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Turkey lashed out at France over tensions in the eastern Mediterranean as EU foreign ministers met to discuss the crisis in the disputed waters.

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron was 'a fervent protector of European values and international law'.

France to beef up military presence in Eastern Mediterranean

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France to beef up military presence in Eastern Mediterranean

France announced it would temporarily boost its military presence in the Eastern Mediterranean in response to Turkey's contested oil and gas exploration in the area.

<em>Greece</em>-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Eva J. Koulouriotis

Greece-Egypt maritime deal aims to shackle Turkey's Mediterranean designs

Analysis: The pact between Athens and Cairo is part of a wider regional battle for influence in the Mediterranean.

EU to discuss Turkey-<em>Greece</em> tensions in Eastern Mediterranean

The New Arab Staff

EU to discuss Turkey-Greece tensions in Eastern Mediterranean

Ankara resumed gas exploration in the disputed Eastern Mediterranean this week after Athens signed a maritime borders agreement with rival Egypt.

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Turkey vows to step up gas exploration in Mediterranean

Turkey wants to step up its gas exploration in the Mediterranean sea, despite Greek opposition.

Fawzi Bakeer

Tania Palaiologou and 'Landscape in the Mist'

More than thirty years on, Greek actress Tania Palaiologou reflects on filming 'Landscape in the Mist' with legendary filmmaker Theo ...

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'Dehumanising' BBC report on refugee boats sparks outrage

Reporters from the BBC and Sky News have taken to the Channel amid a rise in migrant crossings; critics accuse journalists of treating the risky ...

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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.

World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

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World surpasses 20 million coronavirus cases

The coronavirus pandemic chalked up another horrific milestone as the world surpassed 20 million recorded cases of infection from the tiny ...

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Greece says Turkish ship in eastern Mediterranean ‘threatening peace’

Greece accused Turkey of “threatening peace” and held a meeting of military chiefs after Turkey deployed a research ship in the hotly ...

EU: Turkey navy operations in eastern mediterranean 'extremely worrying'

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EU: Turkey navy operations in eastern mediterranean 'extremely worrying'

Turkey's resumed search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean is "extremely worrying", the EU said after Greece and Egypt set up ...

Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

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Cyprus singer shines spotlight on refugees

Cypriot singer Alexia Vassiliou remembers her life as a refugee.

Turkey announces resuming eastern Mediterranean energy search

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Turkey announces resuming eastern Mediterranean energy search

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

Libya slams Egypt-Turkey maritime deal

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Libya slams Egypt-Turkey maritime deal

Turkey's Foreign Ministry also slammed the 'so-called agreement' between Egypt and Greece.

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Egypt, Greece sign maritime deal to counter Libya-Turkey one

Greece's Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias has hailed the Egypt-Greece deal as 'an exemplary agreement.'

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 ...

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lebanese clear blast rubble from roads around cratered port

Authorities have cordoned off the port itself, where the blast left a crater 200 meters (yards) across and shredded a large grain silo.

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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.

'Urgent deployment' of rescuers to Beirut: EU

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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.

Yazan al-Saadi

MSF has a flaw its white saviours can't solve

Comment: The functioning of MSF and other humanitarian organisations is inherently racist. Whether or not it can shed its colonial attitudes ...

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

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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.

Russia to help build 'mini Hagia Sophia' in Syria

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Russia to help build 'mini Hagia Sophia' in Syria

Moscow has said it will assist the Syrian regime in building a miniature version of Istanbul's Hagia Sophia in response to Turkey's conversion ...

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