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Egypt: Billionaire Offers to Buy Island for Refugees


The Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Greece or Italy and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts. The telecoms tycoon first announced the initiative on Twitter. He wrote “Greece or Italy sell me an island, I’ll call its independence and host the migrants and provide jobs …

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Misreading the Refugee Crisis

(Niño Jose Heredia/©Gulf News)

By Ramzy Baroud So far this year, “nearly one quarter of a million migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe”, reported Al Jazeera’s Inside Story, citing the International Organisation for Migration. The situation is indeed bleak, not only because the number of refugees is constantly on the rise, but also because Europe appears rather disinterested in addressing the root causes …

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Refugees boat sinks off Libya: 40 feared dead


On Thursday , Almost 40 refugees, including at least seven children, have died while to reach Italy from Libya in the latest Mediterranean migrant tragedy, Save the Children reported  . The Organization stated that some of the 80 survivors of the crossing who were brought ashore in Augusta, Sicily, reported the deaths occurred the day  before when the  boat they …

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Iran: Judiciary denies giving prison sentence to jailed British-Iranian woman


Iranian Deputy Judiciary Head Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejeie on Monday denied that British-Iranian Ghoncheh Ghavami was sentenced to prison after attempting to attend a men’s volleyball game. Earlier in the month, 25-year-old law graduate Ghavami’s lawyer had said that she was sentenced to one year in prison. “According to the verdict she was sentenced to one year in jail”, Iranian media quoted …

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Libya: Tripoli flame rages on, warplane crashes in Benghazi


A fuel depot near Tripoli airport continued to burn for the third consecutive day on Tuesday while a paramilitary warplane crashed in the city of Benghazi during clashes with militants. General Sagr al-Jerouchi, chief of air operations for rebel ex-general Khalifa Haftar, said that it is not immediately clear if the fighter jet suffered a malfunction or was hit by …

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Demonstrators all over the world protest against Israeli aggression in Gaza


Thousands of civilians the world over took to the streets this past week to protest against the Israeli incursion in Gaza, calling on the world leaders to end the conflict.Since July 7th, Israel has killed over than 271 Palestinians and wounded over 1,770 people, destroyed at least 1,660 homes and displaced over 22,000 people. In Turkey, police warded off hundreds …

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