute

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Ethiopians 'to replace' Filipino domestic workers amid Kuwait-Manila dispute

Ethiopian nationals will replace Filipino domestic workers in Kuwait, the Gulf state announced, after the Philippines banned ...

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