‘Modern slavery’: Intl delegation decries migrant rights abuses in Qatar

Published time: December 02, 2013 12:16                                                                             Workers in Doha, Qatar. (AFP Photo / Goh Chai Hin) Qatar has made no progress in abolishing laws that effectively force foreign workers into slavery, an international delegation has said. A worker’s rights group has estimated 4,000 migrant workers could die if nothing is done before the 2022…

Revealed: Qatar’s World Cup ‘slaves’

  Exclusive: Abuse and exploitation of migrant workers preparing emirate for 2022   Pete Pattisson in Kathmandu and Doha The Guardian,  Wednesday 25 September 2013 12.46 EDT                   Link to video: Qatar: the migrant workers forced to work for no pay in World Cup host country Dozens of Nepalese migrant labourers have died in Qatar…

Foreign interests in Egypt: ‘UK, US, and Qatar might be behind the violent clashes’ – expert ( Lehmann International Services )

    Photo: EPA Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in Egypt, as security forces moved in on Wednesday morning to clear two protest camps in Cairo. Christof Lehmann, Consultant in politics at Lehmann International Services from Denmark, gave the Voice of Russia his comment on the situation. 0The government is breaking up…

Qatar: foreign workers banned from driving, holding licenses

  Human rights organizations condemn measure as discriminatory 03 July, 16:58   (ANSAmed) – DOHA, JULY 3 – In a move the Doha Traffic Department said will alleviate congestion on the streets and human rights organizations condemned as discriminatory, Qatar has banned all foreign workers except those hired as chauffeurs from driving or holding drivers’…

Al-Jazeera banned by Iraq over ‘sectarian bias’ in coverage

Qatar-based channel and nine other stations have licences revoked as government claims they fuel bloodshed Associated Press in Baghdad guardian.co.uk,   Sunday 28 April 2013 09.56 EDT The newsroom at the headquarters of al-Jazeera, in  Qatar. Photograph: Karim Jaafar/AFP/Getty Images The Iraqi authorities announced on Sunday that they had revoked the operating licences of the broadcaster al-Jazeera…