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Comment: As we hear testimony on the extent of Assad's murderous apparatus, we must remember that these are crimes not just of past, but the present too, writes Sam Hamad.

A new Gallup poll found that countries around the world have become far less tolerant of migrants, as Europe unveils a new asylum plan.

EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

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EU to unveil long-delayed asylum plan to share responsibility

The EU will announce a plan for member states to share the responsibility for asylum seekers.

Greece to 'end' Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

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Greece to 'end' Lesbos migrant crisis within a week

Many migrants refused to enter a new 3,000-capacity camp set up by authorities at Kara Tepe, a few kilometres from the destroyed Moria camp, ...

UN calls on EU to 'share out' Lesbos migrants

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UN calls on EU to 'share out' Lesbos migrants

The UN chief Antonio Guterres said more European countries should accept migrants that have been left homeless after a devastating fire at a ...

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Teargas fired during migrant protests on Greek island

Thousands of asylum seekers have been sleeping rough on Lesbos since Wednesday when the Moria camp was destroyed in apparent arson attacks.

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EU states to take in 400 minors from Moria

Germany, France and eight other EU countries have offered refuge to 400 minors left homeless after a fire destroyed Greece's largest refugee camp

Greece welcomes French boost amid tensions in east Med

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron was 'a fervent protector of European values and ...

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UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

The UN is urging Hungary to comply with international human rights laws, after the Budapest shut migrant crossing points at its borders

Rights groups slam UK ‘lacklustre’ response to Israeli annexation

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Rights groups slam UK ‘lacklustre’ response to Israeli annexation

A coalition of rights groups has slammed the United Kingdom’s response to Israel's planned annexation as “lacklustre”.

Nour Odeh

As annexation looms, no one will hold Israel accountable

Analysis: A lack of political will in the international community will allow Israeli annexation to proceed with impunity.

Greek PM to visit Israel to talk energy, annexation

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Greek PM to visit Israel to talk energy, annexation

Israel hopes to avoid sanctions from the EU with the help of friendly countries like Greece.

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

Stasa Salacanin

How will the EU respond to Israel's annexation plans?

The EU is a staunch defender of the two-state solution but remains divided on how to push back against Israel's annexation plans.

ICC asks Palestinians to clarify status of Oslo Accords

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ICC asks Palestinians to clarify status of Oslo Accords

The International Criminal Court has asked for clarification on the status of the Oslo Accords after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said ...

EU 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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Pompeo warns ICC of ‘consequences’ over potential Israel probe

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned of 'consequences' if the ICC moves forward with a potential war crimes probe into Israel.

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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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Australia tried to block probe into Israeli war crimes

Australia has claimed the International Criminal Court has no jurisdiction over alleged war crimes in Palestine.

Mellissa Fung

The Trump effect on global press freedom

Comment: Trump is paving the way for globally disintegrating standards of press freedom and the criminalisation of journalism, writes Mellissa ...

How coronavirus presented China with a dream surveillance opportunity

James Snell

How coronavirus presented China with a dream surveillance opportunity

Comment: For the Chinese people, and Uighurs in particular, coronavirus has become the pretext for increased state surveillance and harassment, ...

The New Arab & agencies

Reporters Without Borders: Coronavirus pandemic 'amplifies press freedom threats'

The coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating threats to press freedom around the world, with authoritarian states including China and Iran ...

Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

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Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

A photo from Sudan's protests demanding civilian rule has won a prestigious photography award.

<em>Hungary</em> to expel Iranians in 'politically-motivated coronavirus show trial'

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Hungary to expel Iranians in 'politically-motivated coronavirus show trial'

A group of 14 Iranian students are facing deportation from Hungary in what rights groups have described as a politically-motivated move.

Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

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Israeli man charged with spying for Iran, plotting attacks

The unidentified man was charged with 'infringement of the security of Israel'.

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