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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".

Migrant domestic workers in Lebanon took to the streets on International Domestic Workers' Day to demand the end of the unjust Kafala system and call for recognition of their rights

Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

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Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki wins prestigious Cannes prize

Film buffs are also predicting "Capernaum" will be a top contender for Best Foreign Film at this year's Oscars.

Mauritania 'blasphemy blogger' in jail despite serving sentence

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Mauritania 'blasphemy blogger' in jail despite serving sentence

A Mauritanian blogger jailed for 'blasphemy' is still in prison despite serving his two year sentence.

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

Umar Lateef Misgar

Systematic sexual abuse perpetrated in Syria

In-depth: The Assad regime uses rape of women and men, girls and boys, as a weapon of war, but opposition groups are also guilty of abuses, ...

Francesca Mannocchi

'Returning to life' after being sold into sexual slavery

In-depth: Lied to and exploited, some 80 percent of women arriving in Europe through Libya are destined for trafficking, reports Francesca Mannocchi.

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World Cup host Qatar to introduce labour complaint reform

A new labour panel will be introduced to assess grievances by migrant workers in Qatar later this month, a major reform agreed by the Gulf ...

David Powell

Why we should support Britain's new counter-extremism chief

Comment: Criticism of Sara Khan's appointment as head of the Commission for Countering Extremism is misguided, and distracting from the task at ...

Tom Charles

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Comment: Protesters demonstrating against UAE's role in the slave trade showed that the tide could be turning on Trump's divide and rule ...

Qatar offers work to Salvadoran migrants expelled from US

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Qatar offers work to Salvadoran migrants expelled from US

In wake of Trump's decision to remove TPS for Salvadoran immigrants, Qatar responds with offers of work and residency.

Tom Charles

UAE can't replicate Manchester City's easy victories

Comment: Moving up the regional league table will be tough with rulers known for foul play, writes Tom Charles.

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.

Gulf migrant workers 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 governmental ...

Libya opens investigation into migrant 'slave auctions'

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Libya opens investigation into migrant 'slave auctions'

Libya's UN-backed government says it will investigate the operation of 'slave markets' following the release of shocking footage from an alleged ...

Qatar sets $200 minimum wage for migrant workers

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Qatar sets $200 minimum wage for migrant workers

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has come under heavy criticism for its treatment of foreign workers. In its latest labour overhaul, authorities have ...

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 from the International Labour Organisation and human rights groups.

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar to introduce its first ever minimum wage

Workers' groups hail a 'genuine breakthrough' in Qatar's labour laws amid ongoing pressure to improve conditions in the run to the 2022 World ...

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

Group launches campaign to boycott UAE over rights violations

A rights group has launched a campaign to raise awareness about rampant human rights violations in the United Arab Emirates.

In the depths of Calais, the return of trenchfoot

Tajana Tadić

In the depths of Calais, the return of trenchfoot

Comment: A century after the First World War, trench foot has returned to northern France, but it is refugees, not soldiers, being forced to ...

The New Arab

UAE princesses handed jail sentences for abusing domestic workers

A Belgian court found the princesses guilty in absentia and ordered them to pay large fines for their treatment of the domestic servants almost ...

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

Yousef Khalil

No, The Handmaid's Tale isn't a warning about Muslims

Comment: Conservatives' criticism of The Handmaid's Tale reflects their lack of introspection, and a blinkered understanding of Islam, writes ...

Hundreds of protesters demand end to <em>slavery</em> in Mauritania

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Hundreds of protesters demand end to slavery in Mauritania

Hundreds have marched for the rights of former slaves in Mauritania and to denounce injustice against them in the country where slavery ...

Egypt's al-Azhar challenged amid pressure to reform

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Egypt's al-Azhar challenged amid pressure to reform

Al-Azhar, Egypt's top Islamic authority, has been at the centre of a messy collision between politics and theology since President Abdel Fattah ...

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