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Hashem Abedi, the younger brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi, pictured after he was arrested in Tripoli, Libya. File photograph: Libyan interior ministry/EPA

The brother of a suicide bomber who attacked a concert in the British city of Manchester in 2017 was extradited from Libya on Wednesday and arrested (...)

Medhanie Tesfamariam Berhe during his trial in Sicily: now held in a deportation centre. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP

An Eritrean farmer who served three years in prison after he was wrongly identified as one of the world’s most wanted human smugglers has been cleared(...)

UN high commissioner for refugees Filippo Grandi speaks to  Simon Carswell in Dublin this week. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/The Irish Times

Record numbers of refugees – and the forced mass movement of many more from conflict, poverty, disease and climate change – have made the planet a mor(...)

Lisa Smith: Her most likely exit from the al-Hawl camp in northeastern Syria is with the involvement of the International Committee of the Red Cross. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lisa Smith has made a complex diplomatic situation even more difficult by doing media interviews in which she continues to stop well short of stepping(...)

 Migrants sit outside the  detention centre in the Tajoura suburb of Tripoli, Libya, which was  hit by an air strike earlier this week.   Photograph: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

Refugees and migrants locked up in Libya have accused fighters associated with the Tripoli-based government of deliberately detaining them close to we(...)

A woman  at the detention centre for mainly African migrants that was hit by an air strike in the Tajoura suburb of the Libyan capital of Tripoli. Photograph: Reuters/Ismail Zitouny

Libya has not, for some time, been a place of safety. Yet for the EU, unwilling to welcome those fleeing Africa, there has been only one option for de(...)

Debris covers the ground after an airstrike at a detention centre in Tajoura, east of Tripoli in Libya. Photograph: Hazem Ahmed/PA

Guards shot at refugees and migrants trying to escape the Libyan migrant detention centre that was hit by air strikes on Tuesday night, according to t(...)

Migrants carry the remains of their belongings from among rubble at Tajoura  detention centre in Tripoli on Wednesday, after it was hit by an air strike. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

Refugees and migrants who survived a deadly attack on a detention centre in Libyan capital Tripoli are calling for evacuation, while blaming European (...)

Demonstrators hold a banner reading ‘Free Carola’ during a vigil  in Cologne, Germany, for Carola Rackete. Photograph: Federico Gambarini/dpa/AFP/Getty Images

Two online campaigns to help the German captain of a rescue ship who is under house arrest in Italy have between them raised more than €1 million. Ca(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin during his interview with the Financial Times in Moscow on Thursday. Photograph: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters

Just before midnight, Vladimir Putin perks up at the mention of the word “risk”. It encapsulates the man and his 20 years in power. Latterly, Russia (...)

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