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

Libya's UN-recognised government vowed to track down the killers of 30 migrants in an apparent revenge attack after 'clandestine migrants' killed a Libyan smuggler for unknown reasons.

Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

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Libya coast guard intercepts, detains about 400 migrants: UN

Migrants detained in Libya are often held in overcrowded, squalid detention centres or held at the mercy of armed groups.

Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

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Investigators build genocide case against IS Yazidi crimes

Investigators at the CIJA have launched an investigation into IS treatment of Yazidi women in Iraq.

Refugees robbed, assaulted trying to cross Greek border

Qusay Noor

Refugees robbed, assaulted trying to cross Greek border

The New Arab travelled with Syrian refugees from Istanbul to the Greek border, where thousands are now trapped.

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Rubber boat carrying 91 migrants disappears in the Mediterranean

A rubber boat carrying 91 migrants disappeared earlier this month and is feared to have become an "invisible shipwreck".

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Disabled Syrian refugee sues Greece over pursuit injuries

The plaintiff was badly hurt in September 2014 when Greek coastguards fired on a smuggler's speedboat in a drawn-out chase near the island of ...

Ramona Wadi

A Slap in the Face explores refugee life

Book Club: A Slap in the Face describes the story of an Iraqi refugee seeking a better future while facing perpetual injustice, discrimination, ...

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Iraqi man charged with people trafficking in Australia

Australian authorities have charged a man who was allegedly part of a group that trafficked people aboard an Indonesian fishing vessel in 2001.

Syrians flee Idlib for miserable displacement camps

Elizabeth Hagedorn

Syrians flee Idlib for miserable displacement camps

With nowhere to go, Idlib's displaced civilians are looking for a way out.

Rami Almeghari

Why are Palestinians fleeing Gaza and heading to Turkey?

Feature: An increasing amount of Gazans are leaving the impoverished Strip and heading to Turkey to be illegally smuggled into Europe, with ...

Praise for the Women of the Family

Ramona Wadi

Praise for the Women of the Family

Book Club: Mahmoud Shukair's novel is set in the aftermath of the Nakba and the years that followed, as loyalty towards the clan gradually gave ...

Injured Syrian refugee faces 27 years in Greek prison

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Injured Syrian refugee faces 27 years in Greek prison

A Syrian refugee detained in Greece is facing a 27 year prison sentence for 'smuggling'. He says he was just trying to seek medical treatment.

Syrians risk everything to cross into Turkey

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Syrians risk everything to cross into Turkey

Syrians face freezing weather and capture by border guards as they continue attempts to cross into Turkey.

Iranian migrants 'used visa-free Serbia' to enter EU

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Iranian migrants 'used visa-free Serbia' to enter EU

Iranians are attempting to reach the UK in dinghies.

Othman Belbeisi

What are the practical alternatives to Libya's detention centres?

Comment: There are plenty of viable and more humane alternatives to the detention where many of Libya's migrants end up, writes Othman Belbeisi.

The New Arab & agencies

1,500 Mediterranean migrants dead in 2018

The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean is down this year, but a UN agency warned the death rate may be at its highest.

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Pakistan election sees assassinations, spying and drug busts

Next week's election in Pakistan is all set with a colourful cast, high drama and politically charged espionage.

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Dozens missing following new Mediterranean migrant shipwreck

More than a thousand people have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean so far this year, according to International Organisation for ...

EU agency hails migrant accord as 'end of naivety'

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EU agency hails migrant accord as 'end of naivety'

EU's Frontex border agency applauded an agreement to consider setting up asylum processing centres outside the bloc in a bid to discourage ...

The New Arab & agencies

Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

Merkel, now barely 100 days into her fourth term, faced a backlash from the conservative CSU after allowing more than one million asylum-seekers ...

Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

Nicholas Frakes

Syrian refugees balance safety and hardship in Lebanon

Feature: Amina, a Syrian refugee living in Beirut fled her war-torn home to keep her children safe, but life has not been easy since. Nicholas ...

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

Austin Bodetti

Iran's international drug dealing risks destabilising Iraq

In-depth: Baghdad's corrupt political system, heavily influenced by Tehran, can do little to stop Iranian narcotrafficking in Iraqi cities, ...

The New Arab Meets: Mosul Eye founder Omar Mohammed

Francesca Mannocchi

The New Arab Meets: Mosul Eye founder Omar Mohammed

The New Arab Meets: Omar Mohammed, who called himself Mosul Eye and wrote about the atrocities of Islamic State in his city for two years.

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