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Following US expulsions of Russian diplomats for a cyber attack, the Kremlin has announced that it will expel diplomats and impose travel bans.

Israeli and Emirati diplomats met in Cyprus on Friday to discuss regional economic, security, and political issues.

Erdogan defends minister after spat with Greece

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Erdogan defends minister after spat with Greece

The oddly undiplomatic press event became the dominant talking point on Turkish news shows.

At least 20 dead as boat sinks off Tunisia

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At least 20 dead as boat sinks off Tunisia

At least 20, including a baby, died and several others went missing.

Greek, Turkish ministers exchange heated accusations at press conference

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Greek, Turkish ministers exchange heated accusations at press conference

A meeting between Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias got heated on Wednesday, with both ...

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Greek FM travels to Turkey for talks

Nikos Dendias will meet with his Turkish counterpart and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Lebanon president delays declaration on waters disputed with Israel

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has refused to consent to a plan to expand Lebanon's maritime borders amid ongoing disputes with Israel and Syria ...

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Greece agrees to talks with Libya over maritime zone

Greece and Libya have agreed to enter talks to mark out their maritime zones in the Mediterranean after Tripoli reiterated an agreement ...

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Foreign firms vie to rebuild ravaged Beirut port

Devastation wrought by the port explosion in Beirut, which killed more than 200 people, has sparked a commercial and geopolitical contest ...

Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

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Turkey and Libya commit to maritime agreement angering Greece

Turkey's president and Libya's prime minister have committed to a 2019 maritime border agreement, despite complaints from Greece and Cyprus.

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Turkish banks appeals to US to drop laundering charges

Embattled Halkbank has appealed to a US court to dismiss charges related to the laundering of Iranian oil proceeds, claiming the bank is immune ...

WHO urges Arabic-language Ramadan dramas to cut smoking scenes

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WHO urges Arabic-language Ramadan dramas to cut smoking scenes

The global health body called for the advertising of tobacco and smoking products to be banned from Ramadan dramas.

Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

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Turkey demands apology after Draghi calls Erdogan a dictator

As of Friday evening, Italian Premier Draghi had not apologised publicly or issued a retraction.

Greece urges Libya to cancel maritime deal with Turkey

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Greece urges Libya to cancel maritime deal with Turkey

On a visit to Tripoli this week, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis called for the cancellation of a Libyan-Turkish deal delineating ...

Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

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Why the EU-Turkey migration deal needs to be reassessed

In-depth: Five years after the EU-Turkey migration deal was reached, the agreement desperately needs to be reassessed for the sake of millions ...

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Turkey's chair snub riles EU chief

Ursula von der Leyen was left standing when she was denied a seat at a meeting with President Erdogan and the European Council president.

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EU chiefs press Erdogan on rights, stress better ties

The EU's top two officials voiced concerns over human rights in Turkey, while expressing hope for stronger ties.

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Turkey detains 10 retired admirals over 'coup' allegations

Turkey has detained 10 retired admirals over claims they are calling for a coup over an open letter criticising the proposed Istanbul canal.

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Egypt gets hundreds of thousands of vaccines via Covax

Egypt has received nearly one million coronavirus vaccines through the Covax facility.

Experts examine bottom of ship stuck in Suez

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Experts examine bottom of ship stuck in Suez

Divers are taking a look at the underside of the massive ship that blocked the Suez Canal last week.

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Egypt's Sisi promises investment to avoid another Suez closure

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi pledged investment to avoid any repetition of the Suez Canal's closure.

Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

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Syria says Assad, his wife have recovered from coronavirus

Assad, 55, and his wife, Asma, who is 10 years younger and had announced her recovery from breast cancer in 2019, had isolated themselves since ...

How Russia swooped Syria's hydrocarbon share in <em>Eastern</em> <em>Mediterranean</em>

Moustafa al-Saied, Ali Eid and Mohamed Abo El-Gheit

How Russia swooped Syria's hydrocarbon share in Eastern Mediterranean

An investigation by The New Arab’s sister site Al-Araby Al-Jadeed delves into Soyuzneftegaz's operations in Syria, its questionable credentials, ...

A look at the crises that closed Suez

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A look at the crises that closed Suez

The Ever Given crisis is not the first one the Suez canal had to endure, with days and sometimes years of canal's closure.

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