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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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Saudi building firms offered short-term workers

Three recruitment firms in Saudi Arabia will supply workers for a year to construction and other companies in the kingdom, a report said. The hiring out of workers on a short-term basis comes as a bid to fill the gap created in th

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Expats, businessmen welcome Saudi amnesty move

Saudi businessmen, expatriates and several countries welcomed a four-month extension to an amnesty for foreign workers with visa violations on Wednesday, saying it allowed businesses to operate as usual in the world's top oil exporter.

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Expats in Saudi request amnesty extension

Thousands of expatriates as well as a number of businesses in Saudi Arabia are hoping for a royal decree that will extend the July 3 deadline for amnesty, a report said. Foreign diplomats have also appealed to the Saudi government

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