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Will Kosovo and Serbia get on with establishing their embassies in Jerusalem? The EU doesn’t warrant so!

Will Kosovo and Serbia get on with establishing their embassies in Jerusalem? The EU doesn’t warrant so!

Last few weeks have been a roller-coaster with peace deals revolving around Israel through US brokerage taking place. The most interesting one was last week’s announcement of Serbia and Kosovo planning to establish their embassies…

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US embassy in Nigeria imposes visa restrictions to safeguard its democracy and prevent electoral violence

US embassy in Nigeria imposes visa restrictions to safeguard its democracy and prevent electoral violence

Earlier this week, US Embassy in Nigeria announced travel restrictions on Nigerians who were associated with the electoral violence in the February and March 2019 state elections. The US government imposed visa restrictions on the culprits in…

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Africa Consortium Works Together To Bring Back Migrants From Lebanon

Africa Consortium Works Together To Bring Back Migrants From Lebanon

While South African diplomats and officials are busying siphoning funds kept aside for Covid-19 recovery, migrant workers are tolling it out in Lebanon. The low skilled workers are having a harrowing time in Lebanon where…

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Deported migrant workers from Qatar return to home countries

Deported migrant workers from Qatar return to home countries

As early as in March Qatar police officials dressed in plain clothes were detaining migrant workers randomly from streets, parks and markets on alleged claims of violating lockdown protocol due to coronavirus. Hundreds of such…

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After Qatar, Lebanon takes a step towards labor reforms, Rights groups raise need for more

After Qatar, Lebanon takes a step towards labor reforms, Rights groups raise need for more

Almost a week after Qatar introduced labor reforms, abolishing the Kafala (Sponsorship) System, Lebanon takes first step in the same direction. Kafala System, common in Middle East, is an abusive system which binds migrant workers…

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UN Chief highlights grave human rights abuses in migrants’ detention centres in Libya

UN Chief highlights grave human rights abuses in migrants’ detention centres in Libya

United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres reiterated his appeal to the Libyan government for closure of all the migrants’ detention centres which reportedly had been reduced to hub of human rights abuses. He emphasised how…

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Singapore Witnesses Second Bound Of Covid-19 Breakout Amongst Migrant Workers

Singapore Witnesses Second Bound Of Covid-19 Breakout Amongst Migrant Workers

Singapore continues to struggle in containing its Covid-19 cases, especially amongst the migrant working clusters. The virus now seems to have spread to foreign worker dormitories, which were earlier tested to be clear off the…

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To undo damage by US official’s belittling remark, American embassy commends Canada’s “service and sacrifice” in Afghanistan war

To undo damage by US official’s belittling remark, American embassy commends Canada’s “service and sacrifice” in Afghanistan war

On Thursday, the American embassy in Ottawa issued a statement commending the “service and sacrifice” of Canadians during the war in Afghanistan. The statement was released as a quick-fix with regard to the ties of two…

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US embassy in Mongolia 2020 human trafficking report: minimum criteria to eliminate trafficking not met

US embassy in Mongolia 2020 human trafficking report: minimum criteria to eliminate trafficking not met

The US embassy in Mongolia in its latest report analysing the country’s human trafficking situation highlighted that the Asian country did not meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking. The embassy added that…

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Lebanon: Migrant workers are most impacted after the Beirut blast

Lebanon: Migrant workers are most impacted after the Beirut blast

The United Nations migration agency says the blast has wrecked homes where numerous migrant workers were living in dubious conditions. Nonetheless, the current month’s port explosion that destroyed the port of Beirut worsened the situation…

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