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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.

Amnesty International says Europe governments' support for Libya's coastguard in curbing migrant flow makes it "complicit" in the detention, torture and trafficking of refugees, some of whom sold as slaves

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Pramod Acharya

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

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

The 'Islamic State' brand is over

Haidar Lapcha

The 'Islamic State' brand is over

Comment: Islamic state may have lost territory, but is it the damage to their brand they should fear most? asks Haidar Lapcha.

New Atheists and New Optimists, but still Eurocentrics

Yousef Khalil

New Atheists and New Optimists, but still Eurocentrics

Comment: Both the New Atheist and New Optimist schools of thought serve as a thin veneer for a highly unjust distribution of power and wealth, ...

The New Arab

Morocco food stampede kills and injures many

At least 15 Moroccans have been killed and others injured during a stampede in a southern village when volunteers handed out food aid.

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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, detailing incidences ...

Matt Broomfield

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

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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 from the ...

Raped in UAE cell, victim turns to Scotland Yard

David Haigh

Raped in UAE cell, victim turns to Scotland Yard

Comment: Former Leeds FC Managing Director David Haigh has turned to Scotland Yard's war crimes unit to bring his torturers to justice.

The New Arab & agencies

Wave of 'thirsty protests' hit Morocco after water shortages

In a bid to express their discontent over the water crisis, residents began organising regular peaceful protests in a town near the capital ...

Defeating the Islamic State's 'virtual caliphate'

The New Arab & agencies

Defeating the Islamic State's 'virtual caliphate'

The Islamic State group is on the verge of defeat in both Syria and Iraq, but experts warn that a "virtual caliphate" could be much harder to ...

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Road to Russia: This week in Middle East football

Saudi Arabian giants al-Hilal have become the seventh most-followed football team on Twitter, while Syrians remain divided on whether to follow ...

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Sam Hamad

Separation lines: Kurdistan and Catalonia

Comment: Separatist movements in Iraq and Spain are paying the price for dreams of independence, writes Sam Hamad.

Kuwait risks paying a high price for cheap oil

Fouad Al-Obaid

Kuwait risks paying a high price for cheap oil

Comment: If Kuwait's government doesn't act now to restructure the economy, the country's over-reliance on a single source of wealth could prove ...

Khalid Al-Karimi

Education value decays in Yemen during wartime

4.5 million school students in Yemen will not be able to resume their classes this coming school year.

The New Arab & agencies

Conditions in Libyan detention centres are 'abusive,' warns MSF

The detention system in Libya is fuelled by exploitation of refugees. There is no oversight to ensure refugees are treated humanely

Shenaz Bunglawala

The UK's Islamophobic press grows more damaging every day

Comment: This week's story about a foster family in Tower Hamlets has seen a wave of profoundly Islamophobic reporting in the UK press, writes ...

Diana Alghoul

Leaked emails reveal UAE ambassador's hyper-sexual 'double life'

Al-Otaiba reportedly hired $10,000-a-night prostitutes and considered fake 'sex contracts' for underage girls, making them declare they were ...

Can Gulf states ever cooperate over oil production?

Pierre Fabiani

Can Gulf states ever cooperate over oil production?

Comment: Cooperating to develop shared oil fields could aid diplomacy, but the absence of mutual trust means 'unitisation' has not yet been a ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq 'must do more' for IS sex abuse victims

Iraq must ensure that women and girls subjected to sexual violence at the hands of IS militants have access to justice and reparations, UN ...

Scrapping Lebanon's rape law 'not enough': women's rights group

Sarah Khalil

Scrapping Lebanon's rape law 'not enough': women's rights group

Scrapping the controversial rape law in Lebanon remains a small step towards ending violence against women, KAFA activist Maya Ammar tells The ...

The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Child trafficking by Baghdad mafia exposed

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

Our 'Muslim Problem' is not what Kavanagh might think

Shenaz Bunglawala

Our 'Muslim Problem' is not what Kavanagh might think

Comment: Twenty years after 'Islamophobia' became a common term, we're just as far from overcoming it as ever, writes Shenaz Bunglawala.

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