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Mahatma Gandhi was known for giving out old or unwanted pairs of glasses to those in need or those who had helped him.

Tehran is cautious over developments taking place in Lebanon, where a deadly blast killed more than 170 people last week and prompted the resignation of the government.

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon blast: political game changer or hollow blow?

Many Lebanese want their reviled leaders to bite the dust over the August 4 explosion, which killed at least 160 people and disfigured the capital.

Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Restless Lebanon family awaits three missing firefighter 'heroes'

Three members of the same family, all of which firefighters called to the scene, have been missing since the deadly port blast rocked Beirut ...

Iraq removes 'highly dangerous' material from Baghdad airport

The New Arab Staff

Iraq removes 'highly dangerous' material from Baghdad airport

Highly dangerous material was relocated from Baghdad's International Airport to a military site on Sunday, Iraqi authorities said.

The New Arab Staff

Ex-porn star Mia Khalifa auctions infamous glasses for Lebanon

Porn star-turned-activist Mia Khalifa is selling her infamous glasses to raise money for the Lebanese Red Cross.

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Egypt asks Interpol to trace 'stolen' Tutankhamun relic

Egypt has asked international police agency Interpol to track down a 3,000-year-old Tutankhamun artefact that was sold in London for $6 million ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tutankhamun relic sells for $6 mn in London

A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian "Boy King" Tutankhamun was auctioned off for $6 million on Thursday in London despite an outcry ...

The New Arab

Egypt slams illegitimate auction of 'stolen' Pharoah statue head

The planned sale of Egyptian artefacts in London this week are "in contradiction with international agreements and conventions", a statement ...

Egypt asks UK to halt auction of Tutankhamun sculpture

The New Arab & agencies

Egypt asks UK to halt auction of Tutankhamun sculpture

The Egyptian embassy in London requested that Britain prevent the planned sale by Christie's of an ancient sculpture representing King ...

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands: A land for smuggling

As Libya's shores sees tightened controls, Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands has become the new route for migrants trying to make the crossing to ...

Saudi Arabia to auction detained billionaire's properties

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia to auction detained billionaire's properties

Tycoon Maan al-Sanea's company owes up to $16bn to creditors after it defaulted in 2009.

UN evacuates Libya refugees to Italy in historic first

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UN evacuates Libya refugees to Italy in historic first

Italy has evacuated scores of Yemeni, Somali, Ethiopian, and Eritrean refugees from Libya, which included families, single mothers, and ...

Libya slavery scandal: Europe 'complicit' in migrant abuse

The New Arab & agencies

Libya slavery scandal: Europe 'complicit' in migrant abuse

Amnesty International says Europe governments' support for Libya's coastguard in curbing migrant flow makes it "complicit" in the detention, ...

Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' after slavery uproar Libya allows emergency migrant 'evacuations' after slavery uproar

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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 ...

The New Arab

Libya steps up migrant repatriation flights amid mounting criticism

Libya's UN-backed authorities said flights repatriating stranded migrants will be stepped up, as the International Organisation for Migration called on Tripoli to empty its detention centres on Tuesday.

Guma El-Gamaty

Who is really responsible for Libya's slave trade?

Comment: Libya cannot be used as a convenient place to park the blame for the international community's failure to deal with a global migration ...

The New Arab

Exclusive: Migrants speak of 'unbearable torture' at Libya slave-auctions

The New Arab spoke to African migrants who recently escaped from Libya, where they were caughtup in slave auctions during their journey ...

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 ...

Libya slave <em>auctions</em> may be 'crime against humanity'

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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.

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 comeback goal ...

Libya opens investigation into migrant 'slave <em>auctions</em>'

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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 ...

Libyan slave markets 'sell' African migrants for $400

The New Arab

Libyan slave markets 'sell' African migrants for $400

A network of 'slave markets' in Libya have been uncovered by US media, showing African migrants held captive by people smugglers being sold ...

Lebanon moves to revive flailing offshore energy industry

The New Arab

Lebanon moves to revive flailing offshore energy industry

Eight international energy companies have pre-qualified to bid for exploration contracts. Lebanon's government previously pre-qualified 46 ...

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