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Dec 13, 2016

Qatar abolishes dreaded 'kafala' labor system

Qatar on Monday formally announced the end of its controversial “kafala” system, arguably the biggest ever labor reform undertaken by the host of the 2022 football World Cup. In a long-expected announcement, Labor Minister Issa bin Saad al-Jafali al-Nuaimi said the kafala rules would ...

Dec 5, 2016

British communities 'worryingly' segregated: report

Some U.K. communities are “worryingly” segregated and government failure to tackle social and economic isolation, particularly among Muslims, is playing into the hands of extremists, a government-commissioned report warned Monday. Louise Casey, a senior civil servant, said her study exposed “uncomfortable truths” about the ...