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Comment: Russia's commitment to the 'buffer zone' in Idlib has little to do with any genuine will to avoid humanitarian catastrophe, writes Sam Hamad.

Suicide attempts have become common in overcrowded refugee camps in Lesbos.

Algeria will take back its citizens illegally in Germany

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Algeria will take back its citizens illegally in Germany

Algeria will accept deportations of its citizens living in Germany.

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Malia Bouattia

On Trump and Palestine solidarity, Ireland leads the way

Comment: The Irish people's commitment to solidarity with Palestine, women's rights and social justice, has been demonstrated again and again, ...

Morocco reinstates military service and people are not impressed

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Morocco reinstates military service and people are not impressed

Some view the return of military conscription as gainful employment for youths with too much free time, others as a tool to blunt protest ...

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Tunisia struggles to host refugees saved at sea

Most refugees who reached Tunisia illegally hope to head to Europe as they struggle to survive in the country's only migrant centre.

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Muslims, Jews, Copts mark New Year celebrations across globe

This year, the New Year falls on 9/11, a fraught coincidence that has raised fears about a backlash against Muslims in New York and elsewhere ...

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Far-right tipped to win big in Sweden elections

Opinion polls suggest the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) could garner between 16 and 25 percent of the vote, making it one of the ...

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Libya's Haftar calls Italians 'enemies', threatens move towards Tripoli

Italy supports the UN-backed General National Assembly (GNA) government in Tripoli, which Haftar's LNA is at odds with.

Morocco: Over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled

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Morocco: Over 50,000 migrant crossings to Europe foiled

Moroccan authorities have announced that they have foiled 54,000 bids by migrants to cross over to Europe this year.

Mat Nashed

The UNHCR is failing to protect refugees

Comment: Shocking abuses of power undermine attempts to end rampant corruption, writes Mat Nashed.

Aid group calls for migrant evacuations from Tripoli

The New Arab

Aid group calls for migrant evacuations from Tripoli

Doctors Without Borders warned thousands of migrants trapped in detention centres in Libya's capital Tripoli must be evacuated.

Turkey, Trump and the new geopolitics

Bashdar Ismaeel

Turkey, Trump and the new geopolitics

Comment: Fraught relations between Washington and Ankara speak of a wider story in the Middle East, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

Morocco targets migrant smuggling 'mafia'

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Morocco targets migrant smuggling 'mafia'

A Moroccan government source said the kingdom has launched an operation against people-smuggling mafia.

UN: Refugees rejected by Italy were 'tortured and raped'

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UN: Refugees rejected by Italy were 'tortured and raped'

African refugees that were rejected and threatened by Italy were subjected to beatings, torture and rape by smugglers in Libya, the UN's ...

The New Arab & agencies

UN calls on EU to accept stranded 150 migrants

Italy stopped the majority of the migrants disembarking from the ship after they were rescued on August 15.

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Migrants who tried entering Spain through Morocco sent back

Moroccan migrants who had tried to enter Spanish territory of Ceuta have been sent back by Madrid forces.

Othman Belbeisi

What are the practical alternatives to Libya's detention centres?

Comment: There are plenty of viable and more humane alternatives to the detention where many of Libya's migrants end up, writes Othman Belbeisi.

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Migrants storm Morocco-Spain border fence

Some 115 migrants managed to enter the Spanish territory of Ceuta on Wednesday after storming a barbed-wire border fence with Morocco.

Palestinian artist denied entry into UK slams 'racist policies'

Diana Alghoul

Palestinian artist denied entry into UK slams 'racist policies'

Malak Mattar, a popular Palestinian artist, has been denied entry into the UK despite being officially invited to an art exhibition.

Alessandra Bocchi

Foreign militants are taking over Libya's Fezzan region

Following the overthrow of Gaddafi, Libya's porous southern border has led to an influx of militants posing an increasing threat to the already ...

Australian politician calls for 'Muslim ban'

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Australian politician calls for 'Muslim ban'

Queensland senator Fraser Anning has called for a final solution to immigration, a term used by the Nazis.

South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Zam Yusa

South-east Asian IS fighters: Where are they now?

Analysis: Since the fall of IS' self-proclaimed caliphate, some fighters from south-east Asia have returned home, but many remain in the region, ...

Spain and Germany push for greater migrant aid

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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 and ...

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