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Saudi Arabia has announced it will replace its controversial kafala system, according to local reports.

The bill calls for EU Presidents Von der Leyen and Charles Michel to snub the G20 summit in Riyadh in November.

Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

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Migrants accuse Greece of pushing them out to sea

The Turkish coast guard says it rescued over 300 migrants 'pushed back by Greek elements to Turkish waters' this month alone.

Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

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Thousands spend third night outside after Greek camp fire

'We've lost everything, we were abandoned, without food, water or medicine,' a Syrian asylum seeker said after spending three nights sleeping ...

UAE 'involved in Libya attack that killed 26 cadets'

The New Arab Staff

UAE 'involved in Libya attack that killed 26 cadets'

The missiles used in the devastating 4 January strike on unarmed military cadets in the Libyan capital has been traced back to a UAE-controlled ...

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.

The New Arab & agencies

Turkey to hold migrant summit remotely with France, Germany

Erdogan had said earlier this week he would hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in Istanbul on ...

The New Arab

Turkey and EU to meet on worsening migrant crisis

As hundreds of migrants knock on Europe's door, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the leaders of Germany and France will hold talks to deal ...

The New Arab & agencies

Erdogan blackmailing Europe with refugees: Assad

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad has accused Turkey of 'blackmailing' Europe with refugees as he continues to displace Syrian civilians.

Erdogan to meet Putin this week amid Syria tensions

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Erdogan to meet Putin this week amid Syria tensions

The two leaders are due to meet after the Moscow-backed Syrian regime killed more than 30 Turkish soldiers, sparking a new military operation by ...

The New Arab & agencies

Tripoli airport hit by renewed rocket fire

The Libyan capital's sole functioning airport came under renewed fire, as fighting broke out hours after the UN mission in the country condemned ...

Will Libya's peace <em>summit</em> improve conditions for migrants?

Alessandra Bajec

Will Libya's peace summit improve conditions for migrants?

As hostilities continue in Libya and the conflict becomes more complicated with increasing foreign interference, the situation for migrants and ...

Libyan strongman Haftar delays signing ceasefire at Moscow talks

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Libyan strongman Haftar delays signing ceasefire at Moscow talks

Libya's eastern strongman General Khalifa Haftar delayed signing a ceasefire agreement on Monday at talks in Moscow.

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Lyndon Peters

will.i.am, Mariah Carey should say 'no' to Dubai Expo

Comment: Celebrities, businesses and governments still have time to take a stand against UAE's human rights record, and pull their support from ...

Netanyahu's political troubles could be good news for Palestinians

Elizabeth Tsurkov

Netanyahu's political troubles could be good news for Palestinians

Comment: The 'Deal of the Century' may be on shaky ground, but Palestinians will still have to contend with Israel's increasingly fanatical ...

The New Arab & agencies

G7 ministers reveal 'clear differences' on Middle East

Ministers of G7 member nations were unable to reach a consensus on pressing issues in the Middle East as differences in policies were highlighted.

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Migrants, police scuffle at Greek camp after 'border rumour'

At least three people were detained after a scuffle between asylum seekers and police in the Greek Diavata camp, reports said.

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EU and Arab leaders proclaim 'new era' in cooperation

European and Arab leaders on Monday ended their first summit pledging to launch a "new era" of cooperation on counter-terrorism and ...

The New Arab

EU-Arab League summit in doubt over Assad concerns

EU diplomats have expressed concern that Syria could be invited back into the Arab League, with European leaders unwilling to sit down alongside ...

French support for Haftar sabotage undermines Libya 'reconciliation'

Sam Hamad

French support for Haftar sabotage undermines Libya 'reconciliation'

Comment: Europe's disingenuous attempt to foster 'reconciliation' in Libya is defined by its own narrow interests, writes Sam Hamad.

The New Arab & agencies

EU, Arab leaders to hold first summit in Egypt

European Union and Arab leaders will meet in Egypt in late February for their first summit, officials said on Thursday.

Spain and Germany push for greater <em>migrant</em> aid

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Spain and Germany push for greater migrant aid

Spain and Germany have agreed to push for greater EU help for North African countries that are a major point of departure for migrants and ...

Five European countries to take in stranded migrants

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Five European countries to take in stranded migrants

European countries agreed to take in a share of migrants stranded off the Italian coast.

Malta and France 'agree to take 100 migrants': Italy

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Malta and France 'agree to take 100 migrants': Italy

Malta and France agreed to take 100 of the 450 migrants who were rescued from a fishing boat in the Mediterranean, claiming victory in the ...

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