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Beirut blast adds to women's money and health worries in Lebanon

16 Sep 2020

AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost six weeks after the Beirut port blast nearly blinded her in one eye, Kawthar Halabi has been unable to return to work as she is still having fragments of glass picked out of her flesh.

Beirut blast adds to women's money and health worries in Lebanon

16 Sep 2020

AMMAN, Sept 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Almost six weeks after the Beirut port blast nearly blinded her in one eye, Kawthar Halabi has been unable to return to work as she is still having fragments of glass picked out of her flesh.

Egyptian TV host's comments on hijab spark debate, probe by media watchdog

15 Sep 2020

AMMAN/CAIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Egyptian TV presenter is being investigated by the country's media watchdog after she said women who wore the hijab were "100,000-times better" than those who shunned the traditional headscarf, sparking a fierce online debate.

Egyptian TV host's comments on hijab spark debate, probe by media watchdog

15 Sep 2020

AMMAN/CAIRO, Sept 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An Egyptian TV presenter is being investigated by the country's media watchdog after she said women who wore the hijab were "100,000-times better" than those who shunned the traditional headscarf, sparking a fierce online debate.

South Asian migrant workers seek justice as wage theft worsens under coronavirus

09 Sep 2020

CHENNAI/DHAKA/AMMAN, Sep 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nizar Kochery has been fighting for migrant workers' rights in the courts for decades, but he has never felt so overwhelmed.

INSIGHT -South Asian migrant workers seek justice as wage theft worsens under coronavirus

09 Sep 2020

CHENNAI/DHAKA/AMMAN, Sep 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - N izar Kochery has been fighting for migrant workers' rights in the courts for decades, but he has never felt so overwhelmed.

New contract for Lebanon's migrant maids only a first step, rights groups warn

07 Sep 2020

AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rights campaigners said the launch of a new contract for migrant domestic workers in Lebanon was a positive first step but that far deeper reform was needed to abolish the kafala sponsorship system they blame for widespread labor abuses.

Factbox: One month on, 10 facts about the Beirut port blast

04 Sep 2020

AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One month after a massive port explosion tore through the heart of Lebanon's capital, Beirut, emigration and poverty are on the rise in a country that was already grappling with financial crisis, political instability and the new coronavirus.

FACTBOX-One month on, 10 facts about the Beirut port blast

04 Sep 2020

AMMAN, Sept 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One month after a massive port explosion tore through the heart of Lebanon's capital, Beirut, emigration and poverty are on the rise in a country that was already grappling with financial crisis, political instability and the new coronavirus.

Iranian musician faces jail over women dancers and singers

29 Aug 2020

AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian is awaiting trial for working with female dancers and singers after being arrested earlier this month, in the country's latest move to stop women artists performing.

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