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In-depth: Romania is far from experiencing a “migration crisis” on the Black Sea, experts say, while aid workers and refugees say the country needs better integration policies.

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

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.

Libya, 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 dropped ...

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

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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 ...

Hadani Ditmars

Pink Floyd and the cultural boycott of Israel

Blog: Roger Waters, Pink Floyd star and Israel boycott activist, is facing a coordinated smear campaign as he starts a tour of Canada, writes Hadani Ditmars.

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco tourists make tracks on 007's 'desert express'

The Orient Desert Express, made famous in the 2015 Bond movie "Spectre", trundles tourists between the town of Oujda and the former mining city ...

The New Arab & agencies

Russia fires cruise missiles at IS stronghold in Syria

Russia's military fired seven cruise missiles on Thursday at Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour as ...

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Putin meets Lebanon PM Hariri in Russia visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in the Russian Black Sea city of Sochi.

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

Ylenia Gostoli

Issa Amro and Palestine's struggle for freedom of speech

In-depth: The human rights activist was arrested under new laws that prevent criticism of the Palestinian Authority, the latest attempt to ...

The New Arab & agencies

Report: Egypt cuts military ties with North Korea

Egypt's defence minister, on a visit to Seoul, announced that his country has cut military ties with North Korea, according to a report by South ...

#Voice4Alan: UNHCR launches campaign to mark Alan Kurdi's death

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#Voice4Alan: UNHCR launches campaign to mark Alan Kurdi's death

To mark the 3-year-old’s death anniversary, UNHCR launches "Remember the Name. Remember the Day." campaign to draw attention to continued ...

Turkey court orders release of second German national: reports

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Turkey court orders release of second German national: reports

A Turkish court has ordered the release of a second German national arrested last week for "political reasons" as tensions escalated between the ...

Paying off militias to prevent human trafficking won't work

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, writes ...

A Palestinian family's last days in their Jerusalem home A Palestinian family's last days in their Jerusalem home

Ylenia Gostoli

A Palestinian family's last days in their Jerusalem home

At their Jerusalem family home of over half a century, the Shamasneh Family's Eid celebrations were cut short when Israeli forces came knocking.

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Crossing from Tunisia to Italy - 1980s vs. today

The stories of Tunisia's migrant workers and the difficulties they overcome in a world obsessed by borders and immigration controls.

The New Arab

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 ...

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, ...

The New Arab

Russia sends new submarines to Syria coast

Russia has sent two refurbished submarines to the Syria coast, capable on launching cruise missiles on opposition areas in the country.

The New Arab & agencies

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 ...

Lebanon gets first animal protection law

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Lebanon gets first animal protection law

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has signed the country's first animal welfare bill into law, guaranteeing that domestic and wild animals will be ...

UN says migrants in Libya subjected to 'extreme violence'

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UN says migrants in Libya subjected to 'extreme violence'

The United Nations called for the immediate release of the most vulnerable migrants held in Libya, many of whom have been subjected to appalling ...

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

Alessandra Bocchi

Lifting the veil: Religious freedoms in Tunisia

In-depth: Non-Muslims have more rights than elsewhere in the region, but still face discrimination, writes Alessandra Bocchi.

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