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Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui: arrested on money-laundering charges on August 23rd, but the electoral commission has allowed him to compete in the September 15th poll. Photograph: Fethi Belaid

Campaigning ended on Friday in Tunisia’s presidential election before Sunday’s first round of voting, pitting more than two dozen candidates against e(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

Migrants and their belongings after July 2rd attack on a detention centre near Tripoli. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny

It was a walk of courage and determination. Days after a migrant detention centre bombing in eastern Tripoli on July 2nd, hundreds of survivors walked(...)

Sally Hayden and Yosi in Luxembourg: Yosi (16) was told by authorities he was 25, perhaps to circumvent fact minors benefit from greater protection.

It’s been one year since I first started getting messages from refugees locked up in Libyan detention centres. Using hidden phones, they risked brutal(...)

Rescued migrants sleep on the coast of Khoms, Libya. File Photograph: AFP/Getty

About 40 people are feared dead or missing after the latest wreck of a boat carrying migrants bound for Europe off the coast of Libya, while about 60 (...)

Trafficking survivors  interviewed by Human Rights Watch said they were detained and refused contact  with family when they returned to Nigeria. Photograph: Fati Abubakar /AFP/Getty Images

Juliet left Nigeria for Libya after being promised a job as a “sales girl” in Europe. She was the eldest of four children, raised by a single mother. (...)

 French president Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech on environment and social equality to business leaders in Paris, on the eve of the G7 summit. Photograph: Michel Spingler/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron wants the three-day G7 summit that he will host in Biarritz from Saturday to “lay the foundations of a new democratic(...)

Migrants celebrate aboard the ‘Ocean Viking’ rescue ship, jointly operated by French NGOs SOS Mediterranee and Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF Doctors without Borders) on August 23, 2019, as six EU countries agreed to take them in after 14 days at sea. Photograph: ANNE CHAON/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has agreed to accept an as-yet undisclosed number of migrants from the Ocean Viking ship, which has been drifting in the Mediterranean (...)

A migrant  being rescued at sea after diving from the Open Arms ship off the coast of Lampedusa, southern Italy. Photograph: EPA/Italian Coast Guard

Beside Khoms Souq al Khamis migrant detention centre, in northwest Libya, bodies are washing up on the shore. It’s been nearly a month since as many (...)

Sudan’s deposed military ruler Omar al-Bashir sits in a defendant’s cage during the opening of his corruption trial in Khartoum on Monday. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images

Sudan’s ousted president Omar Hassan al-Bashir acknowledged receiving millions of dollars from Saudi Arabia, a police detective told a court on Monda(...)

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