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France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced Monday.

In March, Saudi Arabia announced it was deporting undocumented migrants, granting a 90-day amnesty period in which foreigners could leave without facing a penalty.

Domestic workers death rate 'doubles' in Lebanon

The New Arab

Domestic workers death rate 'doubles' in Lebanon

Migrant workers in Lebanon are dying at a rate of two every week, Lebanon's intelligence agency says, as rights for domestic employees in the country continue to stagnate.

Trump's plans to close Refugee Resettlement Program are inhumane

Monique Bouffé

Trump's plans to close Refugee Resettlement Program are inhumane

Comment: With a single stroke of his pen, Trump plans to close the US Refugee Resettlement Program, bringing anguish to a region he cannot hope ...

Hundreds feared dead in major Mediterranean refugee boat disaster

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds feared dead in major Mediterranean refugee boat disaster

Around 180 people are presumed to have died in the first major refugee boat disaster of 2017 in the Mediterranean.

David Sheen

No saviour: Airlifted Ethiopian Jews face racism in Israel

Comment: Thirty-two years after the airlift that brought them to Israel, Ethiopian emigres are increasingly skeptical of the government's saviour narrative, writes David Sheen.

Martin Armstrong

Fidel Castro and the House of Assad

Castro remained an ally of Bashar al-Assad even after he stepped down from power in 2006. Meanwhile regime ideologues ironically identified the ...

The New Arab

Ethiopians protest against government outside UN office in Cairo

Members of the Ethiopian Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups have gathered outside UNHCR's Cairo office to protest against the Addis Ababa ...

The New Arab & agencies

Prison break: Yemeni guards assist 1,000 Ethiopians fleeing detention

Guards at a detention centre for illegal immigrants in Yemen's southern Shabwa province have helped 1,000 Ethiopian detainees escape, officials ...

Egypt refugee shipwreck death toll tops 100 Egypt refugee shipwreck death toll tops 100

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt refugee shipwreck death toll tops 100

Survivors have said up to 450 people were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel that was heading to Italy from Egypt.

The New Arab

Suspecting Ethiopians and Arabs is 'natural': Israel's police chief

Israeli officials and activists criticised comments by the country's police chief on Wednesday, which normalised racism against te Ethiopian ...

#BlackLivesMatter, Israel and the fight against racism

David Sheen

#BlackLivesMatter, Israel and the fight against racism

Comment: Ethiopians have so far resisted alliances with other minority groups, but Netanyahu’s manipulations may drive them towards it, ...

US list of 'unjustly imprisoned' women leaves out Palestinians

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

US list of 'unjustly imprisoned' women leaves out Palestinians

The US has launched an initiative to highlight cases of women who Washington says have been “unjustly imprisoned” by governments around the ...

Four Italians kidnapped in Libya

AAAJ and agencies

Four Italians kidnapped in Libya

Four Italians working for a construction company have been kidnapped in conflict-torn Libya, in the region of Mellitah, the foreign ministry ...

Black Israelis rise up

Michel Warschawski

Black Israelis rise up

Comment: For decades, Ethiopian Israelis were viewed as second-class citizens, despite being Jewish. Now, tired of discrimination, poverty and ...

AAAJ and agencies

EU to back naval force in Mediterranean

European Union ministers are set to approve plans for an unprecedented naval force in the Mediterranean after a series of shipwrecks killed hundreds of migrants.

AAAJ and agencies

Ethiopian Jews anger at Israeli police racism and brutality

Israel admitted to 'mistakes' on Monday in its treatment of Ethiopian Jews, describing their suffering as "an open wound" as thousands ...

Vijay Prashad

Crushing dreams will not stop the rush from Africa

Comment: The response to mass migration is knee-jerk, brutal and unfair, and refuses to address the reasons why people risk everything for a ...

May Ali

Khartoum's real estate prices are becoming unaffordable

Feature: After a massive flight of South Sudanese from Khartoum, an influx of Ethiopians has helped push up rent prices in the capital.

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