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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.

Algerian coastguard intercepted 300 migrants off the North African coast, as tougher policing off Libya's waters makes Maghreb states the new launchpad for illegal migration to Europe.

<em>Libya</em> says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

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Libya says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally-recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being

Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

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Saudi anti-terror coalition to hold first meeting in Riyadh

Defence ministers from members of the Saudi-led Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition (IMCTC) are due to meet for the first time in ...

Pogba dedicates comeback goal to <em>Libya</em> slave victims

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Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba sent a powerful message of support to the victims of slavery in Libya on Saturday during a ...

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'Libya will be rebuild through its institutions': UN envoy

War-torn Libya must be rebuilt through its institutions, says the UN envoy to the country, as diplomats struggle to find a way out of the fighting.

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Former Palestinian ambassador claims Saudi-UAE links to Abu Nidal

Following a wave of attacks on Gulf targets by Abu Nidal Organisation, Saudi Arabia and the UAE attempted to rein in the radical militant, a ...

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More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

Spanish authorities said over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued off the coast of Spain on Friday, with several ...

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Libya opens investigation into migrant 'slave auctions'

Libya's UN-backed government says it will investigate the operation of 'slave markets' following the release of shocking footage from an alleged ...

Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attack

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Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant detained over attack

A statement from prosecutors Friday says the Libyan and 14 other suspected militants face terror-related charges, including killing police ...

Uri Levy

Russia 2018: The most Arab World Cup ever?

With five nations from across the Middle East confirmed for the 2018 World Cup,

Libyan slave markets 'sell' African migrants for $400

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Libyan slave markets 'sell' African migrants for $400

A network of 'slave markets' in Libya have been uncovered by US media, showing African migrants held captive by people smugglers ...

Libyan coastguard seek more EU aid to 'tackle migration'

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Libyan coastguard seek more EU aid to 'tackle migration'

Libya's coastguard has requested European funds to upgrade its obsolete fleet, warning it would not otherwise carry out rescue operations next ...

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Tom Charles

UK courting UAE despite human rights alarm

Comment: For the UK, cultural ties, such as the British Council-UAE collaboration act as a lubricant to facilitate the easy flow of capital, ...

IS corpses in <em>Libya</em> await fate in Misrata containers IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers

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IS corpses in Libya await fate in Misrata containers

Around 700 bodies have been housed at the improvised morgue ever since IS militants were expelled in December 2016 from the coastal city of ...

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UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

The UN refugee agency said the evacuation of 25 "extremely vulnerable refugees" from Libya on Saturday marked the first of its kind.

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Morocco and Tunisia qualify for World Cup 2018

Victory for Morocco ends almost two decades of absence from the World Cup, while a draw for Tunisia sees the North African side just past the ...

The New Arab

French tech firm taken to court over Egypt sales

Egyptian and international rights groups filed a criminal complaint with Paris prosecutors over the sale of French surveillance technology to ...

The New Arab

Libya's deputy interior minister 'declares war' on Haftar

A Benghazi-based minister has threatened war against Khalifa Haftar's LNA if they do not leave the eastern city within 48 hours.

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.

Guma El-Gamaty

Can Haftar be indicted for war crimes?

Comment: With the international community continuing to ignore allegations of Haftar's ongoing war crimes, will he ever see the inside of a ...

Rising 'terrorist threat' in Egypt's Western Desert

Jo Schietti

Rising 'terrorist threat' in Egypt's Western Desert

In-depth: A new surge in militancy is emerging in Egypt's west, with the army already struggling to cope with an insurgency in the eastern Sinai ...

Boris Johnson's Nazanin blunder is now one too many

Sophia Akram

Boris Johnson's Nazanin blunder is now one too many

Comment: Boris Johnson just ran out of free passes, he has zero use and is a potential menace to the Middle East, writes Sophia Akram.

A Saudi political earthquake decapitates the system of princes

Robert Springborg

A Saudi political earthquake decapitates the system of princes

Comment: King Salman and his son have cut off the head of the princely system, but its body remains entrenched in key governmental agencies, ...

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