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Greece has faced backlash after it extended a migrant camp lockdown.

Comment: The Glasgow and Reading attacks highlight that we must provide mental health services to asylum seekers instead of seeing unwell people as potential terrorists, writes Dr Bilal Hassam.

Dozens feared dead as Turkey migrant boat capsizes

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Dozens feared dead as Turkey migrant boat capsizes

Most of the migrants were from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

Six <em>migrants</em> dead, dozens rescued off Libya coast: UN

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Six migrants dead, dozens rescued off Libya coast: UN

The UN said a woman gave birth and six migrants died aboard a rubber dinghy that was rescued off Libyan shores.

Giorgio Cafiero and Corrado Čok

Divide and survive: Ethiopia balances Gulf, Turkey ties

Ethiopia is the most coveted target of the ongoing scramble for the Horn of Africa.

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EU diplomatic chief visits Greek-Turkish border

Athens accuses Turkey of encouraging and even assisting migrants and asylum seekers in their bid to reach European shores.

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'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense ...

Kamal Afzali

Everything you need to know about Hajj 2020

This year's Hajj pilgrimage has been scaled back to 1,000 participants in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. Here is everything you need ...

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

Gaia Caramazza

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian ...

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Afghan foreign minister visits Iran

Iran's state news agency IRNA published a photo on Sunday of the meeting between Afghanistan's Mohammad Hanif Atmar and Iranian Foreign Minister ...

First migrant charity ship reaches Italy since pandemic

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First migrant charity ship reaches Italy since pandemic

The arrival of the Mare Ionio ship in Pozzallo, Sicily, on World Refugee Day, was hailed by human rights organisations.

Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

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Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

The Greek government has announced that it will extend a coronavirus lockdown in its heavily overcrowded refugee camps as activists and rights ...

Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

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Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

Dozens of groups helping refugees in Greece risk being edged out by new government measures.

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Malia Bouattia

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Comment: The Tories' hostile environment was suspended just long enough to prove another world is possible. Now though, it's back to business, ...

Shahid Javed Burki

A tale of two Covid-19 responses

Comment: India and Pakistan's responses to the coronavirus lay bare the tradeoff between saving lives, and economic downturn, writes Shahid Javed Burki.

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Twitter permanently bans Katie Hopkins for ‘hateful conduct’

The social media site confirmed it has permanently suspended the account of far-right provocateur Katie Hopkins for violating its hateful ...

Alessandra Bajec

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

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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.

Germany's Sea Watch rescues 100 <em>migrants</em> off Libya

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Germany's Sea Watch rescues 100 migrants off Libya

The dinghy was found 29 nautical miles off Zawyia, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Tripoli, Sea Watch said on Twitter.

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2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

The accused had attended an event where Walter Luebcke, a member of Angela Merkel's party, had defended the government's decision to allow in ...

Pope Francis urges peace, aid to <em>migrants</em> in Libya

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Pope Francis urges peace, aid to migrants in Libya

Pope Francis on Sunday urged political and military leaders in Libya to end their hostilities and called on the international community to take ...

Greece picks up 36 more <em>migrants</em> off Lesbos

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Greece picks up 36 more migrants off Lesbos

According to the Greek state news agency ANA, the group is made up of 10 women, 10 children and 16 men, all from Iran and Afghanistan.

UN says <em>migrants</em> feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

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UN says migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

Libyan authorities are conducting searches for the bodies of 12 migrants who went missing off the coast of Zawiya.

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