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Lebanese security forces stopped dozens of Syrians being smuggled into Cyprus by sea, authorities said on Saturday.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a decree authorising the release of some prisoners ahead of elections, in a move unlikely to bring hope to the families of political detainees.

Over 200 migrants arrive in Sicily on rescue ship

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Over 200 migrants arrive in Sicily on rescue ship

Half of those on board were unaccompanied minors, according to SOS Mediterranee.

UN says 125 Europe-bound children rescued off Libyan coast

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UN says 125 Europe-bound children rescued off Libyan coast

The majority of those rescued were sent to Libyan detention centres where more than 1,000 children are being held.

Boat with 24 dead migrants arrives in Spain's Canaries

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Boat with 24 dead migrants arrives in Spain's Canaries

A Spanish maritime rescue vessel arrived with the wooden boat in tow at Tenerife's Los Cristianos port.

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Ultra-Orthodox group accuses Jewish man of being 'Christian missionary'

A Jewish man is accused of being an 'undercover Christian' by ultra-Orthodox Jews in Jerusalem, claiming he emigrated from the US as a missionary.

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Spain nabs fugitive Moroccan wanted over family murders

The man suspected of stabbing to death six family members, including two minors, while they slept.

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18,000 refugee children missing in Europe since 2018: report

Tens of thousands of migrant children have gone missing in Europe in just two years, a cross-border journalism collective has revealed.

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Behind the wave of arson attacks targeting refugee camps

In-depth: The hardships of life in refugee camps during the pandemic have exacerbated tensions between residents, local populations and the ...

Egypt jails man for 8 years in #MeToo case

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Egypt jails man for 8 years in #MeToo case

An Egyptian court sentenced a man to eight years in prison for sexually harassing three minors and drug possession, in a case that ...

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Aid group MSF says detained migrant killed in Libya

One migrant was killed and two others aged 17 and 18 were wounded and taken to a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders, the charity said.

<em>Minors</em> in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

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Minors in Saudi Arabia face execution despite announced reforms

Despite Saudi authorities promising reforms in 2020, people who committed crimes as minors still face execution.

Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

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Saudi arrested as juvenile faces execution despite reforms: HRW

"In sentencing a child to die while ignoring torture allegations, the Saudi court made a mockery of the country’s alleged 'reforms'," said HRW.

Denmark mulls repatriation of jihadists' children

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Denmark mulls repatriation of jihadists' children

Denmark is considering repatriating the children of Danish jihadists in Syria.

Pleas for more Syria aid at EU-UN donor conference

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Pleas for more Syria aid at EU-UN donor conference

The UN and other aid groups are seeking more than $4 billion for aid within Syria and $5.8 billion for the refugees at this year's donor ...

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Mexican child, 9, dies trying to enter US

A nine-year-old Mexican girl died while trying to cross the Rio Grande to enter the United States

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Baghdad could host Iraqi refugee families from Al-Hol camp

An official from Iraq's National Security Council spoke to The New Arab on a condition of anonymity.

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Amnesty accuses Lebanon of 'torture' of detained Syrians

Amnesty International accused Lebanese authorities of "cruel and abusive" treatment of more than 20 Syrians it said had been tortured in prison ...

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One killed in 'terrorist' bomb attack in southeast Iran

A bomb killed one and wounded three in the Iranian Saravan city.

Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

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Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

Young Tunisian activists still fear the police, a decade after the popular uprising established freedom of expression, because of a lack of ...

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Divided House OKs Dems’ bill helping Dreamer immigrants

The US Democrats snatched a win in the year’s first vote on an issue that once again faces a steep uphill climb in Congress.

Biden's immigration policy takes heat as migrant levels soar

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Biden's immigration policy takes heat as migrant levels soar

President Joe Biden faced mounting pressure Monday from Republicans over his handling of a surge in migrants - including thousands of ...

Russia disrupting Twitter over 'illegal' content

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Russia disrupting Twitter over 'illegal' content

Russia has put Western tech giants like Facebook and Twitter under increasing pressure for failing to take down calls to participate in ...

UN: Children in Syria camps should be allowed home

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UN: Children in Syria camps should be allowed home

The UN children's agency called Sunday for all minors held in displacement camps or jails in northeast Syria to be allowed home.

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