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The number of migrants making the risky crossing through Yemen to the oil-rich Gulf states has dropped by three-quarters.

The allegation comes amid concerns over the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines in Lebanon.

Greece accused of downplaying lead risk in refugee camp

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Greece accused of downplaying lead risk in refugee camp

Human Rights Watch has accused Greece of neglecting concerns about lead poisoning at a new camp for refugees in Lesbos and failing to investigate the matter properly.

Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

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Saudi woman sentenced to death over Bangladeshi worker's killing

The woman's husband and son also received jail sentences over the killing of Abiron Begum Ansar.

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the economic fallout from ...

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Myanmar junta warns public not to hide fugitive protesters

Burmese forces have arrested hundreds of people since the military took power in a coup two weeks ago.

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Afghanistan receives first Covid-19 vaccine shipment

Afghanistan has yet to approve AstraZeneca shot, 500,000 of which arrived in the country from India on Sunday.

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Gulf Arab states launch new restrictions over virus fears

Travel has been prohibited and venues have been closed as Gulf nations attempt to contain the spreading virus.

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Nigeria repatriates nearly 400 stranded nationals from Saudi Arabia

The Nigerians were economic migrants stuck in Saudi Arabia after being caught up in the coronavirus restrictions and needed assistance returning ...

Filipinas recruited to work in UAE 'trafficked to Syria'

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Filipinas recruited to work in UAE 'trafficked to Syria'

Filipino women and girls have made an appeal for help from the Philippine's embassy in Damascus.

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Thousands of Syrian refugees affected as storms hit camps

A child has been killed and tens of thousands of refugees in Lebanon and northern Syria are at risk as winter storms and floods hit makeshift ...

Hundreds of <em>migrant</em> domestic <em>workers</em> flown home from Lebanon

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Hundreds of migrant domestic workers flown home from Lebanon

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

Bodies of four children wash up on Libyan coast

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Bodies of four children wash up on Libyan coast

The bodies of four children were found by a rescue team after a boat carrying 30 people sank near the Libyan coast.

Saudi Arabia holding migrants in 'appalling' conditions: HRW

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Saudi Arabia holding migrants in 'appalling' conditions: HRW

Human Rights Watch's new report is the latest to detail allegations of torture and unsanitary, cramped conditions in Saudi detention centres.

Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

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Singapore deports Bangladeshis over anti-France posts

The individuals, most of whom were construction workers, were accused of putting up social media posts 'which incited violence or ...

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 inertia, corruption and greed, writes Carmen Geha.

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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.

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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.

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Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

The roughly 6,000 Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers in Israel once again fear for their fate.

Rights groups slam Lebanon's block of new worker contract

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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.

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Saudi Arabia to replace kafala system with work contracts

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

EU border agency 'involved in illegal asylum pushbacks'

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EU border agency 'involved in illegal asylum pushbacks'

Journalists say they uncovered six cases since April when border security units at a minimum did nothing to stop refugee boats in Greek waters ...

Golden Dawn: The fall of Greece's neo-Nazi party

Keira Dignan

Golden Dawn: The fall of Greece's neo-Nazi party

Golden Dawn rose from obscurity to infamy at the height of Greece's financial crisis, attracting supporters with racist and xenophobic rhetoric.

Plans to 'offshore <em>migrant</em> problem' stoop to new low

Malia Bouattia

Plans to 'offshore migrant problem' stoop to new low

Comment: The UK appears to be taking lessons from Australia in mistreating migrants, with the idea of an offshore asylum processing centre on ...

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