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Qatar still failing migrant workers – Amnesty

Qatar, host nation of the 2022 Fifa World Cup, is still doing little to improve conditions for migrant workers despite promising reform last year, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Amnesty said in a briefing that little had

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Bahrain mulls amnesty plan for migrant workers

A general amnesty for undocumented migrant workers living illegally in Bahrain is expected to be announced soon. The Labour Ministry has confirmed that it is working on a proposal for a two or three-month grace period when illegal

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Bahrain ‘committed to protect human rights’

Bahrain has criticised Amnesty International and expressed disappointment with its latest report. The government received Amnesty’s report and is reviewing its contents, including a series of allegations and recommendations,

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Egypt revokes 52 Mursi-era pardons

Egypt's interim president has revoked amnesties for 52 people pardoned by ousted president Mohamed Mursi, state media reported, including Islamists affiliated with the banned Muslim Brotherhood. Mursi, Egypt's first freely

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Bahrain hailed for openness, progress

Bahrain has been credited for its "openness" and "progress" in a new report by Amnesty International.   The report was compiled during a visit by a team from the international human rights org

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Fifa must take onus on Qatar workers: Amnesty

Fifa needs to stop ducking its responsibility in relation to the labour rights situation in 2022 World Cup host nation Qatar and start looking for solutions, Amnesty International said. "We are still hearing protestations abo

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Qatar promises workers welfare standards soon

The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee (Q22) said today that it will release its workers’ welfare standards aligned with Qatari law and international best practice by the end of this year. The standards will set clear guidelines f

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Qatar vows workers welfare manual my year-end

The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee (Q22) said today that it will release its workers’ welfare standards aligned with Qatari law and international best practice by the end of this year. The standards will set clear guidelines f

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Illegal expats stay home fearing Saudi crackdown

The streets of the Saudi capital Riyadh were unusually quiet on Monday as many expatriates stayed at home to avoid the start of a government crackdown on illegal foreign workers. Building sites were deserted, Riyadh's stutteri

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Illegal expats stay home over Saudi visa crackdown

The streets of Riyadh were unusually quiet on Monday as many expatriates stayed at home to avoid the start of a government crackdown on illegal foreign workers. Building sites were deserted, Riyadh's stuttering rush-hour traff

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