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  • Middle East on a Roll to Repeal 'Marry the Rapist' Laws

    Middle East on a Roll to Repeal 'Marry the Rapist' Laws

    In recent weeks, the Tunisian, Jordanian, and Lebanese parliaments have repealed provisions in their penal codes that allowed rapists to escape punishment by marrying their victims. Provisions like these, largely colonial-era relics, remain on the bo…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Arab Gulf States: Assault on Online Activists

    Arab Gulf States: Assault on Online Activists

    (Beirut) – Gulf governments have sustained their campaigns to silence peaceful critics during the first half of 2017, Human Rights Watch said today, updating an interactive website, created in November 2016, featuring targeted human rights activist…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Gulf States’ Slow March Toward Domestic Workers’ Rights

    Gulf States’ Slow March Toward Domestic Workers’ Rights

    Expand Excessive working hours © 2016 Rositsa Raleva for Human Rights Watch “Rashida,” from Kigamboni in Tanzania’s commercial capital of Dar…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall From Kuwait Building

    Ethiopian Worker Survives Fall From Kuwait Building

    Last week, a horrifying video of an Ethiopian domestic worker falling from what media reports say is the seventh floor of an apartment building in Kuwait went viral. The video appears to have been filmed by the worker’s employer inside the flat wit…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kuwait: First Executions in 4 Years

    Kuwait: First Executions in 4 Years

    (Beirut) – Kuwait carried out seven executions by hanging on January 25, 2017, the first time the Gulf state carried out the death penalty in four years, Human Rights Watch said today. Kuwait’s decision reflects a growing trend in the region to i…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Human Rights Watch Submission to the CEDAW Committee of Kuwait’s Periodic Report Pre-Sessional Working Group for the 68th Session
    We write in advance of the pre-sessional Working Group for the 68th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, and its review of Kuwait’s compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimina…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kuwait: Fix Laws That Violate Privacy, Free Speech

    Kuwait: Fix Laws That Violate Privacy, Free Speech

    (Beirut) – Kuwait’s emir directed parliament during 2016 to revise a law for mandatory DNA testing that infringes on people’s privacy, but parliament has yet to act, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2017. Kuwait st…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Kuwait
    Kuwait took further steps to improve migrant worker rights in 2016, including enacting a minimum wage for domestic workers, easing employer transfer rules, and passing implementing regulations for a 2015 law that gave domestic workers enforceable rig…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Arab Gulf States: Attempts to Silence 140 Characters

    Arab Gulf States: Attempts to Silence 140 Characters

    (Beirut) – Gulf governments have attempted to silence peaceful critics in response to a wave of online activism in recent years, Human Rights Watch said in an interactive website that began operating today. The governments have responded to online…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -
  • Letter to the EU High Representative Mogherini ahead of the EU-GCC Ministerial Meeting
    Ms Federica MogheriniHigh Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and SecurityPolicy /Vice President of the European CommissionEuropean CommissionRue de la Loi / Wetstraat 2001049 BrusselsBelgium Brussels, July 15, 2016…
    - 31 Dec 69, 7:00pm -

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  • Saudi Arabia suspends dialogue, saying Qatar 'distorting facts'
    Move follows earlier report of phone call between leaders of both countries suggested a breakthrough in the Gulf disputeSaudi Arabia on Saturday suspended any dialogue with Qatar, accusing it of “distorting facts”, just after a report of a phone…
    - 18 days ago, 8 Sep 17, 8:59pm -
  • Kuwait's inferno: how will the world's hottest city survive climate change?
    Malls and office complexes continue to spring up in Kuwait City, built by migrants often working illegally in soaring temperatures. But as oil and water reserves dwindle, the energy-guzzling citystate heads for an existential crisisIt is 9am and the…
    - 39 days ago, 18 Aug 17, 2:00am -
  • Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990 used by UK to boost weapon sales
    Thatcher government saw war on Saddam as an ‘unparalleled opportunity’ to sell arms, declassified secret memos revealThe British government saw Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait as an “unparalleled opportunity” to sell arms to Gulf states, accordin…
    - 45 days ago, 12 Aug 17, 5:42pm -
  • Thatcher considered SAS-style raid in Kuwait to get food to diplomats
    Newly released papers show PM asked about possibility of special forces bringing supplies to besieged UK embassyMargaret Thatcher considered an SAS-style raid to resupply Britain’s besieged embassy in Iraqi-occupied Kuwait, which was running out of…
    - 68 days ago, 20 Jul 17, 1:01am -
  • Saudi demands for restoring relations with Qatar not viable, says US
    Pre-conditions to settle dispute between Qatar and its neighbours could be met individually if not as a package, says Secretary of State Rex TillersonSaudi Arabia’s pre-conditions for restoring diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar are not r…
    - 78 days ago, 10 Jul 17, 2:36pm -
  • Qatar rejects deadline demands, saying it does not fear military action
    Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani rejects demands from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and United Arab EmiratesQatar said on Saturday it does not fear any military retaliation for refusing to meet a Monday deadline to comply with…
    - 87 days ago, 1 Jul 17, 8:59pm -
  • Kuwait steps up efforts to end Qatar blockade
    Kuwaiti emir flies to Doha as Donald Trump also intervenes for second time in Gulf diplomatic crisisKuwait has stepped up its efforts to mediate an end to the economic and diplomatic blockade of Qatar as other Gulf States set out more detailed demand…
    - 8 Jun 17, 1:31pm -
  • 'Bomb violence with mercy': anti-terror ad goes viral in Middle East
    Video by Kuwaiti telecoms firm Zain aired during Ramadan divides opinion with depiction of victims confronting a bomberA Ramadan TV ad by a Middle Eastern telecommunications company in which victims of terrorism confront a suicide bomber and urge soc…
    - 29 May 17, 12:54pm -
  • US considers cabin laptop ban on flights from UK airports
    All travellers from Europe could face ban aimed at thwarting terrorists who want to smuggle explosives in electronic gadgetsThe Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from taking laptops into the cabi…
    - 24 Apr 17, 8:13pm -
  • Kuwait woman detained for filming maid's suicide attempt without helping
    Human rights groups call for investigation after woman posted video to social media of her maid falling from seventh floor in an apparent suicide attemptKuwaiti police have detained a woman for filming her Ethiopian maid falling from the seventh floo…
    - 31 Mar 17, 11:12am -
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