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

Over 350 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean last week have boarded a quarantine ship in order to undergo Covid-19 checks before being allowed into Palermo, Sicily

African migrants 'left to die' in Saudi detention centres

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African migrants 'left to die' in Saudi detention centres

Saudi Arabia's detention centres designed to contain the coronavirus have come under scrutiny for alleged inhumane conditions.

Qatar 'dismantles' controversial kafala system in major labour reforms

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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 ...

Seven still missing after Beirut blast, says Lebanon army

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Seven still missing after Beirut blast, says Lebanon army

'Search and rescue operations will not stop until the missing are found,' Lebanon's army said, confirming that three Lebanese, three Syrians and ...

Sophia Akram

Asylum for Sale: The intersection of capitalism and migration

Book Club: Through essays, artwork, and photographs, this explosive new book documents the global asylum regime as an industry characterised by profit-making activity.

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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 ...

Farah-Silvana Kanaan

After Beirut blast, grief and guilt in Lebanon's diaspora

Despite dealing with their own hopelessness and guilt, Lebanon's famously vast and intrinsically connected diaspora has sprung into action while ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UN migrant return flights take off again from Libya

Most of the 118 passengers on the charter flight from the Libyan capital to Accra were male migrant workers, but seven women, ...

Lebanon judge issues new arrest warrants over Beirut blast

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Lebanon judge issues new arrest warrants over Beirut blast

The explosion at the Beirut port caused the deaths of over 170 people, made some 300,000 homeless and caused billions of dollars in damages.

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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.

Abandoned and forgotten, <em>migrant</em> <em>workers</em> reel from Beirut explosion

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 ...

Al-Jazeera says Malaysia rejects visas for Aussie staffers

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Al-Jazeera says Malaysia rejects visas for Aussie staffers

Malaysian authorities last month questioned Al-Jazeera staff, with police seizing two computers from their office on Tuesday.

'Hero' Beirut <em>migrant</em> worker dashes to protect child

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'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 <em>workers</em> 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.

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Returning migrants 'will bring coronavirus with them': Kuwaiti MP

Kuwaiti MP Muhammad Barak Al-Mutair claimed the government is putting citizens at risk by allowing expats to return.

The New Arab Staff

WATCH: Outrage after Kuwaiti man beats Egyptian cashier

A Kuwaiti man slapped an Egyptian cashier at least three times, until security intervened and urged the cashier to not press charges.

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Moroccan women trapped in Spain demand return home

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

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon 'spiralling out of control': UN rights chief

The UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned Lebanon's economic crisis is 'spiralling out of control'.

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 ...

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> <em>workers</em> stuck in virus-hit Iraq

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, ...

'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 new sense ...

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