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Washington's Syria policy could be about to take a dramatic u-turn, after media reports suggest that Trump might allow Assad to stay on as president until planned 2021 elections.

Amnesty International says Europe governments' support for Libya's coastguard in curbing migrant flow makes it "complicit" in the detention, torture and trafficking of refugees, some of whom sold as

Turkey 'agrees to accept' migrant returns from Greece

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Turkey 'agrees to accept' migrant returns from Greece

A report on Saturday said Greece has persuaded Turkey to accept migrant returns from the mainland in order to reduce critical overcrowding in its refugee camps.

Jordan's plan for high-tech desert city met with scepticism

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Jordan's plan for high-tech desert city met with scepticism

A new desert metropolis to be built by Jordan has been met with skepticism by urban planners, who argue it is more efficient to improve existing ...

Alone in Berlin: German mental health services failing <em>refugees</em>

Asher Kessler

Alone in Berlin: German mental health services failing refugees

In-depth: The specific mental health needs of refugees in Germany are being exacerbated by limited access to care and uncertainty about ...

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Syrian boys in 'vicious cycle' of sex abuse: UN

Syrian men and boys have suffered sexual violence in detention centres and checkpoints manned by armed factions – but also in countries hosting them as refugees, the UN has said.

Matt Broomfield

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

Comment: New EU Commission reforms could see refugees returned to 'safe' countries that are anything but safe in reality, writes Matt ...

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US embassy issues Jordan warning over 'violent Jerusalem protests'

Protests broke out in Jordan's capital Amman on Wednesday in areas inhabited by Palestinian refugees, after US President Donald Trump ...

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Rescue ship saves Syrian refugee in boat off Libya

A 30-year-old Syrian refugee who set out solo in a tiny rubber boat from Libya was saved on Monday after a last-minute check by humanitarian ...

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump's travel ban

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Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump's travel ban

The US Supreme court has indicated that it will approve Trump's controversial travel ban, with only of the court's justices noting their ...

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Forget Jerusalem: US-Saudi plan peddles 'alternative Palestinian capital'

A peace plan emerging from America's diplomatic push is weighted in Israel's favour, with Saudi positions on Jerusalem aligning with Trump's ...

Ten Syrians killed in people-smuggling minibus crash

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Ten Syrians killed in people-smuggling minibus crash

Syrian refugees and a driver were killed in a collision while crossing the Turkish border.

Myanmar anger after Pope uses term 'Rohingya' in Bangladesh

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Myanmar anger after Pope uses term 'Rohingya' in Bangladesh

After the Pope avoided using the term Rohingya in his visit to Myanmar, there was a flurry of online anger when using the term in Bangladesh

Syrian aid groups angered over 'biased' BBC report

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Syrian aid groups angered over 'biased' BBC report

Aid groups have called a BBC investigation into UK government aid to the unarmed western-backed Free Syrian Police - due to be screened on ...

US pulls out of UN's Global Compact on Migration

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US pulls out of UN's Global Compact on Migration

'The US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the US is ending its participation in the Global Compact on ...

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Number of Nigerians repatriated from Libya doubles in November

Nearly twice as many Nigerian migrants returned home from Libya in November than the previous month, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Friday.

Paul Iddon

After Islamic State, Baghdad cannot govern Iraq from centre

After its military defeat of the Islamic State group, the Iraqi government needs to solidify its success on the battlefield by committing to a ...

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Lebanon garbage burning is serious risk to health: report

HRW said the Lebanese government's failure to bring under control the country's garbage crisis has led to open burning of waste which threatens ...

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Pope calls for 'decisive measures' over Rohingya plight

Pope Francis urged the world to take "decisive measures" to resolve the crisis that has forced more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee ethnic ...

Britain's 'optimistic offer' of closer ties with Arab allies

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Britain's 'optimistic offer' of closer ties with Arab allies

The British leader reassured Arab allies that her country will remain engaged in the region in a post-Brexit era, with a 'new, ambitious and ...

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The Iraq Report: US 'violated child soldiers law'

This week in Iraq: Insurgent attacks intensify after the Islamic State group is routed from its territory, while fears are raised over next ...

Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

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Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

Libya's UN-backed authorities said flights repatriating stranded migrants will be stepped up, as the International Organisation for Migration ...

Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

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Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

Syria's brutal war may be slowly winding down, but the country is awash in weapons and thousands of foreign forces – some of whom may never ...

Turkish police 'rescue 57 migrants in chains'

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Turkish police 'rescue 57 migrants in chains'

Turkish police rescued 57 Pakistani migrants who had been chained up in an Istanbul basement by people smugglers trying to extort money, local ...

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