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The French government has announced it is halting its participation in Sea Guardian, a NATO mission to provide maritime security in the Mediterranean

The Brussels IV conference on Syria addresses one of the biggest humanitarian emergencies. This year, the UN's goal is to raise around $10 billion.

Greek PM to visit Israel to talk energy, annexation

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Greek PM to visit Israel to talk energy, annexation

Israel hopes to avoid sanctions from the EU with the help of friendly countries like Greece.

US urges Libya ceasefire as landmines kill 7

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US urges Libya ceasefire as landmines kill 7

Mike Pompeo's call came as the UN said it had held "productive" talks separately with officers from the unity government and rival forces ...

German FM warns Israel over West Bank annexation plans

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German FM warns Israel over West Bank annexation plans

Germany will assume presidency of both the Council of the European Union and the UN Security Council on July 1, the same day Israel plans to ...

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German FM to visit Israel over West Bank annexation

Heiko Maas is the first foreign dignitary to visit since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a coalition government with his election rival Benny Gantz.

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Jordan warns Israel of 'massive conflict' over annexation

During an interview, Jordan's King Abdullah II warned of a 'massive conflict' if Israel moves ahead with plans to annex large parts of the West ...

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EU to pressure Israel to ditch West Bank annexation

The European Union will begin a diplomatic push to try to dissuade the new Israeli governments from annexing large areas of the occupied ...

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Swiss and German officials mediating Hamas-Israel prisoner exchange

A Swiss diplomat and two German intelligence officials have reportedly joined forces with an Egyptian general to broker a prisoner swap between ...

Europe calls for humanitarian truce in Libya

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Europe calls for humanitarian truce in Libya

Foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy joined the EU’s top diplomat to echo calls by the United Nations for a ceasefire in the war-torn ...

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Watchdog 'explicitly blames' Syria regime for chemical weapons attacks

For the first time since the Syria conflict erupted in 2011, the global chemical weapons watchdog explicitly blamed President Bashar al-Assad's ...

Turkey to probe judges who acquitted Gezi protest defendants

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Turkey to probe judges who acquitted Gezi protest defendants

Philanthropist Osman Kavala was re-arrested on Tuesday shortly after being acquitted over accusations he organised the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

EU agrees new mission to enforce Libya arms embargo

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EU agrees new mission to enforce Libya arms embargo

EU governments have renewed efforts to to enforce an arms embargo on Libya.

Killing of Soleimani responded to 'past attacks': White House

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Killing of Soleimani responded to 'past attacks': White House

President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander last month in response to past attacks, a White House ...

Iran says US killing of General Soleimani backfired

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Iran says US killing of General Soleimani backfired

Iran’s foreign minister claimed the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani backfired into mobilising Iraqi support for the removal of US troops ...

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Algeria hosts Libya’s neighbours to discuss Libya

Algeria tries to lead a peace process with Libya's warring factions and organised a meeting with key allies in the region to discuss the crisis, with little success.

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Turkey's Erdogan to launch Africa tour with Algeria visit

Erdogan will discuss the Libyan conflict with Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

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Pompeo to attend Libya peace talks in Berlin

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to attend a Libya peace conference in Berlin, focusing on keeping a ceasefire between rogue General Haftar ...

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Haftar 'agrees to ceasefire', ready to join Libya talks

Khalifa Haftar has agreed to abide by a ceasefire in Libya and said he was ready to participate in an international conference in Berlin on ...

Merkel, Putin discuss Middle East flashpoints at Kremlin meeting

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Merkel, Putin discuss Middle East flashpoints at Kremlin meeting

Merkel and Putin shook hands at the start of the meeting, which the German leader said would cover topics including turmoil in Libya and the ...

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Row erupts in Germany over plans for Turkish schools

The German government is currently in negotiations with its Turkish counterparts to open three private Turkish schools in Frankfurt, Cologne and ...

World reacts to Iran's admission it downed Ukrainian plane

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World reacts to Iran's admission it downed Ukrainian plane

World leaders are demanding accountability, justice and compensation following Iran's admission it 'unintentionally' shot down a passenger jet ...

Germany warns of 'second Syria' as EU hosts Sarraj

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Germany warns of 'second Syria' as EU hosts Sarraj

Libya Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj met EU diplomatic chief Josep Borrell, who cautioned that Libya was facing a 'watershed point'.

Germany to move Iraq soldiers to Kuwait, Jordan

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Germany to move Iraq soldiers to Kuwait, Jordan

Amid rising reigional tensions, Germany will move some of its soldiers out of Iraq and into neighbouring Jordan and Kuwait.

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