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

Comment: Abu Dhabi is free to support brutal militias and seize key ports in Yemen's south thanks to a total absence of competent governance, writes Afrah Nasser.

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".

Israel lawmaker demands FIFA cancel Qatar World Cup

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Israel lawmaker demands FIFA cancel Qatar World Cup

An Israeli lawmaker has joined a Saudi-led campaign against Qatar, calling on football's governing body to cancel the 2022 World Cup being ...

Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

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Qatar says book flights two years before World Cup

The Saudi-led blockade on Qatar means that that there will be a lot of pressure on QA as the sole Gulf-carrier amid the Christmas rush.

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Russia hands over World Cup mantle to Qatar

Russia has officially passed the mantle of the World Cup host to Qatar as they prepare to host the 2022 tournament.

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Qatar 2022 World Cup scheduled for winter, FIFA announces

Summer temperatures in the desert country can reach above 50 degrees centigrade.

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Park cleaner slapping video outrages Saudi netizens

A video being shared on twitter of a man slapping a park cleaner has caused outrage on social media.

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Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response

The EU deal has caused mixed reaction with hardliners welcoming the move and NGOs slamming the decision as 'demonising' rescuers.

Seasonal Moroccan fruit pickers exploited, sexually assaulted in Spain

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Seasonal Moroccan fruit pickers exploited, sexually assaulted in Spain

Some 16,000 Moroccan migrants arrived in Spain this year to pick fruit, and some say they were exploited and even sexually assaulted.

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Rights groups call for Jordan to admit Syrian refugees

A fierce regime offensive in southern Syria has forced thousands of civilians to flee their homes, but with the Jordan border closed they remain ...

Abolish Kafala: Lebanon domestic <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 end of ...

Spain offers healthcare to stranded migrants in Italy spat

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Spain offers healthcare to stranded migrants in Italy spat

Spain has announced it will extend public healthcare to migrants as Italy finds itself under the spotlight for its decision to refuse entry to ...

Sophia has more rights than Saudi Arabia's <em>migrant</em> <em>workers</em>

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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, ...

Turkey suspends <em>migrant</em> deal with Greece as tensions flare

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Turkey suspends migrant deal with Greece as tensions flare

Greek courts on Monday released four Turkish soldiers accused of involvement in 2016 failed coup for fear they will not face a fair trial at ...

Adama Manu

Dear France, not all migrants can be 'Spiderman'

Aid workers helping people like Gassama also view Macron's gesture as a PR stunt that does not address tens of thousands more like him, writes Adama Manu.

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Qatar blockade 'unlawful, unjustified and disproportionate', new report says

The Qatar blockade has had significant impact on the human rights of persons both within Qatar and in the four states of the Quartet, a new ...

Malia Bouattia

Daring to be a visibly Muslim woman in France

Comment: Pougetoux represents so-far elusive popular alliance that could transform politics in France for the better, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Dozens referred to trial for human trafficking in Egypt

Dozens of people in Egypt have been referred to court charged with people smuggling.

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.

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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.

Qatar to end controversial worker exit system

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Qatar to end controversial worker exit system

Experts have said that Qatar is likely to agree a landmark deal to end a system which requires migrant workers to seek their ...

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 ...

Philippines apologises to Kuwait for 'rescuing' distressed domestic <em>workers</em>

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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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