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Pope Francis deplored the "hellish" migrant detention camps in Libya during a mass at his residence in the Vatican.

Athens is accused of killing at least two migrants after thousands of asylum seekers gathered at its border with Turkey in March.

Italy to take in 180 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

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Italy to take in 180 refugees rescued in Mediterranean

Italy on Sunday authorised charity vessel Ocean Viking to transfer 180 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean to a ship in Sicily for quarantine, the ship's operator and the government said.

Greece extends migrant camp lockdown despite criticism

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Greece extends migrant camp lockdown despite criticism

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

Refugee mental health is a matter of national security

Bilal Hassam

Refugee mental health is a matter of national security

Comment: The Glasgow and Reading attacks highlight that we must provide mental health services to asylum seekers instead of seeing unwell people ...

Mobashra Tazamal

Covid-19 hasn't stopped the drumbeat of Islamophobia in India

Comment: If anything, the Modi government has weaponised the coronavirus pandemic to further dehumanise India's Muslims, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

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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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China forces birth control on Uighurs to suppress population

Uighurs and other Muslim minorities are being targeted with forced birth control measures that have dramatically slashed birth rates, a new ...

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Six migrants dead, dozens rescued off Libya coast: UN

The UN said a woman gave birth and six migrants died aboard a rubber dinghy that was rescued off Libyan shores.

Libya 'a priority' Italy's FM says during Tripoli visit

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Libya 'a priority' Italy's FM says during Tripoli visit

Rome and Tripoli are reworking a 2017 memorandum on migration.

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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.

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

Gaia Caramazza

Mega arms deal with Egyptian regime exposes Italy's 'hypocrisy'

In-depth: Activists say Italy's $1.2 billion sale of warships to Egypt is a betrayal of murdered student Giuliu Regeni and thousands of Egyptian ...

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 migrant 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.

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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Italy pressed on Egypt arms sale amid torture-murder case

A special parliamentary commission is investigating the abduction, torture and slaying of Giulio Regeni.

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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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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.

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UN says migrants feared drowned in capsizing off Libya

Libyan authorities are conducting searches for the bodies of 12 migrants who went missing off the coast of Zawiya.

UN urges Greece to investigate migrant pushback claims

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UN urges Greece to investigate migrant pushback claims

The UN refugee agency has called on Greece to begin urgent inquiries into multiple reports of illegal tactics being used to push back asylum ...

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More than 50 dead in migrant shipwreck off Tunisia

Victims of a shipwreck off the coast of Tunisia are believed to have set off for Italy a week ago on a boat with 53 people on board.

Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

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Scores arrested in Bangladesh over Libya migrant massacre

Twenty-two suspected human traffickers have been arrested in Bangladesh, suspected of links to the deaths of 30 migrants in Libya.

Europeans join global wave of Black Lives Matter protests

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Europeans join global wave of Black Lives Matter protests

Calling for racial justice, protesters rallied across Europe Sunday, joining a wave of demonstrations sparked by the death of African American ...

Iraq approves last seven members of new government

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Iraq approves last seven members of new government

Iraq's new government has been completed, authorities confirmed on Saturday.

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