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

Around 120 former peacekeepers from Ethiopia, where several regions including northern Tigray are hit by inter-ethnic conflict, have sought asylum in Sudan, the United Nations said Sunday.

UK activists protest Syrian refugee returns to Danish ambassador

The New Arab Staff

UK activists protest Syrian refugee returns to Danish ambassador

Syrian activists and their supporters have met the Danish ambassador to the UK to protest threatened deportations of refugees to areas around Damascus where they could face torture and detention.

Policies of exclusion leaving millions without Covid vaccines: WHO

The New Arab Staff

Policies of exclusion leaving millions without Covid vaccines: WHO

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'.

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.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Illegal EU measures' linked to 2,000 refugee deaths: report

A report released by The Guardian has claimed that thousands of refugee deaths could be linked to 'illegal methods' used by some EU member states

Inigo Alexander

Syrian refugees create Spain's first Arabic news outlet

With incidents of xenophobia towards Arab communities in Spain on the rise, the establishment of Baynana is a welcome counterweight to ...

How 'indefinite transit' is keeping refugees stuck in limbo

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greek police pressed to answer migrant pushback claims

Greece has been called upon to answer questions related to accusations that it is pushing back migrants that are seeking refuge.

Culinary solidarity and borderless journeys in 'Ripe Figs'

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 ...

Lebanon thwarts attempt to smuggle 69 Syrians to Cyprus

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanon thwarts attempt to smuggle 69 Syrians to Cyprus

The Mediterranean island and Lebanon have an agreement to curb the arrival of migrant boats.

Turkish tales: A respite from being black in America

Lawrence Cenk Laws

Turkish tales: A respite from being black in America

Lawrence Cenk Laws explores how - like Baldwin decades earlier - being in Turkey rested his mind and heart from the divisiveness and ...

HRW slams Denmark's 'flawed' plan to deport Syrian refugees

The New Arab Staff

HRW slams Denmark's 'flawed' plan to deport Syrian refugees

The rights watchdog has warned that Denmark's decisions could 'lead a worrying trend in European refugee policy'.

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 sanctions on Ankara will always be off the table.

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 ...

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 housing ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi man on trial for Berlin motorway rampage

The Iraqi man is charged with attempted murder, dangerous interference with traffic and fleeing the scene of an accident.

Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

Nikos Dendias will meet with his Turkish counterpart and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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 security ...

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 ...

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