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Jimmie Åkesson said that his party, Sweden Democrats, will lead the line on migration policies in the Scandinavian country.

A WHO report says millions of the world's most vulnerable people will struggle to receive a Covid-19 jab, even if shortages are addressed.

German spy agency to widen surveillance of Islamophobic Pegida

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German spy agency to widen surveillance of Islamophobic Pegida

The president of Saxony's LfV domestic intelligence agency said Pegida 'acts as a hinge between extremists and non-extremists'.

Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Zaina Ujayli

Raising the refugee cap is not enough

Comment: Allocating more funding to resettlement organisations will not fill the gaps created by four years of neglect, writes Zaina Ujayli.

Planned Danish <em>asylum</em> centre in Rwanda 'unconscionable, potentially unlawful'

The New Arab Staff

Planned Danish asylum centre in Rwanda 'unconscionable, potentially unlawful'

Amnesty International's European director staunchly criticised the idea of a Danish refugee reception centre in Rwanda, which local media ...

Delphine Rodrik

How 'indefinite transit' is keeping refugees stuck in limbo

Comment: Even for those refugees evacuated from Libya, many are still living in very dangerous conditions, with long-term uncertainty and isolation taking their toll, writes Delphine Rodrik.

Rushda Rafeek

Culinary solidarity and borderless journeys in 'Ripe Figs'

Book Club: Yasmin Khan, in her latest gastronomic adventure, unravels how the ongoing migrant crisis has further blurred the culinary boundaries ...

Alex Kassidiaris

The unconvincing narrative of EU sanctions on Turkey

Analysis: Despite the rhetoric, complex economic and political relations between Turkey and prominent EU member states mean that substantial ...

Yousra Samir Imran

A path towards ally-ship: Reframing 'The Muslim Problem'

The New Arab Meets: Tawseef Khan, author of The Muslim Problem. In it, he elegantly deconstructs myths surrounding Islam, whilst confronting the ...

UK Home Office 'exposed refugees to fire, Covid-19'

The New Arab Staff

UK Home Office 'exposed refugees to fire, Covid-19'

Recently disclosed documents show that the UK Home Office placed hundreds of asylum seekers at risk of fire and Covid-19 by ...

Roshan De Stone and David Suber

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

UK Home Office faces investigation into barracks housing refugees

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

UK Home Office faces investigation into barracks housing refugees

Asylum seekers allegedly face issues with isolation, difficulty accessing legal and medical support, and almost no 'visible ...

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

Keira Dignan

Frontex scandal: Taking the EU's border agency to court

In-depth: A group of lawyers are taking legal action against Frontex over human rights violations, claiming the agency is illegally expelling ...

Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Germany's far-right AfD is finalising its election manifesto amid internal division, links to radical Covid-19 deniers and accusations of ties ...

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Fears grow for Syrian refugees in Denmark

The Danish government has revoked the residencies of dozens of Syrian refugees, the first European country to do so, as part of new ...

Tessa Fox

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions of Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Tommaso Segantini

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

Comment: The EU says it wants to help refugees, but the new pact reflects the same mindset of deterrence and dissuasion, focusing on border ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece accuses Turkish coastguard of Aegean 'provocations'

Athens accused the Turkish coastguard of 'accompanying flimsy migrant boats'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Syrian refugee ends German election bid over 'racism'

Tareq Alaows, who joined the Green party last year and was running as its candidate in a constituency in western Germany said that he made his ...

'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos appeal for help

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'We are suffocating': Migrants in Lesbos appeal for help

Designed to be temporary after a fire destroyed the island's previous permanent facility of Moria, Mavrovouni has been home to over 6,000 people ...

David Sheen

How Netanyahu brought Israel's biggest racists seats in parliament

Comment: Netanyahu's political future may still look unsure, but his explicit support for a fanatic, right-wing alliance has helped pave their ...

EU commissioner visits refugee facilities on Greek islands

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

EU commissioner visits refugee facilities on Greek islands

EU commissioner Ylva Johansson and Greek migration minister Notis Mitarachi are meeting with local officials on the Greek islands of Samos and ...

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

Giovanni Vimercati

Berlinale: Exposing the polite fiction of society through cinema

At this year's Berlinale, four Arab films brought forward the painful complexity behind the façade of society.

Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

The New Arab Staff

Syrian musicians hold 'Concert for Hope' for refugees

Syrian musicians held a concert to keep hope alive amid worrying reports about the UK government's plans for handling asylum cases.

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