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

Comment: Ultimately, Netanyahu would like to see the UNRWA dismantled, and Palestinians denied their right of return, writes Sophia Akram.

Israeli rabbis plan to 'hide' African migrants facing deportation

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Israeli rabbis plan to 'hide' African migrants facing deportation

A group of rabbis in Israel have begun a campaign to physically hide African migrants Anne Frank-style in their homes to stop authorities from deporting them under a controversial scheme.

Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

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Pence visit showcases dilemma facing Egypt, Jordan leaders

Pence's Middle East visit will take place amid sky-high tensions and anti-US sentiment in the region, meaning Sisi and Abdullah must tread ...

UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

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UK to pay extra £44.5m for Calais border security

Border security, counter-terrorism, aid and the Bayeux Tapestry are on the agenda for Thursday's meeting between the French and British leaders

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 refugees, writes Malia Bouattia.

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Belgium pledges $23m to UNRWA as staff laid off

As UNRWA lays off crucial staff in the wake of the US aid withdrawal, Belgium has stepped in offering critical support at a time of crisis for ...

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The Iraq Report: IS bombs tear through Baghdad

This week in Iraq: The Iraqi government has repeatedly failed to stop IS bomb attacks in Baghdad that have claimed the lives of dozens of people.

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After US cuts, Palestinian refugee agency seeks donations

The UN agency that serves Palestinian refugees and their descendants said Wednesday it would launch a global fundraising appeal in ...

A Turkish attack on Kurds will destabilise Syria's northwest

Paul Iddon

A Turkish attack on Kurds will destabilise Syria's northwest

Analysis: Ankara's bid to rout Kurdish fighters from areas bordering Turkey will lead to further displacement and could likely undo progress ...

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.

UNRWA faces 'worst funding crisis' as Trump cuts aid

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UNRWA faces 'worst funding crisis' as Trump cuts aid

Washington froze tens and thousands of dollars to Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA, leaving it to face a crisis of funding.

Turkey jails two for life over Syrian refugee murder

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Turkey jails two for life over Syrian refugee murder

The Syrian refugee woman was raped and bludgeoned to death in Sakarya just days before she was due to give birth, while her 10-month-old baby ...

US withholds $65 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

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US withholds $65 million from UN Palestinian refugee agency

The US has withheld half of planned aid money to the UN's agency for Palestinian refugees, urging the world to make up the shortfall.

Israel's war on African <em>refugees</em> is inspiring white supremacists

David Sheen

Israel's war on African refugees is inspiring white supremacists

Comment: Netanyahu's racist, anti-African immigration policies are bringing cheer to white supremacists on both sides of the Atlantic, writes ...

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Myanmar, Bangladesh strike deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees

The deal hammered out this week applies to approximately 750,000 Rohingya who fled a brutal army campaign in Myanmar in two major outbreaks of violence since October 2016.

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Palestinian PM: 'International community must continue to support refugees'

Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah has asked for guarantees that Palestinian refugees will continue to receive support.

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Missile hits Syrian refugee camp in Idlib province

An Al Jazeera film crew captured a terrifying missile attack on a makeshift camp for internally displaced Syrians in rebel-held Idlib province.

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UK should bear more migrant costs at Calais: France

France's interior minister said he wanted London to shoulder more of the costs in dealing with migrants at the port city of Calais, hoping to ...

Jordanian army delivers aid to Syrian <em>refugees</em> in Rukban

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Jordanian army delivers aid to Syrian refugees in Rukban

Jordan sealed its border with Syria in 2016, after an Islamic State group militant attack on Jordanian border guards left seven officers dead, ...

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Palestinian Hamas official injured in Lebanon car bomb

Images posted on social media and used by Lebanese TV show a mangled car, a large fire and black smoke rising above the city of Sidon.

Qatar leads region with over $26m donations to UNHCR

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Qatar leads region with over $26m donations to UNHCR

Qatar's contributions to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped ease the live of hundreds of thousands of ...

UN slams Trump's immigration slur: 'Use facts not prejudice'

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UN slams Trump's immigration slur: 'Use facts not prejudice'

American president Donald Trump has caused international anger after he asked why the US would accept immigrants from "sh*thole countries".

Man cuts Canadian schoolgirl's hijab in 'cowardly' attack

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Man cuts Canadian schoolgirl's hijab in 'cowardly' attack

A Canadian 11-year-old has told police a man cut her hijab with scissors while she was on her way to school, as the country continues to tackle ...

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