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The EU has launched an investigation into claims that Greece is pushing migrants on boats back into the sea.

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Germany revokes asylum status of far-right pro-Assad Syrian

The New Arab Staff

Germany revokes asylum status of far-right pro-Assad Syrian

Germany has revoked the asylum status of Kevork Almassian, an outspoken Syrian supporter of the Assad regime who works for the far-right AfD party.

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi refugee family is home at last

From a first date that ended in bloody carnage in Baghdad, to finally entering their new home in The Netherlands, this is an epic tale of ...

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Elias Jahshan

The best books by Arab authors in 2020

Book Club: From fiction to insightful memoirs and social commentary, The New Arab rounds up some of the best books written by Arab authors this ...

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UAE says visa ban 'temporary coronavirus measure'

The UAE Foreign Minister told his Pakistani counterpart that the travel visa suspensions were 'temporary'.

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Austria court overturns primary school headscarf ban

Austria's constitutional court overturned a law banning the headscarf in primary schools.

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Sudanese singer faces deportation from Netherlands despite safety fears

Mohamed al-Tayeb has been told by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) that his asylum application has been rejected.

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Athens accuses Turkey of facilitating Somali migration to Greece

Greek Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi said that Somali asylum seekers were aallegedly using "subsidised tickets and visas paid for by NGOs".

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Sadek Hamid

Islamophobia and the rise of respectable racism in France

Book Club: Jim Wolfreys illuminates both the uniqueness of France's anti-Muslim backlash and its broader implications for the West.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy, Algeria agree to expand bilateral cooperation

Algeria and Italy have agreed to develop their economic and commercial cooperation.

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Yasser Louati

The glorious hype and ugly reality of French values

Comment: For the leader of a supposedly free and secular republic, Macron's attempt to preside over the lives of French Muslims is an affront to ...

Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump administration wages last major Supreme Court fight

If the outgoing president's plan goes forward, states with large numbers of undocumented immigrants could see their influence reduced in the US ...

Quebec mosque shooter's cut almost in half on appeal

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Quebec mosque shooter's cut almost in half on appeal

Far-right extremist Alexandre Bissonnette killed six worshippers at a Quebec mosque in 2017

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Milica Cosic and Nick McAlpin

Refugees in Britain: Covid-19 and the loneliness epidemic

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Trump agrees to Biden transition - but not conceding

Trump acknowledged it was time for the General Services Administration to "do what needs to be done."

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Biden taps Blinken for top diplomat

Biden picked longtime foreign policy advisor Antony Blinken to be his secretary of state.

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'Foreigners leave': Mosque in Germany plastered with Islamophobic posters

Right-wing extremists targeted a mosque in Germany on Friday, reports confirmed, amid heightened Islamophobia in Europe.

France could reduce visas to Maghreb due to 'radicalisation'

The New Arab Staff

France could reduce visas to Maghreb due to 'radicalisation'

The Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin presented a list of 231 individuals France wants to expel due to suspicions of 'radicalisation'.

Brooke Anderson

How Minnesota's Somali community helped vote Trump out

In-depth: Amid large-scale grassroots campaigning and growing political influence, Minnesota's Somali community has become a key voting bloc in ...

Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

"In our society, which is already very polarised, we don't need people who come to spread hatred."

Picture of girl in custody in Tunisia sparks outrage

The New Arab Staff

Picture of girl in custody in Tunisia sparks outrage

A picture of a young child held in custody alongside adults has angered many in Tunisia.

President Biden must reward Arab Americans for their support

Abed Ayoub and Khaled A. Beydoun

President Biden must reward Arab Americans for their support

Comment: Biden's campaign understood that Arab and Muslim voting blocs are essential for victory, his future administration should govern ...

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