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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Humanitarian ship brings 255 migrants to Sicily

At least 255 migrants rescued from boats in distress were handed over to Italian authorities after being assisted by the humanitarian Open Arms ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Second Libya shipwreck raises toll to around 100

'Rescued by local fishermen, they were in shock and terrified; they saw loved ones disappear beneath the waves, dying in front of their eyes,' ...

Libya arrests senior coastguard official over <em>human</em> <em>trafficking</em>

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Libya arrests senior coastguard official over human trafficking

Abd al-Rahman Milad is the first senior coastguard official to be arrested over human trafficking.

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Libyan militia is holding 60 migrants hostage, says MSF

A Libyan militia known as Al-Ammu has abducted hundreds of migrants, now holding at least 60 hostage in 'appalling' conditions, seeking ransom ...

Fears for Italian arrested in Egypt for 'drug <em>trafficking</em>'

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Fears for Italian arrested in Egypt for 'drug trafficking'

An Italian man arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs in Cairo has prompted fears of Giulio Regeni, who was killed by Egypt ...

Teenage Sudanese boy found on French shore after drowning

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Teenage Sudanese boy found on French shore after drowning

A 16-year-old Sudanese teenager who apparently was trying to reach Britain by sea was found washed up on a French beach.

German foreign minister talks Libya on UAE visit

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German foreign minister talks Libya on UAE visit

Germany's top diplomat Heiko Maas travelled on to the United Arab Emirates after a visit to Libya in which he warned of a 'deceptive calm'.

China's war on Uighur women

Gaia Caramazza

China's war on Uighur women

In-depth: China's mass sterilisation of Uighur Muslim women is rooted in Beijing's obsession with extreme population control.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

German foreign minister warns of ‘deceptive calm’ in Libya

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas made a surprise visit to the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday and warned that a current lull in fighting was “deceptive”

Ylenia Gostoli

Domestic workers fall victim to exploitation in lockdown London

The Covid-19 pandemic has left domestic workers for wealthy Gulf families increasingly vulnerable to ill treatment and abuse.

The New Arab Staff

Kuwaiti social media influencers under investigation for 'money laundering'

Fouz Al Fahad, Farah Al Hady and other high-profile personalities have had their assets frozen and are banned from travelling outside Kuwait ...

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

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Morocco journalist stays behind bars for 'indecent assault'

A Moroccan court has ordered that the chief editor of Moroccan independent daily Akhbar Al-Yaoum remain in custody over charges of "indecent ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Sudan force says 160 Libya bound 'mercenaries' arrested

"Sending Sudanese to fight in Libya as mercenaries is unacceptable," an RSF commander said.

Kuwait investigates five social media influencers for 'money laundering'

The New Arab Staff

Kuwait investigates five social media influencers for 'money laundering'

Kuwaiti authorities will reportedly issue summons warrants against the influencers after intelligence is gathered.

US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst <em>human</em> traffickers' list

The New Arab Staff

US removes Saudi Arabia from 'worst human traffickers' list

The United States has removed the Saudi kingdom from its Tier 3 trafficking list.

Iran arrests charity workers for 'highlighting country's problems': report

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Iran arrests charity workers for 'highlighting country's problems': report

An Iranian newspaper has claimed the arrest of three members of a student charity is due to the group 'portraying the justice and human ...

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