India’s financial capital Mumbai has a new airport terminal with flights scheduled to arrive in the early hours on Wednesday. At a cost of nearly cost nearly $2bn, 1,200 slum dwellers were forced to move to make way for the new project. 67 more words
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World Cup organisers in Qatar have responded to FIFA’s demand for more detail regarding their workers’ conditions.
Qatar has sought to allay widespread concerns about conditions for migrant workers on World Cup building projects by detailing how their rights must be protected by contractors. 653 more words
The argument about who can use the word ‘Allah’ continues in Malaysia, as one Catholic church was firebombed last month for writing it on a banner.Malaysia’s Catholic newspaper, the Herald, has not used the word for seven years since it was ordered to stop.Since then, calls to not even utter the word have spread to the wider Christian community.The government says the Arabic word for God is reserved for Muslims, but Christians say that violates their rights.The Supreme Court will hear an application to appeal the ban in March.Al Jazeera’s Stephanie Scawen reports from Penang.
The Russian authorities need to address a deteriorating situation of widespread and concerted abuse against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and activists. The authorities’ failure to act and some officials’ homophobic comments expose LGBT people to further harassment and violence and embolden the attackers, Human Rights Watch research found. 2,271 more words
Australian navy ‘towed back asylum seekers’
Italy’s navy rescues more than 1,100 migrants
Australia pushes back a few immigrants per incident while violating Indonesia’s sovereignty at the same time. 27 more words