600,000 workers “tricked and trapped” into forced labour in Mideast –– ILO (Hadith: “pay your workers before his/her sweat is dry)”)

by Hani Hazaimeh | JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — A study prepared by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), which was revealed on Tuesday, showed that the highest rates of human trafficking were registered in the Middle East. The study, which was named “Tricked and Trapped: Human Trafficking in the Middle East”, […]

Kuwaiti women can now become judges

However, several women applicants said that they would always recall the day they handed in their papers as “a historic breakthrough.” “This is a beautiful day in my life,” an applicant who did not give her name, told local Arabic daily Al Qabas. “This is great because in the past […]

The bumpy road to Arab constitutions

By Rami G. Khouri The Daily Star STORY SUMMARY The assorted political crises in Egypt, Tunisia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Syria and other Arab states show very clearly why credible constitutions are such important documents. These two elements of orderly contestation and genuine citizenship are missing in most Arab countries, which is […]

Muslim world’s condition

Source: Dawn.com MYRIAD problems afflicting Muslims today are of our own making. The combined GDP of a billion plus Muslims living in some 56 sovereign Muslim states is less than that of Japan. Barring a few countries like Malaysia and Turkey, most Muslim states are underdeveloped. Pakistan has seven million […]

GCC security agreement signed

GHAZANFAR ALI KHAN RIYADH: GCC interior ministers signed a security agreement yesterday, which will make them a unified force in the region. The pact aims at reinforcing security cooperation and coordination between the GCC member countries, said the bloc’s chief Abdullatif Al-Zayani. “The security pact will empower each GCC country […]

Arab monarchies: Muslim Brotherhood ‘source of all problems in Islamic world’

The rulers of several major Arab nations have accused the Muslim Brotherhood of ambitions to seize power illegitimately. Several governments branded the organization a major threat to stability as the party’s influence grows steadily. ­After the Muslim Brotherhood legally took power in Egypt’s elections, with Brotherhood member Mohamed Morsi becoming […]