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Few of the pro-democracy protesters who took the Middle East by storm in 2011 had a flag to raise or leader to follow. But all had a song to sing.

Public discourse on refugees often centres solely on their material needs. However, the Covid-19 crisis shows that the deep desire for community and belonging cannot be ignored.

UN evacuate 79 <em>asylum</em> seekers from Libya to Rwanda

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UN evacuate 79 asylum seekers from Libya to Rwanda

A group of vulnerable asylum seekers have been taken to Rwanda.

Alleged IS executioner arrested at Greek refugee camp

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Alleged IS executioner arrested at Greek refugee camp

The 27-year-old Syrian has been charged with membership in a terrorist organisation and complicity to murder.

Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

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Top Spain court backs rapid migrant deportations

Spain's top court backed the immediate deportation of migrants who enter the country's North African enclaves.

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Assad's sham refugee conference marks dark 50-years of regime

Comment: Displaced Syrian refugees know all too well that 'reconstruction' can never happen under the grip of a Russian-backed Assad regime, writes Sam Hamad.

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Greece could be sued over Syrian expulsion to Turkey

A 26-year-old Syrian man said he was illegally expelled from Greece in 2016 whilst searching for his 11-year-old brother.

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Iraqis working with US fear reprisal from Iran-backed militias

There are serious concerns among translators who worked with US coalition forces in Iraq over their personal information being made available to ...

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Belgium arrests Danish activists plotting Koran burning

"In our society, which is already very polarised, we don't need people who come to spread hatred."

Fire erupts at Greek migrant camp on Samos

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Fire erupts at Greek migrant camp on Samos

A fire at a Samos, an overcrowded migrant camp has destroyed tents.

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Macron denounces 'misuse' of right to asylum in Europe

"In all of our countries we are witnessing a misuse of the right to asylum," Macron said.

Lebanon falling short on women's rights: HRW

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Lebanon falling short on women's rights: HRW

Human Rights Watch has slammed Lebanon for failing to protect women from human rights abuses and not making progress on women's rights.

Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

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Sudan deal plunges migrants in Israel into new uncertainty

The roughly 6,000 Sudanese migrants and asylum seekers in Israel once again fear for their fate.

Mobilising the refugee vote in Florida

Basma Alawee

Mobilising the refugee vote in Florida

Comment: I am voting to make sure the road is paved for my daughters and for other refugees, writes Basma Alawee, a refugee organiser in the ...

French government shuts down major Muslim charity

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French government shuts down major Muslim charity

French authorities have shut down the Muslim charity BarakaCity, which operates in 26 countries, with Interior Minister Gerard Darmanin accused ...

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Sudanese in Israel fear being returned after normalisation

Sudanese asylum seekers living in Israel fear being kicked out once ties between the two countries are normalised.

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EU border agency 'involved in illegal asylum pushbacks'

Journalists say they uncovered six cases since April when border security units at a minimum did nothing to stop refugee boats in Greek waters ...

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Deadly stabbing in Germany investigated as 'terror attack'

A 20-year-old Syrian man was arrested on Tuesday, weeks after a knife attack killed one tourist and seriously injured another in the German city ...

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French police raid Islamist groups after teacher beheading

French police have raided Islamist groups in the aftermath of the beheading of a teacher who showed his school class cartoons of the Prophet ...

Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

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Families hit by Trump’s Muslim ban speak out

Families forced apart by Donald Trump’s ban on citizens of Muslim countries travelling to the US have spoken out about their suffering

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Surge in deadly crossings from crisis-hit Lebanon

A children's charity has found an increase in Lebanese attempting the dangerous crossing into Cyprus.

At least 21 dead in Tunisian migrant boat sinking

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At least 21 dead in Tunisian migrant boat sinking

Four bodies have been found off the coast of Tunisia, bringing the total number of victims of a migrant shipwreck to 21, with seven survivors.

Vatican to open refugee reception centre in Rome

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Vatican to open refugee reception centre in Rome

A building in Rome owned by a convent will be used as a reception centre for up to 60 asylum seekers, the chaplain responsible for the ...

Greece to build new camp on Lesbos by summer

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Greece to build new camp on Lesbos by summer

Greece's migration minister said he planned to have a 'permanent facility' on Lesbos completed by summer 2021 to replace the notoriously ...

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