Qatar

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

One hundred permanent residencies each year to be given to children of Qatari mothers and skilled expatriates.

Qatar first Gulf nation to grant permanent residency to expats

Aviation

Ryanair strike: Hundreds of European flights cancelled

Ryanair's chief executive, Michael O'Leary, has acknowledged that the strike will affect the bottom line, but the company has yet to address the pilots' demands.

Russia

Thousands protest in Russia against proposed retirement age rise

Trade unions have warned that many Russians will not live long enough to claim a state pension.

Thousands protest in Russia against proposed retirement age rise

Labour

Amazon workers in Europe go on strike during Prime Day

Amazon warehouses in several European countries hit with Prime Day strike action over salaries and benefits.

Amazon workers in Europe go on strike during Prime Day

Turkey

Turkey jails mine bosses over 2014 Soma accident

Court hands out hefty jail sentences over 2014 mining disaster in Soma, in which 301 people were killed.

Turkey mine bosses sentenced to up to 22 years over Soma disaster

US & Canada

US teachers' union steps up fight for more rights

Their largest union is meeting this week to discuss a spending crisis following strikes and protests in several states.

Morocco

The last salt miners of Morocco

The ancestral tradition of salt mining is on the verge of disappearing in the country.

The last salt miners of Morocco

Human Rights

H&M, Gap to probe violence and sex abuse in Asian factories

Fashion giants vowed to investigate reports that Asian garment workers who supply stores routinely face sex abuse.

H&M, Gap to probe violence and sex abuse in Asian factories

Human Rights

Thai court dismisses case against British activist Andy Hall

Cases against Hall stemmed from a 2013 report he researched that alleged labour abuses by the company, Natural Fruit.

Thai court dismisses case against British activist Andy Hall

101 East

Beijing's Brutal Evictions

Mass evictions and demolitions in the Chinese capital have forced hundreds of thousands from their homes.

Greece

In Greek economy's vicious cycle, workers lose most

Experts say consumer prices have not fallen with ordinary Greeks paying the price of creditor-imposed austerity.

Latin America

Brazil: President orders army to clear roads amid truckers strike

The truck drivers' strike, driven by higher fuel prices, is causing shortages of food and petrol in some areas.

Asia Pacific

South Korea labour law cuts working week to 52 hours

South Koreans work longer hours than people in most other developed countries.

Opinion

Shattering the myth of 'Canada the Good'

Migrant labour programmes expose the colonial construction of a country seen by many as tolerant of diversity.

Min Sook Lee

by Min Sook Lee

Min Sook Lee

Africa

South Africa miners reach $400m settlement

Gold producers reach a settlement with lawyers representing thousands of miners who contracted fatal lung disease.

South Africa miners reach $400m settlement for lung disease