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Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial sanctions on Ankara will always be off the table.

The New Arab Meets: Tawseef Khan, author of The Muslim Problem. In it, he elegantly deconstructs myths surrounding Islam, whilst confronting the issue of Islamophobia within Western societies.

UK Home Office 'exposed refugees to fire, Covid-19'

The New Arab Staff

UK Home Office 'exposed refugees to fire, Covid-19'

Recently disclosed documents show that the UK Home Office placed hundreds of asylum seekers at risk of fire and Covid-19 by housing them at the converted Napier military barracks.

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

UK Home Office faces investigation into barracks housing refugees

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK Home Office faces investigation into barracks housing refugees

Asylum seekers allegedly face issues with isolation, difficulty accessing legal and medical support, and almost no 'visible ...

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally expelling migrants and asylum seekers from Europe's borders.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Tommaso Segantini

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Comment: The EU says it wants to help refugees, but the new pact reflects the same mindset of deterrence and dissuasion, focusing on border ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece accuses Turkish coastguard of Aegean 'provocations'

Athens accused the Turkish coastguard of 'accompanying flimsy migrant boats'.

Syrian refugee ends German election bid over 'racism'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian refugee ends German election bid over 'racism'

Tareq Alaows, who joined the Green party last year and was running as its candidate in a constituency in western Germany said that he made his ...

'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos appeal for help

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos appeal for help

Designed to be temporary after a fire destroyed the island's previous permanent facility of Moria, Mavrovouni has been home to over 6,000 people ...

How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats in parliament

David Sheen

How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats in parliament

Comment: Netanyahu's political future may still look unsure, but his explicit support for a fanatic, right-wing alliance has helped pave their ...

EU commissioner visits refugee facilities on Greek islands

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU commissioner visits refugee facilities on Greek islands

EU commissioner Ylva Johansson and Greek migration minister Notis Mitarachi are meeting with local officials on the Greek islands of Samos and ...

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

The New Arab Staff

Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

Syrian musicians held a concert to keep hope alive amid worrying reports about the UK government's plans for handling asylum cases.

Alessandra Bajec

Jordan first country to include refugees in COVID-19 vaccinations

As the first country to start inoculating refugees against the coronavirus disease, Jordan is running its vaccination plan despite it struggles ...

Keira Dignan

Frontex: The EU agency under fire for migrant pushbacks

In-depth: There are mounting allegations of illegal and violent practices by the EU agency Frontex, suggesting the EU's border system is ...

Turkey accuses Greece of leaving handcuffed migrants at sea

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Turkey accuses Greece of leaving handcuffed migrants at sea

Turkey accused Greek coast guards of handcuffing seven migrants and throwing them into the Aegean Sea.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Cyprus urged to probe migrant pushbacks from Lebanon

The Council of Europe's human rights commissioner urged Cyprus to investigate allegations of ill-treatment of migrants arriving by boat.

Denmark to limit 'non-western' residents in some areas

The New Arab Staff

Denmark to limit 'non-western' residents in some areas

Denmark's plans for limits on 'non-western residents' have sparked outrage in Europe.

UK could send <em>asylum</em> <em>seekers</em> to 'Gibraltar, Turkey': report

The New Arab Staff

UK could send asylum seekers to 'Gibraltar, Turkey': report

UK home secretary Priti Patel is reportedly considering Gibraltar, Isle of Man and Turkey as possible locations for overseas processing ...

Greece says Turkey should take back migrants

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece says Turkey should take back migrants

Greece's Migration Minister called on Turkey to take back migrants to demonstrate its willingness to uphold a 2016 deal with the EU.

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