Doha to host Fifth Labour and Workers Conference

Doha to host Fifth Labour and Workers Conference

The Fifth Labour and Workers Conference will be held in Doha on May 1, organisers announced on Tuesday.

France braces for mass rail strikes

France braces for mass rail strikes

France braced Monday for the start of three months of rolling rail strikes, the first in a series of walkouts affecting sectors from energy to garbage collection as President Emmanuel Macron's reform agenda comes up against resistance.

Qatar 2022 will honour workers' rights, says  ITUC head

Qatar 2022 will honour workers' rights, says ITUC head

Sharan Burrow, general secretary, ITUC, said Doha was committed to scrapping the exploitative system of sponsored labour which affects 2mn migrant workers in the Gulf state.

Al-Nuaimi meets former Nepalese minister Lakhak

Al-Nuaimi meets former Nepalese minister Lakhak

During the meeting, the two sides talked about bilateral relations and ways to strengthen and support them, and also held discussions on issues of common interest.

New Zealand's PM-designate makes climate change priority

New Zealand's PM-designate makes climate change priority

Jacinda Ardern gave a glimpse about what the country can expect from the new coalition, with policy agreements to be released early next week.

India Nobel winner in new campaign for abused and trafficked children

India Nobel winner in new campaign for abused and trafficked children

Bruised and battered from previous campaigns against child labour, India's Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi hopes one million people will join his latest drive starting Monday -- against the sexual abuse and trafficking of children.

May fends off jokes about her future before summer break

May fends off jokes about her future before summer break

Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May batted off jokes about her weakened government on Wednesday during her final parliamentary grilling before escaping for the summer recess.

UK's Labour seeks to woo voters with prospect of VAT cuts

UK's Labour seeks to woo voters with prospect of VAT cuts

Britain's opposition Labour Party will offer voters in Thursday's election the prospect of a cut in value-added tax, the party's top finance official John McDonnell was quoted as saying by a newspaper.

Poll dive deals a blow to British PM's election battle

Poll dive deals a blow to British PM's election battle

British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting to shore up her general election campaign on Wednesday after a shock projection suggested she could lose her parliamentary majority, leaving the pound wobbling.

Angry voter confronts British PM over welfare cuts

Angry voter confronts British PM over welfare cuts

British Prime Minister Theresa May was confronted by an angry voter over welfare cuts on Monday as she made a rare public walkabout ahead of the June general election.

Merkel 'positive' about Peugeot's Opel takeover

Merkel 'positive' about Peugeot's Opel takeover

Chancellor Angela Merkel backs carmaker PSA's planned acquisition of General Motors subsidiary Opel, her spokesman said Wednesday, after talks between the German leader and the French group's boss.

Top brands to boycott Bangladesh garment summit

Top brands to boycott Bangladesh garment summit

Leading fashion brands including H&M and Zara will boycott a key industry conference in Bangladesh in support of garment workers who have been sacked, hunted or jailed for participating in wage strikes ...