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Comment: The rift between Qatar and the Saudi-UAE axis brings into sharper focus the intractable issue of food insecurity in the region, writes Amar Diwakar.

Trump's controversial travel ban which blocked travellers from six Muslim-majority countries entering the US expires on Sunday, with little clarity on the White House's next steps.

<em>Libya</em> militia seeks legitimacy with GNA 'migrant deal'

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Libya militia seeks legitimacy with GNA 'migrant deal'

A powerful militia known for human trafficking is seeking legitimacy from the Tripoli government in exchange for preventing migrant boats from leaving the country, a senior group member has said.

Lebanon angered by Trump's UN comments on resettling refugees

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Lebanon angered by Trump's UN comments on resettling refugees

US President Trump's suggestion that refugees should be resettled closer to home instead of the United States has angered many in Lebanon, a ...

Home ties: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Home ties: This week in Middle East football

Despite reaching the World Cup finals, Saudi Arabia's manager, Bert van Marwikj, has been unceremoniously sacked for refusing to relocate to the ...

Alessandra Bajec

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

In-depth: By reinforcing Europe's fortress policy, Italy is further endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants rather than solving the crisis, reports Alessandra Bajec.

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Footage surfaces showing Libya's Haftar 'ordering war crimes'

A recently-issued ICC arrest warrant for a Libyan militia leader has raised questions about the possible involvement of the eastern commander ...

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Trump threatens to 'destroy' North Korea. Who else?

Few expected Donald Trump to offer an olive branch to North Korea during his debut UN General Assembly speech, but even by the hotheaded ...

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Oxfam protests Trump's refugee policy outside his childhood home

Oxfam invited refugees who have settled in the US to Donald Trump's childhood home in New York, in a bid to have the country recognise the ...

<em>Libya</em>, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

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Libya, Italy rescue 5,000 migrants in a week

More than 5,000 migrants were rescued by Libya and Italy this week, showing the perilous route remains open, although numbers have ...

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Libyan coastguards 'turn back more than 1,000 migrants'

Libyan coastguard vessels intercepted 1,074 migrants during an intensive day of operations west of the capital Tripoli on Saturday, a spokesman ...

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

Alessandra Bocchi

Life for Libyan women six years after the revolution

In-depth: Libyan women played an active part in overthrowing Colonel Gadafi and now their role in society is changing, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

ICC renews call for Haftar-linked Libyan commander's arrest

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ICC renews call for Haftar-linked Libyan commander's arrest

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday renewed its calls for the arrest of a Libyan military officer suspected of executing 33 detainees ...

Germany threatens 'Turkey travel black list' following new arrests

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Germany threatens 'Turkey travel black list' following new arrests

Germany has threatened to put Turkey on travel blacklist - which includes Syria, Libya and Yemen - over Ankara's continued detention of ...

African leaders meet in Congo to discuss <em>Libya</em> crisis

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African leaders meet in Congo to discuss Libya crisis

African Union leaders are in Congo's capital Brazzaville to discuss possible ways to end the war in Libya.

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UN to deploy troops to guard base in Libya

The United Nations is preparing to deploy up to 250 peacekeepers to Libya, the head of the organisation's mission there said on Friday.

Dr Joanne Liu

European governments are feeding Libya's business of suffering

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) pen an open letter of the consequences of the European Governments' strategy towards the suffering of people ...

The New Arab & agencies

Sudan closes borders with Libya, South Sudan and Chad

Sudan has closed its borders with South Sudan, Chad and Libya in efforts to stop arms trafficking, its vice president said, revealing ...

Tim Eaton

Paying off militias to prevent human trafficking won't work

Comment: Paying off coastal militias will not fundamentally change the dynamics that drive the smuggling business in Libya and beyond, ...

Malta-based humanitarian group suspends migrant rescue operations

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Malta-based humanitarian group suspends migrant rescue operations

A Malta-based humanitarian group that has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean said on Monday it is suspending operations after rising ...

The New Arab & agencies

Conditions in Libyan detention centres are 'abusive,' warns MSF

The detention system in Libya is fuelled by exploitation of refugees. There is no oversight to ensure refugees are treated humanely

Libyan navy captures second oil smuggler in one week Libyan navy captures second oil smuggler in one week

Robert Cusack

Libyan navy captures second oil smuggler in one week

The Libyan authorities said they had captured a small ship containing over a million litres of diesel off the west coast of Libya.

The EU is the real threat to migrants

Mat Nashed

The EU is the real threat to migrants

Comment: If the EU is truly committed to saving lives, then it's time to replace a policy of deterrence with state sponsored rescue missions, ...

Fears over new Calais 'jungle' in EU capital

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Fears over new Calais 'jungle' in EU capital

Hundreds of refugees have set up camp in downtown Brussels, just two miles from the EU headquarters, as fears rise that a new Calais 'jungle' is ...

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