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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted Algeria's wine industry.

A former gravedigger has given a German court horrifying details about the burial of tens of thousands of Assad regime torture victims in mass graves around Damascus.

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Ali Adam

Unending blockade: Gaza ceasefire reinstates Israel's preferred status quo

Analysis: The truce reflects Israel's policy of maintaining the status quo in the Gaza Strip - a permanent blockade.

Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

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 ...

Qatar says committed to workers rights after HRW report

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait planning to deport 360,000 migrant workers

A bill making the rounds among Kuwait's government aims to deport as many as 360,000 migrant workers from the Gulf country.

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.

The New Arab Staff

US blacklists 11 companies over China's mistreatment of Uighurs

The United States has blacklisted companies with alleged links to China's mistreatment of its Muslim Uighur minority.

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Khaled A. Beydoun

Just Do It: Stop forced Uighur labour in China

Comment: American consumers must use the power of the purse to protest the use of Uighur labour in the supply chains of global brands, writes ...

The New Arab Staff

Chinese face masks 'produced with Uighur forced labour'

A number of Chinese PPE producers exporting face masks around the world employ Uighur forced labour, according to a new investigation.

Moroccan women trapped in Spain demand return home

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Moroccan women trapped in Spain demand return home

Thousands of low-earning Moroccan workers in Spain are unable to afford flights home.

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

Gregory A. Maniatis

Don't scapegoat migrants for the pandemic

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

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Coronavirus tracking projects renew questions about UAE's mass surveillance

The UAE has started using its 'Oyoon' surveillance system to monitor coronavirus en masse, but many believe the technology created and data ...

Palestinians extend West Bank coronavirus lockdown

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Palestinians extend West Bank coronavirus lockdown

A lockdown in the occupied West Bank has been extended for five days following a spike in coronavirus cases.

Gasia Ohanes

'Pivoting East': Will China come to Lebanon’s rescue?

Running quickly out of options as talks over an IMF bailout stall, Lebanon's Hezbollah-backed government says it wants to pivot to China, but analysts say that route is a mirage

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

PA announces West Bank lockdown as virus numbers soar

The PA announces a five-day lockdown across the West Bank following an uptick in Covid-19 infections.

Mobashra Tazamal

Covid-19 hasn't stopped the drumbeat of Islamophobia in India

Comment: If anything, the Modi government has weaponised the coronavirus pandemic to further dehumanise India's Muslims, writes Mobashra ...

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, ...

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 ...

Blast in southern Pakistan kills three

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Blast in southern Pakistan kills three

At least three people were killed in Pakistan after an improvised explosive device detonated near the vehicle of security personnel in the city ...

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.

Libya govt arrests alleged abusers of Egyptian <em>labourers</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya govt arrests alleged abusers of Egyptian labourers

The UN mission to Libya on Tuesday urged the GNA to probe allegations that allied forces had detained and abused a group of Egyptian ...

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