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The Kuwaiti woman was accused of months of abuse and torture ahead of the domestic worker's killing.

Hundreds of Lebanon's most vulnerable migrant domestic workers have been repatriated with funds raised by local charities, but thousands more remain stuck.

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

G20 host Saudi under fire over human rights

Saudi Arabia, the first Arab state to host a G20 summit, has faced disapproval over its human rights record.

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Filipino bands feel the pain amid coronavirus in Dubai

Filipino bands, a mainstay of nightlife across the Gulf and Asia, face an uncertain fate as the Covid-19 pandemic draws crowds away from clubs.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Saudi Arabia to remove key restrictions on migrant laborers

Human rights groups have cautioned the move does not appear to be a full abolition of the 'kafala' system.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

A Lebanese judicial council decision to strike down a new work contract for foreign domestic workers has been slammed.

The New Arab Staff

Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

Saudi Arabia has announced it will replace its controversial kafala system, according to local reports.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwaiti patient cuts off Egyptian doctor's tongue

A Kuwaiti patient beat and cut off the tongue of an Egyptian doctor during an ear examination.

European Parliament urges EU to boycott Saudi G20 summit

The New Arab Staff

European Parliament urges EU to boycott Saudi G20 summit

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

The New Arab Staff

Lebanon names delegation to Israel maritime border talks

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 ...

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 ...

Lebanon introduces new labour rights for domestic workers

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.

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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 efforts to reform labour laws.

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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 ...

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.

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

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.

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 ...

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