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Global infections have surged past 49 million and Europe has become the new pandemic epicenter in recent weeks.

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.

How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

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How Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

In the 17 years since the US-led invasion of Iraq, Iran's ancient allies have cycled through Iraq's corridors of power.

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, ...

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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 Lesbos camp.

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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

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Iran 'victorious' after US fails to extend arms embargo

Washington's European allies all abstained, and Iran mocked the Trump administration for winning the support of just one other country, the ...

French president travelling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

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French president travelling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Lebanon after a massive explosion struck capital Beirut.

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'Urgent deployment' of rescuers to Beirut: EU

The European Union said it would deploy rescuers, search dogs and equipment to Lebanon after a massive blast struck capital Beirut.

PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

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PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

Turkey lifts veto on NATO plan for <em>Poland</em>, Baltics

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Turkey lifts veto on NATO plan for Poland, Baltics

Turkey has lifted its veto on a NATO defence plan Poland and the Baltic states, officials confirmed.

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”.

Israeli historian, peace activist Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

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Israeli historian, peace activist Zeev Sternhell dies at 85

Polish-born Zeev Sternhell was an outspoken champion of Palestinian rights who strongly criticised Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank.

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Saudi cleric says combatting anti-Semitism a 'religious obligation'

Saudi cleric Mohammad al-Issa, who heads the Saudi-funded Muslim World League, called the fight against anti-Jewish hatred 'a religious obligation and a moral obligation'

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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.

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Cyprus welcomes first tourist flights since March

Nearly three months after lockdown, Cyprus has allowed its first tourist flights to take place.

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UN envoy demands Israel abandon West Bank annexation plans

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to annex the Jordan Valley and Jewish settlements in the West Bank in line with US President ...

Trump's inspector general purge and the death of dissent

Elizabeth Shackelford

Trump's inspector general purge and the death of dissent

Comment: Destroying the credibility and effectiveness of the inspector general system means that no civil servant will feel comfortable ...

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Turkey to track coronavirus patients with app

Turkey's COVID-19 patients may soon be tracked through a state smartphone application in Ankara's latest bid to contain the virus' spread.

Eastern European nations broke EU law by refusing refugees

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Eastern European nations broke EU law by refusing refugees

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic may face fines for illegally closing their borders to refugees during the 2015 crisis, the ...

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Jean-Pierre Sereni

Can Sisi ride out coronavirus and Egypt's crippled economy?

Comment: While the army continues to tighten its grip on the economy, Egypt is facing new challenges, including a towering debt the collapse of ...

Refugees and democracy are dying at Europe's front door

Anisa Abeytia

Refugees and democracy are dying at Europe's front door

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

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