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Fifty candidates for illegal migration attempting to flee Tunisia to Europe's southern shores were captured over the weekend.

Sweden has granted citizenship to an Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali who was convicted of spying for Mossad.

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

Francesca Mannocchi

Libya's smugglers are getting rich dealing in migrant lives

In-depth: Human traffickers are making fast cash on the migrant trade, yet many desperate people are willing to pay any price to escape, reports Francesca Mannocchi. Photos by Alessio Romenzi.

Iraq looks to private sector for post-IS reconstruction

The New Arab & agencies

Iraq looks to private sector for post-IS reconstruction

Baghdad is looking to drum up funds at a reconstruction conference in neighbouring Kuwait from 12 to 14 February after announcing the defeat of ...

Italy tries Eritrean refugee as world's most dangerous trafficker

Marta Bellingreri

Italy tries Eritrean refugee as world's most dangerous trafficker

In-depth: A man on trial in Italy as one of the world's most notorious people-smugglers may be a simple Eritrean migrant mis-identified by Sudan ...

Nino Orto

'My documentary has evidence of Assad's crimes in Syria'

Film is important to document what is happening at a turbulent part of history, especially when providing evidence of war crimes, Firas Fayyad tells Nino Orto for The New Arab.

The New Arab & agencies

Libya forces 'may be colluding with migrant smugglers'

A UN panel of experts has said that Libyan forces as well as IS maybe facilitating human trafficking in Libya.

The New Arab

Italy migrant shootings motivated by 'racial hatred'

An Italian man who shot and injured six African migrants was motivated by 'racial hatred', the interior ministry has said.

Matt Broomfield

Investigation: Coercive 'voluntary' deportations leave refugees trapped in jail

Exclusive: A scheme to repatriate refugees whose asylum bids have been rejected amounts to bullying and bribing desperate people to return to ...

At least 90 migrants feared dead off Libya's coast

The New Arab

At least 90 migrants feared dead off Libya's coast

More than 90 migrants are feared dead after a boat capsized off Libya's coast as they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Marcus Montgomery

Trump and DACA: Deferred actions and broken dreams

Comment: The state of immigration reform in the United States. By Marcus Montgomery.

A village named Kuwait in the Philippines

The New Arab

A village named Kuwait in the Philippines

A newly constructed village in the Philippines has been named 'Kuwait', in acknowledgment of the continued support provided by the Gulf state to ...

UK law needs a new definition of 'family'

Sophia Akram

UK law needs a new definition of 'family'

Comment: If refugees are to 'integrate', they must be allowed to reunite with their families, writes Sophia Akram.

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Tom Charles

A note to UAE: African Lives Matter

Comment: Protesters demonstrating against UAE's role in the slave trade showed that the tide could be turning on Trump's divide and rule ...

Trump's 'sovereignty safeguards' leave Yemeni refugees for dead

Rose Worden

Trump's 'sovereignty safeguards' leave Yemeni refugees for dead

Comment: The US is opting out of global solutions to share responsibility for the burden of migration which it has promulgated, writes ...

Asher Kessler

Germany's 'grand coalition' talks stumble over refugee rights

Negotiations between the SPD, CDU and FDP have broken down over the contentious issues of immigration and family reunification.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Hashish sparks Algeria-Morocco war of words

Chances of a swift resolution go up in smoke as Algeria's accusations against Morocco threaten to deepen the rift between the two countries.

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Western Sahara talks represent major challenge to EU

Morocco's control of the Western Sahara enables Rabat to maintain strong links with the European Union.

The New Arab & agencies

Dozens of migrants fleeing to Africa drown off Yemen

An overcrowded boat carrying African migrants from Yemen to Djibouti capsized earlier this week, killing 30 people, the UN has reported

Baby boom pushes Egyptians to migrate

Jo Schietti

Baby boom pushes Egyptians to migrate

With rampant population growth and a population of 95 million, many Egyptians are leaving in search of opportunities, writes Jo Schietti.

The New Arab & agencies

UN employee abducted in Yemen's capital Sanaa

UN employee Hisham Abdel-Rahman Bagash was abducted by a masked man in Yemen's capital Sanaa as the war rages on.

Europe border watchdog: Migrants arriving in Spain will increase

The New Arab

Europe border watchdog: Migrants arriving in Spain will increase

Despite 2017 witnessing twice as many migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe as the previous year, a border watchdog warned that ...

Closed borders and xenophobic policies don't create jobs

Malia Bouattia

Closed borders and xenophobic policies don't create jobs

Comment: For Macron and May, the approach is similar: Distract the masses from domestic failings, by stirring up anger towards migrants and ...

We must not allow Trump to normalise fascism

Sam Hamad

We must not allow Trump to normalise fascism

Comment: With Trump in the White House, every single fascist force in the world has been emboldened, writes Sam Hamad.

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