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SAUDI ARABIA ASIA
Tsunami: Little aid from Arab countries
11/07/2006 ARAB EMIRATES
Emirates anti-slavery law throws camel races into crisis
In this sport, a favourite among Bedouins, children, often kidnapped or sold by poor families, are forced to be jockeys in the races.
07/09/2004 SAUDI ARABIA
A catacomb Church? Perhaps, but one that is alive and well . . . and universal
Interview with Mgr Paul Hinder, Auxiliary Bishop of Arabia.
13/11/2004 MIDDLE EAST
The difficult situation of domestic helpers in the Gulf
They are mostly Asian and Christian, abused, victims of violence and lacking in legal protection. Now their plight is on governments' agenda.
13/09/2005 UNITED ARAB EMIRATES ASIA
Heaven for money, hell for Asian workers in the United Arab Emirates
More than 10 million Asians work in the Emirates in quasi-slave conditions. They make an average 200 dollars per month and can visit home once every two years. Trade unions and protests are banned.
04/09/2008 GULF – IRAN
Gulf Council backs UAE against Iran
Six Arab countries call on Tehran to remove illegally built offices on Abu Musa Island and open talks over sovereignty. Iran’s reply is full of scorn.
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