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UN Reports Progress on Labor Reforms in Qatar

Qatar has made progress in its efforts to improve the lives of migrant laborers, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said Thursday, departing from previous U.N. criticism of the wealthy nation's treatment of workers. Rights groups accuse Qatar of having abusive labor laws and forcing some workers to live in squalor and work under poor safety conditions. Unions and labor protests are banned in the country, and authorities penalize dissent with jail terms or immediate...

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