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The European Union saw in 2017 the lowest number of detected illegal border-crossings since the migrant crisis began four years ago, the EU border agency Frontex said Tuesday.

The family of an environmentalist who died in an Iranian prison have called for a post-mortem rejecting claims by officials that they had accepted the explanation of suicide.

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

In-depth: Human traffickers are making fast cash on the migrant trade, yet many desperate people are willing to pay any price to escape, reports Francesca Mannocchi. Photos by Alessio Romenzi.

Iran academics demand answers over environmentalist death

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Iran academics demand answers over environmentalist death

Leading academics in Iran wrote to President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, demanding answers over the alleged 'suicide' of a revered ...

Total collapse of Gaza healthcare 'imminent,' warns medical charity

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Total collapse of Gaza healthcare 'imminent,' warns medical charity

Gaza has only ten days' worth of emergency fuel stocks left to sustain vital healthcare services, with 19 health facilities already shut, warn ...

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UN warns Gaza hospitals on 'verge of disaster'

Fuel for emergency generators that keep Gaza's hospitals operating will run out within ten days, the UN has warned.

Diana Alghoul

UN giving 'green light' to Riyadh's human rights abuses

The international community must take a stand against Saudi Arabia's arbitrary detentions and disappearances, rights lawyer Rodney Dixon QC ...

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Dozens killed in ambulance bomb attack on Afghan capital

At least 95 people have been killed and dozens injured in a bomb attack in the Afghan capital, as Kabul witnesses a spike in attacks from a ...

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Afghan militants target Kabul with ambulance bomb

Dozens have been injured in a car bomb blast in the Afghan capital, as Kabul witnesses a spike in attacks from a reinvigorated insurgency.

US calls for 'decisive action' after Kabul killings

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US calls for 'decisive action' after Kabul killings

US President Donald Trump called for 'decisive action' after at least 95 were killed in an ambulance bomb blast, which is being described in ...

Harun Arsalai

"Never ending trauma" plagues Afghanistan

As NGO workers recover from a car-bomb attack on Save The Children's officers, Afghanis face violence from IS, the Taliban, security ...

Morocco anti-graft hotline 'fails' to curb corruption

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Morocco anti-graft hotline 'fails' to curb corruption

Two years after the set up of an anti-graft hotline, the service has seemingly failed to help curb corruption in Morocco.

Israel allows graves of 'stolen babies' to be opened Israel allows graves of 'stolen babies' to be opened

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Israel allows graves of 'stolen babies' to be opened

Israel will allow the opening of graves believed to hold remains of children who died in the 1950s, for tests to help determine whether they ...

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Jamal Boukhari

A shoo-in for Sisi in Egypt's presidential election

Comment: Sisi's adversaries could gain widespread support, but so far, many of those who put themselves forward are already out of the running, ...

Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore

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Trash Tsunami: Lebanon's sea-dumped rubbish comes crashing ashore

Plastics, tires, footwear, and even cattle bones surfaced this week at Lebanon's once-idyllic Zouk Mosbeh coastline.

Rami Almeghari

A life-line for Gaza's stray dogs

In-depth: One family have taken it upon themselves to care for Gaza City's strays, reports Rami Almeghari.

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Shocking 200,000 people displaced in Syria in past month

Despite Idlib being one of the de-escalation zones, pro-regime shelling has intensified and caused one of the worst displacement surges in Syria ...

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Israel 'planning to legalise' 70 settler outposts

Israel's deputy defence minister said a team has been set up to look into the process of authorising 70 illegal settler outposts in the West ...

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Macron gets tough on migrants, vows 'no more Jungles'

France would no longer allow migrant camps like the 'jungle' said French president Macron, defending a tougher line on immigration

Tamimi detention decision delayed

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Tamimi detention decision delayed

The 16-year-old will remain in custody until her next court date, a judge ruled on Monday.

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Anwar Sadat's nephew pulls out of Egypt presidential election

Sadat said he had concerns for the safety of his campaign team at a time when elections were to be held with Egypt under a state of emergency.

Spanish activist questioned under people smuggling charge

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Spanish activist questioned under people smuggling charge

Human rights groups are in uproar following legal charges brought against activist Helena Maleno, who potentially saved thousands of lives of ...

Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm Palestinian villages

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Hundreds of Israeli settlers storm Palestinian villages

An estimated group of 500 settlers from nearby settlements attempted to invade the two villages near the West Bank city of Qalqilya.

Israel approves 1,100 new West Bank settlement homes: <em>NGO</em>

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Israel approves 1,100 new West Bank settlement homes: NGO

More than 1,100 new settlement homes have been approved by Israeli authorities, with last year's total holding a record high since 2013.

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