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French president Emmanuel Macron: This week’s  visit to Lebanon will be about “pressure and engagement”. Photograph:  Lebanese Presidency/Anadolu Agency

French president Emmanuel Macron will return to Beirut on Monday for the second time in less than a month, to urge the country’s discredited political(...)

German police officer taking care of a baby refugee / migrant at Munich main train station on 01 September, 2015. Photograph: dasWerk Michael Mitrenga und Maike Zimmermann GbR / Getty Ima ges

When, in 2015, Angela Merkel opened Germany’s doors to a wave of refugees bigger than any seen in Europe since the war, she divided opinion at home an(...)

Sudanese protesters hold images of missing people during a rally in the capital, Khartoum, last year. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty

The coronavirus pandemic is complicating efforts to reunite families separated by conflicts in Africa, the International Committee of the Red Cross ha(...)

Libyan general Khalifa Hafter, leader of east-Libyan based forces. Photograph: AP/Thanassis Stavrakis

The UN-backed government in Libya has announced a ceasefire in the civil war which pits it against eastern-based forces headed by Khalifa Haftar, a re(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron said that while ‘we are living through a time of crises’, the Covid-19 trouble is chief among them. Photograph: Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated near total harmony in their approach to great crises of the moment w(...)

The shipwreck occured off the coast of Zwara in Libya. Map: Datawrapper

At least 45 African migrants and refugees have perished in the Mediterranean Sea in the largest recorded shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, UN (...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Should he make it to the White House, Biden would have completed the longest marathon in US political history. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

It was late afternoon on February 2nd, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. We were jammed into a high-school gymnasium in Des Moines, the state capital, for(...)

Palestinian demonstrators hold slogans reading in Arabic “normalisation is betrayal” during a demonstration in Gaza City  against a US-brokered deal between Israel and the UAE to normalise relations. Photograph:  Mohammed Abed/AFP/via Getty Images

The Palestinian leadership did not expect the United Arab Emirates to normalise diplomatic relations with Israel, although the countries have had long(...)

Migrants  from Tunisia and Libya are examined as they arrive on board  an Italian coast guard  boat in the Italian Pelagie Island of Lampedusa. Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

At least 364 children and minors have been intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea this year, trying to reach Europe, and been forced back to Libya, acco(...)

The French helicopter carrier Tonnerre is to remain in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty Images

Tensions between Nato allies France and Turkey have sharply intensified after Paris deployed military vessels to the eastern Mediterranean in support (...)

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