Maritime boundaries of the Arab states in the Mediterranean

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Arab states with Mediterranean coastlines have claimed various forms of jurisdiction over the sea lying off their coasts. On occasion, this has caused disputes between them and their neighbours. Some of these disputes have been resolved through the ICJ; others have yet to be resolved and are complicated by existing political conflicts.

Migration: the Western Mediterranean route

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The western Mediterranean migration route from Morocco to Spain is less heavily trafficked than its central/Libyan counterpart. But the numbers are increasing. Morocco, having become a destination as well as a transit country, has changed its policy towards migrants accordingly.