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French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin is in Algeria to discuss extremism and immigration.

Journalists say they uncovered six cases since April when border security units at a minimum did nothing to stop refugee boats in Greek waters being returned towards Turkey.

Ten drowned, 485 migrants picked up off Algeria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ten drowned, 485 migrants picked up off Algeria

Nearly 500 refugees were picked up at sea off Algeria, whilst 10 drowned.

Morocco intercepts nearly 200 migrants trying to reach Spain

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Morocco intercepts nearly 200 migrants trying to reach Spain

This year, 8,200 migrants have tried to reach the Spanish coast from the Western Mediterranean, with Algerian nationals accounting for nearly ...

Bodies of Afghans who died seeking asylum brought home

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Bodies of Afghans who died seeking asylum brought home

Dozens of migrants were killed last month after a boat capsized in Turkey's Lake Van.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrants return to EU after virus-linked slump

The total number of detections of such crossings on Europe's migratory routes in May reached nearly 3,500 from 900 the previous month.

Mat Nashed

The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

Comment: Italy and Malta are using the coronavirus pandemic to shirk their obligations under international law, writes Mat Nashed.

The New Arab & agencies

Alarm over dozens of missing refugees in Mediterranean

Europe's coast guard agency said it was looking for a dinghy believed to be carrying dozens of migrants when it went missing after setting sail ...

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan demands EU support in Syria

Erdogan said Europe must support Turkey's 'political and humanitarian solutions in Syria' if it wants to resolve the influx of refugees, which ...

Greece tries to halt refugees, sparking UN rebuke

The New Arab & agencies

Greece tries to halt refugees, sparking UN rebuke

Greece struggled to stop a growing throng of migrants from crossing its border with Turkey, as the UN urged Greece to honour its commitments ...

The New Arab & agencies

Rubber boat carrying 91 migrants disappears in the Mediterranean

A rubber boat carrying 91 migrants disappeared earlier this month and is feared to have become an "invisible shipwreck".

For Syrians fleeing Idlib, there's nowhere left to run

Sam Hamad

For Syrians fleeing Idlib, there's nowhere left to run

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, ...

Lesbos refugee camp 'overwhelmed' by recent arrivals from Turkey

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Lesbos refugee camp 'overwhelmed' by recent arrivals from Turkey

Local authorities on the Greek island of Lesbos are set to meet to discuss plans for dealing with arrivals migrants from Turkey.

Brexit or not, these EU elections matter. Here's why

Sophia Akram

Brexit or not, these EU elections matter. Here's why

Comment: The UK's historically low turnout in EU elections could be a boon for the populist right, writes Sophia Akram.

Refugees in limbo: Thousands stuck on Samos, just waiting

Francesca Mannocchi

Refugees in limbo: Thousands stuck on Samos, just waiting

Video: A special report from the island of Samos, where winter conditions only add to the misery of thousands trapped by the terms of the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Activists seek criminal probe into migrant deaths off Libya

German group Mission Lifeline called on Wednesday for an international criminal investigation after 15 migrants died following 11 days drifting off the coast of Libya without help.

Mohammed Harun Arsalai

Learning from Europe in resisting Trump's militarised borders

Comment: The thousands of people seeking asylum in the United States deserve our solidarity, not our military, writes Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

The New Arab & agencies

Greece to evacuate 2,000 refugees in overcrowded Lesbos camp

The news comes a day after a major NGO slammed conditions at the camp, noting overflowing sewage and reports of children attempting suicide.

The New Arab & agencies

Italy again blocks Aquarius migrant rescue ship from docking

The country's far-right government has repeatedly blocked migrant rescue ships from docking at its ports.

Hundreds of refugees land in Italy after EU deal

The New Arab & agencies

Hundreds of refugees land in Italy after EU deal

Two ships carrying refugees were allowed to dock after EU states agreed to take in refugees.

The New Arab & agencies

Five European countries to take in stranded migrants

European countries agreed to take in a share of migrants stranded off the Italian coast.

Malta and France 'agree to take 100 migrants': Italy

The New Arab

Malta and France 'agree to take 100 migrants': Italy

Malta and France agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the ...

EU agency hails migrant accord as 'end of naivety'

The New Arab & agencies

EU agency hails migrant accord as 'end of naivety'

EU's Frontex border agency applauded an agreement to consider setting up asylum processing centres outside the bloc in a bid to ...

Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

The New Arab

Bodies of 11 migrants recovered off Tunisian coast

Eleven migrants were recovered and 67 others rescued after their boat began sinking off Tunisia's southern coast on Sunday, according to the ...

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