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  • US sanctuary schools: Districts defy immigration official

    Immigrant families across the US are afraid of the crackdown by President Trump's administration, some are keeping their children home. Some school districts are declaring themselves sanctuaries that refuse to cooperate with immigration officials.

    US sanctuary schools: Districts defy immigration official
    US sanctuary schools: Districts defy immigration official

    Immigrant families across the US are afraid of the crackdown by President Trump's administration, some are keeping their children home. Some school districts are declaring themselves sanctuaries that refuse to cooperate with immigration officials.

    02:32Feb 27, 2017

  • High-level US-Egypt meeting lifts hopes of jailed activist’s family

    Egypt’s foreign minister is scheduled to meet his US counterpart, on Monday. As Egypt moves to strengthen ties with the US administration, the family of an American-Egyptian activist is hoping he will call for her release from an Egyptian prison.

    High-level US-Egypt meeting lifts hopes of jailed activist’s family
  • Palestinian refugees face discrimination in Lebanon

    Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Beirut for talks with his Lebanese counterpart, Michel Aoun. Discussions are expected to focus on the plight of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.

    Palestinian refugees face discrimination in Lebanon
  • France accused of illegally deporting refugees

    Amnesty International says a rise in "divisive and dangerous" global politics threatens to push back human rights around the world. The rights group says France was one of the countries which illegally deported refugees.

    France accused of illegally deporting refugees
  • Mexico: Wrongly jailed indigenous women get historic public apology

    Mexico's attorney general has publicly apologised to three indigenous women wrongly jailed 11 years ago. A court ordered the unprecedented move, but not before the women spent three years in prison for a crime they did not commit.

    Mexico: Wrongly jailed indigenous women get historic public apology
  • Libya: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya

    The bodies of 74 refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe have washed up on the coast of western Libya. Aid agencies believe smugglers may have abandoned them at sea.

    Libya: 74 dead refugees wash ashore in Zawiya
  • Cambodia rights activists investigated for violence

    Two human rights workers in Cambodia are being investigated for inciting violence during a rally last year. Rights organisations say it's another example of a deteriorating situation for people working to improve the lives of Cambodians.

    Cambodia rights activists investigated for violence
    Cambodia rights activists investigated for violence

    Two human rights workers in Cambodia are being investigated for inciting violence during a rally last year. Rights organisations say it's another example of a deteriorating situation for people working to improve the lives of Cambodians.

    02:27Feb 21, 2017

  • US: Undocumented workers strike on ‘Day Without Immigrants’

    Undocumented migrants are taking part in a nationwide strike in the US over immigration policies. They have vowed not to work, spend money or send their children to school during the “Day Without Immigrants protest”.

    US: Undocumented workers strike on ‘Day Without Immigrants’
  • Unrest in Paris over alleged police rape

    Security forces have fired tear gas at protesters in Paris during another night of unrest over the alleged rape of a young black man by police.

    Unrest in Paris over alleged police rape
  • France: Refugees 'abused, raped' at Dunkirk camp

    Refugee advocates have told Al Jazeera that women and children at a refugee camp in Dunkirk are being raped and physically abused by traffickers.

    France: Refugees 'abused, raped' at Dunkirk camp
  • Despite tighter controls, Salvadorans still trying to get to US

    Donald Trump’s US administration has started making good on its promise to deport millions of undocumented migrants, who are mainly from Mexico and Central America. After Mexico, the largest number of undocumented migrants comes from El Salvador.

    Despite tighter controls, Salvadorans still trying to get to US
  • HRW accuses Pakistan of driving out Afghan refugees

    Human Rights Watch says hundreds of thousands have returned to an uncertain future in Afghanistan since July. Al Jazeera's Mohamed Vall reports.

    HRW accuses Pakistan of driving out Afghan refugees