While the European Union is putting in place regulations to stifle this approach, London relies on legal loopholes to carry on with business as usual.
The New Arab Meets: Anthony Thomas, the English director of 1980 documentary drama Death of a Princess.
Syrian refugees in the Calais jungle camp and the UK have said recent developments in Syria are 'meaningless' and that they have no plans to return home.
Arts: Al-Araby caught up with Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf during a fundraising event for Palestinian refugees in London.
Feature: For Syrian refugees escaping death and destruction in their country, arriving in Europe is not always the end of their suffering.
Blog: Assyrians are the oldest inhabitants of northern Iraq, but wars and conflict have forced them to leave their homeland for Europe and America.
Blog: Revolution, prison and torture on the road from Damascus.
International Women's Day: Moran is running on a wide range of issues including education, the environment and mental health. Politics is in her genes.
The man who escaped the blockade of Gaza to compete in last year's "Arab Idol" TV talent show has not been changed by fame.