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Migrant workers face abuse in Lebanon

Migrant workers face abuse in Lebanon

Human rights groups are warning of the terrible conditions faced by migrant workers across the Middle East.

Millions of women from countries such as the Phillippines and Indonesia head abroad to work as maids. But because they have little if any legal protection, many are tortured and abused at the hands of their employers.

In Lebanon, according to Human Rights Watch, one domestic worker a week attempts suicide. Zeina Awad reports from Beirut.


Damaged Gaza aid boat docks in southern Lebanon

A boat carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza has arrived in Lebanon after being turned back by the Israeli navy.

The Dignity set off from Cyprus on Monday carrying three tons of emergency and medical supplies.

Activists on board say it was rammed by an Israeli ship but the navy says it was an accident.

Mohammed Vall reports.