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Spain has detained nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat from Africa, as Madrid fears that neighbouring Maghreb states could become new people trafficking hubs.

UN chief Antonio Guterres said that he was horrified by video footage showing African migrants being sold at a Libya slave market.

Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

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Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar's 'apartheid' regime for decades

Myanmar's draconian controls over its minority Rohingya Muslim population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of their mass exodus.

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

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France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced ...

Maghreb states become new staging posts for Europe migration

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Maghreb states become new staging posts for Europe migration

Algerian coastguard intercepted 300 migrants off the North African coast, as tougher policing off Libya's waters makes Maghreb states ...

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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

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Israel to 'shut migrant centre and deport Africans'

Israel's cabinet voted to close a migrant detention centre, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced an agreement to deport 40,000 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Libya opens investigation into migrant 'slave auctions'

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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 ...

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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 ...

Libyan coastguard seek more EU aid to 'tackle migration'

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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 ...

Syrians end two-week hunger strike in Athens

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Syrians end two-week hunger strike in Athens

A group of Syrian refugees who launched a hunger strike in Athens over the plight of families waiting to be reunited in Germany ended their ...

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.

Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

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Queer refugees on Lesvos are crying out for help

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

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.

Emran Feroz

Austria's move to the right appears unstoppable

In-depth: The return of neo-Nazi parties to the centre stage in Hitler's birthplace should be no surprise, writes Emran Feroz.

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Turkey detains nearly 300 'illegal refugees' in nationwide crackdown

Turkish security forces detained just under 300 refugees it says were staying in the country illegally, in the latest nationwide raids.

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Greece: 3 dead, several missing after refugee boat sinks

The Greek coast guard says it has rescued 15 people and recovered one body after a wooden boat sank in mild weather conditions before dawn on ...

Libya coastguard rescues nearly 300 people at sea

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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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German police arrest Syrian suspected of planning bomb attack

German police arrested a 19-year-old Syrian man suspected of preparing a terror attack in the country using powerful explosives, prosecutors ...

Donald Trump's reckless refugee regression

Alexander Schinis

Donald Trump's reckless refugee regression

Comment: Slashing refugee admittance to the United States on the grounds of 'security' is just another blow to President Donald Trump's waning ...

New field hospital treats hundreds of Rohingya refugees

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New field hospital treats hundreds of Rohingya refugees

Red Cross doctors at a field hospital in Cox's Bazar are working through overcrowded refugee camps stretching along the border with Myanmar, ...

Amnesty accuses Algeria of 'illegal' mass expulsions

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Amnesty accuses Algeria of 'illegal' mass expulsions

Algerian authorities have arrested and deported more than 2,000 sub-Saharan Africans to Niger and Mali in the past month, Amnesty International ...

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