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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.

Libya 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 auctioned off.

Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya 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 comeback goal ...

More than 250 migrants rescued off Spain's coast

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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 slave auction.

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Egypt displays previously unseen King Tut artifacts

Egypt has opened an exhibition to display previously unseen treasures from King Tutankhamun's famed tomb.

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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 being sold ...

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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 ...

Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430 Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

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Rescuers search debris after Iran-Iraq quake kills 430

Rescuers on Tuesday used backhoes and heavy equipment to dig through the debris of buildings toppled by a powerful earthquake on the border ...

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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 ...

UN begins evacuating refugees from Libya to Niger

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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.

Tillerson's vanishing act while the Middle East is burning

Emile Nakhleh

Tillerson's vanishing act while the Middle East is burning

Comment: Secretary of State Tillerson appears totally disengaged from Middle East policy, where traditional American diplomacy has been replaced ...

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.

'Iran trying to dock submarines in <em>Mediterranean</em> ports': Netanyahu

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'Iran trying to dock submarines in Mediterranean ports': Netanyahu

Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has accused Iran of seeking Syria's naval ports to base submarines.

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Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 people at sea

The 299, who included 40 women and 19 children, were picked up early Tuesday in Mediterranean waters off the western city of Zliten.

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Russian missiles 'destroy' Islamic State base in Syria

Russia's Ministry of Defence says it fired three ballistic missiles from its submarine which destroyed a command post of the Islamic State group ...

Uri Levy

Countdown to Casablanca: This week in Middle East football

Egypt's Al Ahly Cairo and Morocco's Wydad Casablanca are vying for the African Champions League trophy, writes Uri Levy.

Matt Broomfield

‘Racist and illegal’ fast-track deportations target refugees in Greece

In-depth: The Greek authorities are deporting migrants on the Greek islands to Turkey in an expedited process - raising concerns over ...

Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

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Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

During Tillerson's Middle East visit, he hopes to achieve a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab ...

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12 wounded in Turkish police bus bomb attack

At least 12 people were injured after a bomb attack targeting a police bus rocked the southern Turkish city of Mersin on the ...

Instagram a window to the world for besieged Gazans

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Instagram a window to the world for besieged Gazans

Instagram stars in the Gaza Strip are using the social media platform to show the world a different side to the besieged enclave.

Hamas reaches deal with rival Fatah on Palestinian reconciliation Hamas reaches deal with rival Fatah on Palestinian reconciliation

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Hamas reaches deal with rival Fatah on Palestinian reconciliation

Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah signed an agreement on Thursday to end a decade-long split following talks mediated by Egypt.

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

Hadani Ditmars

Living histories: Potent longings for fragile homelands

The British Museum's historical approach to contemporary art is well-suited to these works from Syria and Iraq, whose origins betray an optimism ...

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