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More than 500 news and NGO sites are blocked in Egypt, according to the Cairo-based Association for the Freedom of Thought and Expression.

A Spanish NGO ship which rescued 87 migrants off the coast of Libya two days ago was still looking Friday to dock at a port, with Italy closed to them

Is India copying Israel in Kashmir?

Aamir Ali Bhat

Is India copying Israel in Kashmir?

Only Kashmiris may own property in Muslim-majority Kashmir, but a legal bid backed by a radical right-wing Hindu nationalist group threatens the region's special constitutional status, writes Aamir Ali Bhat.

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Rana Allam

Resuming US military aid to Egypt

Comment: The US sees fit to arm Sisi with more aid and weaponry, despite his regime's dismal human rights record and crackdown on civil ...

Italy under fire for transferring rescued migrants to Libya

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Italy under fire for transferring rescued migrants to Libya

Humanitarian groups have accused Italy of breaking international law after an Italian-flagged boat rescued migrants in the Mediterranean before ...

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Refugee rescue charity files manslaughter complaint against Libya coastguard

The Spanish NGO says the Libyan coastguard left three migrants - including a woman and a toddler - to drown in the Mediterranean.

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Five European countries to take in stranded migrants

European countries agreed to take in a share of migrants stranded off the Italian coast.

Khaled Diab

What Obama 'didn't know' about Palestine is almost unfathomable

Comment: Obama's administration was reportedly unaware of the extent of Israeli settlement activity. Was this stunning ignorance? Or an attempt ...

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New 'freedom flotilla' to set sail from besieged Gaza

A flotilla of small boats carrying activists, patients, and some Palestinians injured in recent clashes near Gaza's border with Israel will ...

Iraqis struggle with social anxiety after Islamic State rule

Marta Bellingreri

Iraqis struggle with social anxiety after Islamic State rule

Feature: War, death and destruction has left many unable to leave their homes after living in fear under Islamic State rule, writes Marta ...

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Thousands march in Germany against new migrant accord

More than 12,000 showed up in Berlin in support of refugees and to criticise a new EU agreement to stem the flow of migrants arriving in Europe.

Israel extends detention of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

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Israel extends detention of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar

Israel's much-criticised administrative detention system means the MP will spend more than a year behind bars without trial.

France arms sales to Middle East double, fueling conflict

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France arms sales to Middle East double, fueling conflict

Macron has faced pressure to scale back weapons sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies conducting a bloody war in Yemen.

Dozens missing following new Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

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Dozens missing following new Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

More than a thousand people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, according to International Organisation for ...

Malta detains rescue ship as hundreds die at sea

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Malta detains rescue ship as hundreds die at sea

Malta detains a second migrant rescue ship as UNHCR said over 300 have died in the Mediterranean over the last four days.

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EU agency hails migrant accord as 'end of naivety'

EU's Frontex border agency applauded an agreement to consider setting up asylum processing centres outside the bloc in a bid to discourage refugees.

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Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response

The EU deal has caused mixed reaction with hardliners welcoming the move and NGOs slamming the decision as 'demonising' rescuers.

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Italy refuses to rescue 1000 refugees in Mediterranean

Italian minister has told NGOs not to rescue 1000 refugees on potentially unsafe boats off Libya.

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France calls for sanctions in Italy spat

French president has said that European countries that refuse entry to migrants should be fined in an ongoing dispute after Italy refused entry ...

#SudanPoorGovernance: A movement for change

Maddy Crowther

#SudanPoorGovernance: A movement for change

A day of protest is being held globally on June 30 against governments cozying up to Omar al-Bashir.

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Aquarius migrants land in Spain after week-long immigration crisis

The first boat of the Aquarius convoy with 630 migrants on board was warmly welcomed in Spain on Sunday after a week-long immigration row which ...

Italy new anti-immigration minister bans more migrant rescue boats

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Italy new anti-immigration minister bans more migrant rescue boats

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its ...

Israel evicts settlers from illegal West Bank settlement outpost

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Israel evicts settlers from illegal West Bank settlement outpost

The right-wing government of Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu draws support from the settlement movement and has settlers in top ...

The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

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The Iraq Report: Iraqi democracy smoulders amid political violence

Investigating the fire at the ballot warehouse after the recount was ordered - our weekly round-up of the latest news from Iraq.

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