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Amnesty International says Europe governments' support for Libya's coastguard in curbing migrant flow makes it "complicit" in the detention, torture and trafficking of refugees, some of whom sold as slaves

Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

The New Arab

Libya, Italy to join forces against people traffickers

Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission in a bid to fight back against people traffickers and tackle the problem of illegal migration.

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

Matt Broomfield

Refugees face Libyan slave markets under proposed European law

Comment: New EU Commission reforms could see refugees returned to 'safe' countries that are anything but safe in reality, writes Matt Broomfield.

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Fadi al-Qadi

Gulf migrant workers are being abused in complete silence

Comment: Migrant workers across the Gulf suffer abuse and inhumane conditions imposed by their employers in the absence of serious governmental ...

The New Arab & agencies

Number of Nigerians repatriated from Libya doubles in November

Nearly twice as many Nigerian migrants returned home from Libya in November than the previous month, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Friday.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump to meet Bahrain, Libyan figureheads for 'stability' discussions

The White House says Trump will meet with Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa on Thursday and meet Libyan Prime Minister Fayez ...

The New Arab & agencies

Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' after slavery uproar

Migrants facing abuse at Libya detention camps could be repatriated within days or weeks, French President Macron said, as a measure to end ...

Andrew Leber

Trump's retweet madness

Comment: Endorsing far-right ultranationalists' Islamophobic race-baiting is making a dangerous mockery of the office of the president, writes ...

France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya <em>slavery</em>

The New Arab & agencies

France calls UN Security Council meeting over Libya slavery

France decided this morning to ask for an urgent meeting of the United Nations Security Council to discuss this issue, French Foreign Minister ...

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Libya slave auctions may be 'crime against humanity'

UN chief Antonio Guterres said that he was horrified by video footage showing African migrants being sold at a Libya slave market.

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

The New Arab & agencies

France to take in refugees rescued from Libya

France will be the first country to welcome African refugees evacuated from Libya to Niger by the UN refugee agency, French officials announced ...

Libya says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

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Libya says it will investigate 'slave auction' footage

Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally-recognised government announced Sunday, following the release ...

Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

The New Arab

Pogba dedicates comeback goal to Libya slave victims

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba sent a powerful message of support to the victims of slavery in Libya on Saturday during a ...

Libya opens investigation into migrant 'slave auctions'

The New Arab & agencies

Libya opens investigation into migrant 'slave auctions'

Libya's UN-backed government says it will investigate the operation of 'slave markets' following the release of shocking footage from an alleged ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar sets $200 minimum wage for migrant workers

World Cup 2022 host Qatar has come under heavy criticism for its treatment of foreign workers. In its latest labour overhaul, authorities have set a minimum wage of $200.

The New Arab & agencies

Mauritania anti-slavery blogger facing execution released on appeal

Mauritanian blogger Cheikh Ould Mohamed Ould Mkheitir accused of blasphemy had his death penalty reduced to two years, after a case that has ...

The New Arab & agencies

ILO drops case against Qatar over migrant worker rights

World Cup host Qatar has agreed to far-reaching labour reforms to improve conditions for migrant workers, after coming under pressure from the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Qatar to introduce its first ever minimum wage

Workers' groups hail a 'genuine breakthrough' in Qatar's labour laws amid ongoing pressure to improve conditions in the run to the 2022 World ...

UK court rules against Saudi diplomat in <em>slavery</em> case

The New Arab & agencies

UK court rules against Saudi diplomat in slavery case

A UK court has ruled a former Saudi diplomat can be tried on allegations of trafficking and slavery of a domestic worker as he no ...

The New Arab

Indian woman 'tortured, kept as slave' in Saudi Arabia

A video of an Indian woman working in Saudi Arabia tearfully begging to be rescued from alleged slave labour and abuse has gone viral in her ...

Group launches campaign to boycott UAE over rights violations

The New Arab

Group launches campaign to boycott UAE over rights violations

A rights group has launched a campaign to raise awareness about rampant human rights violations in the United Arab Emirates.

India arrests eight alleged sex tourists for underage rape

The New Arab & agencies

India arrests eight alleged sex tourists for underage rape

Five Omani and three Qatari men, all in their late 60s, were arrested in India for allegedly paying brokers thousands of dollars to arrange sham ...

European governments are feeding Libya's business of suffering

Dr Joanne Liu

European governments are feeding Libya's business of suffering

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) pen an open letter of the consequences of the European Governments' strategy towards the suffering of people ...

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