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

The European Union saw in 2017 the lowest number of detected illegal border-crossings since the migrant crisis began four years ago, the EU border agency Frontex said Tuesday.

500,000 Syrians 'will return to Afrin': Turkey's First Lady

The New Arab

500,000 Syrians 'will return to Afrin': Turkey's First Lady

Emine Erdogan praised Turkey's humanitarian efforts during Operation Olive Branch, noting that Turkey will seek to return hundreds of thousands of refugees back to Syria.

Derby day drama: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Derby day drama: This week in Middle East football

Derby day drama took over Amman and Casablanca this week, while an underwhelming clash between the Arabian Peninsula's two biggest clubs was ...

The full story behind Gaza’s protests at Israeli border

Ali Adam

The full story behind Gaza’s protests at Israeli border

In-depth: The situation in Gaza is getting visibly worse every single day, and the people of Gaza are not going to be able to handle the grim ...

Sam Hamad

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

Polish PM visits Lebanon ahead of refugee donor conferences

Poland’s prime minister on Monday visited Lebanon ahead of a series of European donor conferences to support the tiny Mediterranean country as ...

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 ...

The New Arab & agencies

Yemen: 85,000 displaced in ten weeks as violence surges

Tens of thousands of people have fled Hodeida and Taiz governorates on Yemen's west coast where conditions are continuing to rapidly ...

Italy tries Eritrean <em>refugee</em> 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 ...

The New Arab

Rohingya ethnic cleansing ongoing despite Myanmar denials: Amnesty

Myanmar's military campaign against the Rohingya population is continuing, Amnesty International said, as it unveiled new evidence of violence ...

UN warns Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict

The New Arab & agencies

UN warns Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict

Nearly 700,000 Rohingya have fled to bordering Bangladesh since a military crackdown in Rakhine State last August.

Turkey denies claims it is shooting Syrians at border

The New Arab

Turkey denies claims it is shooting Syrians at border

Turkish authorities have denied reports that Syrian refugees are being shot at and summarily returned to Syria at the Turkish border, as ...

HRW urges Turkey to end 'lethal force' against Syrians

The New Arab & agencies

HRW urges Turkey to end 'lethal force' against Syrians

Human Rights Watch called on Ankara on Saturday to stop using "lethal force" against Syrians trying to cross into Turkey, urging it to open its ...

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Francesca Mannocchi

'Employment, freedom, dignity': The enduring call of Tunisia's streets

The Tunisian people have borne the consequences of the country's dire post-revolution finances, but political and economic concerns cannot ...

Habibulah Mohamed Lamin

Morocco's first spy satellite fuels regional rivalry

Blog: Impoverished citizenries are paying the price as each country races to the stars, writes Habibulah Lamin.

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 Rose ...

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.

Angelina Jolie urges Security Council to 'solve' Syria war

The New Arab & agencies

Angelina Jolie urges Security Council to 'solve' Syria war

Angelina Jolie visited a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan, urging the UN to solve the Syrian conflict.

Yemenis continue to struggle despite loosening of Saudi blockade

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemenis continue to struggle despite loosening of Saudi blockade

Although Saudi Arabia has eased a blockade on war-torn Yemen, desperately needed aid is still not reaching those most in need as the country ...

Bangladeshi forests stripped as Rohingya refugees battle to survive

Kaamil Ahmed

Bangladeshi forests stripped as Rohingya refugees battle to survive

Investigation: With a surging population and no alternative fuel available, trees are being cut down at an alarming rate, increasing the threat ...

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