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Mideast, Asia reforms ‘fail migrant workers’

Reforms by Middle Eastern and Asian governments have failed to meet minimum protection measures in addressing abuses against migrant domestic workers and millions remain at risk, a human rights group said on Wednesday. Migrant workers comp

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UAE ‘must stop torture but worker rights better’

The UAE needs to do more to stop torture but the Gulf country has made progress on workers' rights, the US-based Human Rights Watch group (HRW) said. Sheikh Issa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, a son of the founder of the UAE, was exonerated this

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Exploitation of workers in UAE alleged

New York-based Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday that thousands of Asian workers hired to build museums and art galleries on a showcase island in the UAE are being exploited. Rights groups have criticised conditions in which labourers wor

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Maids in Lebanon 'dying every week'

Lebanon must improve working conditions for migrant domestic workers, who often commit suicide or die while trying to escape from their employers, a US-based rights group said on Tuesday. Human Rights Watch said there were an estimated 200

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Dubai passes property law to curb speculation

Dubai has issued a new law to regulate the sale of real estate still under construction in an effort to curb speculation that has sent property prices in the emirate skyrocketing. Under the law issued this week sales of off-plan properties

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