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The Spanish NGO says the Libyan coastguard left three migrants - including a woman and a toddler - to drown in the Mediterranean.

A Russian military cargo plane carrying 50 tons of medical aid and humanitarian supplies as part of a joint French-Russian initiative left toward war-torn Syria on Saturday.

Moscow suggests cooperation with US on returning Syrian <em>refugees</em>

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Moscow suggests cooperation with US on returning Syrian refugees

Russia, a staunch backer of the brutal Assad regime, has put forward plans to the US to return Syrian refugees to their war-torn home.

<em>Refugees</em> and the education time bomb

Sheikha Moza bint Nasser

Refugees and the education time bomb

Comment: The uneducated children of war are like a social, economic and political time bomb. We can avoid future catastrophe only if we act now, ...

Gaza kites and balloons trigger tension

Rami Almeghari

Gaza kites and balloons trigger tension

Israel feels threatened by incendiary balloons floated over Gaza's border fence and has retaliated with lethal force, reports Rami Almeghari.

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Libya prime minister refuses EU plan for refugee centres

Libya's Fayez al-Sarraj has refused a plan to set up asylum processing centres in his country, and says he will not be swayed by financial incentives.

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New Jordanian government wins vote of confidence

Jordan's House of Representatives has endorsed the new government formed after mass anti-austerity protests.

Alessandra Bajec

Marginalisation drives Tunisians to migrant boats

In-depth: A worsening economy and frustration among civilians drives more Tunisians from the marginalised interior towards irregular migration, ...

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Lebanon ready to legalise medicinal marijuana, parliament speaker says

Lebanon is ready to exploit the lucrative medicinal marijuana market.

Regime-ally Russia offers to 'help' Syrian <em>refugees</em> return

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Regime-ally Russia offers to 'help' Syrian refugees return

After bolstering Assad's firepower against the Syrian people, Russia has offered to help refugees return to the homes that it took part ...

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At least 19 refugees drown off north Cyprus coast

The boat was carrying 150 people when it went down off the coast of north Cyprus.

Racism in German housing market drives <em>refugees</em> to scammers

Bassel Alhamdo

Racism in German housing market drives refugees to scammers

Investigation: People with Arab-sounding names are being shunned by major real estate firms, leaving them vulnerable to unscrupulous 'brokers', ...

Israeli parliament set to pass 'racist' Nation State bill

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Israeli parliament set to pass 'racist' Nation State bill

Israel's parliament is set to vote on a controversial piece of legislation that would define the country as the nation-state of the Jewish ...

Meet the first Syrian refugee running in Swedish elections

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Meet the first Syrian refugee running in Swedish elections

After seeking asylum in Sweden four years ago, Raed Naqshbandi has now become the first Syrian refugee to stand for local office in the northern ...

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Elinor Raikes

EU can't ignore alarming conditions in Libya's migrant centres

Comment: Migrants should be treated with dignity, and their rights under international law, upheld, writes Elinor Raikes.

Sam Hamad

Trump: Russia's junior partner in the White House

Comment: With Trump and Putin closer than ever, things can only get worse for Syrians, writes Sam Hamad.

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'Libya coastguard left two to die', migrant group claims

A migrant aid group has claimed that Libya's coastguard left three people, including a toddler, to their fates in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Israeli tourists can now enter Jordan for free

Jordan, alongside Egypt, is the only other Arab country that has a peace treaty with Israel and appears to be looking at Israeli tourists to ...

Ali Adam

Thousands abandon blockaded Strip as Egypt opens crossing

Feature: Thousands of Gazans hit hard by the sharply deteriorating economic and living conditions rushed to leave the Gaza Strip, after Egypt ...

Israel threatens Syrian <em>refugees</em> approaching Golan frontier zone

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Israel threatens Syrian refugees approaching Golan frontier zone

Israeli troops warned Syrian refugees approaching the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights to keep away from the wire, as ...

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Bodies of six children discovered in Libya shipping container

Libyan authorities have transferred a number of migrants said to be in 'critical' conditions to hospital after the discovery of around 100 ...

Hundreds of <em>refugees</em> land in Italy after EU deal

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Hundreds of refugees land in Italy after EU deal

Two ships carrying refugees were allowed to dock after EU states agreed to take in refugees.

Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

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Award-winning Palestinian photographer Niraz Saied dies in Syria jail

Niraz Saied, who hailed from the Palestinian Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, was arrested by Bashar al-Assad's security forces in October 2015.

Turkey stops registering newly-arrived Syrian <em>refugees</em>

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Turkey stops registering newly-arrived Syrian refugees

HRW said that the suspension of registration for refugees is leading to unlawful deportations, coerced returns to Syria, and the denial ...

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