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Tunisian authorities have denied accusations made by Italy that migrants it arrested as they tried to cross the Mediterranean were 'terrorists'.

Italy and Malta, the two countries closest to the ship, have said it would not allow the rescue migrant ship to dock at its ports.

Italy again blocks Aquarius migrant rescue ship from docking

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Italy again blocks Aquarius migrant rescue ship from docking

The country's far-right government has repeatedly blocked migrant rescue ships from docking at its ports.

Two Syrian refugees found dead in Croatian forest

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Two Syrian refugees found dead in Croatian forest

Two Syrian refugees were found dead in a forest in Croatia, after entering the country from Bosnia.

Ships 'ignored' <em>migrants</em> stranded at sea

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Ships 'ignored' migrants stranded at sea

A migrant rescue group has said that tighter controls by Italy and Malta may be causing passing ships to shun migrants stranded at sea.

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Steve Bannon backs UK's Boris Johnson in burqa row

US alt-right figure Steve Bannon has said Boris Johnson should not 'bow' to 'political correctness' following his controversial remarks on Muslim women.

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Spain and Germany push for greater migrant aid

Spain and Germany have agreed to push for greater EU help for North African countries that are a major point of departure for migrants ...

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Morocco authorities force hundreds of migrants out of north

Moroccan authorities have forcefully relocated hundreds of migrants in recent days from camps and homes in the kingdom's north, a local ...

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French hotels, restaurants want migrants to fill 100,000 jobs

Owners of hotels and restaurants in France are lobbying the government to regularise more illegal migrants in order to fill 100,000 ...

Ban Boris, not the burqa

Malia Bouattia

Ban Boris, not the burqa

Comment: Boris Johnson's use of racist tropes to increase his popularity is proving disturbingly successful, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Nine Iraqi migrants dead as boat sinks off Turkey

Turkish media said nine Iraqi migrants, including a number of children, were found dead on Thursday after a boat sank off the western ...

Starving sailors desperate after six months held by UAE

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Starving sailors desperate after six months held by UAE

Eighteen Indian sailors have been subjected to six months of neglect by UAE and Indian authorities, living with little food in squalid ...

Migrant ship stranded at sea as Italy ports closed

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Migrant ship stranded at sea as Italy ports closed

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 ...

Libyan coast guard rescues nearly 300 Europe-bound <em>migrants</em>

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Libyan coast guard rescues nearly 300 Europe-bound migrants

Libya has emerged as a major transit point to Europe for those fleeing poverty and civil war elsewhere in Africa.

France scraps expulsion order for Tunisian fire hero

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France scraps expulsion order for Tunisian fire hero

Tunisian Mohamed Aymen Latrous has been granted a year's residency in France after his heroic saving of two children from a fire gained mass ...

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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 returning them to Libya

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Four million 'mainly Muslims' made stateless in India's Assam

Fears of mass deportations of Muslims from the northeastern Indian state of Assam peaked on Monday after India stripped 4 million people of ...

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Tunisia allows boat with 40 migrants to dock

Tunisia on Saturday said it would take in 40 migrants, including two pregnant women, rescued by a commercial vessel.

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Spain rescues 1,200 migrants off coast over two days

Coastguards picked up 884 people in the Mediterranean on Friday and 334 people in 17 dinghies on Saturday.

1,500 Mediterranean <em>migrants</em> dead in 2018

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1,500 Mediterranean migrants dead in 2018

The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean is down this year, but a UN agency warned the death rate may be at its highest.

Muhammad Shehada

Without Israel's blockade, Gaza would flourish

Comment: Gaza is a resilient and vibrant community that is poised to flourish. It's time to lift the blockade, writes Muhammad Shehada.

Hundreds of <em>migrants</em> storm Morocco-Spain border

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Hundreds of migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

Up to 600 migrants scaled the fence into the Spanish territory of Ceuta, with some attacking police officers with quicklime.

Worse than prison? America's privatised detention centres

Behnam Gharagozli, Jon Roozenbeek, Adrià Salvador Palau

Worse than prison? America's privatised detention centres

Comment: Private detention centres have become draconian hellholes driven by the perverse incentive of profit, write Behnam Gharagozli, Jon ...

Refugee rescue charity files manslaughter complaint against Libya coastguard

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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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