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Comment: The Syrian crisis has exposed gross inequities in the application of international law, and a thread bare democratic system, writes Anisa Abeytia.

Comment: The 2015 'refugee crisis' put the EU's inhumane anti-refugee policies on full display. A repeat of that could be about to happen, writes Sam Hamad.

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Sam Hamad

Today, remembering Egypt's revolution is a form of resistance

Comment: Almost a decade after the January 25 revolution, the problems that fueled it have been wildly exacerbated under Sisi's tyrannical rule, writes Sam Hamad.

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Sam Hamad

Merkel hails democracy, freedom, unless of course, you're Egyptian

Comment: Europe has ignored Morsi's murder by an Egyptian regime that they continue to lavish, writes Sam Hamad.

Once again, US turns Syria into theatre of betrayal

Sam Hamad

Once again, US turns Syria into theatre of betrayal

Comment: The US was all that stood between the Kurds and Turkish aggression, now that buffer has gone, writes Sam Hamad.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Refugees in Lebanon face forced deportation

Lebanon is becoming an increasingly dangerous and insecure space for Syrian refugees.

Florence Dixon

Transgender refugee feared dead after deportation to Syria

Vulnerable refugees living legally and under protection in Turkey are being swept up in the widespread deportation campaign to devastating ...

Sam Hamad

Why Rabaa martyrs will forever haunt the Sisi regime

Comment: The world may have never cared about the martyrs of Rabaa massacre, but remembering their sacrifice will preserve the cause of Egyptian ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Fortress Europe is drowning in refugee and migrant blood

Comment: Obsessed with controlling the numbers of migrants' arrivals, Europe is complicit in their frequent deaths. Only by ...

Arab artists make waves at this year's Venice Biennale

Jad Salfiti

Arab artists make waves at this year's Venice Biennale

The high-profile exhibition of contemporary art, The Venice Biennale, includes 79 international artists. We round up some of the Middle Eastern ...

Malia Bouattia

Bouteflika can't afford to ignore Algeria's angry youth

Comment: 'Only one hero, the people.' Malia Bouattia notes it will be ordinary Algerians, not their rulers, who decide the country's future.

French support for Haftar sabotage undermines Libya 'reconciliation'

Sam Hamad

French support for Haftar sabotage undermines Libya 'reconciliation'

Comment: Europe's disingenuous attempt to foster 'reconciliation' in Libya is defined by its own narrow interests, writes Sam Hamad.

Italy pushes for repatriation to cut down Tunisian migrants

Alessandra Bajec

Italy pushes for repatriation to cut down Tunisian migrants

In line with the EU's long-standing border externalisation policy, the Italian government is demanding more cooperation from Tunisia to bring ...

I see you, Bashar al-Assad

Omar Sabbour

I see you, Bashar al-Assad

Comment: Assad may have finely tuned his propaganda machine, but history must remember him for what he is; a traitor of the Syrian people, ...

Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response

The New Arab

Hardliners rejoice and NGOs mourn: EU agrees migrant response

The EU deal has caused mixed reaction with hardliners welcoming the move and NGOs slamming the decision as 'demonising' rescuers.

Sam Hamad

Israel's attack on Syria just killed the Obama doctrine

Comment: Israel's attack on Syrian regime targets demonstrates what could have been achieved if the US or NATO had imposed a no-fly zone, writes Sam Hamad.

Sam Hamad

Nubian minorities stand no chance amid Egypt's racist tyranny

Comment: Basic human rights are nowhere to be found in Egypt's police state, writes Sam Hamad.

Alessandra Bajec

Migrants face more danger after disputed Italy-Libya deal

In-depth: By reinforcing Europe's fortress policy, Italy is further endangering the lives of vulnerable migrants rather than solving ...

Sam Hamad

Brussels prioritises trade with Egypt over Ibrahim Halawa's life

Comment: Ibrahim Halawa was imprisoned in Cairo on sham charges and his trial was postponed 37 times, yet Dublin and Brussels still won't act, ...

Crossing from Tunisia to Italy - 1980s vs. today

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Crossing from Tunisia to Italy - 1980s vs. today

The stories of Tunisia's migrant workers and the difficulties they overcome in a world obsessed by borders and immigration controls.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai and Teresa Vinni

Blaming the rescuers: EU policy lets refugees drown

Claiming NGOs colluded with human-traffickers on the Mediterranean fuelled neo-Nazi operations to hijack life-saving efforts, report Mohammed ...

Mistreatment of refugees has a long history in <em>Europe</em>

Tajana Tadić

Mistreatment of refugees has a long history in Europe

Society: As World Refugee Day passes yet again with no change in the condition of most refugees, it's time to remind ourselves of the horrors ...

Germany suspends deportations after Kabul blast Germany suspends deportations after Kabul blast

The New Arab & agencies

Germany suspends deportations after Kabul blast

Germany's Interior Ministry says deportation of Afghans whose asylum requests have been rejected has been temporarily suspended in the wake of ...

Europe's border regime leaves the Mediterranean a (profitable) graveyard

Tommaso Segantini

Europe's border regime leaves the Mediterranean a (profitable) graveyard

Comment: Europe's militarised fortress keeps out the global poor and the victims of war, while private companies fuel conflicts and ...

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