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UAE banks British nationals

Has Britain upset its Gulf allies?

Although the parliamentary inquiry carries no legislative weight and the Guardian does not speak for the British government, the criticism nonetheless stung.

November 4, 2012 12:45
 
European Court of Human Rights

UAE scolds EU over Human Rights resolution

The European resolution was not backed up by any threat of action against the UAE, but international criticism of the U.S. ally in the Gulf has caused friction in the past.

October 27, 2012 9:31
 
Saudi Women Olympics

Two Saudi women is a nice gesture but not enough

Saudi Arabia threatened to withdraw from Olympics after the International judo Federation said that Saudi female competitor would have to fight without headscarf

July 29, 2012 9:10
 
Femalerights

Definitely not ‘Ladies First’

Which are the best and worst countries for women and how do we achieve sufficient social reform to guarantee a safer and more equal life?

July 24, 2012 2:19
 
Ra'if Badawi

Saudi editor faces charges for violating Islamic values

Website 'violates Islamic values' - court document; HRW calls on authorities to release editor, drop charges

July 18, 2012 12:46
 
HRW: Abu Dhabi still needs to do more on Workers’ Rights

HRW: Abu Dhabi still needs to do more on Workers’ Rights

The UAE has improved its treatment of South Asian labourers on the construction of Saadiyat Island, a $27 billion cultural project in Abu Dhabi, but should do more to end what amounts to forced labour, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.

March 21, 2012 1:59
 

Rights Groups call out Sorbonne on UAE trial

Human Rights Watch urges Sorbonne University to break its silence about the trial of a lecturer at its Abu Dhabi branch, facing trial for insulting UAE leaders through his calls for democratic reform.

October 15, 2011 4:25
 

Rights groups urge Arab League to suspend Syria

Arab and international rights groups said on Wednesday the Arab League should suspend Syria's membership because of its violent crackdown on opposition to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

September 15, 2011 10:43
 
Human rights and the UAE

Human rights and the UAE

It will be hard to win the battle for credibility against Human Rights Watch if we keep arresting labourers on salaries of AED 650 a month.

January 27, 2011 3:34
 
The expat dilemma: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’

The expat dilemma: ‘Should I stay or should I go?’

Analysts are bullish on the UAE economy. But for many expatriates, the decision to stay or head home depends on complex cultural and personal issues, and not just financial concerns.

April 27, 2010 3:44
 
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