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The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Lebanon's economic crisis is 'spiralling out of control'.

Comment: Governments should take five urgent, essential steps to address the precarious situation of migrants during the pandemic, writes Gregory A. Maniatis.

Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

Keira Dignan

Greek government faces resistance over dictatorship-era anti-protest law

In-depth: The Greek government is extending police powers to quell mass protests, a move refugee groups say will limit their ability to mobilise.

<em>Migrant</em> <em>workers</em> stuck in virus-hit Iraq

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

Migrant workers in Iraq are stranded without wages by their employers, leaving them at risk.

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense of urgency.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

Dozens of groups helping refugees in Greece risk being edged out by new government measures.

Malia Bouattia

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Comment: The Tories' hostile environment was suspended just long enough to prove another world is possible. Now though, it's back to business, ...

Shahid Javed Burki

A tale of two Covid-19 responses

Comment: India and Pakistan's responses to the coronavirus lay bare the tradeoff between saving lives, and economic downturn, writes Shahid ...

Ethiopian worker found dead in employer's home

The New Arab Staff

Ethiopian worker found dead in employer's home

An Ethiopian domestic worker was found dead in her employer's home in Lebanon.

Alessandra Bajec

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

The New Arab Staff

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: Turkey continue to ease restrictions, Iran sends aid to Venezuela and another UAE cargo plane lands in Israel without ...

Unemployed Filipina feeds other jobless migrants in Dubai

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Unemployed Filipina feeds other jobless migrants in Dubai

Migrants account for 90% of the workforce in the United Arab Emirates. The economic shutdown that came with Covid-19 has hit their communities ...

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya <em>migrant</em> massacre

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

Twenty-two suspected human traffickers have been arrested in Bangladesh, suspected of links to the deaths of 30 migrants in Libya.

Ylenia Gostoli

Covid-19 lays bare Britain's entrenched racial inequalities

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed stark racial inequalities in British society.

Danya Hajjaji

Dear Arab celebrities: You can't support #BlackLivesMatter in blackface

A new social media trend saw famous Arabs wearing blackface in a tone-deaf attempt to take a stand against racism. Instead, it spoke volumes ...

The New Arab

Stranded workers in Lebanon forced to sleep outside consulate

Ethiopian domestic workers in Lebanon who have lost their jobs are given little protection under the country's current sponsorship ...

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

Moroccan actress Mariam Hussein has been attacked on Instagram for posting a ‘blackface’ photo of herself, meant as an act of solidarity with ...

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Dubai's economy faces fight for survival in post-pandemic future

Dubai faces an uncertain future as plunging oil prices and a global economic downturn threaten another debt-fuelled crisis.

The New Arab

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

Yemen's 'hidden' migrant population has become even more vulnerable as the coronavirus crisis hits the war-torn nation.

Lebanese artist's 'in solidarity' image for George Floyd 'racist'

The New Arab

Lebanese artist's 'in solidarity' image for George Floyd 'racist'

The independent Lebanese artist posted a photoshopped blackface image of herself with afro hair, which she claimed was 'in solidarity' with the ...

Gulf recession reverberates across Asia as remittances plummet

Sebastian Castelier

Gulf recession reverberates across Asia as remittances plummet

A recession in the Gulf is reverberating across South Asia, where remittances are projected to decline by 22 percent this year.

Coronavirus outbreak detected among Sri Lankan <em>workers</em> from Kuwait

The New Arab & agencies

Coronavirus outbreak detected among Sri Lankan workers from Kuwait

Almost 160 Sri Lankans returning from Kuwait have tested positive for coronavirus, including one woman who has died.

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