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New groups are mobilising across Europe to demand an evacuation of refugee camps as the Covid-19 pandemic makes already bad conditions for asylum-seekers untenable.

France views Turkey's foreign policy stance as a threat to its own economic and geopolitical interests.

Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

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Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

Migrants detained in Libya are often held in overcrowded, squalid detention centres or held at the mercy of armed groups.

Charge IS fighters with war crimes: <em>EU</em> justice agency

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Charge IS fighters with war crimes: EU justice agency

An EU-backed body has said that IS should not only be treated as a terrorist group, but also as a 'party to a non-international armed ...

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash online and ...

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Libyan social media call for release of kidnapped woman

After a young woman was kidnapped from her home in Tripoli, Libyans have launched a social media campaign to raise awareness about her abduction.

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Opposition leader says Netanyahu embarrassing Israel

Yair Lapid launched as a scathing attack against Benjamin Netanyahu, whose corruption trial is the talk of the country.

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Lebanon's PM warns country at risk of 'food crisis'

The financial crisis in Lebanon could lead to a major food crisis, the country's premier has warned.

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UN envoy demands Israel abandon West Bank annexation plans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the West Bank in line with US President ...

Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

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Germany's ban on Hezbollah: A double-edged sword

Germany's ban on Hezbollah has been a long time in the making.

Azmi Bishara

Coronavirus contemplations: Part II

Comment: In this three-part series, Dr Azmi Bishara takes a deep dive look at how citizens and states have responded to an unprecedented ...

China promises vaccine will be 'global public good'

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China promises vaccine will be 'global public good'

China's Xi Jinping also committed $2 billion to global Covid-19 response efforts.

<em>EU</em> embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

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EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

An LGBTQ flag that was raised by western diplomats in Iraq's capital Baghdad prompted a swift backlash online, forcing the missions to U-turn on ...

<em>EU</em> embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

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EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by raising the ...

<em>EU</em> takes on Israel over 'illegal' West Bank annexations

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EU takes on Israel over 'illegal' West Bank annexations

In a bid to fend off an international diplomatic clash, European countries are attempting to stop Israel from illegally annexing the West Bank.

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Refugees at Lesbos in danger of coronavirus pandemic

Refugee camps in Greece are facing a coronavirus spread as people continue to test positive for the virus.

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Jordan warns Israel of 'massive conflict' over annexation

During an interview, Jordan's King Abdullah II warned of a 'massive conflict' if Israel moves ahead with plans to annex large parts of the West ...

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EU condemns new Turkish gas drilling off Cyprus

The European Union has condemned Turkey’s gas drilling activities off the coast of Cyprus as a violation of the island nation’s sovereignty, as ...

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Stranded Moroccan citizens repatriated from Spanish-run enclave of Melilla

Two hundred Moroccan citizens, trapped in the disputed Spanish-run enclave of Melilla by the coronavirus pandemic, have made their way home to ...

<em>EU</em> to pressure Israel to ditch West Bank annexation

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EU to pressure Israel to ditch West Bank annexation

The European Union will begin a diplomatic push to try to dissuade the new Israeli governments from annexing large areas of the occupied ...

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UK should punish Israel annexation with 'economic sanctions'

Israel was the first country to secure a post-Brexit trade agreement with the UK, set to come into effect on January next year.

Libyan government forces destroy Russian mercenary operations room

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Libyan government forces destroy Russian mercenary operations room

Forces loyal to Libya’s internationally-recognised government say they have destroyed an operations room belonging to the Russian private Wagner ...

Italy probes Islamophobic threats against freed aid worker

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Italy probes Islamophobic threats against freed aid worker

Investigating magistrates in the northern city of Milan have opened a probe into the threats against Silvia Romano and police have stepped up ...

<em>EU</em> countries considering sanctions if Israel annexes West Bank

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EU countries considering sanctions if Israel annexes West Bank

European officials will meet on Friday to discuss ways they could deter Israel’s annexation plans, including barring Israel from trade ...

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