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Football 26 Sep 2013 | 11:17 PM

Qatar examining allegations of labour abuses

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar government authorities are investigating allegations in the Guardian newspaper that dozens of migrant Nepalese workers have died in recent weeks, the committee managing preparations for the 2022 World Cup said on Thursday.

Football 13 Nov 2014 | 3:27 AM

World Cup hosts Qatar still failing migrant workers - Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar's efforts to prevent the abuse of migrant workers have been "woefully inadequate" since the Gulf state pledged to confront exploitation following an outcry over the 2022 World Cup, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.

Letters 20 Dec 2019 | 7:00 AM

Safeguard the rights of migrant workers

FROM ABDUL FAREED ABDUL GAFOOR  , President, Malaysian Bar

Bangladesh 13 Mar 2016 | 5:00 AM

Trafficked Nepali, Bangladeshi women trapped in Syria

MURALI BHANJYANG, Nepal: Nepali villager Sunita Magar thought she was heading to a safe factory job in Kuwait, but only when she landed in Damascus did she realise “something had gone very wrong”.

Economy 27 Dec 2013 | 1:20 PM

Food prices: a brick-and-mortar problem for India

Three months since journeying more than 1,130 km from his village in central India to take a job in this bustling city near the capital, New Delhi, Charan is already looking forward to a 10% pay rise.

World 21 Dec 2018 | 2:22 PM

Migrant workers' struggles push Uzbekistan to open up

SAMARKAND, Uzbekistan (Reuters) - Maksud Mahmudov was among millions of Uzbeks who left their impoverished homeland as soon as they finished school to find work in Russia. In 2014, he and others came back as the Russian economy floundered, but it took two more years to find work.

World 10 Aug 2013 | 10:10 PM

In rural Maine, rise of the machines pushes out migrant pickers

DEBLOIS, Maine (Reuters) - From beneath the brim of a tattered straw cap, Oscar Argueta, a 35-year-old coffee farmer from the cloud forests of Intibucل, Honduras, grins as he tops off a plastic crate of wild Maine blueberries.