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  1. News - World - QATAR

    Labour abuses in Qatar fault of recruitment agencies, foundation says

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 04:19am by AFP

    ... manner," said the report focused on workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. The energy-rich Gulf nation has come under international pressure to clamp down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1553652/labour-abuses-qatar-fault-recruitment-agencies-foundation-says
  2. News - World - QATAR

    Amnesty International slams Qatar for failing to protect domestic helpers

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 09:25pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dubai Amnesty slams Qatar over abuse of foreign helpers An international human rights group has slammed Qatar for failing to protect foreign maids and other domestic workers from exploitation, adding pressure on the Gulf state over its labour practices as it gears up to host soccer's 2022 World Cup. Amnesty International said in a report released ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1495268/amnesty-international-slams-qatar-failing-protect-domestic-helpers
  3. News - World - QATAR

    Nine killed, dozens injured after twin gas leaks in Qatari capital

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 11:10pm by Reuters

    ... Centre in Doha soon. In a separate incident earlier on Thursday, nine people were killed when gas canisters exploded in a Turkish restaurant in Doha, the official news agency of the Gulf Arab ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1436653/nine-killed-dozens-injured-after-twin-gas-leaks-qatari-capital
  4. News - World - QATAR

    Indian family’s questions about a migrant worker’s death in Qatar

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 10:26pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in New Delhi Family's questions about a death far from home Jitender Singh Khalsa always rang his daughter before a trip home from the Gulf to ask what toys and chocolates she wanted. But in November, the phone call that came was on behalf of his latest employer, Qcon, a contractor to oil, gas and power companies in Qatar, informing his family that he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431286/indian-familys-questions-about-migrant-workers-death-qatar
  5. News - World - QATAR

    500 Indian workers dead in Qatar in last two years

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 10:26pm by GDN

    ... and road-safety incidents, as well as a smaller number of workplace incidents." Nicholas McGeehan, a Gulf researcher for Human Rights Watch, said: "These figures for Indian deaths ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431290/500-indian-workers-dead-qatar-last-two-years
  6. Sport - Soccer - QATAR

    Qatar deny World Cup 'slavery' reports

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and the numbers cited by them are exaggerated." The Guardian report last Thursday said dozens of Nepalese workers had died while working in Qatar in recent weeks, raising concerns about the Gulf ... no worse off than in the rest of the Gulf states. "We cannot say that the working conditions are exemplary, and Nepalese citizens have the challenges of finding housing, obtaining visas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/soccer/article/1322279/qatar-deny-world-cup-slavery-reports
  7. News - World - QATAR

    Amnesty urges Qatar to end abuse of World Cup workers

    Posted Nov 18th 2013, 07:02pm by AFP

    ... they were referred to as “animals”. The 169-page report called on world football governing body Fifa to press the Gulf state to improve the conditions of foreign labourers, alleging “alarming” ... into the tiny gas-rich nation. The plight of migrant workers remains an issue across the oil-rich Gulf. Amnesty’s report documented several abuses, including “non-payment of wages, harsh and dangerous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1359464/amnesty-urges-qatar-end-abuse-world-cup-workers
  8. News - World - QATAR

    Qatar emir expected to hand over reins to fourth son

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of the gas-rich Gulf state to a son. A cabinet reshuffle is also expected in which powerful Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim al-Thani, a cousin of the emir, may lose his post, or at least the foreign ... Qatar also actively supports Syrian rebels who have battled the regime of President Bashar al-Assad since 2011. The crown prince is playing an increasingly important role in the Gulf state, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1262328/qatar-emir-expected-hand-over-reins-fourth-son
  9. News - World - QATAR

    Migrant workers’ home nations urged to act over 2022 World Cup-linked abuses

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 05:07pm by AFP

    ... activists said the blame should not only rest with employers in the Gulf. Millions of people from impoverished parts of the sub-continent work in Gulf states such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia, sending ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1319167/migrant-workers-home-nations-urged-act-over-2022-world-cup-linked-abuses

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