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The couple are suspected of taking advantage of the instability that followed the Arab Spring in the early 2011 to loot ancient relics.

The first of five Iranian tankers carrying much-needed gasoline and oil derivatives docked in Venezuela on Monday, Caracas announced amid concern in Washington over the burgeoning relationship between the countries.

Saudi busts drug <em>smuggling</em> <em>ring</em> using Mate packets

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Saudi busts drug smuggling ring using Mate packets

Saudi Arabia says it has seized 44.7 million amphetamine pills smuggled in Mate packets.

Indonesia busts Malaysian coronavirus mask <em>smuggling</em> <em>ring</em>

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Indonesia busts Malaysian coronavirus mask smuggling ring

Indonesia launched a crackdown on mask hoarding after its first confirmed coronavirus infection this month sparked panic buying and sent prices ...

Iran seizes ship, arrests 16 Malaysian crew members

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Iran seizes ship, arrests 16 Malaysian crew members

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized a ship suspected of fuel smuggling in the Gulf, arresting 16 Malaysian crew members, according ...

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Iran seizes 'fuel-smuggling' boat in Strait of Hormuz

Iran seized a boat and arrested 12 Filipinos as it busted a 'fuel-smuggling ring' in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday.

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The Iraq Report: Shia militias look into air defences

Powerful Iran-linked Shia militants have been repeatedly targeted in airstrikes conducted around the country.

Gary Sick

Does might truly make right?

Comment: Despite the civilized terminology of modern international relations, the old rule that 'might makes right' is very much alive in the ...

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Spain police break up Moroccan migrant smuggling ring

Spanish police said Monday they have smashed an alleged people trafficking network which 'operated like a travel agency' and smuggled around 600 ...

Dubai real estate a money-laundering haven, new report finds

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Dubai real estate a money-laundering haven, new report finds

War profiteers, terror financiers and drug traffickers sanctioned by the US in recent years have used Dubai's real-estate market as a haven for ...

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Antiques looted in Libya by IS sold in Spain

The works were stolen from archaeological sites in Libya's eastern coastal region of Cyrenaica and northern region of Tripolitania, home to some ...

Libya issues arrest warrants for over 200 suspected traffickers

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Libya issues arrest warrants for over 200 suspected traffickers

Tripoli continues its efforts against human traffickers following the outrage that erupted last year over migrant 'slave markets' allegedly ...

Kidnapped Sudanese migrants freed after Libya busts people-<em>smuggling</em> <em>ring</em>

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Kidnapped Sudanese migrants freed after Libya busts people-smuggling ring

Social media footage released on Monday had shown a group of Sudanese men being choked, detained and tortured by human trafficking gangs in ...

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Pramod Acharya

Pipeline to peril: Nepalese girls trafficked to Gulf

Traffickers are exploiting a legal loophole to avoid serious punishment, even when they are caught. Pramod Acharya investigates.

The Iraq Report: Winning the war, squandering the peace

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The Iraq Report: Winning the war, squandering the peace

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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The Iraq Report: Looking to a post-IS future

Analysis: Welcome to The New Arab's weekly digest of events in Iraq

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US military contractors in Iraq 'employed prostitutes, smuggled booze'

A US security firm contracted by the US government to secure an Iraqi air base turned a blind eye to its employees hiring prostitutes, ...

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Israeli arms fuelling South Sudan violence

Tens of thousands have been killed, and more deaths are feared if an international arms smuggling ring is not shut down.

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The Libyan Connection: Italian mafia doing business with jihadists

An undercover Italian journalist has infiltrated mafia smuggling rings and exposed a flourishing illicit trade involving Roman and ...

Italian police holding notorious 'people smuggler' have 'wrong man'

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Italian police holding notorious 'people smuggler' have 'wrong man'

Family members of an Eritrean man being held by Italian police say he is not the notorious suspected people smuggler Medhanie Yehdego Mered who ...

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Looting of Egyptian sites has surged, say 'space archaeologists'

A study using satellite images has found that the number of excavations dug by looters in Egypt has climbed steeply since 2011

Egypt approves law against 'illegal immigration'

Nada Ramadan

Egypt approves law against 'illegal immigration'

Egypt's cabinet has approved a new law it says will prevent people smuggling, with heavy fines and hard labour prison sentences for ...

Lebanon captures IS 'commander' and breaks up migrant-<em>smuggling</em> <em>ring</em>

Al-Araby al-Jadeed & agencies

Lebanon captures IS 'commander' and breaks up migrant-smuggling ring

Lebanese security forces have reportedly detained a top Islamic State group commander as he sought to cross into Syria, along with other ...

The Syrian private sector's Faustian bargain

Samir Seifan

The Syrian private sector's Faustian bargain

Feature: Syria's private sector has survived nationalisation, confiscation and repression, but ultimately only flourished under the regime by ...

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