Tag: Qatar

‘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 […]

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 […]

Qatar steps in to ease Cairo cash crisis

    Qatar has lent Cairo a further £1.25bn and donated an extra £300m in an effort to control a currency crisis prompted by Egypt’s political turmoil. Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani announced the doubling of funds after meeting Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi in Cairo. […]