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Greece and Turkey will bow to EU and NATO pressure on Monday and hold the first direct talks over their explosive eastern Mediterranean standoff in four years.

Analysis: With rapid changes in the Middle East amid a fluid geopolitical landscape, Turkey could be poised to mend ties with Israel.

Turkey invites Greece to maritime dispute talks

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Turkey invites Greece to maritime dispute talks

Turkey's top diplomat requested that Greece "hold the first meeting in January", while Athens said it had received no official invitation but was willing to engage in talks.

Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

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Indonesia locates black box recorders from crashed Sriwijaya plane

Two black boxes belonging to the Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 that crashed shortly after take off have been found by authorities.

Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

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Indonesia rescuers find human remains after deadly plane crash

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 went into a steep dive about four minutes after it left Soekarno-Hatta international airport in Jakarta on ...

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Erdogan says Turkey wants better relationship with Israel

Israel's treatment of the Palestinians remains a 'red line', however.

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Turkish, Greek FMs hold first talks since Mediterranean tensions

The talks were held the sidelines of a security forum in Slovakia's capital Bratislava.

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ICC rejects appeal against Gaza raid probe

The ICC has dismissed an appeal against a decision to not probe Israel over a deadly raid on an aid flotilla to Gaza.

Turkish vessel leaves contested waters in eastern Med: report

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Turkish vessel leaves contested waters in eastern Med: report

Greece has reportedly welcomed the decision made by Turkey not to renew the research vessel's deployment.

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Turkey to conduct naval exercises off Cyprus coast

Turkey is at loggerheads with Greece and Cyprus over hydrocarbon resources and naval influence in the eastern Mediterranean, sparking fears of ...

Greece seeks emergency EU meeting on Turkey: PM

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Greece seeks emergency EU meeting on Turkey: PM

Greece has requested an emergency meeting to discuss an ongoing row with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean.

UN agrees to urgent debate on racism, police violence

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UN agrees to urgent debate on racism, police violence

African countries called for the urgent debate after protests broke out across the world following George Floyd's death.

Israeli defence minister's hacked Twitter account shares Palestinian flag

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Israeli defence minister's hacked Twitter account shares Palestinian flag

Israel's far-right Defence Minister Naftali Bennett is not usually known for pro-Palestinian sentiments.

ICC to investigate Israeli 'war crimes' against Palestinians

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ICC to investigate Israeli 'war crimes' against Palestinians

Israel and the United States have both refused to sign up to the ICC, set up in 2002 to be the only global tribunal trying the world's worst ...

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Inside Israel's battle for influence in Latin America

In-depth: A rise in right-wing populism and the growing influence of evangelical Christians have galvanised Israel's influence across Latin America, ending an unprecedented era of support for the Palestinian cause.

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UAE follows Saudi Arabia in US-led Gulf flotilla

The UAE said it is joining a US-led coalition to protect Gulf waterways after attack on Saudi oil sites.

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ICC to reopen probe into deadly Gaza flotilla raid

Nine Turkish citizens died when Israeli marines stormed the Mavi Marmara in 2010, among eight ships trying to break a naval blockade of the Gaza ...

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Iraq rejects Israeli participation in Gulf flotilla

Iraq's foreign minister has said his country rejects all involvement of Israel in a naval force to protect shipping in the Straits of Hormuz.

No evidence US intercepted drones, Iranian defence minister says

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No evidence US intercepted drones, Iranian defence minister says

Iran's defence minister said the US should provide evidence to back claims it intercepted two Iranian drones, as Iran did when it shot down a US ...

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Iran Guards seize 'foreign tanker' accused of fuel smuggling

A tanker accused of smuggling Iranian oil was seized south of the Iranian island of Larak, Iran's Revolutionary Guards said, said without ...

Tehran denies US 'delusional, baseless' downing of Iranian drone

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Tehran denies US 'delusional, baseless' downing of Iranian drone

Iran's armed forces dismissed Donald Trump's assertion that the US shot down an Iranian drone as 'baseless and delusional'.

Turkey's Erdogan slams Netanyahu's pledge to annex Palestinian land

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Turkey's Erdogan slams Netanyahu's pledge to annex Palestinian land

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out once again at Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu following his pledge to ...

Erdogan faces Netanyahu ire after Turkey calls Israel racist

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Erdogan faces Netanyahu ire after Turkey calls Israel racist

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday hit back at Turkey following accusations of 'blatant racism' directed towards the Israeli ...

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