» 11/13/2004, 00.00
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.
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.
17/03/2012 SAUDI ARABIA - PHILIPPINES
Saudi Arabia, 70% of Filipino domestic workers suffer physical and psychological violence
Revealed by research of the Committee on Overseas Workers Welfare. The cases of rape suffered by Filipino young people are on the agenda. To avoid an increase in wages, the government of Riyadh bans unskilled workers from the Philippines and Indonesia.
23/08/2005 PHILIPPINES - UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Filipino domestics in the United Arab Emirates: slavery and violence
The charges are made by a group of emigrant workers in the United Arab Emirates. The group is calling on Manila to file a formal protest and to review diplomatic links with Dubai.
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.
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.
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