Cambodia

Cambodia's high-rises, slavery and climate change

A legion of Cambodians are trapped as debt slaves in the brick-making industry as skylines and climate change expand.

Cambodia's high-rises, slavery and climate change

Cambodia

Cambodia calls EU trade threat 'extreme injustice'

The EU announced Cambodia could lose its special access to European markets over undemocratic practices.

Cambodia calls EU trade threat 'extreme injustice'

Costa Rica

Costa Rica: Protesters confront President Alvarado over tax bill

Protests by public sector workers over the controversial bill have stretched into a fourth week.

Costa Rica: Protesters confront President Alvarado over tax bill

Russia

Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud

Head of the Central Election Commission said fraud had been identified in a gubernatorial race in eastern Russia.

Russian official calls for election rerun over vote fraud

Human Rights Watch

Thailand's slave fishermen: What's needed to solve the crisis?

The government favours technological solutions, but workers say collective action is essential to stopping abuse.

Thailand's slave fishermen: What's needed to solve the crisis?

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.