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December 2 2014



From The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer Tue Dec 2 2014, 08:46:20

By James M. Dorsey

Wealthy Gulf nations have agreed on measures to improve the working and living conditions of migrant workers who constitute a substantial segment, if not the majority, in a number of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states. The measures constitute a bid to fend off more far-reaching demands by human rights and trade union activists who no longer exclusively target Qatar because of its hosting of the 2022 World Cup but the region at large.

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November 30 2014

From The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer Sun Nov 30 2014, 05:53:53

Iran, P5+1 still hope for final deal

25 NOVEMBER 2014, 16:53 (GMT+04:00)

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From The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer Sun Nov 30 2014, 05:53:53

Iran, P5+1 still hope for final deal

25 NOVEMBER 2014, 16:53 (GMT+04:00)

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November 28 2014



From The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer Fri Nov 28 2014, 22:43:19

By James M. Dorsey

Qatar is signalling rejection of demands by human rights and trade union activists to grant trade union and collective bargaining rights to its majority migrant worker population with the detention and likely deportation of more than 100 predominantly South Asian labourers who went on strike to protest low pay as well as poor working and living conditions.

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November 26 2014





November 24 2014



From The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer Mon Nov 24 2014, 00:33:06

By James M. Dorsey

Human rights groups and trade unions have stepped up pressure on Qatar to reform its restrictive labour system and expanded their campaign to include all six wealthy members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

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