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Greece has faced backlash after it extended a migrant camp lockdown.

An Istanbul court has ordered the release of five suspects after the trial into the escape of Carlos Ghosn began.

Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

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Turkey: pilots, others, on trial for helping Ghosn escape

The two flight attendants face a one-year prison term each if convicted of not reporting a crime.

Dozens feared dead as Turkey <em>migrant</em> boat capsizes

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Dozens feared dead as Turkey migrant boat capsizes

Most of the migrants were from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran.

UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

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UNHCR calls on Hungary to withdraw new asylum rules

The UN is urging Hungary to comply with international human rights laws, after the Budapest shut migrant crossing points at its borders

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Dozens dead after two ferries collide in Bangladesh

Twenty-three people died after a boat capsized in Dhaka during an accident.

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Migrant workers stuck in virus-hit Iraq

Migrant workers in Iraq are stranded without wages by their employers, leaving them at risk.

Malia Bouattia

Reparations for slavery should be just the beginning

Comment: Reparations are a good starting point, but are no substitute for replacing an economic system built on inequality and exploitation, ...

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EU diplomatic chief visits Greek-Turkish border

Athens accuses Turkey of encouraging and even assisting migrants and asylum seekers in their bid to reach European shores.

'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

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'End neo-slavery': Lebanon maid abandonment sparks outrage

Both the Black Lives Matter movement and Lebanon's economic crisis have given the push to end the 'abusive and racist' kafala system a new sense ...

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First migrant charity ship reaches Italy since pandemic

The arrival of the Mare Ionio ship in Pozzallo, Sicily, on World Refugee Day, was hailed by human rights organisations.

Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

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Greece announces extension of coronavirus lockdown in refugee camps

The Greek government has announced that it will extend a coronavirus lockdown in its heavily overcrowded refugee camps as activists and rights ...

Greece slashes essential <em>migrant</em> support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

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Greece slashes essential migrant support groups in 'transparency' overhaul

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

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Malia Bouattia

Coronavirus emptied detention centres, they should remain closed forever

Comment: The Tories' hostile environment was suspended just long enough to prove another world is possible. Now though, it's back to business, ...

A tale of two Covid-19 responses

Shahid Javed Burki

A tale of two Covid-19 responses

Comment: India and Pakistan's responses to the coronavirus lay bare the tradeoff between saving lives, and economic downturn, writes Shahid ...

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Ethiopian worker found dead in employer's home

An Ethiopian domestic worker was found dead in her employer's home in Lebanon.

Alessandra Bajec

Ethiopian domestic workers abandoned as Lebanon's economy flatlines

Ethiopian domestic workers are being thrown onto the streets by their Lebanese employers, who can no longer afford to pay them.

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Migrants return to EU after virus-linked slump

The total number of detections of such crossings on Europe's migratory routes in May reached nearly 3,500 from 900 the previous month.

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Germany's Sea Watch rescues 100 migrants off Libya

The dinghy was found 29 nautical miles off Zawyia, 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Tripoli, Sea Watch said on Twitter.

Syria's Assad must compromise or face sanctions, US warns

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Syria's Assad must compromise or face sanctions, US warns

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad must come to a political compromise or face further sanctions, the US warned on Tuesday, suggesting the ...

Mel Plant

Second wave feared after Middle East eases lockdown measures

Iran, Israel and Turkey have all seen cases surge after coronavirus lockdown measures were eased in an attempt to kickstart the economy.

2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

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2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

The accused had attended an event where Walter Luebcke, a member of Angela Merkel's party, had defended the government's decision to allow in ...

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

Syrian refugee helps raise $80,000 for <em>migrant</em> camps

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Syrian refugee helps raise $80,000 for migrant camps

A UK-based 26-year-old refugee girl with a prosthetic leg is participating in a campaign that has already raised over $80,000 to aid refugee ...

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