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Turkey has been declared "not free" according to a new report by democracy watchdog Freedom House, which put its dramatic decline down to the post-coup crackdown on opposition and activists.

Libya's capital has seen fighting that has ledt at least nine dead, after militia fighters attacked Tripoli International Airport on Monday.

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

Austin Bodetti

Under Haftar siege, Libya's Derna suffering 'huge human catastrophe'

In-depth: General Khalifa Haftar is imposing a bloody siege on Derna with diplomatic and military support from the Emiratis, reports Austin Bodetti.

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

Austin Bodetti

Rohingya holding out for an end to Myanmar's abuses

While hundreds of thousands of persecuted Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar, others have decided to stay in a country they have considered ...

What does 2018 hold for <em>Libya</em>?

Guma El-Gamaty

What does 2018 hold for Libya?

Comment: Increased oil production and the prospect of elections mean many are hoping 2018 will be the year conflict finally comes to an end in ...

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Israel offers citizens $9,000 for help deporting asylum seekers

Israel has tasked its citizens to help in enforcing its plan to expel nearly 40,000 Africans by force - offering them up to 30,000 shekels.

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Libya: 100 migrants missing at sea

The Libyan navy rescued at least 279 migrants off the Libyan coast, and fears there are nearly 100 missing at sea after one rubber boat ...

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UN calls on Israel to scrap African migrant expulsion

Israel is set to expel nearly 40,000 Africans who entered the country illegally in a migrant relocation plan that has been described 'incoherent ...

Robert Springborg

2018: From the frying pan into the fire

Comment: The Middle East in 2018 faces plenty of known difficulties and challenges. But there are also some 'known unknowns' lurking, writes ...

Two migrants dead, 290 rescued off <em>Libya</em> coast

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Two migrants dead, 290 rescued off Libya coast

Almost 300 people were rescued off the Libya coast while two women died as hundreds of African migrants tried to reach Europe.

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More than 200 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

Officials said more than 200 migrants stormed over a high double fence separating Morocco from the Spanish-African enclave of Melilla on ...

Nigeria to speed up repatriating migrants from <em>Libya</em>

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Nigeria to speed up repatriating migrants from Libya

Nigeria says it is chartering two aircraft to repatriate over the next few days 800 of its citizens who wanted to go home.

Dozens dead in migrant shipwreck off <em>Libya</em>

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya

Two rescue organisations said at least 25 people are feared to have drowned in a shipwreck off Libya after a dinghy, possibly carrying ...

Armed groups clash at key <em>Libya</em>-Tunisia border crossing

The New Arab & agencies

Armed groups clash at key Libya-Tunisia border crossing

A force set up by the country's UN-backed unity Government of National Accord to stabilise Libya's west attacked in a bid to seize the Tunisia ...

Erdogan accuses US, Israel of 'meddling' in Iran, Pakistan

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Erdogan accuses US, Israel of 'meddling' in Iran, Pakistan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States and Israel of meddling in Iran and Pakistan.

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Oil prices reach two-year high amid Iran unrest

Oil prices have reached their highest levels since a slump in 2015, due to civil unrest in Iran sparking an uptake in buying and an Russia-OPEC agreement to curb production.

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Suspected refugee found dead on Greek-Turkish border

An unidentified body was found late Thursday in the icy Evros River between Turkey and Greece, which police believe was a refugee.

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Libyan Tawergha families displaced in 2011 to return home

Libyan families displaced from the town of Tawergha after being driven out by militias following the 2011 uprising that evolved into a ruinous ...

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Turkey's Erdogan signs defence, investment deals in Tunisia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday signed agreements in Tunis on defence, investment and the environment as he and his Tunisian ...

More than 250 refugees 'rescued in Mediterranean'

The New Arab

More than 250 refugees 'rescued in Mediterranean'

The Italian coastguard said it rescued some 255 migrants in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya overnight, just before a front of ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libya pipeline blast to cause drop in production

An explosion on a pipeline carrying crude oil from Libya's south to a port terminal in its north Tuesday will slash production, the National Oil ...

Eastern <em>Libya</em> to host conference to rebuild war-ravaged Benghazi

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Eastern Libya to host conference to rebuild war-ravaged Benghazi

A conference is to be held in March to rally support to rebuild Benghazi, the second largest city in Libya which was heavily damaged in ...

Tunisia cooperating with UAE against female extremists' return

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Tunisia cooperating with UAE against female extremists' return

Tunisia says it will now work with the UAE following its ban on Tunisian women passengers after reports of jihadists returning from Iraq and ...

Philippines rejects Libya's appeal against worker travel ban

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Philippines rejects Libya's appeal against worker travel ban

The government of the Philippines has upheld a ban on workers travelling to Libya amid continued concerns about worker safety in the ...

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