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For the first time since 2015, asylum applications increased from the previous year, an EU agency found.

Scott Warren, a geographer from Arizona and longtime volunteer with the aid group No More Deaths, had faced up to 10 years in prison.

Has Lebanon's Elissa landed a role in Money Heist?

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Has Lebanon's Elissa landed a role in Money Heist?

Is Lebanese singer Elissa joining Netflix hit series Money Heist? This social post seems to suggest so...

Israel to 'bribe countries to move embassies to Jerusalem'

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Israel to 'bribe countries to move embassies to Jerusalem'

Israel has reportedly prepared a government plan to encourage countries to move their embassies from Tel Aviv To Jerusalem.

US to deport migrants to Mexico while cases pending

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US to deport migrants to Mexico while cases pending

The US has announced that it will deport migrants back to Mexico, referring to them as 'aliens'.

William Hartung

Donald Trump: Gunrunner for hire

Comment: The US administration going all out in selling the most dangerous weapons to the most dangerous people, writes William Hartung.

David Isenberg

The UAE In Yemen: With help from its mercs

Comment: The UAE is relying on mercenaries to do its dirty work in Yemen and beyond, writes David Isenberg.

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Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

US President Donald Trump described some migrants as "animals" Wednesday, in a charged discussion about the border wall and law enforcement.

CJ Werleman

Israeli forces kill Palestinians for sport

Comment: Israel is killing human beings who pose no threat to the state of Israel or its citizens, writes CJ Werleman.

US embassy move: who attended?

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US embassy move: who attended?

While the EU chose to boycott the controversial US move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move their embassy there - four ...

Nicholas Morley

Trump's military parade shows he's an insecure autocrat

Comment: Any counter-protest to Trump's military parade must directly and peacefully interfere with the event, writes Nick Morley.

Haley voices regret to African envoys after Trump 'slur'

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Haley voices regret to African envoys after Trump 'slur'

Haley asked to meet the African ambassadors at the UN after they released a joint statement on Friday demanding an apology from Trump for his ...

We must not allow Trump to normalise fascism

Sam Hamad

We must not allow Trump to normalise fascism

Comment: With Trump in the White House, every single fascist force in the world has been emboldened, writes Sam Hamad.

Qatar offers work to Salvadoran migrants expelled from US

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Qatar offers work to Salvadoran migrants expelled from US

In wake of Trump's decision to remove TPS for Salvadoran immigrants, Qatar responds with offers of work and residency.

Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president

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Trump denies 's********' countries remark, as world rejects president

Donald Trump has denied he described African countries and Haiti as 's********', as world voices disgust at president's alleged statements on ...

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UN slams Trump's immigration slur: 'Use facts not prejudice'

American president Donald Trump has caused international anger after he asked why the US would accept immigrants from "sh*thole countries".

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Trump slammed over 'hurtful, upsetting and racist' Africa remark

US President Donald Trump has come under fire for his vulgar comments about Africa, but denies he made such derogatory comments.

The New Arab & agencies

Trump rants against immigration from 'sh*thole' countries

Sources reveal that US President Donald Trump spoke disparagingly of Haiti and African states in an Oval Office meeting on immigration.

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Palestinian Authority slams Guatemala's 'shameful' Jerusalem embassy decision

Palestine's foreign ministry has blasted Guatemala's decision to follow US President Trump's lead in moving its embassy to Jerusalem.

Egypt bans prominent human rights activist from receiving award

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Egypt bans prominent human rights activist from receiving award

Egyptian activist Mohammed Zaree said he hopes the award will him and other members of the country's vulnerable human rights community some ...

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Women’s progress around the world 'uneven and facing backlash'

Women’s movement around the world is facing a backlash that hurts both men and women, the United Nations warned ahead of International Women's ...

Honduras says arrested Syrians not part of 'terror cell'

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Honduras says arrested Syrians not part of 'terror cell'

Honduran authorities have arrested five Syrians intending to travel to the United States with stolen Greek passports, triggering alarm Wednesday ...

The pursuit of human rights in war-torn Libya

Nick Rodrigo

The pursuit of human rights in war-torn Libya

Comment: A bloody civil war with a refugee crisis and draconian legislation make the progressive realisation of fundamental rights a tough task ...

Islamic State: the cancer of a dying US empire

Sarah Marusek

Islamic State: the cancer of a dying US empire

Comment: The US and its neoliberal wars and policies are reasons why the IS group exists, and the reason why it continues to thrive, says Sarah ...

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