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The bill calls for EU Presidents Von der Leyen and Charles Michel to snub the G20 summit in Riyadh in November.

Lebanon has named the members of a delegation taking part in maritime border talks with Israel, as the UN says negotiators from both sides will be in the same room.

Will Lebanon's new domestic worker contract end '<em>kafala</em> slavery'?

Sarah Khalil

Will Lebanon's new domestic worker contract end 'kafala slavery'?

In-depth: Lebanon's new labour agreement gives foreign domestic workers their basic rights, but activists remain cynical over its implementation.

Three Lebanese soldiers killed in hunt for 'terrorist': army

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Three Lebanese soldiers killed in hunt for 'terrorist': army

Three Lebanese soldiers were killed and another wounded while attempting to arrest a suspected "terrorist" at his north Lebanon home, the army ...

Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to '<em>kafala</em> slavery'?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon's new domestic worker contract: end to 'kafala slavery'?

The economic crisis-hit Mediterranean country is home to around 250,000 migrants, mostly women from Africa and Asia, who toil away in people's ...

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

Lebanon has made important labour law changes but human rights say that more must be done.

The New Arab Staff

Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

Qatar become the first country in the Middle East on Sunday to set a basic 'non-discriminatory' minimum wage for workers in the Gulf state, amid ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

Human Rights Watch on Monday published a report accusing Qatar of failing to pay migrant workers, prompting Doha to strongly reject the ...

Gaia Caramazza & Florence Dixon

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers reel from Beirut explosion

Many of those killed by the Beirut explosion were migrant workers. Already a vulnerable group in Lebanon, their plight is now likely to get even ...

'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

The New Arab Staff

'Hero' Beirut migrant worker dashes to protect child

Social media users have hailed the worker as a hero and called for better treatment of migrant labourers.

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

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

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

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 ...

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.

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

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.

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

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 system.

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 ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

Suspected suicides or escape attempts of foreign household workers have become a frequent occurrence in Lebanon, with local reports recording at ...

Filipina domestic worker dies at 'overcrowded' shelter in Lebanon

The New Arab

Filipina domestic worker dies at 'overcrowded' shelter in Lebanon

A migrant worker taking shelter at the Philippines embassy in Lebanon died in 'suspicious circumstances', prompting Manila to launch an ...

Gasia Ohanes

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi migrant workers

A riot that broke out inside a Lebanese waste management firm is the latest manifestation of an isolated migrant community's years-long struggle ...

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

The New Arab & agencies

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

Domestic workers in Lebanon are being left unpaid and stranded by their employers.

UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

The New Arab

UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

Clashes have broken out in an industrial area of Abu Dhabi between workers striking over non-payment of salaries and UAE police.

Lebanon announces flights out for crisis-hit foreign workers

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Lebanon announces flights out for crisis-hit foreign workers

Lebanon has begun organizing return trips for migrant workers wishing to return to their countries of origin amid a biting economic crisis ...

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