Lebanon moves to reform sponsorship system, but abolishing kafala still far off

Tuesday, 08 September 2020

Amid an increasingly desperate situation for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon, many of whom have ......

Lebanon says it will ‘abolish kafala,’ activists say new measures come up short

Saturday, 05 September 2020

Lebanon caretaker Labor Minister Lamia Yammine said on Friday that she has issued an order ......

George Floyd vigil shines a light on racism in Lebanon

Friday, 05 June 2020

Following the killing of unarmed black man in the United States, demonstrations have sprung up ......

Economic crisis may pave way for reforms to Lebanon's sponsorship system

Saturday, 14 March 2020

Reforms to Lebanon’s “kafala” sponsorship system for importing migrant domestic ......

Saudi Arabia is not ready to close the door on low-skilled immigrants

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Omar Al-Ubaydli is a researcher at Derasat, Bahrain. He tweets @omareconomics.


Boycott is affecting Qatar’s economy as well as workers

Friday, 21 July 2017

For all the brave front that Qatar is putting up in wake of the boycott by Gulf and Arab states over ......

We must act to sponsor goodness

Monday, 27 March 2017

Khaled Almaeena is a veteran Saudi journalist, commentator, businessman and the editor-at-large of the Saudi Gazette. Almaeena has held a broad range of positions in Saudi media for over thirty years, including CEO of a PR firm, Saudi Television news anchor, talk show host, radio announcer, lecturer and journalist. As a journalist, Almaeena has represented Saudi media at Arab summits in Baghdad, Morocco and elsewhere. In 1990, he was one of four journalists to cover the historic resumption of diplomatic ties between Saudi Arabia and Russia. He also traveled to China as part of this diplomatic mission. Almaeena's political and social columns appear regularly in Gulf News, Asharq al-Aswat, al-Eqtisadiah, Arab News, Times of Oman, Asian Age and The China Post. He can be reached at kalmaeena@saudigazette.com.sa and followed on Twitter: @KhaledAlmaeena


Modern slavery: The truth behind Lebanon’s domestic help abuse

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Raped, left pregnant, separated from her baby and then deported. The tragic story of a Sri Lankan ......

UN urges Kuwait to abolish migrant labor system

Thursday, 08 September 2016

A UN rights expert on Thursday urged Kuwait to abolish its ‘kafala’ system for foreign ......

Saudi study calls for expats to be integrated into society

Friday, 13 May 2016

Expats in Saudi, who make up around a third of the kingdom’s population, should be integrated ......

Qatar hopes to end ‘kafala’ system in 2015: minister

Tuesday, 05 May 2015

Qatar’s labour minister said Monday he hopes the country’s controversial ......

FIFPro tells Qatar to abolish kafala system for players

Sunday, 01 December 2013

Qatar has been told by the world players’ union FIFPro to abolish the kafala system for ......