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Turkey announced its intention to search for energy in the eastern Mediterranean, despite conflict with Greece in the past.

The fertiliser which caused the explosion has come under intense scrutiny over the last few days, as Lebanese people blame negligence on the part of the government.

<em>EU</em> releases 33 million euros emergency aid for Beirut

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EU releases 33 million euros emergency aid for Beirut

The European Union will organise a donor conference for reconstruction in addition to supplying $39 million to aid the operation of Beirut's hospitals and emergency services.

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

Aram Balakjian

The young migrants risking everything to escape Greece

In Patras, young Afghan migrants strive to reach western Europe. For those willing to endure an often brutal journey, the dream of building a ...

Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

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Half of Beirut damaged after catastrophic blast

A massive explosion at the Beirut port on Wednesday is estimated to have caused $5 billion in damages, extending across half of Lebanon's ...

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French president travelling to Lebanon after deadly explosion

French President Emmanuel Macron will travel to Lebanon after a massive explosion struck capital Beirut.

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'Urgent deployment' of rescuers to Beirut: EU

The European Union said it would deploy rescuers, search dogs and equipment to Lebanon after a massive blast struck capital Beirut.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria Insight: Russia moves into Iran-controlled eastern Syria

Eastern Syria has been viewed as under Iran's sphere of interest, but the resource-rich region remains a lucrative area for Russia too.

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African Union mediates Ethiopia dam talks

The African Union mediated a round of talks Monday between ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan on Addis Ababa's controversial Nile dam ...

PLO urges <em>EU</em> to act against Israel's settlements construction

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PLO urges EU to act against Israel's settlements construction

The PLO has urged action against Israel to stop constructing settlements in occupied East Jerusalem.

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Putin 'to help ease' Turkey-Cyprus gas search tensions

Vladimir Putin reportedly made the pledge during a 45-minute telephone conversation with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades.

Turkey passes controversial social media bill to regulate content

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Turkey passes controversial social media bill to regulate content

Activists say the bill could silence dissident voices on social media.

Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

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Banksy triptych raises $3 million for Palestinian hospital

A Palestinian hospital in the occupied West Bank is set to receive a large donation, after British street artist Banksy raised nearly $3 million ...

Three migrants shot dead on Libya coast: UN agency

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Three migrants shot dead on Libya coast: UN agency

The UN refugee agency said on Tuesday confirmed the shooting of three Sudanese migrants that were intercepted at sea and returned to Libya.

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

Anu Shukla

Lucid dreaming: A universal passport to freedom of movement?

From the metaphysical to the political, spoken word artist Potent Whisper explores the concept of lucid dreaming.

Stasa Salacanin

How the West lost influence in Libya's war

Libya's conflict has exposed deep divides within the EU and Nato, leaving non-Western powers to fill the vacuum.

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Turkey, France row over Mediterranean claims

Turkish foreign ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said the threat of sanctions would 'come to nothing'.

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Macron denounces Turkey's 'violations' of Greek, Cypriot sovereignty

The French President said that it was "not acceptable" for the maritime space of EU member to be threatened and urged that violators ...

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Turkey must stop 'provocation' in eastern Mediterranean: Germany

The EU is unhappy at what it says is Turkey's illegal drilling for oil and gas off the coast of Cyprus.

Berlin, Rome, Paris threaten sanctions over Libya interference

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Berlin, Rome, Paris threaten sanctions over Libya interference

"We are ready to consider the possible use of sanctions should breaches to the embargo at sea, on land or in the air continue," a joint ...

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

In Libya's war, where is the UK?

Comment: For all its talk about human rights, the UK has been decidedly absent in supporting a stable solution for Libya that would favour the ...

India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

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India passes 1 million Covid-19 cases

India has become the third country to surpass one million Covid-19 cases.

US says <em>EU</em> mission on Libya arms not 'serious'

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US says EU mission on Libya arms not 'serious'

The US criticised an EU mission to enforce a UN arms embargo on sending weapons to war-torn Libya.

<em>EU</em> launches West Bank infrastructure project in anti-annexation push

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EU launches West Bank infrastructure project in anti-annexation push

The EU, PA and Denmark agreed the fifth installation of a €15.2 million project to build schools, water networks and other vital ...

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