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Eight EU nations have said they will 'not give up' on a two-state solution despite Israeli plans to demolish a Palestinian West Bank village.

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said EU leaders have agreed to open talks with Egypt and other north African countries to curb migration to Europe.

Italian navy smuggles cigarettes after Libya mission

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Italian navy smuggles cigarettes after Libya mission

An Italian naval vessel was used to smuggle crates of cigarettes while returning from a mission to stop migrants from travelling from Libya to Europe

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Sam Hamad

In Syria, Russia using peace to prepare for war

Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam ...

<em>Italy</em> urges Egypt's Sisi to solve Regeni case

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Italy urges Egypt's Sisi to solve Regeni case

Regeni, a graduate Cambridge University student who researched trade unions in Egypt, was 28 when he disappeared in Cairo on 25 January, 2016.

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UN urges calm ahead of Libya elections

The UN has urged all Libyans to maintain calm to provide a more suitable atmosphere for the nearing elections.

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Palestinians build camp to protect Bedouin village from demolition

Amnesty International has deplored Israel's demolition of Khan al-Ahmar, saying the illegitimate move constitutes a 'war crime'.

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Italian foreign minister in Libya for Haftar talks

The Italian Foreign Minister held talks with Libyan military strongman Khalifa Haftar.

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Libya's Haftar calls Italians 'enemies', threatens move towards Tripoli

Italy supports the UN-backed General National Assembly (GNA) government in Tripoli, which Haftar's LNA is at odds with.

Morocco: Over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled

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Morocco: Over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled

Moroccan authorities have announced that they have foiled 54,000 bids by migrants to cross over to Europe this year.

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Tunisia demands Italy release fishermen detained for 'rescuing migrants'

Six Tunisian fishermen, who insist they were helping a sinking migrant boat, could face 15 years in Italian jail for facilitating illegal ...

UN chief condemns escalating violence in Libya

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UN chief condemns escalating violence in Libya

Five days of clashes between rival militias has left dozens dead and more than 100 injured.

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

Morocco targets migrant smuggling 'mafia'

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Morocco targets migrant smuggling 'mafia'

A Moroccan government source said the kingdom has launched an operation against people-smuggling mafia.

Migrants caught in Libya capital clashes evacuated: UNHCR

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Migrants caught in Libya capital clashes evacuated: UNHCR

The UN's refugee agency said it evacuated 300 migrants, mainly from Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia, on Thursday, amid deadly clashes in Libya.

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Italy proposes rotating ports for refugee arrivals

Italy has been turning away ships with migrants rescued at sea in a campaign to make EU countries take their share.

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Egypt's Sisi: 'Strong will' to find Regeni's killers

In a sign of easing relations, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio visited Cairo on Wednesday and met with Sisi.

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UN: Refugees rejected by Italy were 'tortured and raped'

African refugees that were rejected and threatened by Italy were subjected to beatings, torture and rape by smugglers in Libya, the ...

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UN calls on EU to accept stranded 150 migrants

Italy stopped the majority of the migrants disembarking from the ship after they were rescued on August 15.

Migrants who tried entering Spain through Morocco sent back

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Migrants who tried entering Spain through Morocco sent back

Moroccan migrants who had tried to enter Spanish territory of Ceuta have been sent back by Madrid forces.

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Libya turns down migrants rejected by Italy

Italy's interior minister threatened earlier this week to return the migrants to Libya before attempting to take them back to the North African ...

UNHCR urges <em>Italy</em> to allow stranded migrants to disembark

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UNHCR urges Italy to allow stranded migrants to disembark

The rescue vessel Diciotti has been stranded in the Mediterranean for six days, as Europe shies away from welcoming migrants.

What are the practical alternatives to Libya's detention centres?

Othman Belbeisi

What are the practical alternatives to Libya's detention centres?

Comment: There are plenty of viable and more humane alternatives to the detention where many of Libya's migrants end up, writes Othman Belbeisi.

Migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence

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Migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence

Some 115 migrants managed to enter the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Wednesday after storming a barbed-wire border fence with Morocco.

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