• February 6, 2019

    The Qatari authorities are still failing to tackle widespread labour exploitation in the country, says Amnesty International.

  • September 27, 2018

    Scores of indebted workers from India, Nepal and the Philippines are owed an average of £1,500 each.

  • December 24, 2017

    I am not from Qatar nor, for that matter, am I from the Gulf region. I have never worked in this region and so do not qualify as an expatriate resident either.

  • August 8, 2017

    Human rights and media organisations have condemned the announcement by Israel's communications minister, Ayoub Kara, that the Israeli government has decided to close Al Jazeera' s office in Jerusalem and take the channel off air.

  • June 14, 2017

    Arab countries engaged in a dispute with Qatar have shut down media outlets with links to or considered sympathetic to the Qatari government, Human Rights Watch said today.

  • March 20, 2017

    The International Labour Organisation's governing body must continue to scrutinise Qatar's record on migrant labour abuse, Amnesty International says, ahead of a crucial 21 March 2017 decision on a complaint brought by trade unions against the Gulf state.

  • April 23, 2014

    A new report from Amnesty says the Qatari authorities are failing to protect thousands of foreign domestic workers who face severe exploitation.

  • March 20, 2014

    Migrant workers’ rights in Qatar and the 2022 World Cup will be under discussion at FIFA's Executive Committee meeting in Zurich.

  • May 16, 2011

    In a region where tensions, animosity and outright violence often abound between different communities and also different faiths (let alone between communities and the 'state' itself), Qatar has been one of those encouraging and forward-looking stories of relative conviviality, learn-as-you-go openness and consequential growth.

  • April 8, 2010

    This text and podcast is the fourth of five reflective radio talks for Easter from Harry Hagopian, focusing on the presence, life and witness of the often-forgotten historic Christian communities across the Middle East. Today, he contrasts narrow stereotypes of the Gulf region with the reconciling presence of diverse Christian churches.