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Transcripts of conversations between Italian officials and Libyan coastguard show deliberate neglect of migrant vessels which later sank in the Mediterranean Sea.

Comment: Europe's 'externalisation' policies have essentially pushed its borders deep into Africa, write Tara Ansari Esfahani and Mohammed Harun Arsalai.

Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Ex-wife of Dubai royal live streams father's 'abduction'

The father of a woman married to a UAE royal was abducted during a livestream online, the London-based Detained in Dubai organisation reported.

Italian coastguard says evacuates 49 from Banksy rescue ship

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italian coastguard says evacuates 49 from Banksy rescue ship

The German-flagged MV Louise Michel said it was stranded and needed urgent help after lending assistance to a boat that was carrying at least ...

Nearly 100 shipwrecked migrants rescued off Greek coast

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Nearly 100 shipwrecked migrants rescued off Greek coast

Syrians, Iraqis, Somalis and Kurds were among 100 migrants rescued by Greek coastguards, authorities said on Wednesday.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

Dozens of groups helping refugees in Greece risk being edged out by new government measures.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Greece picks up 36 more migrants off Lesbos

According to the Greek state news agency ANA, the group is made up of 10 women, 10 children and 16 men, all from Iran and Afghanistan.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Hundreds of Rohingya come ashore in Malaysia

More than 260 Rohingya arrived by boat in Malaysia on Monday, officials said, despite authorities' efforts to fight the coronavirus by stopping ...

The New Arab Staff

Another UAE princess attempted to escape royal family: report

A princess from the UAE's extended royal family is the latest to attempt to flee the kingdom, according to a 60 Minutes Australia report.

Refugees robbed, assaulted trying to cross Greek border

Qusay Noor

Refugees robbed, assaulted trying to cross Greek border

The New Arab travelled with Syrian refugees from Istanbul to the Greek border, where thousands are now trapped.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey's Erdogan demands EU support in Syria

Erdogan said Europe must support Turkey's 'political and humanitarian solutions in Syria' if it wants to resolve the influx of refugees, which ...

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Mohammed Harun Arsalai, Arash Yousufi and Qusay Noor

Violent scenes on Greek islands as refugee arrivals spike

Chaotic scenes of families choking over plumes of tear gas, and grizzly images of the death of one Syrian refugee have brought the plight of ...

Erdogan: "millions" of refugees will head to Europe

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan: "millions" of refugees will head to Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned on Monday that "millions" of migrants would soon head for Europe.

Eight migrants drown near Turkey coast

The New Arab & agencies

Eight migrants drown near Turkey coast

The bodies of five men and three women were found by coastguards. Their nationalities were not immediately known.

The New Arab

Disabled Syrian refugee sues Greece over pursuit injuries

The plaintiff was badly hurt in September 2014 when Greek coastguards fired on a smuggler's speedboat in a drawn-out chase near the island of Kalymnos.

The New Arab

Iraqi migrant drowns trying to swim to UK

Officials believe the man drowned while trying to swim from a beach in northern France to the UK.

The New Arab & agencies

'Stop sending migrants back to Libya,' NGOs urge EU

In an open letter, NGOs called on European governments to support rescue operations and stop sending migrants back to Libya, where the ...

The New Arab & agencies

Spain rescues 400 migrants over start of new year

Spanish coastguards rescued 401 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean over the first two days of the new year, they said Wednesday.

Bodies recovered in the Mediterranean after refugee boat fire

The New Arab & agencies

Bodies recovered in the Mediterranean after refugee boat fire

Bodies of a mother and daughter were recovered in the Mediterranean after a refugee boat fire, while 18 people remain missing.

The New Arab

Spain police break up Moroccan migrant smuggling ring

Spanish police said Monday they have smashed an alleged people trafficking network which 'operated like a travel agency' and smuggled around 600 ...

Iranian migrants 'used visa-free Serbia' to enter EU

The New Arab

Iranian migrants 'used visa-free Serbia' to enter EU

Iranians are attempting to reach the UK in dinghies.

Morocco navy finds 15 migrants dead in stranded boat

The New Arab & agencies

Morocco navy finds 15 migrants dead in stranded boat

Morocco's navy on Saturday found the bodies of 15 migrants from sub-Saharan Africa on board a boat stranded at sea for days and rescued 53 ...

Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands: A land for smuggling

Massinissa Benlakehal

Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands: A land for smuggling

As Libya's shores sees tightened controls, Tunisia's Kerkennah Islands has become the new route for migrants trying to make the crossing to ...

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