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The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling outside Kuwait pending an investigation into

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

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How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

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Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over charges of "indecent ...

Netanyahu baselessly links Israel protests to Jeffrey Epstein

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Netanyahu baselessly links Israel protests to Jeffrey Epstein

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed, without evidence, that recent protests in Israel were linked to disgraced American financier ...

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Sudan force says 160 Libya bound 'mercenaries' arrested

"Sending Sudanese to fight in Libya as mercenaries is unacceptable," an RSF commander said.

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Turkey insists on apology from France over naval standoff

Turkey has accused France of lying, and insists that the French navy had acted aggressively against the Turkish convoy.

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US backs France in standoff with Turkey over warships

Trump is available to defuse rising tensions between France and Turkey, a White House adviser said.

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Kuwait investigates five social media influencers for 'money laundering'

Kuwaiti authorities will reportedly issue summons warrants against the influencers after intelligence is gathered.

Prosecutors seek life term for French jihadist

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Prosecutors seek life term for French jihadist

Tyler Vilus, 30, is facing charges of belonging to a terrorist group, heading a group of Islamic State fighters and "aggravated murder" between ...

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Turkey demands French apology over Mediterranean naval incident

The French government has announced it is halting its participation in Sea Guardian, a NATO mission to provide maritime security in the ...

Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug <em>trafficking</em>

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Syrian regime could be culprit in Italy's drug trafficking

Rome blamed IS for being the culprit in the 'biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world', but analysts have blamed the Syrian regime.

Italy seizes 14 tonnes of IS-made amphetamines from Syria

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Italy seizes 14 tonnes of IS-made amphetamines from Syria

Police said in a statement that the operation was "the biggest seizure of amphetamines in the world".

US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

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US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

The United States has removed the Saudi kingdom from its Tier 3 trafficking list.

French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique <em>trafficking</em>

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French archaeologist and husband charged over Mideast antique trafficking

The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

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Iranians arrested for 'trying to sell babies on Instagram'

One of the babies was just 20 days old, according to the report.

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Iran arrests charity workers for 'highlighting country's problems': report

An Iranian newspaper has claimed the arrest of three members of a student charity is due to the group 'portraying the justice and human rights ...

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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.

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Award-winning Filipino journalist conviction sparks international outrage

A trial, labelled by rights groups as another example of limitations of press freedom amid an ongoing rights crackdown by President Rodrigo ...

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

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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.

Danish 'crime boss' Amir Mekky arrested in Dubai

Danish 'crime boss' Amir Mekky arrested in Dubai

A Danish citizen allegedly involved in gang-related crime that span from Denmark to Spain has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates.

Malta to open migrant coordination centres in Libya

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Malta to open migrant coordination centres in Libya

The move comes as Malta's ports remain closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following oil shipments

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Venezuela's Maduro to visit Iran following oil shipments

Nicolas Maduro wants to 'personally thank' Iran for sending five oil tankers to Caracas during a shortage of refined oil, despite Venezuela ...

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