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Abd Al-Rahman Milad was released from prison after being accused of direct involvement in the sinking of migrant boats.

Iran's foreign ministry said it is suspending cooperation with the European Union in various fields following the bloc's decision to blacklist several Iranian security officials over a 2019 protest crackdown.

EU pact reiterates shared commitment to keeping refugees out

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 controls and returns, writes Tommaso Segantini.

Philippines probes immigration officers over <em>trafficking</em> women to Syria

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Philippines probes immigration officers over trafficking women to Syria

Philippines Senator Risa Hontiveros, who is leading the inquiry, said the country's own immigration officers seemed to be sending the women ...

Libya soldiers free 120 migrants from captors: army

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libya soldiers free 120 migrants from captors: army

Libyan soldiers freed 120 migrants held captive and tortured by human traffickers in Bani Walid.

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EU probe on alleged migrant pushbacks is inconclusive

A Frontex investigation into allegations of illegal migrant pushbacks on Greece and Turkey's maritime border turned out to be inconclusive.

The New Arab Staff

Britain risks creating 'new Guantanamo' in Syria, warns NGO

The court has left the fate of Shamima Begum in the hands of the British government, which is unwilling to assist, said Reprieve.

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UN envoy meets Haftar in push for unity

The UN special envoy to Libya met with east-based Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar in a bid to unite rival factions ahead of December elections.

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Libya's new interim leader meets with Egyptian president

Abdul Hamid Mohammed Dbeibah has met with Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to discuss ending the war in Libya.

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Libyans mark 2011 uprising with eyes on interim government

Tens years after the uprising that removed Qaddafi from power, Libyans are looking to the future with a new interim government.

Alessandra Bajec

How human traffickers are exploiting Covid-19 in North Africa

In-depth: Human trafficking has been pushed deeper into the shadows by the pandemic, with criminal gangs exploiting the ...

Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Dozens of Rohingya refugees caught arriving in Malaysia

Dozens of Rohingya, mostly women and children, were caught as they arrived by boat in Malaysia last month after fleeing a refugee camp in ...

NGOs call on Italy to halt Libya migration agreement

The New Arab Staff

NGOs call on Italy to halt Libya migration agreement

Italy provides financial assistance to the coastguard authorities in Libya, which has been in chaos since 2011.

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

The New Arab Staff

Yazidi victims of IS massacres receive burial in Iraq

Members of the Yazidi community will gather for a burial ceremony to honour 104 victims, as many more await identification.

'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

'Not like every time:' Beirut blast victims want truth

Months after the blast at Beirut port, there has still been no international probe and no real accountability.

Alessandra Bajec

Why Tunisia's disenfranchised youth are taking to the streets

In-depth: A groundswell of youth unrest has swept across Tunisia, fuelled by economic frustration and the broken promises of the post-revolution political class.

The New Arab Staff

Filipinas recruited to work in UAE 'trafficked to Syria'

Filipino women and girls have made an appeal for help from the Philippine's embassy in Damascus.

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Egypt court prolongs detention of social media influencers

An Egyptian court prolonged the detention of two young women over charges of human trafficking.

The New Arab Staff

Egyptian TikTokers acquitted of 'violating family values'

Two Egyptian bloggers and TikTokers have been acquitted of 'violating family values' following a campaign to free them.

Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Italy PM flies in as Libya frees Sicilian fishermen

Libya freed 18 fishermen, including eight Sicilians, after Italy's prime minister visited Benghazi to secure their release.

The New Arab Staff

Unregulated state-backed marriage loans in Iran 'exploiting vulnerable children'

Child marriage in Iran is being facilitated by state banks that are giving off unregulated loans to those who want to marry.

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

Dario Sabaghi

Haftar's capture of Italian fishermen sparks diplomatic storm

In-depth: Haftar's forces have detained a crew of Sicilian fishermen for over 90 days, igniting a diplomatic stand-off with Italy.

Iraqi Yazidi Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, <em>trafficking</em>

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iraqi Yazidi Nobel laureate says pandemic raising violence, trafficking

Activist Nadia Murad said domestic tensions have intensified in confined living spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Carmen Geha

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

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