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Investigation reveals harsh conditions for migrant workers at COP28 site in Dubai

A British NGO's investigation uncovers severe working conditions for migrant labourers renovating COP28 buildings in Dubai, amidst extreme heat and legal work hour violations.


Abu Dhabi intensifies fire safety after 21,000 warnings are issued

The civil defence authority's campaign to wheedle out safety weakness revealed a widespread lack of compliance, which led to a. Read more

Bahrain smelter first in region to gain 4-star British Safety Council rating

Alba’s aluminium smelter is not only the largest in the GCC but also the first in the region to secure this high level of safety. Read more