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Four participants of Docaviv 2020 have withdrawn themselves and their entries after a campaign by BDS.

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 homes as housekeepers, carers or nannies.

Iran says Bahrain partner to 'crimes' of Israel

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Iran says Bahrain partner to 'crimes' of Israel

Iran said that through this "shameful" deal, Bahrain has "sacrificed the Palestinian cause at the altar of American elections".

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.

Abandoned and forgotten, migrant workers 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 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.

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

Egyptians outraged by mistranslated Ethiopian foreign minister Nile tweet

Ethiopian Foreign Minister Gedu Andargachew has outraged Egyptians with a tweet declaring that 'the Nile is ours'.

The New Arab Staff

Algerian president warns against 'Somalisation of Libya'

Individual state initiatives to arm Libyan tribes would transform the war-torn country into a 'new Somalia', Algeria's president said on Sunday.

Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long and volatile rivalry

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Armenia and Azerbaijan: a decades-long and volatile rivalry

Armenia and Azerbaijan are two republics that have been locked in decades of fighting.

The New Arab Staff

European football ban on Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City overturned

Manchester City were banned from European football for two years after being accused of breaking funding rules.

Nile dam talks resume as Egypt minister faces criticism

The New Arab Staff

Nile dam talks resume as Egypt minister faces criticism

Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan resumed negotiations over the Great Renaissance Dam under African Union sponsorship, as Egyptians mocked the ...

'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 ...

Big tobacco accused of 'influencing' Jordanian legislation

The New Arab Staff

Big tobacco accused of 'influencing' Jordanian legislation

Jordanians are the most frequent smokers in the world: More than 8 out of 10 men in Jordan smoke or use nicotine products.

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.

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.

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 ...

The New Arab

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 ...

The New Arab Staff

Moroccan actress condemned for Instagram ‘blackface’ photo

Moroccan actress Mariam Hussein has been attacked on Instagram for posting a ‘blackface’ photo of herself, meant as an act of solidarity with ...

Lebanon's migrant workers' plight worsens as crises multiply

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 ...

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 struggle ...

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

The New Arab & agencies

Unpaid foreign domestic workers stranded in crisis-hit Lebanon

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

UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

The New Arab

UAE police arrest dozens as striking workers riot

Clashes have broken out in an industrial area of Abu Dhabi between workers striking over non-payment of salaries and UAE police.

Lebanon announces flights out for crisis-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 crisis ...

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