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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> workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

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Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

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

Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

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Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

The Greek government has announced that it will extend a coronavirus lockdown in its heavily overcrowded refugee camps as activists and rights ...

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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, ...

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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.

Syria's Assad must compromise or face sanctions, US warns

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Syria's Assad must compromise or face sanctions, US warns

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad must come to a political compromise or face further sanctions, the US warned on Tuesday, suggesting the ...

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Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

Two charity boats have headed back to the Mediterranean after a two-month hiatus in migrant rescue operations.

Stranded workers in Lebanon forced to sleep outside consulate

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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.

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.

Migrants face Yemen conflict, coronavirus to reach Gulf states

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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.

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.

The New Arab

The Middle East at war with coronavirus

In today's roundup: First Covid-19 death reported in Bangladesh's refugee camps, Saudi Arabia's mosques reopen and Yemen's influx of migrants face the threat of coronavirus.

Paul McLoughlin

Digital diplomacy could reshape politics in the Middle East

Could digital diplomacy be the answer to inequality and war in the Middle East?

Pranab Bardhan

Modi's performance and the tragedy of India's poor

Comment: PM Modi's handling of the coronavirus pandemic failed India's poorest, with pitifully inadequate funds and an over-centralised ...

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 ...

The New Arab

Qatar targets companies following unpaid salaries protest

Doha has confirmed it has taken legal action against companies in the country after migrant labourers launched a rare but peaceful ...

The revolt of Lebanon's marginalised Bangladeshi <em>migrant</em> workers

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 ...

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in <em>crisis</em>-hit Lebanon

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Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

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

Lebanon announces flights out for <em>crisis</em>-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 ...

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