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As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

In-depth: Survivors of a 2013 shipwreck that killed 200 migrants say Italy failed to take appropriate measures to save their relatives. A new UN ruling supports their claims.

France's Le Pen proposes hijab ban

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

France's Le Pen proposes hijab ban

The far-right leader has called for a total ban on the Muslim headscarf in public places.

Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Shock, sympathy, mockery: World reacts to Trump infection

World leaders and officials were quick to weigh in, and there was both sympathy and something approaching schadenfreude.

Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Migrant rescue boats return to Mediterranean seas after hiatus

Two charity boats have headed back to the Mediterranean after a two-month hiatus in migrant rescue operations.

Anu Shukla

Magid Magid demands 'real action' to UK's anti-Muslim rhetoric

The New Arab Meets: Former MEP Magid Magid, who is demanding 'real action' in response to the anti-Muslim rhetoric he witnessed in the media and political landscapes during and post-Brexit.

Ibtisam Azem

EXCLUSIVE: Human Rights Watch's director warns of Idlib bloodbath

The New Arab spoke to the executive director of Human Rights Watch, Kenneth Roth, about the bloodbath in Idlib.

The New Arab

Italy's opposition pledges to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Matteo Salvini said he would recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital if elected as Italy's prime minister.

The New Arab

Italy's Salvini boycotts Nutella for using 'Turkish hazelnuts'

Italy's ultranationalist party leader revealed to rally-goers he no longer ate Nutella because its key ingredient was being imported from ...

Notorious Egyptian migrant torturers arrested by Italian police

The New Arab

Notorious Egyptian migrant torturers arrested by Italian police

Interviews with migrants who had passed through the camp revealed its appalling conditions, where inmates were subject to rape, forced labour, ...

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Weekly: Assad's outreach highlights regime's pariah status

Despite the best efforts by the Syrian regime to reach out to foreign powers and personalities, its attempts appear to have fallen flat again.

Italy to soften immigration laws after 'anti-migrant' Salvini's removal

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Italy to soften immigration laws after 'anti-migrant' Salvini's removal

The new centre-left goverment is likely to align its immigration laws to those of the European Union as hardliner Matteo Salvini is ...

Charity rescues 100 at sea despite Libyan coastguard threats

The New Arab & agencies

Charity rescues 100 at sea despite Libyan coastguard threats

A German charity said it had rescued some 100 people from a collapsing dinghy in the Mediterranean while being threatened by the Libyan ...

Spanish warship to escort stranded migrant boat off Italy

The New Arab

Spanish warship to escort stranded migrant boat off Italy

Spain will send a military ship to fetch migrants on board a charity boat that has been stuck at sea for 19 days as Rome refuses it access.

Migrants stranded off Italy 'fed pizza to calm tensions'

The New Arab & agencies

Migrants stranded off Italy 'fed pizza to calm tensions'

The situation on board the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms, where 107 migrants have waited for 18 days to disembark at a nearby Italian island, is ...

The New Arab & agencies

Aid group: Italy must let migrants off rescue ship

Open Arms has rescued 147 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea and has urged the Italian government to have a softer approach on the refugees.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Fortress Europe is drowning in refugee and migrant blood

Comment: Obsessed with controlling the numbers of migrants' arrivals, Europe is complicit in their frequent deaths. Only by prioritising ...

The New Arab & agencies

Another 81 migrants rescued by charity ship off Libya

The young men, mostly Sudanese, who had left Libya late on Saturday in a blue rubber dinghy, clapped and cheered as the ship came into view.

The New Arab & agencies

Italy to let migrants disembark after EU sharing deal

Italy's anti-immigrant deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said he would allow the migrants rescued last week and held on a coastguard ...

Ship carrying refugees stuck in Italy port

The New Arab & agencies

Ship carrying refugees stuck in Italy port

An Italian coastguard ship carrying 130 migrants has been allowed to dock in the Sicilian port of Augusta, but Rome refused to let them ...

The New Arab & agencies

NGOs attack Europe's 'campaign of criminalisation' of rescue boats

Charities slammed Europe's 'campaign of criminalisation' towards ships which rescue refugees in the Mediterranean.

Trump retweets Katie Hopkins praising Boris Johnson

The New Arab

Trump retweets Katie Hopkins praising Boris Johnson

Right-wing columnist Katie Hopkins said 'God willing / jihadi failing' she would be alive to see a number of right-wing leaders, including Boris ...

Europe's once biggest migrant centre closes in Italy

The New Arab & agencies

Europe's once biggest migrant centre closes in Italy

What was once Europe's biggest migrant reception centre, in Mineo in Sicily, officially closed on Tuesday in the presence of its biggest critic, ...

Sailboat rescues 54 migrants off Libya: charity

The New Arab & agencies

Sailboat rescues 54 migrants off Libya: charity

A sailboat belonging to Italian charity Mediterranea has rescued 54 people including pregnant women and children in distress off the Libyan ...

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