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Amnesty International says Europe governments' support for Libya's coastguard in curbing migrant flow makes it "complicit" in the detention, torture and trafficking of refugees, some of whom sold as slaves

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration.

Libya's Sufi shrines under attack by 'extremist militias': HRW

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Libya's Sufi shrines under attack by 'extremist militias': HRW

Human Rights Watch has condemned a series of attacks against Sufi shrines in Libya carried out by 'extremist' militia groups.

Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

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Four years, four words: Remembering the Douma4

Marking four years since the abduction of the four human rights activists in Syria, Amnesty International launches a campaign calling for ...

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Gehad Quisay

Shafiq saga sheds light on Egypt's shady media

Comment: Egyptian media has supported the Sisi regime, but when Shafiq, an old ally, threatened Sisi's dominance, the true nature of Egyptian ...

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Gaddafi's son 'seeking comeback to Libya politics'

Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, freed after six years' detention, is seeking a comeback to Libyan politics, with observers saying he could find support from loyalists to his father's old regime.

Afrah Nasser

Saleh's death, checkmate

Comment: Saleh's death causes us to revisit the injustices that led Yemenis to rise up in 2011, writes Afrah Nasser.

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Ahmed Shafiq denies kidnapping, reconsiders Presidential bid

Former Egyptian PM denies being investigated by authorities, but says he may consider running for Presidential elections.

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Ahmed Shafiq's whereabouts 'unknown' after return to Egypt

The family of Egyptian presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq said on Sunday they had lost contact with the former premier, since his deportation ...

Presidential hopeful Shafiq 'detained' in Cairo after UAE deportation

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Presidential hopeful Shafiq 'detained' in Cairo after UAE deportation

Former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq has been detained for questioning upon arrival to Egypt, after he was deported ...

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UAE 'arrests, deports' Egypt presidential hopeful Shafiq to Cairo

Former Egyptian premier and presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq has been arrested by authorities in the United Arab Emirates and deported to ...

Yemen's south: Marking Independence Day, envisioning secession

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen's south: Marking Independence Day, envisioning secession

Comment: While southern Yemenis celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence from the British, they envision the day when they will rejoice ...

Yemen's south: Marking Independence Day, envisioning secession

Khalid Al-Karimi

Yemen's south: Marking Independence Day, envisioning secession

Comment: While southern Yemenis celebrate the 50th anniversary of independence from the British, they envision the day when they will rejoice ...

Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

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Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

Libya's UN-backed authorities said flights repatriating stranded migrants will be stepped up, as the International Organisation for Migration ...

Over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off Libya coast

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Over 30 migrants dead, 200 rescued off Libya coast

More than 30 migrants died and 200 were rescued on Saturday after their boats foundered off Libya's western coast, the Libyan navy said.

Gehad Quisay

Egypt: The winter they called 'Spring'

Book review: 'Egypt', Robert Springborg's latest release, is a fascinating exploration of the deep state that established the republic, and that continues to rule the country with an iron fist.

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Egypt arrests 29 for 'espionage for Turkey'

Twenty-nine people have been arrested in Egypt and charged with plotting to restore the Muslim Brotherhood to power.

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Tunisia PM continues painful tax reforms and job cuts

Tunisia's Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has pushed through tax raises and job cuts in a bid to cut the country's deficit, despite opposition ...

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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC quits amid intensifying violence

Senior Syrian opposition leader Riad Hijab quit his post as the head of the HNC on Monday, just a week before a new round of UN-sponsored peace ...

For the national good: Casting out Egyptian Nubians

Gehad Quisay

For the national good: Casting out Egyptian Nubians

Comment: Once an ancient civilisation that ruled East Africa, the Nubian people endured division, displacement and forced migration, and under ...

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Egypt orders detention of prominent activist over islands protest

An Alexandria court has ordered that a prominent Egyptian human rights activist remain in detention until her trial over illegal protesting ...

Egypt allows imprisoned ex-president medical check-ups

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Egypt allows imprisoned ex-president medical check-ups

Egyptian authorities have reportedly allowed the imprisoned former Egyptian president to have a medical examination every month after years of ...

Iran denies involvement in Bahrain pipeline explosion

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Iran denies involvement in Bahrain pipeline explosion

Iran has denied allegations it was behind a militant attack on a pipeline outside Bahrain's capital, rejecting the claims as "baseless" and ...

Tunisia's migrants and the man who digs their graves

Marta Bellingreri

Tunisia's migrants and the man who digs their graves

In-depth: Chamseddine, a former fisherman, finds the corpses along the coast and arranges their burial, reports Marta Bellingreri.

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